The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
London / City of London
Rank 138 130 166
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +36
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.66% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 21
Median daily rate £463 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £598 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.35% -0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +54.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2475 2782 4250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.85% 86.91% 82.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1965 2201 3312
Median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 31
Median hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £53.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the City of London region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the City of London region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the City of London region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) .NET
4 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (23.53%) BDD
4 4 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) ISEB
5 3 (17.65%) C#
6 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
6 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
6 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
6 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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%) ATG Dynamo
1 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) SpecFlow
3 2 (11.76%) Eclipse
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) MSBuild
3 2 (11.76%) MSTest
3 2 (11.76%) NUnit
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
3 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.88%) Subversion
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Back Office
4 1 (5.88%) Front Office
4 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
4 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 5 (29.41%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Developer
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) OBIEE Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior OBIEE Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (11.76%) Life Science
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) Reinsurance
2 1 (5.88%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Scrum
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Exploratory Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
3 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Guidewire
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) ATG
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix