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 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 204 131 189
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +58
Contract jobs citing Test Management 58 148 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 1.55% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.93% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 92 33
Median daily rate £390 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £348 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £446
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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
7200 7654 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 81.55% 79.92% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4355 4587 3874
Median daily rate £420 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 245 254
Median hourly rate £39.50 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.58% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.82 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.04 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

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 28 July 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 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
Berkshire -7 21 £380 +1.33% 1
Hampshire -7 16 £363 -3.33% 3
Surrey -52 8 £380 -5.00% 1
West Sussex -13 5 £350 -14.63%
Oxfordshire +11 4 £450 +13.92%
Middlesex -6 3 £280 -25.33%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £375 -11.76% 1
East Sussex +9 1 £675 +80.00%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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 South East region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 43 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.45%) HP
3 39 (25.16%) Finance
3 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
4 36 (23.23%) HP Quality Center
5 33 (21.29%) Defect Management
6 31 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 31 (20.00%) SAP
7 30 (19.35%) ISTQB
7 30 (19.35%) Waterfall
8 27 (17.42%) SQL
9 24 (15.48%) Telecoms
10 23 (14.84%) Test Scripting
10 23 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
11 22 (14.19%) QA
11 22 (14.19%) ISEB
11 22 (14.19%) Test Strategy
11 22 (14.19%) Test Planning
12 21 (13.55%) Unix
13 20 (12.90%) Linux
14 19 (12.26%) XML
14 19 (12.26%) Validation
14 19 (12.26%) Scrum
14 19 (12.26%) SDLC
15 18 (11.61%) Project Management
15 18 (11.61%) SOAP
15 18 (11.61%) Web Services
15 18 (11.61%) JIRA
16 17 (10.97%) Oracle
16 17 (10.97%) Microsoft

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 (2.58%) Confluence
2 2 (1.29%) IIS
2 2 (1.29%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.52%) MS Office
3 2 (1.29%) MS Project
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (8.39%) SAP ERP
2 12 (7.74%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (4.52%) SAP FI
4 6 (3.87%) SAP CO
4 6 (3.87%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (3.87%) SAP FI-CA
5 2 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.65%) Temenos Globus
6 1 (0.65%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) SaaS
2 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.94%) IaaS
3 3 (1.94%) PaaS
3 3 (1.94%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.65%) Office 365
4 1 (0.65%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.23%) LAN
1 5 (3.23%) LDAP
1 5 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.58%) VLAN
3 3 (1.94%) IP Telephony
3 3 (1.94%) WAN
4 2 (1.29%) Network Security
4 2 (1.29%) SAN
4 2 (1.29%) VoIP
4 2 (1.29%) WLAN
5 1 (0.65%) 4G
5 1 (0.65%) LTE
5 1 (0.65%) Skype
5 1 (0.65%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.16%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.94%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.94%) SAP HANA
3 3 (1.94%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (1.29%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.65%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (11.61%) JIRA
2 16 (10.32%) SoapUI
3 10 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (5.81%) Cucumber
4 9 (5.81%) Selenium
5 7 (4.52%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.87%) HP UFT
7 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
8 4 (2.58%) JUnit
8 4 (2.58%) WebDriver
9 3 (1.94%) Appium
9 3 (1.94%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.94%) Maven
9 3 (1.94%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.94%) Talend Open Studio
10 2 (1.29%) RubyMine
10 2 (1.29%) Subversion
10 2 (1.29%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.65%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.65%) JMeter
General
1 39 (25.16%) Finance
2 24 (15.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.87%) Billing
3 6 (3.87%) General Ledger
4 5 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.23%) Retail
5 3 (1.94%) Publishing
6 2 (1.29%) Automotive
6 2 (1.29%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 53 (34.19%) Test Manager
2 30 (19.35%) Analyst
3 24 (15.48%) Test Analyst
4 14 (9.03%) Consultant
4 14 (9.03%) SAP Consultant
4 14 (9.03%) Tester
5 10 (6.45%) Test Leader
6 9 (5.81%) SAP FI Consultant
6 9 (5.81%) Test Engineer
7 7 (4.52%) SAP Manager
8 6 (3.87%) Financial Analyst
8 6 (3.87%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (3.87%) Service Analyst
9 5 (3.23%) Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (3.23%) BSS Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Coordinator
9 5 (3.23%) OSS Engineer
9 5 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
9 5 (3.23%) XML Analyst
10 4 (2.58%) Validation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.26%) XML
2 18 (11.61%) SOAP
2 18 (11.61%) Web Services
3 13 (8.39%) XML Messaging
4 6 (3.87%) Gherkin
4 6 (3.87%) SAP XI
5 3 (1.94%) RESTful
5 3 (1.94%) SAP Basis
6 2 (1.29%) .NET
6 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.65%) HTML
7 1 (0.65%) Qt
7 1 (0.65%) REST
7 1 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.52%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.58%) Data Extraction
4 4 (2.58%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (2.58%) Life Science
5 3 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) PKI
6 1 (0.65%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 21 (13.55%) Unix
2 20 (12.90%) Linux
3 11 (7.10%) Windows
4 3 (1.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.74%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (21.29%) Defect Management
3 30 (19.35%) Waterfall
4 23 (14.84%) Test Scripting
4 23 (14.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (14.19%) Test Planning
5 22 (14.19%) Test Strategy
6 19 (12.26%) Scrum
6 19 (12.26%) SDLC
6 19 (12.26%) Validation
7 18 (11.61%) Project Management
8 15 (9.68%) ERP
8 15 (9.68%) TDD
9 14 (9.03%) Software Testing
9 14 (9.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (8.39%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (8.39%) System Integration Testing
11 12 (7.74%) BDD
11 12 (7.74%) ITIL
12 11 (7.10%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.42%) SQL
2 12 (7.74%) Java
3 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.58%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.58%) C#
4 4 (2.58%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.58%) Python
4 4 (2.58%) Ruby
4 4 (2.58%) VB
5 3 (1.94%) ABAP
6 1 (0.65%) C
6 1 (0.65%) C++
6 1 (0.65%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.65%) Perl
6 1 (0.65%) PHP
6 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 30 (19.35%) ISTQB
4 22 (14.19%) ISEB
5 8 (5.16%) Degree
5 8 (5.16%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (5.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (5.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (3.87%) CCA
7 3 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.19%) QA
2 4 (2.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.29%) SDET
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (23.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (26.45%) HP
2 31 (20.00%) SAP
3 17 (10.97%) Microsoft
3 17 (10.97%) Oracle
4 8 (5.16%) webMethods
5 5 (3.23%) EMC
5 5 (3.23%) Siebel
6 4 (2.58%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.94%) Cisco
7 3 (1.94%) Sybase
7 3 (1.94%) Talend
8 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.65%) JDA
9 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.65%) Northgate
9 1 (0.65%) Pega
9 1 (0.65%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.65%) Rally
9 1 (0.65%) Temenos