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 28 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 313 295 287
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Management 116 138 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.52% 0.59% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.72% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 84 77
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £325 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £688 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +12.96%
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
18925 19241 19257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 85.36% 81.63% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 13680 13773 13490
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 233 237
Median hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% +6.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.15 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £66.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 28 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
City of London +36 13 £550 +15.78% 7
Bromley - 3 £450 -
Docklands, London +12 2 £538 -28.33%
Brentford +1 2 £245 -24.76%
Canary Wharf +3 1 - -
Croydon - 1 £400 -
Greenford - 1 £255 -
Twickenham - 1 £325 -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 90 (37.19%) Finance
2 85 (35.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 74 (30.58%) Test Strategy
4 72 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (24.38%) Banking
6 54 (22.31%) HP Quality Center
7 53 (21.90%) Test Scripting
8 52 (21.49%) Defect Management
9 50 (20.66%) ISEB
10 46 (19.01%) HP
11 43 (17.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 43 (17.77%) QA
12 34 (14.05%) Test Automation
13 31 (12.81%) System Integration Testing
14 30 (12.40%) SQL
15 29 (11.98%) Security Cleared
16 28 (11.57%) Performance Testing
16 28 (11.57%) Selenium
16 28 (11.57%) JIRA
16 28 (11.57%) ISTQB
17 27 (11.16%) Integration Testing
18 25 (10.33%) Retail
18 25 (10.33%) SAP
18 25 (10.33%) Project Management
19 24 (9.92%) Microsoft
20 23 (9.50%) Waterfall
21 22 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
22 21 (8.68%) Validation
23 20 (8.26%) PRINCE2
23 20 (8.26%) Change 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 (3.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (1.24%) CMS
3 3 (1.24%) Confluence
3 3 (1.24%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.41%) Drupal
4 1 (0.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.41%) SAS
4 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.55%) MS Project
3 9 (3.72%) MS Office
4 8 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.41%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.89%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.83%) VisionPLUS
4 1 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 1 (0.41%) Primavera
4 1 (0.41%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) Office 365
1 4 (1.65%) SaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.41%) IaaS
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.41%) PaaS
2 1 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.41%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.24%) Internet
2 2 (0.83%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) Network Security
3 1 (0.41%) Skype
3 1 (0.41%) VLAN
3 1 (0.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.07%) Big Data
3 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.83%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.41%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.41%) OLAP
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.41%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (11.57%) JIRA
1 28 (11.57%) Selenium
2 18 (7.44%) Cucumber
3 13 (5.37%) HP UFT
3 13 (5.37%) LoadRunner
4 12 (4.96%) SoapUI
5 7 (2.89%) JMeter
5 7 (2.89%) SpecFlow
5 7 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (2.89%) Zephyr
6 6 (2.48%) JUnit
6 6 (2.48%) TestDirector
7 4 (1.65%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.65%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.65%) WATIR
8 3 (1.24%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.24%) NUnit
8 3 (1.24%) Sahi
9 2 (0.83%) Maven
10 1 (0.41%) TestPartner
General
1 90 (37.19%) Finance
2 59 (24.38%) Banking
3 25 (10.33%) Retail
4 16 (6.61%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.31%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.89%) Front Office
7 6 (2.48%) Legal
7 6 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.65%) Back Office
10 3 (1.24%) Marketing
10 3 (1.24%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.83%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.83%) Games
12 1 (0.41%) Billing
12 1 (0.41%) German Language
12 1 (0.41%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 127 (52.48%) Test Manager
2 43 (17.77%) Analyst
3 32 (13.22%) Test Analyst
4 18 (7.44%) Programme Manager
4 18 (7.44%) Programme Test Manager
4 18 (7.44%) Test Programme Manager
5 17 (7.02%) UAT Manager
6 16 (6.61%) SAP Manager
6 16 (6.61%) SAP Test Manager
6 16 (6.61%) UAT Test Manager
7 15 (6.20%) Project Manager
7 15 (6.20%) Test Leader
8 10 (4.13%) Tester
9 8 (3.31%) Consultant
10 7 (2.89%) Senior Manager
10 7 (2.89%) Senior Test Manager
10 7 (2.89%) Transformation Manager
11 6 (2.48%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (2.48%) UAT Lead
11 6 (2.48%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.79%) XML
2 11 (4.55%) SOAP
2 11 (4.55%) Web Services
3 9 (3.72%) Gherkin
4 6 (2.48%) .NET
5 3 (1.24%) Middleware
6 2 (0.83%) CSS
7 1 (0.41%) HTML
7 1 (0.41%) J2EE
7 1 (0.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (0.41%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.41%) Spring
7 1 (0.41%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.41%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.61%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.48%) FMCG
5 5 (2.07%) Equities
5 5 (2.07%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.65%) Derivative
6 4 (1.65%) IVR
6 4 (1.65%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.65%) NHS
6 4 (1.65%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.24%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.83%) iPad
8 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.83%) OTC Derivatives
8 2 (0.83%) PACS
8 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (4.13%) Unix
2 7 (2.89%) Linux
2 7 (2.89%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (35.12%) User Acceptance Testing
2 74 (30.58%) Test Strategy
3 72 (29.75%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (21.90%) Test Scripting
5 52 (21.49%) Defect Management
6 43 (17.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (14.05%) Test Automation
8 31 (12.81%) System Integration Testing
9 28 (11.57%) Performance Testing
10 27 (11.16%) Integration Testing
11 25 (10.33%) Project Management
12 23 (9.50%) Waterfall
13 22 (9.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 21 (8.68%) Validation
15 20 (8.26%) Change Management
15 20 (8.26%) Manual Testing
15 20 (8.26%) PRINCE2
16 19 (7.85%) Functional Testing
16 19 (7.85%) Test Planning
17 17 (7.02%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.40%) SQL
2 19 (7.85%) Java
3 8 (3.31%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.07%) C#
4 5 (2.07%) VBScript
5 4 (1.65%) C
5 4 (1.65%) Ruby
6 3 (1.24%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.24%) Python
6 3 (1.24%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.83%) COBOL
7 2 (0.83%) PHP
7 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.41%) C++
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) VBA
8 1 (0.41%) XPath
Qualifications
1 50 (20.66%) ISEB
2 29 (11.98%) Security Cleared
3 28 (11.57%) ISTQB
4 17 (7.02%) DV Cleared
5 16 (6.61%) PMP
6 12 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (3.72%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.65%) Degree
8 4 (1.65%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.24%) MAPM
10 1 (0.41%) AAT
10 1 (0.41%) ACCA
10 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.41%) CIMA
10 1 (0.41%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (17.77%) QA
2 9 (3.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.48%) GxP
4 2 (0.83%) MiFID
5 1 (0.41%) Basel II
5 1 (0.41%) Basel III
5 1 (0.41%) COBIT
5 1 (0.41%) CRD IV
5 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.41%) FINREP
5 1 (0.41%) HL7
5 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Docker
1 1 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (22.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (19.01%) HP
2 25 (10.33%) SAP
3 24 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 16 (6.61%) Oracle
5 5 (2.07%) Calypso
6 4 (1.65%) IBM
6 4 (1.65%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (1.24%) Adobe
7 3 (1.24%) Reuters
7 3 (1.24%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.83%) ATG
8 2 (0.83%) hybris
8 2 (0.83%) Murex
8 2 (0.83%) Sybase
8 2 (0.83%) TIBCO
8 2 (0.83%) VMware
9 1 (0.41%) Siebel
9 1 (0.41%) Sun
9 1 (0.41%) Teradata
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