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 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 367 268 296
Rank change year-on-year
-99 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Management 280 424 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.82% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.03% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 257 181
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 £268 £288 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +12.96%
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
41433 41340 38406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 79.98% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 27617 27390 24287
Median daily rate £448 £420 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.54% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £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 956 1081 1104
Median hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 July 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 27 July 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 -22 115 £475 - 19
South East -81 59 £395 -1.25% 9
North West -30 22 £360 -10.05% 3
South West -1 19 £400 +10.34% 9
Yorkshire -21 16 £350 -6.04% 2
East of England +27 15 £255 -15.00% 1
West Midlands -35 12 £340 - 4
North East -39 12 £497 +120.88% 1
East Midlands -1 8 £388 - 1
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 188 (28.88%) Finance
2 187 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
3 180 (27.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 176 (27.04%) Test Strategy
5 135 (20.74%) Defect Management
6 128 (19.66%) HP
7 124 (19.05%) Test Scripting
8 117 (17.97%) HP Quality Center
9 115 (17.67%) QA
10 114 (17.51%) ISEB
11 105 (16.13%) ISTQB
12 103 (15.82%) SQL
13 100 (15.36%) Security Cleared
14 90 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
15 89 (13.67%) Waterfall
16 83 (12.75%) JIRA
17 79 (12.14%) SAP
18 77 (11.83%) Project Management
19 74 (11.37%) Integration Testing
20 72 (11.06%) Banking
20 72 (11.06%) Microsoft
21 70 (10.75%) Software Testing
22 64 (9.83%) Performance Testing
22 64 (9.83%) Oracle
23 62 (9.52%) Scrum
23 62 (9.52%) Test Planning
24 61 (9.37%) Test Automation
25 59 (9.06%) SC Cleared
26 58 (8.91%) Validation
27 57 (8.76%) System Integration 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 14 (2.15%) SharePoint
2 11 (1.69%) Confluence
3 6 (0.92%) IIS
3 6 (0.92%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.77%) CMS
4 5 (0.77%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.46%) Apache
6 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.46%) Tuxedo
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.31%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.31%) JBoss
7 2 (0.31%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.31%) SAS
7 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 46 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.15%) MS Office
3 20 (3.07%) MS Project
4 13 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) Mingle
7 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.15%) SAP ERP
3 12 (1.84%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (1.08%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.92%) Magento
6 6 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.92%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.92%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.92%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.92%) SAP FI-CA
7 5 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.61%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.46%) SaaS
2 7 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.08%) Taleo
3 6 (0.92%) IaaS
3 6 (0.92%) PaaS
3 6 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.77%) Office 365
5 4 (0.61%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.69%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.23%) Internet
2 8 (1.23%) LAN
2 8 (1.23%) VLAN
3 6 (0.92%) VoIP
3 6 (0.92%) WAN
4 5 (0.77%) LDAP
5 4 (0.61%) Skype
5 4 (0.61%) SSH
6 3 (0.46%) Firewall
6 3 (0.46%) HTTP
6 3 (0.46%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.46%) Network Security
7 2 (0.31%) DHCP
7 2 (0.31%) DNS
7 2 (0.31%) FTP
7 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.31%) RTP
7 2 (0.31%) SNMP
7 2 (0.31%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (3.99%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.76%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.38%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.23%) MySQL
5 7 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.77%) Big Data
7 4 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.61%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.61%) DB2
7 4 (0.61%) Essbase
7 4 (0.61%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.46%) QlikView
8 3 (0.46%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.31%) Electronic Patient Records
9 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.31%) MS Access
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 83 (12.75%) JIRA
2 55 (8.45%) Selenium
3 37 (5.68%) Cucumber
4 30 (4.61%) HP UFT
5 29 (4.45%) SoapUI
6 28 (4.30%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (4.15%) LoadRunner
8 15 (2.30%) Git (software)
9 14 (2.15%) Jenkins
10 11 (1.69%) Zephyr
11 10 (1.54%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.54%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.38%) TestDirector
13 8 (1.23%) JUnit
13 8 (1.23%) Maven
14 7 (1.08%) JMeter
15 5 (0.77%) Appium
15 5 (0.77%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.61%) Rational Functional Tester
16 4 (0.61%) WATIR
General
1 188 (28.88%) Finance
2 72 (11.06%) Banking
3 50 (7.68%) Retail
4 34 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (2.46%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.38%) Billing
8 9 (1.38%) Marketing
