Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 79 78
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.72% 0.71% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 0.73% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
West Sussex median daily rate £340 £280 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -20.00% +20.69%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £288
90th Percentile £373 £360 £407
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1010 1226 1148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.28% 96.61% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 709 750
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £261 £249
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 61 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +106.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.29 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £45.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Sussex.

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 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +9 11 £338 +35.00%
Gatwick - 2 £375 -
Worthing - 1 - -
Test Manager
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 (77.78%) QA
2 12 (66.67%) Test Management
3 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
4 10 (55.56%) ISEB
5 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
6 7 (38.89%) ITIL
6 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
7 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 6 (33.33%) PMP
7 6 (33.33%) PMI Certification
7 6 (33.33%) SAP
7 6 (33.33%) Degree
8 4 (22.22%) Validation
8 4 (22.22%) Firewall
8 4 (22.22%) Finance
8 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
8 4 (22.22%) IPv4
8 4 (22.22%) IPv6
8 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
8 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) CMDB
9 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
9 3 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (16.67%) Sybase
9 3 (16.67%) 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 (5.56%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP CCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
1 4 (22.22%) IPv4
1 4 (22.22%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 3 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) BODI
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (16.67%) CMDB
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Test Management
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) Asset Management
4 4 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Validation
5 3 (16.67%) ETL
5 3 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
6 2 (11.11%) SDLC
6 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (61.11%) ISTQB
2 10 (55.56%) ISEB
3 7 (38.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (33.33%) Degree
4 6 (33.33%) PMI Certification
4 6 (33.33%) PMP
4 6 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) PMO
3 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) SAP
2 3 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.56%) Zoho