The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 327 334 299
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -35
Contract jobs citing Test Management 312 308 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.62% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.77% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 174 199
Median daily rate £400 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.57 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +85.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -10.29%
Test Management
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 39757 38477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.12% 79.42% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27165 25700 24694
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 1131 1160
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.85 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.00 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England 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 England

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the England region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the England region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -23 113 £450 - 21
South East -8 78 £400 - 7
North West -7 33 £360 -0.68% 6
South West +6 27 £438 - 7
East Midlands +9 16 £425 -5.55% 1
East of England +15 15 £400 +21.21% 4
West Midlands -7 15 £333 +15.65% 6
Yorkshire +1 13 £350 +22.80% 4
North East -48 2 £400 - 1
Midlands - 1 - -
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 211 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (28.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 183 (27.60%) Finance
4 173 (26.09%) Test Strategy
5 147 (22.17%) Defect Management
6 137 (20.66%) HP
7 134 (20.21%) Test Scripting
8 132 (19.91%) HP Quality Center
9 124 (18.70%) QA
10 123 (18.55%) ISTQB
10 123 (18.55%) SQL
11 115 (17.35%) ISEB
12 111 (16.74%) Security Cleared
13 88 (13.27%) Waterfall
14 84 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
14 84 (12.67%) Oracle
15 79 (11.92%) Microsoft
16 77 (11.61%) JIRA
17 76 (11.46%) Integration Testing
18 71 (10.71%) Software Testing
19 70 (10.56%) Banking
19 70 (10.56%) Test Automation
19 70 (10.56%) Test Planning
19 70 (10.56%) Functional Testing
20 69 (10.41%) SC Cleared
21 68 (10.26%) SAP
22 65 (9.80%) Scrum
22 65 (9.80%) Performance Testing
23 63 (9.50%) Project Management
24 62 (9.35%) Selenium

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 22 (3.32%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.21%) IIS
3 6 (0.90%) Confluence
3 6 (0.90%) Tuxedo
4 5 (0.75%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.45%) Apache
6 3 (0.45%) CMS
6 3 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.45%) SAS
6 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.30%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.15%) Node.js
Applications
1 50 (7.54%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.77%) MS Office
3 19 (2.87%) MS Project
4 10 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Mingle
6 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.96%) SAP ERP
3 11 (1.66%) SAP PSCD
4 10 (1.51%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.06%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.90%) Magento
7 6 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.75%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.26%) SaaS
2 8 (1.21%) IaaS
2 8 (1.21%) Taleo
3 6 (0.90%) PaaS
3 6 (0.90%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.30%) Office 365
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.51%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.36%) LAN
3 8 (1.21%) HTTP
4 7 (1.06%) WAN
5 6 (0.90%) FTP
6 5 (0.75%) VLAN
7 4 (0.60%) Internet
7 4 (0.60%) Network Security
7 4 (0.60%) SSH
7 4 (0.60%) VoIP
8 3 (0.45%) Firewall
8 3 (0.45%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.45%) Skype
9 2 (0.30%) SAN
9 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.30%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.30%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.30%) WLAN
10 1 (0.15%) DSL
10 1 (0.15%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.03%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.71%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.51%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.75%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.75%) Essbase
6 5 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.45%) DB2
8 3 (0.45%) QlikView
8 3 (0.45%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.45%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.30%) Big Data
9 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.30%) MS Access
9 2 (0.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 77 (11.61%) JIRA
2 62 (9.35%) Selenium
3 46 (6.94%) HP UFT
4 42 (6.33%) Cucumber
5 38 (5.73%) SoapUI
6 36 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 34 (5.13%) LoadRunner
8 15 (2.26%) Git (software)
9 14 (2.11%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.11%) Visual Studio
10 13 (1.96%) JMeter
10 13 (1.96%) Zephyr
11 12 (1.81%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.36%) TestDirector
13 8 (1.21%) Jenkins
14 7 (1.06%) Appium
14 7 (1.06%) Bugzilla
14 7 (1.06%) JUnit
14 7 (1.06%) Rational Functional Tester
14 7 (1.06%) WATIR
General
1 183 (27.60%) Finance
2 70 (10.56%) Banking
3 50 (7.54%) Retail
4 34 (5.13%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.66%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.66%) Marketing
6 10 (1.51%) Front Office
7 9 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
8 7 (1.06%) Electronics
