The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / South East
Rank 164 152 170
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Management 63 95 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 1.09% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.36% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 58 56
Median daily rate £403 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £285 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £515 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.55% +77.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +54.83%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5993 7002 7603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.20% 80.65% 78.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3540 4317 4168
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 278 250
Median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.31 £12.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.87 £61.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +10 20 £350 +3.70% 4
Berkshire +16 11 £425 +14.47% 1
Surrey 0 10 £403 -8.52%
West Sussex -14 8 £343 +14.16% 1
Oxfordshire 0 6 £425 +32.81%
Kent 0 4 £525 +16.66%
East Sussex +5 1 - -
Middlesex +3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £295 -27.16%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 44 (35.48%) HP
2 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (29.03%) Telecoms
4 34 (27.42%) ISTQB
5 33 (26.61%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (23.39%) Regression Testing
7 28 (22.58%) Test Strategy
8 26 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 26 (20.97%) JIRA
9 25 (20.16%) Security Cleared
10 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
11 22 (17.74%) Oracle
11 22 (17.74%) Defect Management
12 21 (16.94%) SC Cleared
12 21 (16.94%) Selenium
13 20 (16.13%) SQL
13 20 (16.13%) Finance
14 18 (14.52%) SAP
14 18 (14.52%) Linux
14 18 (14.52%) ISEB
15 17 (13.71%) Test Scripting
16 16 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 15 (12.10%) ERP
17 15 (12.10%) Java
17 15 (12.10%) Defect Tracking
17 15 (12.10%) Waterfall
18 14 (11.29%) 4G
18 14 (11.29%) CRM
18 14 (11.29%) Migration
18 14 (11.29%) LTE

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.65%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.03%) Confluence
3 3 (2.42%) JBoss
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (2.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.61%) MS Office
2 2 (1.61%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (10.48%) SAP ERP
1 13 (10.48%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (4.84%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.81%) Primavera
4 1 (0.81%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.81%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.81%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.81%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.81%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.81%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (11.29%) 4G
1 14 (11.29%) LTE
2 13 (10.48%) Wireless
3 8 (6.45%) PuTTY
3 8 (6.45%) WinSCP
4 4 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 4 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.42%) MVNO
6 2 (1.61%) 2G
6 2 (1.61%) 3G
6 2 (1.61%) GGSN
6 2 (1.61%) SGSN
6 2 (1.61%) VLAN
7 1 (0.81%) HTTP
7 1 (0.81%) iBeacon
7 1 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.48%) BusinessObjects
1 13 (10.48%) SAP BW
1 13 (10.48%) SAP Data Services
2 9 (7.26%) Oracle Database
3 8 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (6.45%) Oracle BI EE
3 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (6.45%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (4.84%) Oracle OWB
5 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.61%) Big Data
6 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 26 (20.97%) JIRA
2 21 (16.94%) Selenium
3 13 (10.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (8.87%) WebDriver
5 9 (7.26%) HP UFT
6 8 (6.45%) Git (software)
6 8 (6.45%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (6.45%) TeamCity
6 8 (6.45%) Toad
7 7 (5.65%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.84%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.84%) Oracle Forms
8 6 (4.84%) Protractor
9 5 (4.03%) NeoLoad
9 5 (4.03%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.23%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.23%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.42%) Cucumber
11 3 (2.42%) Subversion
12 2 (1.61%) Hudson
General
1 36 (29.03%) Telecoms
2 20 (16.13%) Finance
3 13 (10.48%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.61%) Billing
4 2 (1.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Test Manager
2 36 (29.03%) Analyst
3 30 (24.19%) Test Analyst
4 13 (10.48%) Tester
5 9 (7.26%) Consultant
5 9 (7.26%) SAP Consultant
6 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.84%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.03%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) Unix Analyst
8 5 (4.03%) XML Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Agile Test Manager
9 4 (3.23%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Developer
9 4 (3.23%) Developer in Test
9 4 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.23%) Test Automation Manager
10 3 (2.42%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.42%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.48%) SAP XI
2 9 (7.26%) SOAP
3 8 (6.45%) XML
4 7 (5.65%) XML Messaging
5 3 (2.42%) Middleware
5 3 (2.42%) Web Services
6 2 (1.61%) HTML
7 1 (0.81%) .NET
7 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.81%) Java EE
7 1 (0.81%) JSON
7 1 (0.81%) Node.js
7 1 (0.81%) React
7 1 (0.81%) REST
7 1 (0.81%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.23%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.23%) User Experience
3 3 (2.42%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.61%) Semantic Web
5 1 (0.81%) CCTV
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.81%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.81%) Informatics
5 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.52%) Linux
2 11 (8.87%) Windows
3 10 (8.06%) Unix
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.39%) Regression Testing
3 28 (22.58%) Test Strategy
4 23 (18.55%) Test Automation
5 22 (17.74%) Defect Management
6 17 (13.71%) Test Scripting
7 16 (12.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (12.10%) Defect Tracking
8 15 (12.10%) ERP
8 15 (12.10%) Waterfall
9 14 (11.29%) CRM
9 14 (11.29%) Data Management
9 14 (11.29%) Migration
10 13 (10.48%) Master Data Management
10 13 (10.48%) Performance Testing
10 13 (10.48%) Revenue Management
10 13 (10.48%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (8.87%) Scrum
11 11 (8.87%) Software Testing
11 11 (8.87%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.13%) SQL
2 15 (12.10%) Java
3 8 (6.45%) C#
3 8 (6.45%) F#
3 8 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.84%) C
5 3 (2.42%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.61%) Ruby
6 2 (1.61%) VB
7 1 (0.81%) C++
7 1 (0.81%) Groovy
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) VBA
7 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) ISTQB
2 26 (20.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 25 (20.16%) Security Cleared
4 21 (16.94%) SC Cleared
5 18 (14.52%) ISEB
6 13 (10.48%) CCA
7 5 (4.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (2.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.81%) Degree
10 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) MCITP
10 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.87%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
Systems Management
1 33 (26.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.81%) HP Fortify
2 1 (0.81%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (35.48%) HP
2 22 (17.74%) Oracle
3 18 (14.52%) SAP
4 13 (10.48%) webMethods
5 8 (6.45%) VMware
6 7 (5.65%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.84%) Remedy
8 5 (4.03%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (3.23%) IBM
9 4 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.42%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.81%) Amdocs
11 1 (0.81%) Cisco
11 1 (0.81%) Huawei
11 1 (0.81%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.81%) Progress
11 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.81%) Sitecore
11 1 (0.81%) Splunk
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Stott & May
Rate: £408 - £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago