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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
UK / England
Rank 356 300 305
Rank change year-on-year
-56 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 225 326 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.87% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 218 209
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £546 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.80 £18.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £60.00 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +62.96%

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
34196 37462 36478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.46% 82.05% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22819 24555 24009
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 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 847 1090 988
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.73 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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 -42 81 £438 +2.94% 12
South East -16 57 £350 -4.10% 6
South West +18 21 £370 +10.36% 12
North West -1 13 £426 +0.88% 2
West Midlands -4 11 £410 +2.50% 3
East of England -6 11 £550 +86.44% 5
North East -13 10 £463 -0.53%
East Midlands +12 9 £438 -16.66% 2
Yorkshire -5 8 £425 +41.66% 6
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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.

1 170 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (26.91%) Finance
3 107 (23.99%) Test Strategy
4 100 (22.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 99 (22.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 85 (19.06%) JIRA
7 81 (18.16%) HP
8 80 (17.94%) QA
9 78 (17.49%) Regression Testing
10 73 (16.37%) SQL
11 72 (16.14%) ISTQB
12 70 (15.70%) Test Scripting
12 70 (15.70%) HP Quality Center
13 67 (15.02%) Selenium
14 64 (14.35%) Oracle
15 62 (13.90%) ISEB
16 57 (12.78%) Waterfall
16 57 (12.78%) Functional Testing
16 57 (12.78%) Defect Management
17 52 (11.66%) Migration
18 51 (11.43%) Banking
19 50 (11.21%) Test Automation
20 48 (10.76%) Scrum
20 48 (10.76%) SAP
20 48 (10.76%) Java
21 47 (10.54%) Microsoft
22 45 (10.09%) Project Management
23 44 (9.87%) Security Cleared
24 43 (9.64%) BDD
25 42 (9.42%) ERP

