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 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 187 181 209
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs citing Test Management 82 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 0.85% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.07% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 27
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £258 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +1.66%
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
7350 7351 6750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.07% 78.76% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4509 4157 3769
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 260 268 282
Median hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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 May 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 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
Surrey -15 23 £400 -20.00% 1
Berkshire +5 18 £415 +27.69% 3
Hampshire -3 12 £375 -3.22% 2
West Sussex -24 11 £344 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £413 +34.14%
Oxfordshire +14 5 £345 -1.42% 3
East Sussex +1 1 £350 -6.66%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 59 (33.52%) Security Cleared
2 53 (30.11%) HP
3 52 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (26.70%) SC Cleared
4 47 (26.70%) HP Quality Center
5 46 (26.14%) Defect Management
5 46 (26.14%) ISTQB
6 45 (25.57%) Finance
7 40 (22.73%) Test Strategy
8 37 (21.02%) SQL
8 37 (21.02%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (19.32%) Test Scripting
10 33 (18.75%) XML
11 31 (17.61%) SAP
11 31 (17.61%) Test Planning
12 29 (16.48%) ISEB
13 28 (15.91%) Oracle
14 27 (15.34%) QA
15 26 (14.77%) Linux
16 24 (13.64%) Web Services
17 23 (13.07%) SOAP
17 23 (13.07%) Unix
17 23 (13.07%) Telecoms
18 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
18 22 (12.50%) Waterfall
19 21 (11.93%) SoapUI
19 21 (11.93%) Windows
19 21 (11.93%) XML Messaging
19 21 (11.93%) Scrum
20 20 (11.36%) Functional Testing

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 8 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.70%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (0.57%) Confluence
4 1 (0.57%) MTS
4 1 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.41%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Project
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.39%) SAP ERP
2 11 (6.25%) SAP PSCD
3 7 (3.98%) SAP FI
4 6 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (2.27%) SAP CO
5 4 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (2.27%) SAP FI-CA
6 3 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (1.14%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (1.14%) SAP FI-AA
8 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.57%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.57%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.84%) SaaS
2 4 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.70%) IaaS
3 3 (1.70%) PaaS
3 3 (1.70%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.98%) LAN
3 5 (2.84%) WAN
4 3 (1.70%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.70%) Network Security
4 3 (1.70%) VLAN
5 2 (1.14%) SAN
5 2 (1.14%) VoIP
5 2 (1.14%) WLAN
6 1 (0.57%) Diameter Protocol
6 1 (0.57%) GPRS
6 1 (0.57%) GSM
6 1 (0.57%) HSDPA
6 1 (0.57%) LTE
6 1 (0.57%) SMS
6 1 (0.57%) UMTS
6 1 (0.57%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (0.57%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.57%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.57%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 9 (5.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.70%) SAP HANA
3 3 (1.70%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (1.14%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.57%) GIS
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.57%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (11.93%) SoapUI
2 16 (9.09%) Selenium
3 15 (8.52%) JIRA
4 13 (7.39%) HP UFT
4 13 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (5.68%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.84%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.27%) Appium
7 4 (2.27%) JUnit
7 4 (2.27%) SpecFlow
7 4 (2.27%) TestComplete
7 4 (2.27%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.27%) WATIR
7 4 (2.27%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.14%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.14%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.14%) Subversion
8 2 (1.14%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.14%) Zephyr
General
1 45 (25.57%) Finance
2 23 (13.07%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.84%) Retail
4 4 (2.27%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.70%) Billing
6 2 (1.14%) Automotive
6 2 (1.14%) Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 69 (39.20%) Test Manager
2 36 (20.45%) Analyst
3 33 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.09%) Consultant
4 16 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 15 (8.52%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (5.11%) Tester
7 8 (4.55%) SAP FI Consultant
7 8 (4.55%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.98%) SAP Financial Consultant
8 7 (3.98%) SAP Manager
8 7 (3.98%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) Service Analyst
8 7 (3.98%) XML Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Messaging Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Strategy Manager
10 5 (2.84%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (18.75%) XML
2 24 (13.64%) Web Services
3 23 (13.07%) SOAP
4 21 (11.93%) XML Messaging
5 7 (3.98%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.27%) SAP XI
7 3 (1.70%) .NET
7 3 (1.70%) SAP Basis
8 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.14%) RESTful
9 1 (0.57%) CGI
9 1 (0.57%) HTML
9 1 (0.57%) JDBC
9 1 (0.57%) Middleware
9 1 (0.57%) ODBC
9 1 (0.57%) Qt
9 1 (0.57%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.23%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.68%) Management Information System
3 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.70%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.57%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.57%) NHS
5 1 (0.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.77%) Linux
2 23 (13.07%) Unix
3 21 (11.93%) Windows
4 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.70%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.70%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.70%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.57%) Android
7 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (26.14%) Defect Management
3 40 (22.73%) Test Strategy
4 37 (21.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (19.32%) Test Scripting
6 31 (17.61%) Test Planning
7 22 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 21 (11.93%) Scrum
9 20 (11.36%) Functional Testing
10 19 (10.80%) ERP
10 19 (10.80%) Use Case
11 18 (10.23%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (9.66%) SDLC
13 16 (9.09%) Software Testing
13 16 (9.09%) Test Automation
13 16 (9.09%) Validation
14 15 (8.52%) Integration Testing
14 15 (8.52%) System Testing
15 13 (7.39%) Performance Testing
15 13 (7.39%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (21.02%) SQL
2 13 (7.39%) Java
3 8 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 7 (3.98%) VB
5 6 (3.41%) C#
6 4 (2.27%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.27%) Python
6 4 (2.27%) Ruby
7 3 (1.70%) ABAP
7 3 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.70%) VBScript
8 2 (1.14%) Perl
8 2 (1.14%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.57%) PHP
9 1 (0.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 59 (33.52%) Security Cleared
2 47 (26.70%) SC Cleared
3 46 (26.14%) ISTQB
4 29 (16.48%) ISEB
5 11 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (5.68%) Degree
6 10 (5.68%) ISEB Practitioner
7 9 (5.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (2.27%) CCA
9 3 (1.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.70%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (15.34%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.57%) SDET
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 47 (26.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.57%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.57%) nmon
Vendors
1 53 (30.11%) HP
2 31 (17.61%) SAP
3 28 (15.91%) Oracle
4 22 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.41%) webMethods
6 4 (2.27%) Telerik
7 3 (1.70%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.70%) Cisco
7 3 (1.70%) Sybase
8 2 (1.14%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.14%) VMware
9 1 (0.57%) Arqiva
9 1 (0.57%) Informatica
9 1 (0.57%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.57%) Pega
9 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.57%) Rally
9 1 (0.57%) Remedy
9 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.57%) Temenos
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