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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 390 306 306
Rank change year-on-year
-84 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 221 355 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.48% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.86% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 228 237
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £48.75 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +18.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £27.80 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.52 £60.00 £68.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £48.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.65%
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
37968 41123 39833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.80% 81.48% 77.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 25471 27052 26380
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 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 1222 1137
Median hourly rate £28.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -24 87 £438 +2.94% 16
South East -14 62 £300 -23.98% 8
West Midlands -3 16 £393 -1.87% 4
South West -11 15 £375 +8.69% 6
North West -17 12 £375 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire -4 9 £415 +38.33% 6
East Midlands +1 8 £438 -12.50% 2
East of England -3 8 £425 -10.52% 2
North East -29 2 £275 -48.59% 1
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 151 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (27.67%) Finance
3 130 (27.25%) Test Strategy
4 109 (22.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 102 (21.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 89 (18.66%) HP
7 85 (17.82%) Test Scripting
8 84 (17.61%) QA
8 84 (17.61%) HP Quality Center
9 81 (16.98%) Regression Testing
10 79 (16.56%) JIRA
11 78 (16.35%) SQL
12 72 (15.09%) ISTQB
13 61 (12.79%) Migration
14 59 (12.37%) Oracle
15 58 (12.16%) ISEB
16 57 (11.95%) SAP
16 57 (11.95%) Functional Testing
16 57 (11.95%) Defect Management
17 51 (10.69%) Waterfall
18 50 (10.48%) Banking
18 50 (10.48%) Selenium
19 49 (10.27%) Security Cleared
19 49 (10.27%) Scrum
20 47 (9.85%) Microsoft
21 46 (9.64%) ERP
22 44 (9.22%) Java
23 43 (9.01%) Unix
23 43 (9.01%) Project Management
24 41 (8.60%) CRM

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 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (1.68%) WebSphere
3 6 (1.26%) Confluence
4 5 (1.05%) JBoss
5 4 (0.84%) Apache
5 4 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.63%) CMS
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (0.63%) SAS
6 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.42%) IIS
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.21%) Drupal
8 1 (0.21%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.21%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.56%) MS Office
3 15 (3.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.31%) MS Project
5 8 (1.68%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Mingle
6 1 (0.21%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.73%) SAP ERP
3 11 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (2.10%) SAP PSCD
5 5 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
5 5 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.84%) SAP WM
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.63%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.63%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.63%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.42%) SAP SD
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.21%) Primavera
9 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.21%) SAP PS
9 1 (0.21%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.47%) Office 365
2 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.42%) Boomi
4 2 (0.42%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.21%) PaaS
5 1 (0.21%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.56%) 4G
2 15 (3.14%) LTE
2 15 (3.14%) Wireless
3 12 (2.52%) TCP/IP
4 10 (2.10%) HTTP
5 5 (1.05%) FTP
5 5 (1.05%) Internet
5 5 (1.05%) LDAP
5 5 (1.05%) VLAN
6 4 (0.84%) LAN
6 4 (0.84%) PPP
6 4 (0.84%) WAN
7 3 (0.63%) BGP
7 3 (0.63%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.63%) HSRP
7 3 (0.63%) MPLS
7 3 (0.63%) MVNO
7 3 (0.63%) OSPF
7 3 (0.63%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.42%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.10%) Big Data
6 10 (2.10%) MySQL
6 10 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.10%) SAP BW
6 10 (2.10%) SAP Data Services
7 8 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.26%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (1.05%) DB2
9 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.84%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 79 (16.56%) JIRA
2 50 (10.48%) Selenium
3 27 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 26 (5.45%) Cucumber
5 20 (4.19%) HP UFT
5 20 (4.19%) SoapUI
6 19 (3.98%) Git (software)
7 16 (3.35%) JMeter
7 16 (3.35%) LoadRunner
7 16 (3.35%) Zephyr
8 15 (3.14%) Visual Studio
9 14 (2.94%) SpecFlow
9 14 (2.94%) WebDriver
10 13 (2.73%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.89%) JUnit
12 8 (1.68%) Subversion
13 5 (1.05%) MSTest
13 5 (1.05%) NUnit
13 5 (1.05%) Protractor
14 4 (0.84%) Hudson
General
1 132 (27.67%) Finance
2 50 (10.48%) Banking
3 36 (7.55%) Telecoms
4 32 (6.71%) Retail
5 13 (2.73%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.10%) Back Office
6 10 (2.10%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.89%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (1.26%) Games
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.05%) Billing
9 5 (1.05%) Legal
10 4 (0.84%) Front Office
