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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 408 294 335
Rank change year-on-year
-114 +41
Contract jobs citing Test Management 225 427 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.81% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.00% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 266 173
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -37.39%
Test Management
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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
41047 42746 40764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.47% 81.10% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27382 28436 25881
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1034 1183 1137
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.76 £47.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -55 83 £475 -5.00% 12
South East -48 51 £400 +6.66% 13
North West -4 28 £350 -17.64% 3
West Midlands -9 19 £375 -16.66% 5
East of England +16 15 £255 -21.53% 3
South West +2 15 £400 +8.47% 6
Yorkshire -32 6 £400 +42.85% 5
North East -24 3 - - 1
Midlands - 2 - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 175 (32.65%) Test Strategy
2 165 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (29.29%) Finance
4 138 (25.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 100 (18.66%) QA
6 98 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 96 (17.91%) Defect Management
8 94 (17.54%) Test Scripting
9 89 (16.60%) ISEB
9 89 (16.60%) HP Quality Center
10 81 (15.11%) HP
11 80 (14.93%) ISTQB
12 74 (13.81%) SQL
13 72 (13.43%) Security Cleared
14 69 (12.87%) Banking
14 69 (12.87%) Waterfall
15 67 (12.50%) JIRA
15 67 (12.50%) Project Management
16 66 (12.31%) SAP
17 63 (11.75%) Integration Testing
18 62 (11.57%) Regression Testing
19 60 (11.19%) Microsoft
20 53 (9.89%) Scrum
20 53 (9.89%) Migration
21 51 (9.51%) Functional Testing
21 51 (9.51%) System Integration Testing
22 48 (8.96%) Test Planning
23 47 (8.77%) Selenium
23 47 (8.77%) Software Testing
24 46 (8.58%) Performance Testing

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 10 (1.87%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.68%) Confluence
3 7 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.12%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.93%) CMS
6 4 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.75%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.56%) Apache
7 3 (0.56%) IIS
7 3 (0.56%) JBoss
8 2 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.37%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.37%) Drupal
8 2 (0.37%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.19%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 44 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 21 (3.92%) MS Office
3 17 (3.17%) MS Project
4 13 (2.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (1.87%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Mingle
6 2 (0.37%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (4.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.87%) SAP ERP
3 8 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.12%) Magento
4 6 (1.12%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (0.93%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.93%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.56%) SAP FI-CA
7 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
8 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.19%) Primavera
8 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
8 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.19%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (1.12%) Office 365
1 6 (1.12%) SaaS
2 4 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.75%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.56%) PaaS
4 2 (0.37%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.87%) Internet
1 10 (1.87%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.31%) HTTP
2 7 (1.31%) LAN
2 7 (1.31%) VLAN
3 6 (1.12%) FTP
3 6 (1.12%) WAN
4 5 (0.93%) LDAP
5 4 (0.75%) VoIP
6 3 (0.56%) 4G
6 3 (0.56%) Firewall
6 3 (0.56%) IP Telephony
7 2 (0.37%) LTE
7 2 (0.37%) RS-232
7 2 (0.37%) RS-422
7 2 (0.37%) RTP
7 2 (0.37%) Skype
7 2 (0.37%) Spanning Tree
7 2 (0.37%) SSH
7 2 (0.37%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.68%) MySQL
2 9 (1.68%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
3 8 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.12%) Big Data
5 6 (1.12%) DB2
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.93%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (0.93%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.56%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.56%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.37%) MS Access
10 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (12.50%) JIRA
2 47 (8.77%) Selenium
3 25 (4.66%) Cucumber
4 24 (4.48%) LoadRunner
4 24 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (3.54%) SoapUI
6 18 (3.36%) HP UFT
7 16 (2.99%) Zephyr
8 11 (2.05%) JMeter
9 10 (1.87%) Jenkins
9 10 (1.87%) SpecFlow
9 10 (1.87%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.87%) WebDriver
10 9 (1.68%) JUnit
11 7 (1.31%) Git (software)
12 6 (1.12%) Rational Functional Tester
13 5 (0.93%) Appium
13 5 (0.93%) Maven
13 5 (0.93%) TestDirector
14 4 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 157 (29.29%) Finance
2 69 (12.87%) Banking
3 38 (7.09%) Retail
4 21 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 17 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 13 (2.43%) Retail Banking
