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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 384 258 308
Rank change year-on-year
-126 +50
Contract jobs citing Test Management 258 474 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.51% 0.89% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 1.11% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 293 174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £372
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +7.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -44.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -46.95%
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
41713 42607 40208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 83.05% 80.44% 78.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27776 28210 25375
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1001 1151 1119
Median hourly rate £29.50 £31.44 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +36.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.93 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £51.30 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -62 101 £450 -5.26% 23
South East -67 59 £450 +13.20% 10
North West -10 23 £375 -6.30% 6
South West -9 17 £375 +1.69% 8
East of England +20 16 £255 -21.53% 2
West Midlands -23 16 £375 -16.66% 5
North East -21 11 £497 +80.72%
Yorkshire -41 10 £375 +7.14% 7
East Midlands -7 1 £305 -15.27% 2
Midlands - 1 - -
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 180 (31.09%) Test Strategy
2 176 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (26.77%) Finance
4 150 (25.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 124 (21.42%) Defect Management
6 109 (18.83%) ISEB
6 109 (18.83%) HP
7 107 (18.48%) Test Scripting
7 107 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
8 102 (17.62%) QA
9 99 (17.10%) ISTQB
10 92 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 89 (15.37%) Security Cleared
12 88 (15.20%) SQL
13 84 (14.51%) Waterfall
14 76 (13.13%) JIRA
15 72 (12.44%) Microsoft
15 72 (12.44%) Project Management
16 70 (12.09%) SAP
17 69 (11.92%) Banking
18 63 (10.88%) Software Testing
18 63 (10.88%) Integration Testing
19 60 (10.36%) Scrum
20 59 (10.19%) Test Planning
21 56 (9.67%) Selenium
22 53 (9.15%) Performance Testing
22 53 (9.15%) SC Cleared
22 53 (9.15%) Regression Testing
23 52 (8.98%) Validation
23 52 (8.98%) 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 12 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 10 (1.73%) Confluence
3 7 (1.21%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.04%) CMS
4 6 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.86%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.69%) IIS
6 4 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.52%) Apache
8 2 (0.35%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.35%) Drupal
8 2 (0.35%) JBoss
8 2 (0.35%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.17%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 44 (7.60%) MS Excel
2 24 (4.15%) MS Office
3 19 (3.28%) MS Project
4 14 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.55%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.35%) Mingle
7 1 (0.17%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (3.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.38%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (1.21%) SAP ERP
4 6 (1.04%) Magento
4 6 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.04%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.86%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.86%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
7 3 (0.52%) SAP PSCD
8 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 2 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.38%) SaaS
2 7 (1.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.86%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.69%) Office 365
5 3 (0.52%) IaaS
5 3 (0.52%) PaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Taleo
7 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.25%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.55%) Internet
3 8 (1.38%) VLAN
4 7 (1.21%) HTTP
4 7 (1.21%) LAN
5 6 (1.04%) FTP
5 6 (1.04%) VoIP
6 5 (0.86%) LDAP
6 5 (0.86%) WAN
7 4 (0.69%) SSH
8 3 (0.52%) Firewall
8 3 (0.52%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.52%) Network Security
8 3 (0.52%) Skype
9 2 (0.35%) DNS
9 2 (0.35%) Intranet
9 2 (0.35%) PPP
9 2 (0.35%) RTP
9 2 (0.35%) SNMP
9 2 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.55%) MySQL
4 8 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.21%) DB2
6 6 (1.04%) Big Data
7 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (0.69%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (0.52%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.52%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.35%) Essbase
9 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.35%) MS Access
9 2 (0.35%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.17%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 76 (13.13%) JIRA
2 56 (9.67%) Selenium
3 32 (5.53%) Cucumber
4 31 (5.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (5.18%) SoapUI
6 29 (5.01%) LoadRunner
7 24 (4.15%) HP UFT
8 19 (3.28%) Zephyr
9 14 (2.42%) SpecFlow
10 13 (2.25%) Jenkins
11 12 (2.07%) Git (software)
11 12 (2.07%) JMeter
11 12 (2.07%) JUnit
12 10 (1.73%) WebDriver
13 9 (1.55%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.38%) Maven
15 6 (1.04%) Appium
15 6 (1.04%) TestDirector
16 5 (0.86%) Rational Functional Tester
16 5 (0.86%) WATIR
General
1 155 (26.77%) Finance
2 69 (11.92%) Banking
3 43 (7.43%) Retail
