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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 313 290 291
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 122 135 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.60% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.75% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 77 88
Median daily rate £442 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £298 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
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
19083 18085 18812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.73% 80.78% 80.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13912 12637 13366
Median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 257 230
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £65.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +45 22 £470 +10.58% 6
Brentford +9 2 - -
Croydon -17 2 £458 -3.68%
Hayes - 2 £414 -
Bromley - 2 £388 - 1
Docklands, London +11 1 £400 -38.46%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 (36.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 83 (33.60%) Finance
3 71 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (27.94%) HP Quality Center
5 64 (25.91%) Test Scripting
6 58 (23.48%) QA
7 57 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 55 (22.27%) Banking
9 50 (20.24%) HP
10 47 (19.03%) Defect Management
11 46 (18.62%) SQL
12 44 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
13 41 (16.60%) ISEB
14 35 (14.17%) Microsoft
15 33 (13.36%) Test Automation
16 30 (12.15%) Performance Testing
17 28 (11.34%) Functional Testing
17 28 (11.34%) ISTQB
18 27 (10.93%) Retail
19 26 (10.53%) JIRA
19 26 (10.53%) Cucumber
20 25 (10.12%) System Integration Testing
21 24 (9.72%) Waterfall
21 24 (9.72%) Selenium
22 23 (9.31%) Oracle
22 23 (9.31%) HP UFT
23 22 (8.91%) Software Testing
23 22 (8.91%) Integration Testing
24 21 (8.50%) Validation
24 21 (8.50%) Migration

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 14 (5.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (1.21%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.81%) CMS
3 2 (0.81%) SAS
3 2 (0.81%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.40%) Drupal
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.05%) MS Office
3 9 (3.64%) MS Project
4 8 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.62%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.40%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.81%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
3 1 (0.40%) Primavera
3 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.62%) SaaS
2 2 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.40%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.02%) HTTP
2 2 (0.81%) Internet
2 2 (0.81%) LAN
2 2 (0.81%) Unified Communications
2 2 (0.81%) WAN
2 2 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.40%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.40%) ATM
3 1 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.40%) INAP
3 1 (0.40%) ISUP
3 1 (0.40%) Node B
3 1 (0.40%) RNC
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
3 1 (0.40%) SS7
3 1 (0.40%) VLAN
3 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.43%) Oracle Database
3 4 (1.62%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.21%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) MySQL
6 1 (0.40%) OLAP
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.40%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.40%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (10.53%) Cucumber
1 26 (10.53%) JIRA
2 24 (9.72%) Selenium
3 23 (9.31%) HP UFT
4 16 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (6.07%) LoadRunner
6 13 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 13 (5.26%) Visual Studio
7 11 (4.45%) JMeter
7 11 (4.45%) SoapUI
8 7 (2.83%) Zephyr
9 5 (2.02%) Git (software)
9 5 (2.02%) JBehave
9 5 (2.02%) JUnit
10 4 (1.62%) Jenkins
10 4 (1.62%) TestDirector
10 4 (1.62%) WATIR
11 3 (1.21%) Appium
11 3 (1.21%) FitNesse
11 3 (1.21%) WinRunner
General
1 83 (33.60%) Finance
2 55 (22.27%) Banking
3 27 (10.93%) Retail
4 12 (4.86%) Front Office
4 12 (4.86%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.43%) Retail Banking
6 5 (2.02%) Legal
6 5 (2.02%) Marketing
7 4 (1.62%) Back Office
7 4 (1.62%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.81%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Billing
9 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (47.77%) Test Manager
2 49 (19.84%) Analyst
