The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Manager
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 73 55
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 14 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 2.79% 0.82% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 0.83% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 2
Median daily rate £365 £325 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -14.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £233 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £345 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 479 723 532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 95.61% 98.77% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 442 348
Median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £279 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £520 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +103.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex that featured Test Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in West Sussex

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Manager in West Sussex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in West Sussex

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in West Sussex over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in West Sussex

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in West Sussex

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Manager within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +7 6 £375 +78.57%
Horsham +2 1 £360 -
Gatwick - 1 £395 -
Test Manager
South East

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Sussex region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Test Management
2 13 (76.47%) QA
3 10 (58.82%) SAP
3 10 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (52.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 8 (47.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (47.06%) ISEB
5 8 (47.06%) Finance
5 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
6 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
7 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
8 4 (23.53%) SLA
8 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
8 4 (23.53%) CMDB
8 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (23.53%) Transition Management
8 4 (23.53%) Change Control
8 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
8 4 (23.53%) PMO
9 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (17.65%) Sybase
9 3 (17.65%) Migration
10 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
10 2 (11.76%) Degree
10 2 (11.76%) XML
10 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 3 (17.65%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) BODI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (23.53%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) CCTV
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Test Management
2 10 (58.82%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (52.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Defect Management
6 4 (23.53%) Change Control
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (23.53%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Test Strategy
6 4 (23.53%) Transition Management
7 3 (17.65%) Migration
7 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 2 (11.76%) ETL
8 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
8 2 (11.76%) People Management
8 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Release Management
8 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) QA
2 4 (23.53%) PMO
2 4 (23.53%) SLA
3 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) Sybase
3 1 (5.88%) Zoho