9 6 (0.90%) Billing
9 6 (0.90%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.75%) Back Office
10 5 (0.75%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
11 4 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.30%) Games
12 2 (0.30%) Military
12 2 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 323 (48.72%) Test Manager
2 132 (19.91%) Analyst
3 110 (16.59%) Test Analyst
4 51 (7.69%) Test Leader
5 35 (5.28%) Tester
6 34 (5.13%) Programme Test Manager
6 34 (5.13%) Test Programme Manager
7 33 (4.98%) Programme Manager
8 30 (4.52%) Consultant
9 21 (3.17%) UAT Manager
10 20 (3.02%) Project Manager
10 20 (3.02%) SAP Manager
11 18 (2.71%) Senior Manager
11 18 (2.71%) Senior Test Manager
11 18 (2.71%) Test Engineer
12 17 (2.56%) UAT Test Manager
13 16 (2.41%) SAP Test Manager
13 16 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.41%) Senior Test Analyst
14 15 (2.26%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.05%) XML
2 50 (7.54%) Web Services
3 41 (6.18%) SOAP
4 30 (4.52%) Gherkin
5 25 (3.77%) XML Messaging
6 22 (3.32%) .NET
7 7 (1.06%) Middleware
8 6 (0.90%) REST
9 5 (0.75%) Ajax
9 5 (0.75%) HTML
10 4 (0.60%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.60%) SAP XI
11 3 (0.45%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.45%) XSD
12 2 (0.30%) CSS
12 2 (0.30%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.30%) JSON
12 2 (0.30%) RESTful
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.30%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.11%) Data Centre
3 14 (2.11%) Mainframe
4 9 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.36%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.21%) NHS
6 6 (0.90%) IVR
6 6 (0.90%) Smart Meter
6 6 (0.90%) Smartcard
7 5 (0.75%) Derivative
7 5 (0.75%) Equities
8 4 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.60%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.60%) User Experience
9 3 (0.45%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.45%) FMCG
9 3 (0.45%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.45%) Wiki
10 2 (0.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 53 (7.99%) Linux
2 47 (7.09%) Windows
3 44 (6.64%) Unix
4 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.21%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.90%) VME
6 6 (0.90%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.60%) AIX
8 3 (0.45%) CentOS
8 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.30%) Android
9 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (28.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 173 (26.09%) Test Strategy
4 147 (22.17%) Defect Management
5 134 (20.21%) Test Scripting
6 88 (13.27%) Waterfall
7 84 (12.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 76 (11.46%) Integration Testing
9 71 (10.71%) Software Testing
10 70 (10.56%) Functional Testing
10 70 (10.56%) Test Automation
10 70 (10.56%) Test Planning
11 65 (9.80%) Performance Testing
11 65 (9.80%) Scrum
12 63 (9.50%) Project Management
13 57 (8.60%) System Integration Testing
14 54 (8.14%) Migration
15 53 (7.99%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 51 (7.69%) ERP
17 50 (7.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 123 (18.55%) SQL
2 47 (7.09%) Java
3 23 (3.47%) Ruby
4 21 (3.17%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.26%) Python
6 14 (2.11%) Bash Shell
6 14 (2.11%) C#
7 13 (1.96%) C
8 12 (1.81%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.21%) COBOL
9 8 (1.21%) Perl
9 8 (1.21%) PHP
9 8 (1.21%) VB
10 7 (1.06%) C++
11 6 (0.90%) VBScript
12 5 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.45%) ABAP
13 3 (0.45%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 123 (18.55%) ISTQB
2 115 (17.35%) ISEB
3 111 (16.74%) Security Cleared
4 69 (10.41%) SC Cleared
5 53 (7.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 23 (3.47%) Degree
8 18 (2.71%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (2.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.66%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.66%) PMP
11 7 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.60%) CCA
13 2 (0.30%) MCP
13 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.30%) OCP
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.30%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.15%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (18.70%) QA
2 7 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.45%) GxP
4 3 (0.45%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) FINREP
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) SDET
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.90%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.45%) vSphere
4 2 (0.30%) KVM
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 132 (19.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.45%) Puppet
2 3 (0.45%) vRealize
3 2 (0.30%) DameWare
3 2 (0.30%) SCCM
3 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.15%) Control-M
4 1 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.15%) nmon
Vendors
1 137 (20.66%) HP
2 84 (12.67%) Oracle
3 79 (11.92%) Microsoft
4 68 (10.26%) SAP
5 12 (1.81%) VMware
6 10 (1.51%) Citrix
6 10 (1.51%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.36%) IBM
8 7 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (1.06%) webMethods
9 6 (0.90%) Calypso
9 6 (0.90%) Micro Focus
9 6 (0.90%) Siebel
10 5 (0.75%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.75%) Pegasus
10 5 (0.75%) Rally
11 4 (0.60%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.60%) hybris
11 4 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.60%) Sun
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