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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / South East
Rank 183 159 172
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 53 90 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 1.10% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.37% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 52 38
Median daily rate £400 £363 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £495 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £44.19 £55.00 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.66% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.10 £30.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £60.00 £36.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%

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
5871 6558 7112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 80.38% 79.95% 78.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3475 3950 3902
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 287 240
Median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.44% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £60.88 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
West Sussex -3 15 £375 +13.63% 2
Hampshire -8 14 £325 +2.36% 3
Surrey +8 9 £403 -10.55% 3
Berkshire +7 7 £425 +15.64% 1
Buckinghamshire -2 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £350 -
Kent -11 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £625 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 37 (32.17%) HP
2 36 (31.30%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (30.43%) Telecoms
4 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (25.22%) ISTQB
5 26 (22.61%) Test Strategy
6 24 (20.87%) Regression Testing
6 24 (20.87%) Finance
7 23 (20.00%) JIRA
8 21 (18.26%) Selenium
8 21 (18.26%) SAP
8 21 (18.26%) Defect Management
9 20 (17.39%) ERP
9 20 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
10 19 (16.52%) CRM
10 19 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
12 15 (13.04%) Scrum
13 14 (12.17%) Oracle
13 14 (12.17%) LTE
13 14 (12.17%) 4G
13 14 (12.17%) SAP ERP
13 14 (12.17%) QA
13 14 (12.17%) Data Management
14 13 (11.30%) General Ledger
14 13 (11.30%) SAP Data Services
14 13 (11.30%) SAP PSCD
14 13 (11.30%) Revenue Management
14 13 (11.30%) BusinessObjects

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 3 (2.61%) JBoss
2 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (12.17%) SAP ERP
2 13 (11.30%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (2.61%) SAP FI
6 2 (1.74%) SAP CO
6 2 (1.74%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle iStore
7 1 (0.87%) Primavera
7 1 (0.87%) SAP FI-CA
7 1 (0.87%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.87%) SAP PS
7 1 (0.87%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.17%) 4G
1 14 (12.17%) LTE
2 13 (11.30%) Wireless
3 4 (3.48%) Ethernet
3 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.61%) MVNO
5 2 (1.74%) 2G
5 2 (1.74%) 3G
5 2 (1.74%) GGSN
5 2 (1.74%) SGSN
5 2 (1.74%) VLAN
6 1 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.30%) BusinessObjects
1 13 (11.30%) SAP BW
1 13 (11.30%) SAP Data Services
2 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.87%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) JIRA
2 21 (18.26%) Selenium
3 11 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (9.57%) WebDriver
4 9 (7.83%) SpecFlow
5 8 (6.96%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.09%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.22%) Protractor
7 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
8 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
8 5 (4.35%) LoadRunner
9 4 (3.48%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.61%) Hudson
10 3 (2.61%) NeoLoad
10 3 (2.61%) Subversion
11 2 (1.74%) Capybara
11 2 (1.74%) MSTest
11 2 (1.74%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.74%) TestLink
12 1 (0.87%) TestNG
General
1 35 (30.43%) Telecoms
2 24 (20.87%) Finance
3 13 (11.30%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.74%) Billing
5 2 (1.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.87%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (31.30%) Test Manager
2 35 (30.43%) Analyst
3 28 (24.35%) Test Analyst
4 11 (9.57%) Consultant
5 10 (8.70%) SAP Consultant
6 8 (6.96%) Test Automation Manager
6 8 (6.96%) Tester
7 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Agile Test Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) Test Leader
8 5 (4.35%) Unix Analyst
8 5 (4.35%) XML Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.48%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.48%) SAP Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.61%) Developer
10 3 (2.61%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.30%) SAP XI
2 9 (7.83%) SOAP
3 6 (5.22%) XML
3 6 (5.22%) XML Messaging
4 3 (2.61%) Middleware
4 3 (2.61%) Web Services
5 2 (1.74%) .NET
5 2 (1.74%) HTML
6 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.87%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.48%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.48%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.48%) User Experience
3 3 (2.61%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.61%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.87%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.87%) iSeries
4 1 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (9.57%) Linux
2 9 (7.83%) Unix
3 5 (4.35%) Windows
4 3 (2.61%) Android
4 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.22%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (22.61%) Test Strategy
3 24 (20.87%) Regression Testing
4 21 (18.26%) Defect Management
5 20 (17.39%) ERP
5 20 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (16.52%) CRM
7 15 (13.04%) Scrum
8 14 (12.17%) Data Management
9 13 (11.30%) Master Data Management
9 13 (11.30%) Revenue Management
10 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
11 10 (8.70%) Defect Tracking
11 10 (8.70%) Software Testing
11 10 (8.70%) Test Scripting
11 10 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (7.83%) BDD
12 9 (7.83%) Performance Testing
12 9 (7.83%) Test Planning
12 9 (7.83%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.43%) Java
2 11 (9.57%) SQL
3 9 (7.83%) C#
4 7 (6.09%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.35%) C
6 2 (1.74%) ABAP
6 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.87%) C++
7 1 (0.87%) VB
7 1 (0.87%) VBA
7 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) ISTQB
2 19 (16.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (15.65%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 13 (11.30%) CCA
6 10 (8.70%) ISEB
7 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.87%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.87%) Degree
9 1 (0.87%) MCITP
9 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.17%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 36 (31.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.87%) Amdocs OSS
2 1 (0.87%) SCCM
Vendors
1 37 (32.17%) HP
2 21 (18.26%) SAP
3 14 (12.17%) Oracle
4 13 (11.30%) webMethods
5 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.61%) Ericsson
6 3 (2.61%) IBM
6 3 (2.61%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.61%) VMware
7 1 (0.87%) Amdocs
7 1 (0.87%) Cisco
7 1 (0.87%) Huawei
7 1 (0.87%) Hyperion
7 1 (0.87%) Progress
7 1 (0.87%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.87%) Siebel
7 1 (0.87%) Virgin Media
7 1 (0.87%) Workday
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 4 days ago