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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 310 324 292
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Management 354 319 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.80% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 179 220
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £270 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.57 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +41.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
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
41645 40103 38723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.71% 79.12% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27844 25420 24585
Median daily rate £445 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 911 1177 1144
Median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 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 4 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 -23 122 £442 +1.08% 19
South East -12 94 £400 +14.28% 12
North West +16 43 £400 +15.94% 2
South West +11 26 £450 +2.85% 5
East of England +23 20 £475 +41.79% 6
East Midlands +19 20 £425 -5.55% 3
West Midlands -1 17 £350 +21.73% 8
Yorkshire -6 9 £431 +56.81% 5
Midlands - 2 £200 -
North East -35 1 £400 -
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 227 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (28.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 181 (26.62%) Finance
4 172 (25.29%) Test Strategy
5 159 (23.38%) Defect Management
6 155 (22.79%) HP Quality Center
7 150 (22.06%) Test Scripting
8 140 (20.59%) HP
9 134 (19.71%) SQL
10 123 (18.09%) QA
11 118 (17.35%) ISTQB
12 116 (17.06%) ISEB
13 107 (15.74%) Security Cleared
14 99 (14.56%) Oracle
15 94 (13.82%) Waterfall
16 88 (12.94%) Microsoft
16 88 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
17 81 (11.91%) Test Automation
18 78 (11.47%) JIRA
19 76 (11.18%) Functional Testing
20 73 (10.74%) Software Testing
20 73 (10.74%) Selenium
21 71 (10.44%) Scrum
22 68 (10.00%) Test Planning
23 67 (9.85%) Project Management
23 67 (9.85%) Performance Testing
23 67 (9.85%) Banking
24 66 (9.71%) Integration Testing
25 64 (9.41%) SC Cleared
26 63 (9.26%) SAP

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 26 (3.82%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.18%) IIS
3 6 (0.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (0.88%) Tuxedo
3 6 (0.88%) WebLogic
4 5 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 4 (0.59%) Confluence
5 4 (0.59%) SAS
6 3 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.44%) Apache
6 3 (0.44%) CMS
6 3 (0.44%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.44%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.15%) MTS
Applications
1 45 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.68%) MS Office
3 17 (2.50%) MS Project
4 13 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.18%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Mingle
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.06%) SAP ERP
3 12 (1.76%) Oracle ERP
3 12 (1.76%) SAP PSCD
4 11 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
6 9 (1.32%) SAP FI
7 8 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.74%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.74%) Magento
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
8 5 (0.74%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.35%) SaaS
2 8 (1.18%) IaaS
2 8 (1.18%) Taleo
3 6 (0.88%) PaaS
3 6 (0.88%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.47%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.32%) LAN
3 8 (1.18%) HTTP
4 7 (1.03%) WAN
5 6 (0.88%) FTP
6 3 (0.44%) Firewall
6 3 (0.44%) Internet
6 3 (0.44%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.44%) Network Security
6 3 (0.44%) Skype
6 3 (0.44%) VLAN
7 2 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.29%) SS7
7 2 (0.29%) SSH
7 2 (0.29%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.29%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (0.29%) VoIP
7 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.29%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.24%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.74%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.74%) Essbase
8 4 (0.59%) DB2
8 4 (0.59%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.44%) GIS
9 3 (0.44%) QlikView
9 3 (0.44%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.44%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.29%) Big Data
10 2 (0.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 78 (11.47%) JIRA
2 73 (10.74%) Selenium
3 53 (7.79%) Cucumber
4 51 (7.50%) HP UFT
5 44 (6.47%) SoapUI
6 39 (5.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (4.85%) LoadRunner
8 24 (3.53%) Visual Studio
9 17 (2.50%) SpecFlow
10 15 (2.21%) Git (software)
10 15 (2.21%) Zephyr
11 14 (2.06%) JMeter
11 14 (2.06%) WebDriver
12 12 (1.76%) TestDirector
13 11 (1.62%) Appium
14 10 (1.47%) Toad
15 9 (1.32%) JUnit
16 8 (1.18%) Jenkins
16 8 (1.18%) WATIR
17 7 (1.03%) Bugzilla
General
1 181 (26.62%) Finance
2 67 (9.85%) Banking
3 54 (7.94%) Retail
4 37 (5.44%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.76%) Front Office
5 12 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.32%) Marketing
7 7 (1.03%) Corporate Banking
7 7 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.88%) Electronics
8 6 (0.88%) General Ledger
8 6 (0.88%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.74%) Back Office
9 5 (0.74%) Billing
9 5 (0.74%) Legal
9 5 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.44%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Games
11 2 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 321 (47.21%) Test Manager
