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 27 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
UK / England
Rank 323 280 311
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +31
Contract jobs citing Test Management 258 356 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.76% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.91% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 243 199
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.18% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £292 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 4
Median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.55% +54.83%
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 England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
34870 38985 38045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.97% 82.80% 79.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 23337 25837 24375
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 863 1056 1033
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 27 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Test Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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
London -27 83 £438 -0.28% 11
South East -7 69 £403 +0.62% 7
South West +4 26 £422 +18.14% 7
East of England -5 21 £488 +50.00% 6
North West +1 16 £400 - 4
West Midlands +8 12 £400 +3.22% 5
Yorkshire +15 10 £365 -1.35% 6
North East -6 10 £463 +2.77%
East Midlands -14 6 £300 -33.33%
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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 England region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 189 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (26.28%) Finance
3 116 (24.79%) Test Strategy
4 109 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 101 (21.58%) JIRA
6 93 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
6 93 (19.87%) HP
7 88 (18.80%) SQL
8 86 (18.38%) Regression Testing
9 82 (17.52%) QA
10 80 (17.09%) ISTQB
11 79 (16.88%) Test Scripting
12 78 (16.67%) Test Automation
12 78 (16.67%) ISEB
13 75 (16.03%) Selenium
14 74 (15.81%) Oracle
15 69 (14.74%) Waterfall
16 65 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
17 61 (13.03%) Defect Management
17 61 (13.03%) Migration
18 59 (12.61%) Security Cleared
19 58 (12.39%) Functional Testing
20 54 (11.54%) Banking
21 52 (11.11%) Java
22 49 (10.47%) HP UFT
23 45 (9.62%) Software Testing
24 44 (9.40%) Performance Testing
24 44 (9.40%) BDD
25 43 (9.19%) Project Management
25 43 (9.19%) Scrum

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 17 (3.63%) SharePoint
2 15 (3.21%) Confluence
3 10 (2.14%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (1.28%) JBoss
5 5 (1.07%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.85%) Apache
6 4 (0.85%) DataSynapse
7 3 (0.64%) SAS
8 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.43%) CMS
8 2 (0.43%) IIS
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.21%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (6.41%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.56%) MS Office
4 11 (2.35%) MS Project
5 5 (1.07%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 14 (2.99%) SAP ERP
2 13 (2.78%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.07%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.85%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.85%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.85%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.21%) Primavera
11 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
11 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
11 1 (0.21%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.35%) Office 365
2 8 (1.71%) SaaS
3 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.43%) Boomi
3 2 (0.43%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.21%) G Suite
4 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.21%) PaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Slack
4 1 (0.21%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.42%) 4G
2 15 (3.21%) Wireless
3 14 (2.99%) LTE
4 8 (1.71%) PuTTY
4 8 (1.71%) WinSCP
5 6 (1.28%) HTTP
5 6 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.64%) Internet
7 3 (0.64%) MVNO
7 3 (0.64%) SSH
7 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.43%) 3G
8 2 (0.43%) GGSN
8 2 (0.43%) HSRP
8 2 (0.43%) MPLS
8 2 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.43%) OSPF
8 2 (0.43%) SGSN
8 2 (0.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.41%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (5.98%) Oracle Database
3 23 (4.91%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.63%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (3.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (3.21%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (2.78%) SAP BW
6 13 (2.78%) SAP Data Services
7 10 (2.14%) Big Data
7 10 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.50%) Oracle OWB
9 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.85%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 101 (21.58%) JIRA
2 75 (16.03%) Selenium
3 49 (10.47%) HP UFT
4 37 (7.91%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (6.84%) Cucumber
5 32 (6.84%) LoadRunner
6 24 (5.13%) Jenkins
7 18 (3.85%) Git (software)
8 17 (3.63%) Visual Studio
9 15 (3.21%) SoapUI
9 15 (3.21%) SpecFlow
10 14 (2.99%) JMeter
10 14 (2.99%) WebDriver
11 12 (2.56%) Zephyr
12 10 (2.14%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.92%) Toad
14 8 (1.71%) Oracle APEX
15 7 (1.50%) NeoLoad
15 7 (1.50%) Subversion
16 6 (1.28%) Protractor
General
1 123 (26.28%) Finance
2 54 (11.54%) Banking
3 37 (7.91%) Telecoms
4 23 (4.91%) Retail
5 13 (2.78%) General Ledger