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 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.02%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.57%) JBoss
4 6 (1.35%) Confluence
5 4 (0.90%) Apache
5 4 (0.90%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (0.67%) SAS
6 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.45%) CMS
7 2 (0.45%) IIS
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.22%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.22%) Drupal
8 1 (0.22%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (3.14%) MS Office
4 12 (2.69%) MS Project
5 7 (1.57%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.67%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 17 (3.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.36%) SAP ERP
3 13 (2.91%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (2.02%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.35%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.90%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.90%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.90%) SAP WM
8 4 (0.90%) Unit4 Business World
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.67%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 2 (0.45%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.22%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.79%) Office 365
2 2 (0.45%) Boomi
2 2 (0.45%) SaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.22%) GitHub
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.22%) PaaS
3 1 (0.22%) Slack
3 1 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.59%) 4G
2 15 (3.36%) Wireless
3 14 (3.14%) LTE
4 11 (2.47%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.02%) HTTP
6 5 (1.12%) FTP
7 4 (0.90%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.90%) Internet
7 4 (0.90%) PPP
7 4 (0.90%) Unified Communications
7 4 (0.90%) VLAN
8 3 (0.67%) BGP
8 3 (0.67%) HSRP
8 3 (0.67%) LAN
8 3 (0.67%) MPLS
8 3 (0.67%) MVNO
8 3 (0.67%) OSPF
8 3 (0.67%) SSH
8 3 (0.67%) WAN
9 2 (0.45%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.81%) BusinessObjects
2 17 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 15 (3.36%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.91%) SAP BW
4 13 (2.91%) SAP Data Services
5 12 (2.69%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.57%) Big Data
8 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.12%) DB2
9 5 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.90%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (0.90%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.67%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.67%) MySQL
11 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 85 (19.06%) JIRA
2 67 (15.02%) Selenium
3 35 (7.85%) HP UFT
4 33 (7.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (7.17%) Cucumber
6 27 (6.05%) LoadRunner
7 24 (5.38%) Jenkins
8 22 (4.93%) Git (software)
9 20 (4.48%) Zephyr
10 18 (4.04%) SoapUI
10 18 (4.04%) SpecFlow
10 18 (4.04%) Visual Studio
11 16 (3.59%) WebDriver
12 15 (3.36%) JMeter
13 9 (2.02%) Subversion
14 6 (1.35%) Protractor
15 5 (1.12%) JUnit
15 5 (1.12%) MSTest
15 5 (1.12%) NeoLoad
15 5 (1.12%) NUnit
General
1 120 (26.91%) Finance
2 51 (11.43%) Banking
3 39 (8.74%) Telecoms
4 30 (6.73%) Retail
5 13 (2.91%) General Ledger
5 13 (2.91%) Retail Banking
6 9 (2.02%) Legal
7 8 (1.79%) Back Office
7 8 (1.79%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.12%) Games
8 5 (1.12%) Law
9 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 4 (0.90%) Front Office
9 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.67%) Marketing
10 3 (0.67%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.45%) Billing
11 2 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 160 (35.87%) Test Manager
2 97 (21.75%) Analyst
3 79 (17.71%) Test Analyst
4 39 (8.74%) Test Leader
5 34 (7.62%) Tester
6 22 (4.93%) Test Engineer
7 21 (4.71%) Consultant
8 20 (4.48%) Project Manager
9 18 (4.04%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (3.59%) Senior Test Analyst
11 15 (3.36%) Agile Test Manager
11 15 (3.36%) Programme Manager
12 13 (2.91%) Developer
12 13 (2.91%) Programme Test Manager
12 13 (2.91%) SAP Consultant
12 13 (2.91%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (2.91%) Test Programme Manager
13 12 (2.69%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (2.69%) SAP Manager
13 12 (2.69%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.83%) SOAP
2 25 (5.61%) XML
3 22 (4.93%) .NET
4 17 (3.81%) Web Services
5 13 (2.91%) SAP XI
6 9 (2.02%) REST
7 7 (1.57%) Gherkin
8 5 (1.12%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.90%) HTML
9 4 (0.90%) Middleware
10 3 (0.67%) jQuery
10 3 (0.67%) JSON
10 3 (0.67%) Spring
10 3 (0.67%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.45%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.45%) SAML
11 2 (0.45%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 7 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (1.57%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.35%) EPoS
5 4 (0.90%) Data Conversion
5 4 (0.90%) Data Integration
5 4 (0.90%) Grid Computing
5 4 (0.90%) NHS
5 4 (0.90%) Statistics
5 4 (0.90%) User Experience
5 4 (0.90%) Virtual Team
5 4 (0.90%) Visualisation
6 3 (0.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.67%) Equities
6 3 (0.67%) Fixed Income
6 3 (0.67%) Life Science
6 3 (0.67%) Reinsurance
6 3 (0.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (9.19%) Unix
2 31 (6.95%) Windows
3 26 (5.83%) Linux
4 6 (1.35%) Android
4 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.90%) AIX
5 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.90%) Solaris
5 4 (0.90%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.90%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.45%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.22%) MVS
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (23.99%) Test Strategy
3 100 (22.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 99 (22.20%) User Acceptance Testing
5 78 (17.49%) Regression Testing
6 70 (15.70%) Test Scripting
7 57 (12.78%) Defect Management
7 57 (12.78%) Functional Testing
7 57 (12.78%) Waterfall
8 52 (11.66%) Migration
9 50 (11.21%) Test Automation
10 48 (10.76%) Scrum
11 45 (10.09%) Project Management
12 43 (9.64%) BDD
13 42 (9.42%) ERP
14 40 (8.97%) TDD
15 39 (8.74%) Automated Testing
16 38 (8.52%) CRM
17 34 (7.62%) Test Planning
18 33 (7.40%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (16.37%) SQL
2 48 (10.76%) Java
3 26 (5.83%) C#
4 19 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.69%) Ruby
6 11 (2.47%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.24%) C
7 10 (2.24%) Perl
8 9 (2.02%) PowerShell
8 9 (2.02%) Python
9 8 (1.79%) C++
10 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.35%) Scala
10 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
11 5 (1.12%) VBScript
12 4 (0.90%) AWK
12 4 (0.90%) PHP
13 3 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 72 (16.14%) ISTQB
2 62 (13.90%) ISEB
3 44 (9.87%) Security Cleared
4 32 (7.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (6.95%) SC Cleared
6 24 (5.38%) Degree
7 13 (2.91%) CCA
8 11 (2.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.79%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.57%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (1.12%) PMP
12 4 (0.90%) MAPM
12 4 (0.90%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.22%) HP ASE
14 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (17.94%) QA
2 7 (1.57%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.45%) Basel II
3 2 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (0.22%) Basel III
4 1 (0.22%) GxP
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.22%) MiFID
4 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) SLA
4 1 (0.22%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.90%) XenApp
2 4 (0.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (0.45%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) Docker
4 1 (0.22%) Gluster
4 1 (0.22%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 70 (15.70%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.57%) Control-M
3 2 (0.45%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.22%) Ambari
4 1 (0.22%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.22%) collectd
4 1 (0.22%) Grafana
4 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.22%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.22%) Puppet
4 1 (0.22%) SCCM
4 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 81 (18.16%) HP
2 64 (14.35%) Oracle
3 48 (10.76%) SAP
4 47 (10.54%) Microsoft
5 13 (2.91%) webMethods
6 9 (2.02%) VMware
7 8 (1.79%) Reuters
8 7 (1.57%) Workday
9 6 (1.35%) Dell
9 6 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 5 (1.12%) Guidewire
10 5 (1.12%) IBM
11 4 (0.90%) Bloomberg
11 4 (0.90%) DataSynapse
11 4 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.67%) Ericsson
12 3 (0.67%) Siebel
12 3 (0.67%) Teradata
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £385 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 7 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Posted: 26 days ago