2 151 (22.21%) Analyst
3 131 (19.26%) Test Analyst
4 49 (7.21%) Test Leader
5 42 (6.18%) Tester
6 35 (5.15%) Consultant
7 31 (4.56%) Programme Test Manager
7 31 (4.56%) Test Programme Manager
8 30 (4.41%) Programme Manager
9 19 (2.79%) Project Manager
9 19 (2.79%) SAP Manager
10 18 (2.65%) Senior Analyst
10 18 (2.65%) Senior Test Analyst
11 17 (2.50%) SAP Consultant
11 17 (2.50%) Senior Manager
11 17 (2.50%) Senior Test Manager
11 17 (2.50%) Test Consultant
12 16 (2.35%) Service Analyst
12 16 (2.35%) Test Engineer
12 16 (2.35%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (9.12%) XML
2 50 (7.35%) Web Services
3 41 (6.03%) SOAP
4 29 (4.26%) Gherkin
5 28 (4.12%) .NET
6 26 (3.82%) XML Messaging
7 15 (2.21%) Middleware
8 7 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (0.88%) REST
10 5 (0.74%) Ajax
10 5 (0.74%) SAP XI
11 4 (0.59%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.59%) HTML
11 4 (0.59%) XSD
12 3 (0.44%) Behat
12 3 (0.44%) SAP Basis
13 2 (0.29%) CSS
13 2 (0.29%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (0.29%) JSON
13 2 (0.29%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 12 (1.76%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.18%) IVR
6 8 (1.18%) Smartcard
7 7 (1.03%) NHS
8 5 (0.74%) Derivative
8 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.74%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.59%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.59%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.59%) User Experience
10 3 (0.44%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.44%) Credit Risk
10 3 (0.44%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.44%) Equities
10 3 (0.44%) Market Risk
11 2 (0.29%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 60 (8.82%) Windows
2 49 (7.21%) Linux
3 45 (6.62%) Unix
4 11 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.32%) Android
6 8 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.18%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.03%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.88%) VME
9 5 (0.74%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.59%) AIX
11 3 (0.44%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Solaris
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (33.38%) Agile Software Development
2 193 (28.38%) User Acceptance Testing
3 172 (25.29%) Test Strategy
4 159 (23.38%) Defect Management
5 150 (22.06%) Test Scripting
6 94 (13.82%) Waterfall
7 88 (12.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 81 (11.91%) Test Automation
9 76 (11.18%) Functional Testing
10 73 (10.74%) Software Testing
11 71 (10.44%) Scrum
12 68 (10.00%) Test Planning
13 67 (9.85%) Performance Testing
13 67 (9.85%) Project Management
14 66 (9.71%) Integration Testing
15 54 (7.94%) SDLC
16 53 (7.79%) Migration
17 52 (7.65%) Regression Testing
17 52 (7.65%) System Integration Testing
18 51 (7.50%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 134 (19.71%) SQL
2 52 (7.65%) Java
3 24 (3.53%) C#
4 23 (3.38%) Ruby
5 18 (2.65%) PL/SQL
6 17 (2.50%) Python
7 13 (1.91%) Bash Shell
7 13 (1.91%) VB
8 11 (1.62%) C
8 11 (1.62%) VBScript
9 8 (1.18%) COBOL
9 8 (1.18%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.18%) Perl
10 7 (1.03%) C++
11 6 (0.88%) PHP
12 5 (0.74%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.44%) ABAP
13 3 (0.44%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 118 (17.35%) ISTQB
2 116 (17.06%) ISEB
3 107 (15.74%) Security Cleared
4 64 (9.41%) SC Cleared
5 55 (8.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (3.68%) DV Cleared
7 21 (3.09%) Degree
8 19 (2.79%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.74%) CCA
12 3 (0.44%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.44%) PMP
13 2 (0.29%) MCP
13 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.29%) OCP
13 2 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.29%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 123 (18.09%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.29%) EMIR
3 2 (0.29%) GxP
3 2 (0.29%) MiFID
3 2 (0.29%) SDET
3 2 (0.29%) SLA
4 1 (0.15%) COBIT
4 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.15%) FATCA
4 1 (0.15%) FINREP
4 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.15%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) SEPA
4 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (1.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.44%) vSphere
5 2 (0.29%) KVM
6 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 155 (22.79%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.44%) Puppet
2 3 (0.44%) vRealize
3 2 (0.29%) DameWare
3 2 (0.29%) SCCM
3 2 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.15%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.15%) nmon
Vendors
1 140 (20.59%) HP
2 99 (14.56%) Oracle
3 88 (12.94%) Microsoft
4 63 (9.26%) SAP
5 13 (1.91%) VMware
6 10 (1.47%) Citrix
6 10 (1.47%) IBM
6 10 (1.47%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.47%) Siebel
7 9 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
8 8 (1.18%) webMethods
9 6 (0.88%) Micro Focus
10 5 (0.74%) Calypso
10 5 (0.74%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.74%) Informatica
10 5 (0.74%) Pegasus
10 5 (0.74%) Rally
11 4 (0.59%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.59%) hybris
11 4 (0.59%) Sun
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London
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Leatherhead, Surrey
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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West Midlands (County)
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Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
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