Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 19 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 182 133
Rank change year-on-year +12 -49 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 18 28 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.51% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.54% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 76
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £415 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% -2.12% +8.72%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £311
90th Percentile £484 £488 £526
England median daily rate £444 £440 £438
% change year-on-year +0.97% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% -2.30% -25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4205 5227 5887
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.67% 96.08% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2788 3365 3929
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £250 £250
90th Percentile £545 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 199 320
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £14.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.98% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.39 £9.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £29.75 £28.78
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Manager in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Manager in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Yorkshire

Test Manager
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
West Yorkshire +17 10 £390 -8.24% 1
South Yorkshire +12 3 £365 -8.75%
East Yorkshire - 2 £325 -
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Yorkshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Test Management
4 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) Retail
5 4 (22.22%) Migration
5 4 (22.22%) Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Scrum
6 3 (16.67%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) DevOps
6 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Legal
8 1 (5.56%) Degree
8 1 (5.56%) JIRA
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration

Test Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) YouTrack
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
1 5 (27.78%) Retail
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
2 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
3 2 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) EPoS
1 1 (5.56%) IVR
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 8 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) DevOps
5 3 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C#
1 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) ISEB
1 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft