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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 335 307 320
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 311 362 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.89% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 213 176
Median daily rate £413 £415 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +12.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.75 - £23.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 - £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 - £28.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -10.29%
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
40110 40514 38511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 82.41% 79.68% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26974 26588 24639
Median daily rate £450 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £578 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 1082 1144
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £27.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -17 118 £450 - 20
South East -39 69 £400 - 15
North West -2 31 £374 -2.03% 6
South West +17 25 £413 +4.43% 7
East of England +25 19 £425 +37.09% 2
Yorkshire -3 16 £350 -12.50% 5
East Midlands +4 12 £350 -22.22% 1
West Midlands -17 12 £350 +11.55% 9
North East -47 10 £484 +114.88%
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 204 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 199 (30.06%) Finance
3 186 (28.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 171 (25.83%) Test Strategy
5 139 (21.00%) Defect Management
6 130 (19.64%) HP
6 130 (19.64%) Test Scripting
7 126 (19.03%) HP Quality Center
8 120 (18.13%) QA
9 114 (17.22%) ISEB
9 114 (17.22%) SQL
10 110 (16.62%) ISTQB
11 106 (16.01%) Security Cleared
12 87 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 86 (12.99%) Waterfall
14 78 (11.78%) Oracle
14 78 (11.78%) Microsoft
15 77 (11.63%) JIRA
16 75 (11.33%) Software Testing
17 74 (11.18%) Integration Testing
18 72 (10.88%) SAP
19 69 (10.42%) Project Management
19 69 (10.42%) Banking
20 66 (9.97%) Scrum
21 64 (9.67%) Test Planning
22 63 (9.52%) Performance Testing
22 63 (9.52%) SC Cleared
23 60 (9.06%) Test Automation
24 59 (8.91%) Functional Testing
25 56 (8.46%) Selenium

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 20 (3.02%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.21%) Confluence
2 8 (1.21%) IIS
3 6 (0.91%) Skype for Business
3 6 (0.91%) Tuxedo
4 5 (0.76%) CMS
5 4 (0.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.60%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.45%) Apache
6 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.45%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.45%) SAS
6 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.30%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.30%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.15%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 51 (7.70%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.08%) MS Office
3 19 (2.87%) MS Project
4 10 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Mingle
7 1 (0.15%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.96%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.96%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (1.51%) Oracle ERP
4 9 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
4 9 (1.36%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (1.06%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.91%) Magento
7 6 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.91%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.91%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.91%) SAP FI-CA
7 6 (0.91%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.76%) Hyperion Planning
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Assets
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Cash Management
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 5 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.11%) SaaS
2 8 (1.21%) Taleo
3 6 (0.91%) IaaS
3 6 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.91%) PaaS
3 6 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.60%) Office 365
5 3 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.36%) LAN
2 8 (1.21%) Internet
2 8 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.06%) WAN
4 5 (0.76%) VLAN
5 4 (0.60%) HTTP
5 4 (0.60%) Network Security
5 4 (0.60%) Skype
5 4 (0.60%) SSH
5 4 (0.60%) VoIP
6 3 (0.45%) Firewall
6 3 (0.45%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.45%) LDAP
6 3 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.30%) FTP
7 2 (0.30%) SAN
7 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.30%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.30%) WLAN
8 1 (0.15%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.98%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.42%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.66%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (0.76%) Data Mining
5 5 (0.76%) Essbase
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.60%) MySQL
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
7 3 (0.45%) DB2
7 3 (0.45%) QlikView
7 3 (0.45%) SAP HANA
7 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.45%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (0.30%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (0.30%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.30%) MS Access
8 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 77 (11.63%) JIRA
2 56 (8.46%) Selenium
3 38 (5.74%) Cucumber
4 34 (5.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (4.83%) HP UFT
6 31 (4.68%) SoapUI
7 27 (4.08%) LoadRunner
8 13 (1.96%) Git (software)
9 12 (1.81%) SpecFlow
9 12 (1.81%) WebDriver
9 12 (1.81%) Zephyr
10 11 (1.66%) Jenkins
11 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio
12 8 (1.21%) JMeter
12 8 (1.21%) TestDirector
13 7 (1.06%) Appium
14 6 (0.91%) JUnit
14 6 (0.91%) Maven
15 4 (0.60%) Rational Functional Tester
15 4 (0.60%) Toad
General
1 199 (30.06%) Finance
2 69 (10.42%) Banking
3 48 (7.25%) Retail
4 33 (4.98%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 13 (1.96%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.51%) Marketing
9 9 (1.36%) Front Office
10 7 (1.06%) Billing
10 7 (1.06%) Corporate Banking
10 7 (1.06%) Electronics
10 7 (1.06%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.06%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.91%) Legal
12 5 (0.76%) Back Office
13 4 (0.60%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.30%) Automotive
14 2 (0.30%) Portuguese Language
14 2 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 321 (48.49%) Test Manager
2 141 (21.30%) Analyst
3 112 (16.92%) Test Analyst
4 43 (6.50%) Test Leader
5 38 (5.74%) Tester
6 27 (4.08%) Consultant
6 27 (4.08%) Programme Test Manager
6 27 (4.08%) Test Programme Manager
7 26 (3.93%) Programme Manager
8 25 (3.78%) UAT Manager
9 24 (3.63%) SAP Manager
10 21 (3.17%) Project Manager
11 20 (3.02%) SAP Test Manager
11 20 (3.02%) UAT Test Manager
12 18 (2.72%) Senior Manager
12 18 (2.72%) Senior Test Manager
13 16 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
13 16 (2.42%) Senior Test Analyst
13 16 (2.42%) Test Engineer
14 15 (2.27%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (7.85%) XML
2 43 (6.50%) Web Services
3 38 (5.74%) SOAP
4 27 (4.08%) Gherkin
5 21 (3.17%) XML Messaging
6 15 (2.27%) .NET
7 7 (1.06%) HTML
8 6 (0.91%) SAP XI
9 5 (0.76%) REST
10 4 (0.60%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.60%) SAP Basis
11 3 (0.45%) CSS
11 3 (0.45%) Middleware
11 3 (0.45%) RESTful
12 2 (0.30%) Ajax
12 2 (0.30%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.30%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.30%) J2EE
12 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.15%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.78%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.11%) Mainframe
4 12 (1.81%) Data Centre
5 11 (1.66%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.21%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.06%) NHS
8 6 (0.91%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.76%) Derivative
9 5 (0.76%) Equities
9 5 (0.76%) FMCG
9 5 (0.76%) IVR
9 5 (0.76%) Smartcard
10 4 (0.60%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.60%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.60%) User Experience
11 3 (0.45%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.45%) iPad
11 3 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (7.25%) Linux
2 46 (6.95%) Unix
3 43 (6.50%) Windows
4 9 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.21%) Windows 10
6 6 (0.91%) VME
6 6 (0.91%) Windows Server
7 5 (0.76%) AIX
8 3 (0.45%) CentOS
8 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) Android
9 1 (0.15%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (30.82%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (28.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 171 (25.83%) Test Strategy
4 139 (21.00%) Defect Management
5 130 (19.64%) Test Scripting
6 87 (13.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 86 (12.99%) Waterfall
8 75 (11.33%) Software Testing
9 74 (11.18%) Integration Testing
10 69 (10.42%) Project Management
11 66 (9.97%) Scrum
12 64 (9.67%) Test Planning
13 63 (9.52%) Performance Testing
14 60 (9.06%) Test Automation
15 59 (8.91%) Functional Testing
16 55 (8.31%) System Integration Testing
17 53 (8.01%) Migration
17 53 (8.01%) Validation
18 50 (7.55%) ERP
19 46 (6.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 114 (17.22%) SQL
2 48 (7.25%) Java
3 23 (3.47%) Ruby
4 20 (3.02%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.27%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.11%) C
7 13 (1.96%) C#
8 12 (1.81%) Python
9 11 (1.66%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.36%) PHP
11 8 (1.21%) COBOL
12 7 (1.06%) Perl
12 7 (1.06%) VB
13 6 (0.91%) VBScript
14 4 (0.60%) C++
15 3 (0.45%) ABAP
15 3 (0.45%) PowerShell
15 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.15%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 114 (17.22%) ISEB
2 110 (16.62%) ISTQB
3 106 (16.01%) Security Cleared
4 63 (9.52%) SC Cleared
5 47 (7.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 22 (3.32%) DV Cleared
7 21 (3.17%) Degree
8 19 (2.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (2.27%) PMI Certification
10 14 (2.11%) PMP
11 7 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.91%) CCA
13 2 (0.30%) MAPM
13 2 (0.30%) MCP
13 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.30%) OCP
13 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.30%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.15%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (18.13%) QA
2 10 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.91%) GxP
4 4 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.30%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.30%) MiFID
5 2 (0.30%) SDET
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) CRD IV
6 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.15%) EMIR
6 1 (0.15%) FINREP
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.60%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.45%) vSphere
5 1 (0.15%) Docker
Systems Management
1 126 (19.03%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.45%) Puppet
2 3 (0.45%) vRealize
3 2 (0.30%) DameWare
3 2 (0.30%) SCCM
3 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 130 (19.64%) HP
2 78 (11.78%) Microsoft
2 78 (11.78%) Oracle
3 72 (10.88%) SAP
4 11 (1.66%) VMware
5 10 (1.51%) IBM
6 9 (1.36%) webMethods
7 8 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.06%) PeopleSoft
8 7 (1.06%) Siebel
8 7 (1.06%) Sybase
9 6 (0.91%) Micro Focus
10 5 (0.76%) Calypso
10 5 (0.76%) hybris
10 5 (0.76%) Hyperion
10 5 (0.76%) Pegasus
10 5 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.60%) Reuters
11 4 (0.60%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.60%) Sun
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