10 4 (0.84%) Law
11 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.63%) Marketing
11 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.63%) Publishing
12 2 (0.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 184 (38.57%) Test Manager
2 99 (20.75%) Analyst
3 81 (16.98%) Test Analyst
4 40 (8.39%) Test Leader
5 36 (7.55%) Tester
6 21 (4.40%) Project Manager
6 21 (4.40%) Test Engineer
7 19 (3.98%) SAP Manager
8 18 (3.77%) SAP Test Manager
9 17 (3.56%) Consultant
9 17 (3.56%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.14%) Agile Test Manager
10 15 (3.14%) Programme Test Manager
10 15 (3.14%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (3.14%) Test Programme Manager
11 14 (2.94%) UAT Manager
12 13 (2.73%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (2.73%) Senior Test Analyst
13 12 (2.52%) Migration Manager
14 11 (2.31%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.66%) SOAP
2 21 (4.40%) .NET
2 21 (4.40%) XML
3 20 (4.19%) Web Services
4 10 (2.10%) SAP XI
5 8 (1.68%) REST
6 7 (1.47%) HTML
7 6 (1.26%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.84%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.63%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.63%) jQuery
9 3 (0.63%) SAML
9 3 (0.63%) Spring
9 3 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.63%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.42%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.42%) HTML5
10 2 (0.42%) JSON
10 2 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.14%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.10%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 7 (1.47%) EPoS
5 5 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (1.05%) FMCG
5 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.05%) Life Science
5 5 (1.05%) NHS
6 4 (0.84%) Data Extraction
7 3 (0.63%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.63%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.63%) Grid Computing
7 3 (0.63%) LIMS
7 3 (0.63%) Market Risk
7 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
7 3 (0.63%) Visualisation
8 2 (0.42%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.42%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.01%) Unix
2 29 (6.08%) Windows
3 20 (4.19%) Linux
4 8 (1.68%) AIX
5 7 (1.47%) Android
5 7 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.26%) Solaris
7 4 (0.84%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.21%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (31.66%) Agile Software Development
2 130 (27.25%) Test Strategy
3 109 (22.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 102 (21.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 85 (17.82%) Test Scripting
6 81 (16.98%) Regression Testing
7 61 (12.79%) Migration
8 57 (11.95%) Defect Management
8 57 (11.95%) Functional Testing
9 51 (10.69%) Waterfall
10 49 (10.27%) Scrum
11 46 (9.64%) ERP
12 43 (9.01%) Project Management
13 41 (8.60%) CRM
14 40 (8.39%) Test Automation
15 38 (7.97%) Test Planning
16 35 (7.34%) Software Testing
17 33 (6.92%) Integration Testing
17 33 (6.92%) Validation
18 32 (6.71%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 78 (16.35%) SQL
2 44 (9.22%) Java
3 24 (5.03%) C#
4 16 (3.35%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.52%) Ruby
6 11 (2.31%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.10%) C
7 10 (2.10%) Perl
7 10 (2.10%) Python
8 8 (1.68%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.26%) C++
10 6 (1.26%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.84%) Scala
11 4 (0.84%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.84%) VBA
12 3 (0.63%) AWK
12 3 (0.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.42%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 72 (15.09%) ISTQB
2 58 (12.16%) ISEB
3 49 (10.27%) Security Cleared
4 31 (6.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 30 (6.29%) Degree
6 28 (5.87%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.73%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 10 (2.10%) CCA
10 7 (1.47%) PMP
11 5 (1.05%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (1.05%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.84%) MAPM
12 4 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.21%) HP ASE
14 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (17.61%) QA
2 5 (1.05%) ISO 9000
2 5 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.84%) GxP
4 3 (0.63%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.42%) Basel II
6 1 (0.21%) Basel III
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.21%) MiFID
6 1 (0.21%) SLA
6 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.84%) XenApp
2 4 (0.84%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) Gluster
4 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 84 (17.61%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.89%) Control-M
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.42%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.21%) Ambari
5 1 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.21%) Ansible
5 1 (0.21%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.21%) collectd
5 1 (0.21%) Grafana
5 1 (0.21%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (18.66%) HP
2 59 (12.37%) Oracle
3 57 (11.95%) SAP
4 47 (9.85%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.10%) webMethods
6 8 (1.68%) Dell
6 8 (1.68%) Sybase
7 6 (1.26%) Ericsson
7 6 (1.26%) Reuters
7 6 (1.26%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.26%) Siebel
7 6 (1.26%) VMware
8 5 (1.05%) Bloomberg
9 4 (0.84%) Cisco
9 4 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (0.84%) Workday
10 3 (0.63%) DataSynapse
10 3 (0.63%) Guidewire
10 3 (0.63%) Talend
10 3 (0.63%) Teradata
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