8 9 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.31%) Back Office
9 7 (1.31%) Billing
10 6 (1.12%) Front Office
10 6 (1.12%) Games
10 6 (1.12%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.93%) Legal
12 4 (0.75%) Marketing
13 3 (0.56%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.56%) Publishing
14 2 (0.37%) Advertising
14 2 (0.37%) Electronics
14 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 257 (47.95%) Test Manager
2 106 (19.78%) Analyst
3 83 (15.49%) Test Analyst
4 35 (6.53%) Test Leader
5 34 (6.34%) Tester
6 28 (5.22%) SAP Manager
7 27 (5.04%) Programme Manager
7 27 (5.04%) Programme Test Manager
7 27 (5.04%) Test Programme Manager
8 25 (4.66%) Project Manager
9 24 (4.48%) SAP Test Manager
10 23 (4.29%) UAT Manager
11 21 (3.92%) UAT Test Manager
12 17 (3.17%) Agile Test Manager
12 17 (3.17%) Test Engineer
13 16 (2.99%) Consultant
14 13 (2.43%) Agile Test Analyst
14 13 (2.43%) Senior Analyst
14 13 (2.43%) Senior Test Analyst
14 13 (2.43%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.22%) SOAP
2 27 (5.04%) XML
3 22 (4.10%) Web Services
4 16 (2.99%) Gherkin
5 14 (2.61%) .NET
6 7 (1.31%) HTML
6 7 (1.31%) REST
7 6 (1.12%) SAP XI
8 5 (0.93%) SAP Basis
8 5 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.93%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.75%) RESTful
10 3 (0.56%) J2EE
10 3 (0.56%) Middleware
11 2 (0.37%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.37%) CSS
11 2 (0.37%) IBM Integration Bus
12 1 (0.19%) CSS3
12 1 (0.19%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (1.87%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.31%) EPoS
5 6 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (1.12%) Equities
5 6 (1.12%) FMCG
5 6 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 5 (0.93%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.93%) Market Risk
7 4 (0.75%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.75%) Derivative
7 4 (0.75%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.75%) Life Science
7 4 (0.75%) NHS
8 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 3 (0.56%) IVR
8 3 (0.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 43 (8.02%) Unix
2 31 (5.78%) Windows
3 23 (4.29%) Linux
4 10 (1.87%) AIX
5 6 (1.12%) Android
5 6 (1.12%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.93%) Solaris
7 3 (0.56%) CentOS
7 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.19%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (32.65%) Test Strategy
2 165 (30.78%) Agile Software Development
3 138 (25.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 98 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 96 (17.91%) Defect Management
6 94 (17.54%) Test Scripting
7 69 (12.87%) Waterfall
8 67 (12.50%) Project Management
9 63 (11.75%) Integration Testing
10 62 (11.57%) Regression Testing
11 53 (9.89%) Migration
11 53 (9.89%) Scrum
12 51 (9.51%) Functional Testing
12 51 (9.51%) System Integration Testing
13 48 (8.96%) Test Planning
14 47 (8.77%) Software Testing
15 46 (8.58%) Performance Testing
16 44 (8.21%) Test Automation
16 44 (8.21%) Validation
17 40 (7.46%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.81%) SQL
2 43 (8.02%) Java
3 20 (3.73%) Ruby
4 18 (3.36%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.80%) C#
6 13 (2.43%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.24%) Python
8 11 (2.05%) C
9 10 (1.87%) PHP
10 9 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.68%) Perl
11 8 (1.49%) C++
12 5 (0.93%) ABAP
12 5 (0.93%) VBScript
13 4 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.75%) VB
14 3 (0.56%) COBOL
14 3 (0.56%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.56%) VBA
15 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (16.60%) ISEB
2 80 (14.93%) ISTQB
3 72 (13.43%) Security Cleared
4 43 (8.02%) SC Cleared
5 33 (6.16%) Degree
6 30 (5.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (3.73%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.17%) PMP
9 11 (2.05%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (2.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 6 (1.12%) CCA
11 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.56%) MAPM
12 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.37%) OCP
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.37%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (18.66%) QA
2 10 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.31%) GxP
4 4 (0.75%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.56%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.37%) MiFID
6 2 (0.37%) SDET
6 2 (0.37%) SLA
7 1 (0.19%) Basel II
7 1 (0.19%) Basel III
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) Docker
3 1 (0.19%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 89 (16.60%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.12%) Control-M
3 3 (0.56%) Puppet
3 3 (0.56%) vRealize
4 2 (0.37%) DameWare
4 2 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.19%) Ansible
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.19%) SCCM
Vendors
1 81 (15.11%) HP
2 66 (12.31%) SAP
3 60 (11.19%) Microsoft
4 40 (7.46%) Oracle
5 12 (2.24%) Sybase
6 9 (1.68%) VMware
7 7 (1.31%) Siebel
7 7 (1.31%) webMethods
8 6 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.93%) Dell
9 5 (0.93%) EMC
9 5 (0.93%) IBM
10 4 (0.75%) Ericsson
10 4 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.75%) Reuters
11 3 (0.56%) Cisco
11 3 (0.56%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.56%) Talend
12 2 (0.37%) hybris
12 2 (0.37%) LexisNexis
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