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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 208 129 184
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +55
Contract jobs citing Test Management 59 152 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 1.55% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.96% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 89 38
Median daily rate £450 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £343 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.23% +20.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -46.95%
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7164 7766 7125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.72% 79.33% 76.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4368 4779 3989
Median daily rate £423 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 252 266
Median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.85% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 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
Berkshire +1 20 £400 +6.66% 2
Hampshire -4 18 £383 +11.67% 3
Surrey -53 6 £538 +34.37% 1
Oxfordshire +2 5 £450 +13.92%
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £475 +11.76% 1
Middlesex +1 3 £280 -25.33%
West Sussex -13 2 - -
East Sussex - 1 £675 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 38 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (22.70%) Security Cleared
3 30 (21.28%) HP
3 30 (21.28%) Waterfall
4 28 (19.86%) Test Strategy
4 28 (19.86%) Defect Management
4 28 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
5 27 (19.15%) SC Cleared
5 27 (19.15%) ISTQB
5 27 (19.15%) Finance
6 25 (17.73%) SAP
7 24 (17.02%) Test Scripting
8 22 (15.60%) JIRA
9 21 (14.89%) QA
9 21 (14.89%) ISEB
9 21 (14.89%) Scrum
10 20 (14.18%) Test Planning
11 19 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
11 19 (13.48%) Unix
11 19 (13.48%) SQL
12 18 (12.77%) Project Management
12 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
12 18 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 17 (12.06%) Telecoms
13 17 (12.06%) Validation
14 16 (11.35%) SOAP
14 16 (11.35%) Linux
15 15 (10.64%) Oracle
15 15 (10.64%) Software Testing
15 15 (10.64%) SDLC

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 4 (2.84%) Confluence
2 2 (1.42%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS Project
3 2 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (4.26%) SAP ERP
1 6 (4.26%) SAP FI
2 5 (3.55%) SAP CO
2 5 (3.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (2.84%) SAP PSCD
4 3 (2.13%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle iStore
5 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.71%) Temenos Globus
5 1 (0.71%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.13%) SaaS
2 3 (2.13%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.71%) IaaS
3 1 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.71%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.55%) LAN
1 5 (3.55%) LDAP
2 4 (2.84%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.84%) VLAN
3 3 (2.13%) IP Telephony
3 3 (2.13%) WAN
4 2 (1.42%) Network Security
4 2 (1.42%) SAN
4 2 (1.42%) VoIP
4 2 (1.42%) WLAN
5 1 (0.71%) 4G
5 1 (0.71%) LTE
5 1 (0.71%) Skype
5 1 (0.71%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.13%) SAP HANA
3 3 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (1.42%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (15.60%) JIRA
2 14 (9.93%) SoapUI
3 12 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (7.80%) Selenium
5 8 (5.67%) Jenkins
6 6 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.55%) HP UFT
7 5 (3.55%) SpecFlow
7 5 (3.55%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.84%) JUnit
9 3 (2.13%) Appium
9 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
9 3 (2.13%) LoadRunner
9 3 (2.13%) Maven
9 3 (2.13%) MSTest
9 3 (2.13%) Talend Open Studio
9 3 (2.13%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.42%) Hudson
11 1 (0.71%) Ranorex
11 1 (0.71%) Testopia
General
1 27 (19.15%) Finance
2 17 (12.06%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.26%) Billing
4 5 (3.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.55%) Retail
5 3 (2.13%) Automotive
5 3 (2.13%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.13%) Publishing
6 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (39.72%) Test Manager
2 25 (17.73%) Analyst
3 18 (12.77%) Test Analyst
4 16 (11.35%) Tester
5 9 (6.38%) Test Leader
6 8 (5.67%) SAP Manager
7 7 (4.96%) Consultant
7 7 (4.96%) Strategy Manager
7 7 (4.96%) Test Automation Manager
7 7 (4.96%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.96%) Test Strategy Manager
8 6 (4.26%) SAP Consultant
9 5 (3.55%) BSS Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.55%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (3.55%) Integration Manager
9 5 (3.55%) OSS Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Senior Test Engineer
9 5 (3.55%) Test Coordinator
10 4 (2.84%) SAP FI Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.35%) SOAP
2 14 (9.93%) Web Services
3 13 (9.22%) XML
4 8 (5.67%) XML Messaging
5 5 (3.55%) Gherkin
6 3 (2.13%) RESTful
6 3 (2.13%) SAP Basis
6 3 (2.13%) SAP XI
7 1 (0.71%) .NET
7 1 (0.71%) HTML
7 1 (0.71%) Qt
7 1 (0.71%) REST
7 1 (0.71%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.84%) Data Extraction
3 4 (2.84%) Life Science
4 3 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.42%) NHS
6 1 (0.71%) iSeries
6 1 (0.71%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.48%) Unix
2 16 (11.35%) Linux
3 11 (7.80%) Windows
4 3 (2.13%) Android
4 3 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 3 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.95%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.28%) Waterfall
3 28 (19.86%) Defect Management
3 28 (19.86%) Test Strategy
4 24 (17.02%) Test Scripting
5 21 (14.89%) Scrum
6 20 (14.18%) Test Planning
7 19 (13.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 18 (12.77%) Project Management
8 18 (12.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (12.06%) Validation
10 15 (10.64%) SDLC
10 15 (10.64%) Software Testing
11 14 (9.93%) TDD
12 13 (9.22%) CRM
13 12 (8.51%) Automated Testing
13 12 (8.51%) ERP
13 12 (8.51%) System Integration Testing
14 11 (7.80%) Change Management
14 11 (7.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.48%) SQL
2 11 (7.80%) Java
3 6 (4.26%) C#
4 5 (3.55%) ABAP
5 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.13%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.13%) VB
7 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.42%) Python
7 2 (1.42%) Ruby
8 1 (0.71%) C
8 1 (0.71%) C++
8 1 (0.71%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.71%) PHP
8 1 (0.71%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (22.70%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.15%) ISTQB
2 27 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.89%) ISEB
4 8 (5.67%) Degree
5 7 (4.96%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (3.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.13%) CCA
8 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (14.89%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.42%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (3.55%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 28 (19.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 30 (21.28%) HP
2 25 (17.73%) SAP
3 18 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 15 (10.64%) Oracle
5 6 (4.26%) Siebel
6 5 (3.55%) EMC
6 5 (3.55%) webMethods
7 4 (2.84%) Ericsson
8 3 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.13%) Cisco
8 3 (2.13%) Sybase
8 3 (2.13%) Talend
9 2 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.71%) JDA
10 1 (0.71%) NetSuite
10 1 (0.71%) Northgate
10 1 (0.71%) Pega
10 1 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.71%) Rally
10 1 (0.71%) Temenos