8 9 (1.38%) Retail Banking
9 7 (1.08%) Back Office
9 7 (1.08%) Front Office
10 6 (0.92%) Electronics
10 6 (0.92%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.92%) Legal
11 5 (0.77%) Corporate Banking
12 4 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.46%) Games
13 3 (0.46%) Publishing
14 2 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 312 (47.93%) Test Manager
2 131 (20.12%) Analyst
3 104 (15.98%) Test Analyst
4 41 (6.30%) Tester
5 37 (5.68%) Test Leader
6 30 (4.61%) Programme Test Manager
6 30 (4.61%) Test Programme Manager
7 29 (4.45%) Programme Manager
8 28 (4.30%) Consultant
9 26 (3.99%) SAP Manager
9 26 (3.99%) UAT Manager
10 23 (3.53%) SAP Test Manager
11 22 (3.38%) Project Manager
11 22 (3.38%) UAT Test Manager
12 17 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
12 17 (2.61%) Senior Manager
12 17 (2.61%) Senior Test Analyst
12 17 (2.61%) Senior Test Manager
12 17 (2.61%) Test Engineer
13 15 (2.30%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.22%) XML
2 39 (5.99%) Web Services
3 37 (5.68%) SOAP
4 23 (3.53%) Gherkin
5 16 (2.46%) XML Messaging
6 12 (1.84%) .NET
7 8 (1.23%) HTML
8 6 (0.92%) SAP XI
9 5 (0.77%) REST
10 4 (0.61%) CSS
10 4 (0.61%) Middleware
10 4 (0.61%) RESTful
10 4 (0.61%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.46%) J2EE
12 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.31%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.31%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.31%) Spring
12 2 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.15%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.15%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.54%) Data Centre
4 9 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.38%) Mainframe
4 9 (1.38%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.23%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.23%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.08%) FMCG
7 6 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (0.92%) NHS
8 5 (0.77%) Data Extraction
8 5 (0.77%) Equities
9 4 (0.61%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.61%) Derivative
9 4 (0.61%) IVR
9 4 (0.61%) Life Science
9 4 (0.61%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.61%) Smartcard
10 3 (0.46%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.07%) Unix
2 43 (6.61%) Linux
3 38 (5.84%) Windows
4 8 (1.23%) AIX
5 4 (0.61%) Windows 10
6 3 (0.46%) CentOS
6 3 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.46%) VME
6 3 (0.46%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.46%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.31%) Android
7 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
2 180 (27.65%) User Acceptance Testing
3 176 (27.04%) Test Strategy
4 135 (20.74%) Defect Management
5 124 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 90 (13.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (13.67%) Waterfall
8 77 (11.83%) Project Management
9 74 (11.37%) Integration Testing
10 70 (10.75%) Software Testing
11 64 (9.83%) Performance Testing
12 62 (9.52%) Scrum
12 62 (9.52%) Test Planning
13 61 (9.37%) Test Automation
14 58 (8.91%) Validation
15 57 (8.76%) System Integration Testing
16 52 (7.99%) Functional Testing
17 50 (7.68%) Regression Testing
18 49 (7.53%) Migration
19 48 (7.37%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 103 (15.82%) SQL
2 47 (7.22%) Java
3 24 (3.69%) Ruby
4 19 (2.92%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.61%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.00%) C#
6 13 (2.00%) Python
7 11 (1.69%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.54%) C
9 9 (1.38%) PHP
10 7 (1.08%) Perl
10 7 (1.08%) VB
11 6 (0.92%) COBOL
11 6 (0.92%) VBScript
12 4 (0.61%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.46%) ABAP
13 3 (0.46%) C++
13 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 114 (17.51%) ISEB
2 105 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 100 (15.36%) Security Cleared
4 59 (9.06%) SC Cleared
5 42 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (4.30%) Degree
7 22 (3.38%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.92%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (2.61%) PMP
10 16 (2.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.92%) CCA
12 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.61%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.46%) MAPM
14 2 (0.31%) MCP
14 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.31%) OCP
14 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.31%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (17.67%) QA
2 10 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.92%) GxP
4 4 (0.61%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 4 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) MiFID
5 2 (0.31%) SDET
5 2 (0.31%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) Basel II
6 1 (0.15%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.15%) FINREP
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.46%) vSphere
4 2 (0.31%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 117 (17.97%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.61%) Puppet
3 3 (0.46%) Control-M
3 3 (0.46%) vRealize
4 2 (0.31%) DameWare
4 2 (0.31%) SCCM
4 2 (0.31%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 128 (19.66%) HP
2 79 (12.14%) SAP
3 72 (11.06%) Microsoft
4 64 (9.83%) Oracle
5 12 (1.84%) Sybase
6 9 (1.38%) IBM
6 9 (1.38%) VMware
6 9 (1.38%) webMethods
7 7 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
7 7 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.08%) Siebel
8 5 (0.77%) Calypso
8 5 (0.77%) Cisco
8 5 (0.77%) EMC
8 5 (0.77%) hybris
9 4 (0.61%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.61%) Ericsson
9 4 (0.61%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.61%) Pegasus
9 4 (0.61%) ServiceNow
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