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 May 2016 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 141 183 185
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 20 18 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.41% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 20
Median daily rate £470 £475 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £410 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £389 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.89% +17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +1.66%
Test Management
London

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
2831 4363 4792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 84.99% 80.31% 80.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2321 3423 3596
Median daily rate £475 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £619 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +14.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £95.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016, 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 18 (43.90%) Test Scripting
2 17 (41.46%) SQL
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (36.59%) ISEB
4 15 (36.59%) HP Quality Center
5 14 (34.15%) Finance
6 13 (31.71%) HP
7 12 (29.27%) Test Strategy
7 12 (29.27%) Defect Tracking
8 11 (26.83%) Defect Management
8 11 (26.83%) XML
8 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (21.95%) Scrum
9 9 (21.95%) Web Services
10 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
10 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
10 8 (19.51%) C#
10 8 (19.51%) TDD
10 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
11 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
11 7 (17.07%) ATDD
11 7 (17.07%) SpecFlow
11 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (17.07%) IVR
11 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis
11 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
11 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
11 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 7 (17.07%) SQL Server

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 2 (4.88%) CMS
2 1 (2.44%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
2 1 (2.44%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft HCM
1 1 (2.44%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
1 1 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (2.44%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (7.32%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.44%) MySQL
5 1 (2.44%) OLAP
5 1 (2.44%) SAP BI
5 1 (2.44%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (19.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (17.07%) Cucumber
2 7 (17.07%) SpecFlow
2 7 (17.07%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.88%) HP UFT
3 2 (4.88%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) Appium
4 1 (2.44%) JMeter
4 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.44%) MSTest
4 1 (2.44%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (2.44%) SilkTest
4 1 (2.44%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.44%) WATIR
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Advertising
3 1 (2.44%) Front Office
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.44%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Test Manager
2 9 (21.95%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
5 4 (9.76%) QA Manager
5 4 (9.76%) QA Test Manager
5 4 (9.76%) Test Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Developer
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation Developer
6 3 (7.32%) UAT Lead
6 3 (7.32%) UAT Test Lead
7 2 (4.88%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Test Programme Manager
7 2 (4.88%) UAT Coordinator
7 2 (4.88%) UAT Manager
7 2 (4.88%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.83%) XML
2 9 (21.95%) Web Services
3 7 (17.07%) .NET
3 7 (17.07%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.44%) Ajax
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Management Information System
2 7 (17.07%) IVR
2 7 (17.07%) Smartcard
3 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.88%) Derivative
4 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
4 2 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (4.88%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.44%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.44%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.44%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.44%) Linux
1 1 (2.44%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Test Scripting
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (29.27%) Defect Tracking
3 12 (29.27%) Test Strategy
4 11 (26.83%) Defect Management
4 11 (26.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Scrum
6 8 (19.51%) TDD
7 7 (17.07%) ATDD
7 7 (17.07%) Data Analysis
7 7 (17.07%) Performance Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Manual Testing
8 6 (14.63%) Release Management
8 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.76%) Automation Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
9 4 (9.76%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) C#
3 5 (12.20%) Java
3 5 (12.20%) VBScript
4 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Python
4 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (36.59%) ISEB
2 7 (17.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (17.07%) Security Cleared
3 6 (14.63%) DV Cleared
4 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.44%) Degree
5 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) QA
2 1 (2.44%) MiFID
2 1 (2.44%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) HP
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.07%) Oracle
4 3 (7.32%) Siebel
4 3 (7.32%) Sun
5 2 (4.88%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.44%) Citrix
6 1 (2.44%) Murex
6 1 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.44%) Reuters
6 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.44%) TIBCO