The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 116 122
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 13 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.61% 0.90% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.93% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 20 14
Median daily rate £510 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £370 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £528 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2057 2795 2555
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 97.03% 96.61% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1266 1870 1606
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 114 139
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +16.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.58 £41.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 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 3 months to 30 March 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
West Yorkshire +12 12 £510 +16.57% 6
Test Manager
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 15 (60.00%) Finance
1 15 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
5 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 5 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 5 (20.00%) Internet
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) QA
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (12.00%) JIRA
7 3 (12.00%) Banking
7 3 (12.00%) Retail
7 3 (12.00%) ISEB
7 3 (12.00%) ERP
8 2 (8.00%) ETL
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
8 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (8.00%) Oracle
8 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
8 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) JIRA
2 2 (8.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) MSTest
2 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 3 (12.00%) Retail
3 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) General Ledger
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) Android
1 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Test Strategy
2 13 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (28.00%) Migration
3 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 5 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
5 5 (20.00%) Resource Management
6 4 (16.00%) Functional Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.00%) Test Management
7 3 (12.00%) ERP
8 2 (8.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.00%) ETL
8 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
8 2 (8.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) C
1 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (12.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) FATCA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle
2 1 (4.00%) Google
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