6 12 (2.56%) Retail Banking
7 9 (1.92%) Legal
8 6 (1.28%) Advertising
9 5 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.07%) Law
10 4 (0.85%) Front Office
11 3 (0.64%) Back Office
11 3 (0.64%) Local Government
11 3 (0.64%) Marketing
11 3 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.43%) Billing
12 2 (0.43%) French Language
12 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 176 (37.61%) Test Manager
2 106 (22.65%) Analyst
3 90 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 46 (9.83%) Tester
5 36 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 23 (4.91%) Programme Manager
7 22 (4.70%) Programme Test Manager
7 22 (4.70%) Test Programme Manager
8 20 (4.27%) Consultant
9 18 (3.85%) Test Engineer
10 17 (3.63%) Project Manager
10 17 (3.63%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (3.21%) Senior Test Analyst
12 14 (2.99%) Agile Test Manager
12 14 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (2.78%) Developer
14 12 (2.56%) SAP Consultant
14 12 (2.56%) Senior Manager
15 11 (2.35%) Senior Test Manager
15 11 (2.35%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.91%) XML
2 21 (4.49%) .NET
2 21 (4.49%) SOAP
3 16 (3.42%) Web Services
4 13 (2.78%) SAP XI
5 7 (1.50%) REST
5 7 (1.50%) XML Messaging
6 6 (1.28%) Middleware
7 5 (1.07%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.85%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.85%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.85%) JSON
9 3 (0.64%) HTML
9 3 (0.64%) RESTful
10 2 (0.43%) Java EE
10 2 (0.43%) jQuery
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.43%) SAML
10 2 (0.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.07%) Client/Server
6 4 (0.85%) Grid Computing
6 4 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (0.85%) NHS
6 4 (0.85%) Reinsurance
6 4 (0.85%) Smart Meter
6 4 (0.85%) User Experience
6 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
7 3 (0.64%) iPad
7 3 (0.64%) Life Science
7 3 (0.64%) LIMS
7 3 (0.64%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.33%) Unix
2 34 (7.26%) Windows
3 29 (6.20%) Linux
4 5 (1.07%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.85%) Android
5 4 (0.85%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.64%) AIX
6 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.64%) Solaris
6 3 (0.64%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.21%) MVS
8 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (40.38%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (24.79%) Test Strategy
3 109 (23.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 93 (19.87%) Stakeholder Management
5 86 (18.38%) Regression Testing
6 79 (16.88%) Test Scripting
7 78 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 69 (14.74%) Waterfall
9 61 (13.03%) Defect Management
9 61 (13.03%) Migration
10 58 (12.39%) Functional Testing
11 45 (9.62%) Software Testing
12 44 (9.40%) BDD
12 44 (9.40%) Performance Testing
13 43 (9.19%) Project Management
13 43 (9.19%) Scrum
14 40 (8.55%) Non-Functional Testing
15 39 (8.33%) Automated Testing
16 37 (7.91%) Test Planning
17 34 (7.26%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 88 (18.80%) SQL
2 52 (11.11%) Java
3 26 (5.56%) C#
4 18 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.21%) PL/SQL
6 12 (2.56%) F#
7 11 (2.35%) C
8 10 (2.14%) Python
8 10 (2.14%) Ruby
9 9 (1.92%) Perl
9 9 (1.92%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.71%) C++
11 6 (1.28%) Scala
11 6 (1.28%) VBScript
12 5 (1.07%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.85%) AWK
13 4 (0.85%) PHP
13 4 (0.85%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.85%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (17.09%) ISTQB
2 78 (16.67%) ISEB
3 59 (12.61%) Security Cleared
4 41 (8.76%) SC Cleared
5 36 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (4.49%) Degree
7 13 (2.78%) CCA
7 13 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (2.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.28%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.07%) MAPM
10 5 (1.07%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.07%) PMP
10 5 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.43%) MBA
13 1 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (17.52%) QA
2 7 (1.50%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.85%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.64%) PMO
5 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.43%) SDET
6 1 (0.21%) Basel II
6 1 (0.21%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.85%) XenApp
2 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.64%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.43%) Docker
5 1 (0.21%) Firmware
5 1 (0.21%) Gluster
5 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 65 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.28%) Control-M
3 3 (0.64%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.43%) Ambari
4 2 (0.43%) collectd
4 2 (0.43%) Grafana
4 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.21%) Ansible
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.21%) OpenView
5 1 (0.21%) SCCM
Vendors
1 93 (19.87%) HP
2 74 (15.81%) Oracle
3 43 (9.19%) Microsoft
4 40 (8.55%) SAP
5 13 (2.78%) webMethods
6 11 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (2.14%) IBM
7 10 (2.14%) VMware
8 7 (1.50%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.50%) Reuters
9 6 (1.28%) Remedy
9 6 (1.28%) Workday
10 5 (1.07%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.07%) Dell
10 5 (1.07%) Guidewire
10 5 (1.07%) Splunk
11 4 (0.85%) Citrix
11 4 (0.85%) Informatica
11 4 (0.85%) Nimble Storage
11 4 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
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