4 26 (4.49%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 14 (2.42%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.73%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.55%) Billing
10 8 (1.38%) Back Office
10 8 (1.38%) Marketing
11 7 (1.21%) Front Office
12 5 (0.86%) Games
12 5 (0.86%) Legal
13 4 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
13 4 (0.69%) Electronics
14 3 (0.52%) Automotive
14 3 (0.52%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.52%) Publishing
15 2 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 270 (46.63%) Test Manager
2 117 (20.21%) Analyst
3 92 (15.89%) Test Analyst
4 40 (6.91%) Tester
5 37 (6.39%) Test Leader
6 29 (5.01%) SAP Manager
7 25 (4.32%) Programme Manager
7 25 (4.32%) Programme Test Manager
7 25 (4.32%) SAP Test Manager
7 25 (4.32%) Test Programme Manager
8 24 (4.15%) UAT Manager
9 22 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 22 (3.80%) UAT Test Manager
10 18 (3.11%) Test Engineer
11 16 (2.76%) Consultant
12 14 (2.42%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (2.42%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (2.25%) Agile Test Analyst
13 13 (2.25%) Senior Manager
13 13 (2.25%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.08%) SOAP
2 40 (6.91%) XML
3 35 (6.04%) Web Services
4 21 (3.63%) Gherkin
5 11 (1.90%) .NET
6 10 (1.73%) XML Messaging
7 8 (1.38%) REST
8 7 (1.21%) HTML
9 5 (0.86%) SAP Basis
9 5 (0.86%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.69%) Middleware
10 4 (0.69%) RESTful
11 3 (0.52%) CSS
11 3 (0.52%) J2EE
11 3 (0.52%) SAP XI
12 2 (0.35%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.35%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.35%) Spring
13 1 (0.17%) Ajax
13 1 (0.17%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.49%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.73%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.38%) FMCG
4 8 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.21%) EPoS
6 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 6 (1.04%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (0.86%) Equities
7 5 (0.86%) IVR
7 5 (0.86%) Market Risk
7 5 (0.86%) NHS
7 5 (0.86%) Smartcard
7 5 (0.86%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.69%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.69%) Derivative
8 4 (0.69%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.64%) Unix
2 38 (6.56%) Linux
2 38 (6.56%) Windows
3 9 (1.55%) AIX
4 5 (0.86%) Android
4 5 (0.86%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.52%) CentOS
5 3 (0.52%) Solaris
5 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.52%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (31.09%) Test Strategy
2 176 (30.40%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (25.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 124 (21.42%) Defect Management
5 107 (18.48%) Test Scripting
6 92 (15.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 84 (14.51%) Waterfall
8 72 (12.44%) Project Management
9 63 (10.88%) Integration Testing
9 63 (10.88%) Software Testing
10 60 (10.36%) Scrum
11 59 (10.19%) Test Planning
12 53 (9.15%) Performance Testing
12 53 (9.15%) Regression Testing
13 52 (8.98%) Functional Testing
13 52 (8.98%) System Integration Testing
13 52 (8.98%) Validation
14 50 (8.64%) Test Automation
15 45 (7.77%) Migration
16 42 (7.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 88 (15.20%) SQL
2 49 (8.46%) Java
3 25 (4.32%) Ruby
4 18 (3.11%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.94%) C#
6 15 (2.59%) PL/SQL
7 12 (2.07%) Python
8 10 (1.73%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.73%) C
8 10 (1.73%) PHP
9 8 (1.38%) Perl
10 7 (1.21%) C++
11 6 (1.04%) VB
11 6 (1.04%) VBScript
12 5 (0.86%) ABAP
12 5 (0.86%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.52%) COBOL
13 3 (0.52%) PowerShell
14 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (18.83%) ISEB
2 99 (17.10%) ISTQB
3 89 (15.37%) Security Cleared
4 53 (9.15%) SC Cleared
5 39 (6.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (5.18%) Degree
7 23 (3.97%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.94%) PMP
9 16 (2.76%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (2.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 4 (0.69%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.52%) CCA
12 3 (0.52%) MAPM
13 2 (0.35%) MCP
13 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.35%) OCP
13 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.35%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (17.62%) QA
2 10 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.21%) GxP
4 4 (0.69%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.35%) MiFID
6 2 (0.35%) SDET
6 2 (0.35%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) Basel II
7 1 (0.17%) Basel III
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.52%) vSphere
4 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 107 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.69%) Control-M
2 4 (0.69%) Puppet
3 3 (0.52%) vRealize
4 2 (0.35%) DameWare
4 2 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 109 (18.83%) HP
2 72 (12.44%) Microsoft
3 70 (12.09%) SAP
4 49 (8.46%) Oracle
5 13 (2.25%) VMware
6 12 (2.07%) Sybase
7 7 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.21%) Siebel
8 6 (1.04%) IBM
8 6 (1.04%) webMethods
9 5 (0.86%) Cisco
9 5 (0.86%) EMC
10 4 (0.69%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.69%) Ericsson
10 4 (0.69%) Reuters
11 3 (0.52%) Adobe
11 3 (0.52%) Dell
11 3 (0.52%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.52%) ServiceNow
11 3 (0.52%) Talend
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Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
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City of London
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