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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 197 158 207
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +49
Contract jobs citing Test Management 69 115 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 1.22% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.53% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 71 26
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £311 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -10.29%
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
7094 7500 6928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.52% 79.41% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4343 4350 3832
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 251 262
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.81 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 June 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 June 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 +2 21 £400 -3.03% 3
Surrey -38 14 £400 - 3
West Sussex -19 10 £350 -14.63% 1
Oxfordshire +16 8 £345 -18.82% 1
Hampshire -13 7 £413 +17.85% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £444 +4.41% 3
East Sussex +11 2 £513 +36.66%
Middlesex -7 2 £280 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 50 (30.49%) Security Cleared
2 48 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (27.44%) Finance
3 45 (27.44%) HP
4 41 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 39 (23.78%) HP Quality Center
5 39 (23.78%) SC Cleared
6 35 (21.34%) ISTQB
7 32 (19.51%) SQL
8 31 (18.90%) SAP
9 28 (17.07%) Test Strategy
10 27 (16.46%) Test Planning
11 26 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 25 (15.24%) QA
12 25 (15.24%) Oracle
13 24 (14.63%) XML
13 24 (14.63%) Test Scripting
14 23 (14.02%) Linux
14 23 (14.02%) Telecoms
14 23 (14.02%) Scrum
14 23 (14.02%) Waterfall
15 22 (13.41%) Unix
15 22 (13.41%) SOAP
15 22 (13.41%) ISEB
16 20 (12.20%) Microsoft
17 19 (11.59%) ERP
17 19 (11.59%) Web Services
17 19 (11.59%) SoapUI
18 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 17 (10.37%) XML Messaging

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 5 (3.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.83%) Confluence
3 2 (1.22%) IIS
3 2 (1.22%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.61%) SAS
4 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.27%) MS Office
3 2 (1.22%) MS Project
3 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.93%) SAP ERP
1 13 (7.93%) SAP PSCD
2 7 (4.27%) SAP FI
3 6 (3.66%) SAP CO
3 6 (3.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 6 (3.66%) SAP FI-CA
4 4 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (1.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (1.22%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.61%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.61%) Temenos Globus
7 1 (0.61%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.05%) SaaS
2 3 (1.83%) IaaS
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.83%) PaaS
2 3 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.61%) Office 365
4 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.27%) LAN
2 6 (3.66%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.05%) WAN
4 3 (1.83%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.83%) LDAP
4 3 (1.83%) Network Security
4 3 (1.83%) VLAN
5 2 (1.22%) SAN
5 2 (1.22%) VoIP
5 2 (1.22%) WLAN
6 1 (0.61%) Skype
6 1 (0.61%) SMS
6 1 (0.61%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.49%) Oracle Database
1 9 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.83%) SAP HANA
2 3 (1.83%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (1.22%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) GIS
4 1 (0.61%) PowerCenter
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (11.59%) SoapUI
2 16 (9.76%) JIRA
3 12 (7.32%) Selenium
3 12 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (6.71%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.88%) HP UFT
6 5 (3.05%) Appium
6 5 (3.05%) Git (software)
6 5 (3.05%) Jenkins
6 5 (3.05%) SpecFlow
6 5 (3.05%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.22%) JUnit
7 2 (1.22%) Maven
7 2 (1.22%) RubyMine
7 2 (1.22%) Subversion
7 2 (1.22%) Talend Open Studio
7 2 (1.22%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.22%) Zephyr
8 1 (0.61%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 45 (27.44%) Finance
2 23 (14.02%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.66%) General Ledger
4 4 (2.44%) Billing
4 4 (2.44%) Retail
5 3 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.22%) Automotive
6 2 (1.22%) Banking
6 2 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.22%) Publishing
6 2 (1.22%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
7 1 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 60 (36.59%) Test Manager
2 33 (20.12%) Analyst
3 28 (17.07%) Test Analyst
4 16 (9.76%) Consultant
5 15 (9.15%) SAP Consultant
5 15 (9.15%) Test Leader
6 11 (6.71%) Tester
7 10 (6.10%) SAP FI Consultant
8 8 (4.88%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.66%) Financial Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) SAP Manager
9 6 (3.66%) Service Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) XML Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) Messaging Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) SAP Financial Consultant
10 5 (3.05%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) Senior Test Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) Strategy Manager
10 5 (3.05%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.63%) XML
2 22 (13.41%) SOAP
3 19 (11.59%) Web Services
4 17 (10.37%) XML Messaging
5 8 (4.88%) Gherkin
6 6 (3.66%) SAP XI
7 3 (1.83%) RESTful
7 3 (1.83%) SAP Basis
8 2 (1.22%) .NET
8 2 (1.22%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.61%) HTML
9 1 (0.61%) Qt
9 1 (0.61%) REST
9 1 (0.61%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.66%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.66%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.22%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.22%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.22%) Life Science
3 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.61%) NHS
4 1 (0.61%) PKI
4 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.02%) Linux
2 22 (13.41%) Unix
3 16 (9.76%) Windows
4 4 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.83%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.83%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.83%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 28 (17.07%) Test Strategy
4 27 (16.46%) Test Planning
5 26 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (14.63%) Test Scripting
7 23 (14.02%) Scrum
7 23 (14.02%) Waterfall
8 19 (11.59%) ERP
9 17 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (9.15%) SDLC
10 15 (9.15%) Use Case
10 15 (9.15%) Validation
11 14 (8.54%) Software Testing
11 14 (8.54%) TDD
12 13 (7.93%) BDD
13 12 (7.32%) Automated Testing
13 12 (7.32%) Functional Testing
13 12 (7.32%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.51%) SQL
2 14 (8.54%) Java
3 6 (3.66%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.44%) C#
4 4 (2.44%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.44%) Python
4 4 (2.44%) Ruby
4 4 (2.44%) VB
5 3 (1.83%) ABAP
6 1 (0.61%) C
6 1 (0.61%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 1 (0.61%) Perl
6 1 (0.61%) PHP
6 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (30.49%) Security Cleared
2 39 (23.78%) SC Cleared
3 35 (21.34%) ISTQB
4 22 (13.41%) ISEB
5 10 (6.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (4.88%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (4.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 7 (4.27%) Degree
8 6 (3.66%) CCA
9 3 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.24%) QA
2 2 (1.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (1.22%) SDET
3 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (3.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.83%) Hyper-V
2 3 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (23.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 45 (27.44%) HP
2 31 (18.90%) SAP
3 25 (15.24%) Oracle
4 20 (12.20%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.88%) webMethods
6 3 (1.83%) CheckPoint
6 3 (1.83%) Cisco
6 3 (1.83%) EMC
6 3 (1.83%) Siebel
6 3 (1.83%) Sybase
7 2 (1.22%) Ericsson
7 2 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (1.22%) Talend
7 2 (1.22%) VMware
8 1 (0.61%) Arqiva
8 1 (0.61%) Informatica
8 1 (0.61%) Pega
8 1 (0.61%) Rally
8 1 (0.61%) Remedy
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