The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 335 311 276
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -35
Contract jobs citing Test Management 87 123 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.41% 0.55% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.65% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 81 115
Median daily rate £438 £425 £501
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £48.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-12.82% +32.65%
Test Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18213 18867 18977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 84.83% 83.63% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13470 13994
Median daily rate £485 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 226 250
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.02% +36.00%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London 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 London

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the London region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the London region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the London region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
City of London -25 7 £425 - 7
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 77 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (33.51%) Finance
3 48 (25.95%) Test Strategy
4 46 (24.86%) Test Scripting
5 42 (22.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 41 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (18.38%) Banking
8 33 (17.84%) SQL
9 32 (17.30%) JIRA
10 31 (16.76%) QA
10 31 (16.76%) HP
10 31 (16.76%) HP Quality Center
11 28 (15.14%) Defect Management
11 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
12 25 (13.51%) SAP
12 25 (13.51%) Functional Testing
13 24 (12.97%) Regression Testing
14 23 (12.43%) Waterfall
15 22 (11.89%) Test Automation
15 22 (11.89%) ISEB
15 22 (11.89%) ISTQB
16 20 (10.81%) Oracle
17 19 (10.27%) Retail
18 18 (9.73%) Scrum
18 18 (9.73%) Migration
18 18 (9.73%) Selenium
19 17 (9.19%) ERP
19 17 (9.19%) Risk Management
20 16 (8.65%) Change Management
20 16 (8.65%) Project Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 8 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.78%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.16%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.62%) CMS
5 1 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.54%) Confluence
5 1 (0.54%) Drupal
5 1 (0.54%) JBoss
5 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.49%) MS Office
3 10 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (3.24%) MS Project
5 5 (2.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.54%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 10 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.16%) SAP WM
4 2 (1.08%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.08%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.54%) Cerner Millennium
5 1 (0.54%) Magento
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.70%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
2 1 (0.54%) PaaS
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
2 1 (0.54%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.62%) HTTP
2 2 (1.08%) 4G
2 2 (1.08%) Internet
2 2 (1.08%) Intranet
2 2 (1.08%) LAN
2 2 (1.08%) VPN
2 2 (1.08%) WAN
2 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.08%) Wireless
3 1 (0.54%) BGP
3 1 (0.54%) HSRP
3 1 (0.54%) MPLS
3 1 (0.54%) OSPF
3 1 (0.54%) PPP
3 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.41%) Big Data
2 9 (4.86%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.32%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.62%) MySQL
6 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.54%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.54%) GIS
8 1 (0.54%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 32 (17.30%) JIRA
2 18 (9.73%) Selenium
3 15 (8.11%) HP UFT
4 13 (7.03%) Cucumber
5 11 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.86%) Git (software)
7 8 (4.32%) JMeter
8 7 (3.78%) LoadRunner
8 7 (3.78%) SpecFlow
8 7 (3.78%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.78%) Zephyr
9 5 (2.70%) NUnit
9 5 (2.70%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.16%) eggPlant
10 4 (2.16%) Jenkins
10 4 (2.16%) JUnit
10 4 (2.16%) TestDirector
11 3 (1.62%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.62%) Sahi
11 3 (1.62%) WATIR
General
1 62 (33.51%) Finance
2 34 (18.38%) Banking
3 19 (10.27%) Retail
4 9 (4.86%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.78%) Back Office
6 6 (3.24%) Retail Banking
7 5 (2.70%) Games
7 5 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (2.16%) Front Office
8 4 (2.16%) Legal
9 3 (1.62%) Law
10 2 (1.08%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.54%) Advertising