3 43 (17.41%) Test Analyst
4 20 (8.10%) Test Leader
5 19 (7.69%) Programme Manager
5 19 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
5 19 (7.69%) Test Programme Manager
6 12 (4.86%) Project Manager
7 11 (4.45%) Banking Analyst
7 11 (4.45%) Tester
8 10 (4.05%) Consultant
8 10 (4.05%) QA Manager
8 10 (4.05%) UAT Manager
9 9 (3.64%) QA Test Manager
9 9 (3.64%) Test Consultant
9 9 (3.64%) UAT Test Manager
10 8 (3.24%) Test Specialist
11 7 (2.83%) Service Analyst
11 7 (2.83%) UAT Lead
11 7 (2.83%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (8.10%) .NET
2 18 (7.29%) Web Services
2 18 (7.29%) XML
3 17 (6.88%) Gherkin
4 9 (3.64%) SOAP
5 5 (2.02%) Ajax
5 5 (2.02%) Middleware
6 3 (1.21%) Behat
7 2 (0.81%) REST
8 1 (0.40%) CSS
8 1 (0.40%) HTML
8 1 (0.40%) JSON
8 1 (0.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.40%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.24%) IVR
3 8 (3.24%) Smartcard
4 6 (2.43%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.02%) Derivative
5 5 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.62%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.21%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.21%) NHS
8 2 (0.81%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.81%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.81%) FMCG
8 2 (0.81%) iPad
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.81%) SWIFT
8 2 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.88%) Windows
2 11 (4.45%) Unix
3 4 (1.62%) Linux
4 2 (0.81%) Android
4 2 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (36.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 71 (28.74%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (25.91%) Test Scripting
4 57 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 47 (19.03%) Defect Management
6 44 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (13.36%) Test Automation
8 30 (12.15%) Performance Testing
9 28 (11.34%) Functional Testing
10 25 (10.12%) System Integration Testing
11 24 (9.72%) Waterfall
12 22 (8.91%) Integration Testing
12 22 (8.91%) Software Testing
13 21 (8.50%) Migration
13 21 (8.50%) Project Management
13 21 (8.50%) Validation
14 20 (8.10%) Regression Testing
15 19 (7.69%) Scrum
16 18 (7.29%) Test Planning
17 17 (6.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.62%) SQL
2 20 (8.10%) Java
3 18 (7.29%) C#
4 8 (3.24%) VBScript
5 7 (2.83%) Ruby
6 6 (2.43%) C
6 6 (2.43%) PL/SQL
7 5 (2.02%) Python
8 4 (1.62%) VB
9 3 (1.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.81%) COBOL
10 2 (0.81%) VBA
11 1 (0.40%) AWK
11 1 (0.40%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.40%) C++
11 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.40%) Perl
11 1 (0.40%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.40%) sed
Qualifications
1 41 (16.60%) ISEB
2 28 (11.34%) ISTQB
3 20 (8.10%) Security Cleared
4 16 (6.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 9 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.62%) Degree
8 3 (1.21%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.21%) PMP
9 2 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.40%) AAT
10 1 (0.40%) ACCA
10 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.40%) CIMA
10 1 (0.40%) CIPFA
10 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (23.48%) QA
2 3 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.81%) EMIR
3 2 (0.81%) GxP
3 2 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) MiFID
3 2 (0.81%) SDET
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) CRD IV
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.40%) FATCA
4 1 (0.40%) FINREP
4 1 (0.40%) ISO20022
4 1 (0.40%) ISO27002
4 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.40%) SEPA
4 1 (0.40%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.40%) Docker
1 1 (0.40%) KVM
1 1 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 69 (27.94%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 50 (20.24%) HP
2 35 (14.17%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.31%) Oracle
4 12 (4.86%) SAP
5 8 (3.24%) Citrix
6 5 (2.02%) Calypso
7 4 (1.62%) Siebel
7 4 (1.62%) Sun
8 3 (1.21%) Adobe
8 3 (1.21%) IBM
8 3 (1.21%) Murex
8 3 (1.21%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.21%) VMware
9 2 (0.81%) ATG
9 2 (0.81%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.81%) Rally
9 2 (0.81%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.40%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.40%) Perforce
10 1 (0.40%) Reuters
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