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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 354 295 334
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +39
Contract jobs citing Test Management 83 145 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.62% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.75% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 89 67
Median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £348 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +14.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% -37.39%
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
19471 19452 19895
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 86.07% 83.14% 81.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13941 13986 14064
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 219 250
Median hourly rate £24.44 £22.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% +1.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.17 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.28 £52.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +26.94%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 0 11 £424 -10.78% 3
Harrow - 2 - -
Bromley - 1 £450 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 80 (39.41%) Finance
2 75 (36.95%) Test Strategy
3 66 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (30.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 52 (25.62%) Banking
6 44 (21.67%) Defect Management
7 43 (21.18%) ISEB
8 42 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
9 40 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (19.70%) Test Scripting
10 32 (15.76%) QA
10 32 (15.76%) System Integration Testing
11 30 (14.78%) HP
12 27 (13.30%) SAP
12 27 (13.30%) Test Automation
13 26 (12.81%) Integration Testing
13 26 (12.81%) ISTQB
14 25 (12.32%) Microsoft
15 24 (11.82%) Retail
16 23 (11.33%) PRINCE2
17 22 (10.84%) Security Cleared
18 21 (10.34%) Project Management
18 21 (10.34%) Performance Testing
19 20 (9.85%) Change Management
19 20 (9.85%) SQL
19 20 (9.85%) Waterfall
20 19 (9.36%) JIRA
21 18 (8.87%) Selenium
22 17 (8.37%) Regression Testing
22 17 (8.37%) Functional Testing

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 7 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.46%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (1.97%) CMS
4 3 (1.48%) Confluence
5 2 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (0.99%) Drupal
5 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.49%) JBoss
Applications
1 13 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.42%) MS Office
3 8 (3.94%) MS Project
4 7 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (2.46%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.99%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (3.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.99%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.49%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.49%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.49%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.97%) Office 365
2 2 (0.99%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.49%) PaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.97%) Internet
2 2 (0.99%) Intranet
2 2 (0.99%) VPN
3 1 (0.49%) 4G
3 1 (0.49%) LAN
3 1 (0.49%) Network Security
3 1 (0.49%) WAN
3 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.96%) Big Data
2 5 (2.46%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.46%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.97%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.49%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.49%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.49%) OLAP
4 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.49%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 19 (9.36%) JIRA
2 18 (8.87%) Selenium
3 11 (5.42%) Cucumber
4 9 (4.43%) LoadRunner
5 8 (3.94%) HP UFT
6 7 (3.45%) Zephyr
7 6 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.96%) Visual Studio
8 5 (2.46%) JMeter
8 5 (2.46%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.46%) TestDirector
9 4 (1.97%) JUnit
9 4 (1.97%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.99%) NUnit
10 2 (0.99%) Sahi
10 2 (0.99%) WATIR
11 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
11 1 (0.49%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.49%) TestNG
11 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
General
1 80 (39.41%) Finance
2 52 (25.62%) Banking
3 24 (11.82%) Retail
4 16 (7.88%) Investment Banking
5 9 (4.43%) Retail Banking
6 6 (2.96%) Front Office
6 6 (2.96%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (2.46%) Back Office
7 5 (2.46%) Games
7 5 (2.46%) Legal
7 5 (2.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) German Language
9 1 (0.49%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.49%) Marketing
9 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (51.72%) Test Manager
2 32 (15.76%) Analyst
3 22 (10.84%) Test Analyst
4 17 (8.37%) SAP Manager
4 17 (8.37%) SAP Test Manager
5 16 (7.88%) Programme Manager
5 16 (7.88%) Programme Test Manager
5 16 (7.88%) Test Programme Manager
6 15 (7.39%) UAT Manager
7 14 (6.90%) Project Manager
7 14 (6.90%) Test Leader
7 14 (6.90%) UAT Test Manager
8 9 (4.43%) Tester
9 7 (3.45%) Transformation Manager
10 6 (2.96%) Business Analyst
10 6 (2.96%) Consultant
11 5 (2.46%) Agile Test Manager
11 5 (2.46%) Performance Manager
11 5 (2.46%) Performance Test Manager
12 4 (1.97%) Banking Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.94%) .NET
1 8 (3.94%) XML
2 7 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 6 (2.96%) Web Services
4 5 (2.46%) SOAP
5 3 (1.48%) Middleware
6 2 (0.99%) REST
7 1 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.49%) Ajax
7 1 (0.49%) CSS
7 1 (0.49%) J2EE
7 1 (0.49%) LAMP
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.49%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 10 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.96%) Equities
4 5 (2.46%) EPoS
4 5 (2.46%) FMCG
4 5 (2.46%) Market Risk
5 4 (1.97%) Derivative
5 4 (1.97%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.97%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.48%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.48%) IVR
6 3 (1.48%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.48%) NHS
6 3 (1.48%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.99%) Credit Risk
7 2 (0.99%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.99%) OTC Derivatives
7 2 (0.99%) PACS
8 1 (0.49%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.96%) Linux
2 5 (2.46%) Unix
3 4 (1.97%) Windows
4 1 (0.49%) Android
4 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (36.95%) Test Strategy
2 66 (32.51%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (30.05%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (21.67%) Defect Management
5 40 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 40 (19.70%) Test Scripting
6 32 (15.76%) System Integration Testing
7 27 (13.30%) Test Automation
8 26 (12.81%) Integration Testing
9 23 (11.33%) PRINCE2
10 21 (10.34%) Performance Testing
10 21 (10.34%) Project Management
11 20 (9.85%) Change Management
11 20 (9.85%) Waterfall
12 17 (8.37%) Functional Testing
12 17 (8.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 17 (8.37%) Regression Testing
13 16 (7.88%) Validation
14 15 (7.39%) Test Planning
15 14 (6.90%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (9.85%) SQL
2 16 (7.88%) Java
3 6 (2.96%) C#
4 4 (1.97%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.48%) C
5 3 (1.48%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.48%) PHP
5 3 (1.48%) Python
5 3 (1.48%) Ruby
5 3 (1.48%) VBA
5 3 (1.48%) VBScript
6 2 (0.99%) COBOL
6 2 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.49%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) Go
7 1 (0.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 43 (21.18%) ISEB
2 26 (12.81%) ISTQB
3 22 (10.84%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.88%) PMP
5 12 (5.91%) DV Cleared
6 9 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.97%) Degree
8 4 (1.97%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (1.97%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.48%) MAPM
10 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (15.76%) QA
2 9 (4.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (3.45%) GxP
4 2 (0.99%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.99%) MiFID
5 1 (0.49%) Basel II
5 1 (0.49%) Basel III
5 1 (0.49%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.49%) Docker
1 1 (0.49%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 42 (20.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.49%) Ansible
2 1 (0.49%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.49%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (14.78%) HP
2 27 (13.30%) SAP
3 25 (12.32%) Microsoft
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle
4 4 (1.97%) Reuters
4 4 (1.97%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (0.99%) ATG
5 2 (0.99%) Bloomberg
5 2 (0.99%) Google
5 2 (0.99%) hybris
5 2 (0.99%) Murex
5 2 (0.99%) ServiceNow
5 2 (0.99%) Sybase
5 2 (0.99%) TIBCO
6 1 (0.49%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.49%) Cloudera
6 1 (0.49%) PagerDuty
6 1 (0.49%) Pega
6 1 (0.49%) WorldPay
6 1 (0.49%) Xamarin