11 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.54%) German Language
11 1 (0.54%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.54%) Local Government
11 1 (0.54%) Marketing
11 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 71 (38.38%) Test Manager
2 43 (23.24%) Analyst
3 32 (17.30%) Test Analyst
4 20 (10.81%) Test Leader
5 12 (6.49%) SAP Manager
5 12 (6.49%) SAP Test Manager
6 11 (5.95%) Tester
7 10 (5.41%) Programme Manager
7 10 (5.41%) Programme Test Manager
7 10 (5.41%) Test Programme Manager
8 9 (4.86%) Automation Test Analyst
8 9 (4.86%) Project Manager
9 8 (4.32%) Developer
10 7 (3.78%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.78%) UAT Manager
11 6 (3.24%) QA Analyst
12 5 (2.70%) UAT Test Manager
13 4 (2.16%) Agile Test Analyst
13 4 (2.16%) Functional Analyst
13 4 (2.16%) Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.49%) .NET
2 9 (4.86%) Web Services
2 9 (4.86%) XML
3 8 (4.32%) SOAP
4 3 (1.62%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.62%) Gherkin
4 3 (1.62%) REST
5 1 (0.54%) Ajax
5 1 (0.54%) HTML
5 1 (0.54%) HTML5
5 1 (0.54%) J2EE
5 1 (0.54%) JSON
5 1 (0.54%) LAMP
5 1 (0.54%) Middleware
5 1 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.54%) RESTEasy
5 1 (0.54%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.24%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.70%) EPoS
3 5 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (2.16%) FMCG
5 3 (1.62%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.62%) Grid Computing
5 3 (1.62%) LIMS
5 3 (1.62%) Market Risk
5 3 (1.62%) Virtual Team
5 3 (1.62%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.08%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.08%) Equities
6 2 (1.08%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.08%) IVR
6 2 (1.08%) Life Science
6 2 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.08%) NHS
6 2 (1.08%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.57%) Unix
2 10 (5.41%) Windows
3 5 (2.70%) Linux
4 4 (2.16%) Mac OS
4 4 (2.16%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.54%) Android
5 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (41.62%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.95%) Test Strategy
3 46 (24.86%) Test Scripting
4 42 (22.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 41 (22.16%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (15.14%) Defect Management
7 25 (13.51%) Functional Testing
8 24 (12.97%) Regression Testing
9 23 (12.43%) Waterfall
10 22 (11.89%) Test Automation
11 18 (9.73%) Migration
11 18 (9.73%) Scrum
12 17 (9.19%) ERP
12 17 (9.19%) Risk Management
13 16 (8.65%) Change Management
13 16 (8.65%) Integration Testing
13 16 (8.65%) Project Management
13 16 (8.65%) TDD
14 15 (8.11%) Business Analysis
14 15 (8.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.84%) SQL
2 16 (8.65%) Java
3 9 (4.86%) C#
4 7 (3.78%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.24%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.62%) AWK
6 3 (1.62%) Perl
6 3 (1.62%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.62%) Python
6 3 (1.62%) Ruby
6 3 (1.62%) Scala
6 3 (1.62%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.62%) VBA
7 2 (1.08%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) Go
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (11.89%) ISEB
1 22 (11.89%) ISTQB
2 14 (7.57%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (3.24%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (3.24%) PMP
5 5 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.70%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.16%) Degree
6 4 (2.16%) MAPM
7 3 (1.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (16.76%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) GxP
2 4 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.08%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.54%) Basel II
4 1 (0.54%) Basel III
4 1 (0.54%) HL7
4 1 (0.54%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (2.16%) XenApp
1 4 (2.16%) XenDesktop
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 31 (16.76%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.62%) Control-M
3 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.54%) Ambari
4 1 (0.54%) Ansible
4 1 (0.54%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.54%) collectd
4 1 (0.54%) Grafana
4 1 (0.54%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.54%) Puppet
4 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (16.76%) HP
2 28 (15.14%) Microsoft
3 25 (13.51%) SAP
4 20 (10.81%) Oracle
5 5 (2.70%) Bloomberg
5 5 (2.70%) Reuters
6 4 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.62%) DataSynapse
7 3 (1.62%) IBM
8 2 (1.08%) Compuware
8 2 (1.08%) Empirix
8 2 (1.08%) Google
8 2 (1.08%) hybris
8 2 (1.08%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.08%) Sybase
8 2 (1.08%) Workday
9 1 (0.54%) Adobe
9 1 (0.54%) Murex
9 1 (0.54%) Progress
9 1 (0.54%) Siebel