The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 305 307 269
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -38
Contract jobs citing Test Management 381 350 361
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.68% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 0.87% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 211 197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41792 40196 38042
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.24% 77.62% 76.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 27320 25624 23044
Average daily rate £425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1199 1072 1163
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.25 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management within the UK.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management within the UK.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Test Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 331 £401 +0.25% 89
London +6 115 £435 -8.47% 33
South East +11 87 £400 +8.47% 13
North West +5 39 £401 -2.78% 5
Scotland +3 28 £325 -15.03% 1
City of London +29 27 £450 -7.69% 6
South West -20 23 £338 -18.98% 6
Hampshire +21 22 £338 -10.00% 4
Surrey -1 21 £440 +10.00% 2
East of England +10 20 £310 -11.42% 5
Yorkshire -21 20 £360 +24.67% 13
Edinburgh -11 18 £406 +13.63%
Leatherhead -2 17 £440 -2.22%
Manchester -10 16 £356 -19.49% 2
West Yorkshire -14 16 £370 +28.13% 8
Leeds -13 15 £370 +40.95% 5
East Midlands - 15 £500 -
Lancashire +13 14 £450 +5.88% 1
Blackpool - 14 £450 -
West Sussex +7 13 £330 -29.22%
Cardiff +3 13 £310 +3.33%
Wales +1 13 £310 +3.33% 1
South Wales -1 13 £310 +3.33% 1
Berkshire -6 13 £350 +33.33% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £421 +25.74% 1
Bedfordshire - 9 £295 - 2
West Midlands -12 8 £388 +19.23% 6
Luton - 8 £260 - 1
Gloucestershire +15 7 £406 -22.61%
Cheshire -1 7 £425 +14.86% 2

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 243 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (27.49%) Finance
3 192 (24.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 180 (23.02%) Test Strategy
5 176 (22.51%) Test Scripting
6 169 (21.61%) QA
7 167 (21.36%) HP Quality Center
8 163 (20.84%) SQL
9 159 (20.33%) ISTQB
10 147 (18.80%) ISEB
11 140 (17.90%) Defect Management
12 134 (17.14%) HP
13 126 (16.11%) Oracle
13 126 (16.11%) Test Automation
14 122 (15.60%) Functional Testing
15 118 (15.09%) Waterfall
16 112 (14.32%) Security Cleared
16 112 (14.32%) Software Testing
17 108 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
18 105 (13.43%) Banking
19 102 (13.04%) Microsoft
20 94 (12.02%) Non-Functional Testing
21 93 (11.89%) Selenium
22 81 (10.36%) Project Management
23 80 (10.23%) SC Cleared
24 78 (9.97%) JIRA
25 73 (9.34%) XML
26 71 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
26 71 (9.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
27 70 (8.95%) SDLC

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (3.07%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.15%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.77%) Confluence
3 6 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (0.77%) SAS
3 6 (0.77%) Tuxedo
4 5 (0.64%) CMS
5 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.26%) IIS
5 2 (0.26%) LiveLink
5 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.13%) JBoss
6 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.13%) MTS
6 1 (0.13%) Node.js
6 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.13%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.13%) Tornado
Applications
1 48 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.20%) MS Office
3 17 (2.17%) MS Project
4 14 (1.79%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.26%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (1.41%) SAP ERP
4 10 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (1.28%) SAP PSCD
5 9 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.15%) Oracle ERP
6 6 (0.77%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.77%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.64%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.64%) SAP FI-CA
8 4 (0.51%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.05%) SaaS
2 6 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.77%) Taleo
3 3 (0.38%) IaaS
4 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
5 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.02%) HTTP
2 6 (0.77%) TCP/IP
3 5 (0.64%) FTP
4 4 (0.51%) LAN
4 4 (0.51%) SNMP
4 4 (0.51%) WAN
5 3 (0.38%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.26%) ATM
6 2 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
6 2 (0.26%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.26%) SS7
6 2 (0.26%) Value-Added Service
6 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.13%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.13%) GPRS
7 1 (0.13%) GSM
7 1 (0.13%) INAP
7 1 (0.13%) ISUP
7 1 (0.13%) Node B
7 1 (0.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 41 (5.24%) Oracle Database
3 28 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (1.15%) Data Mining
6 9 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.51%) MySQL
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.38%) GIS
11 3 (0.38%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.38%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 93 (11.89%) Selenium
2 78 (9.97%) JIRA
3 57 (7.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (6.78%) Cucumber
5 52 (6.65%) SoapUI
6 50 (6.39%) HP UFT
7 47 (6.01%) Visual Studio
8 31 (3.96%) LoadRunner
9 25 (3.20%) SpecFlow
10 22 (2.81%) JMeter
10 22 (2.81%) WebDriver
11 18 (2.30%) Appium
11 18 (2.30%) Jenkins
12 17 (2.17%) Subversion
13 15 (1.92%) Toad
14 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 10 (1.28%) WATIR
14 10 (1.28%) Zephyr
15 9 (1.15%) Git (software)
15 9 (1.15%) TestNG
General
1 215 (27.49%) Finance
2 105 (13.43%) Banking
3 49 (6.27%) Retail
4 36 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 31 (3.96%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.53%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.41%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.15%) Back Office
8 9 (1.15%) Front Office
8 9 (1.15%) General Ledger
9 8 (1.02%) Legal
10 7 (0.90%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.90%) Billing
11 4 (0.51%) Automotive
11 4 (0.51%) Electronics
11 4 (0.51%) Marketing
12 3 (0.38%) Law
13 2 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 353 (45.14%) Test Manager
2 216 (27.62%) Analyst
3 197 (25.19%) Test Analyst
4 62 (7.93%) Tester
5 57 (7.29%) Test Leader
6 46 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
6 46 (5.88%) Test Programme Manager
7 45 (5.75%) Programme Manager
8 34 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
8 34 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
9 30 (3.84%) Consultant
10 25 (3.20%) Senior Manager
11 22 (2.81%) Senior Test Manager
12 21 (2.69%) SQL Analyst
12 21 (2.69%) Test Engineer
13 20 (2.56%) QA Analyst
13 20 (2.56%) UAT Manager
14 18 (2.30%) QA Test Analyst
15 16 (2.05%) Service Analyst
15 16 (2.05%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.34%) XML
2 47 (6.01%) Web Services
3 39 (4.99%) SOAP
4 32 (4.09%) .NET
5 29 (3.71%) XML Messaging
6 28 (3.58%) Middleware
7 22 (2.81%) Gherkin
8 15 (1.92%) HTML
9 11 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
10 8 (1.02%) REST
11 6 (0.77%) SAP XI
12 5 (0.64%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.64%) Ajax
13 3 (0.38%) Behat
13 3 (0.38%) JSON
13 3 (0.38%) WSDL
13 3 (0.38%) XSD
14 2 (0.26%) CSS
14 2 (0.26%) JDBC
14 2 (0.26%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 71 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (4.86%) Management Information System
3 15 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.53%) NHS
5 11 (1.41%) Data Centre
6 10 (1.28%) Derivative
6 10 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.15%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.15%) Smart Meter
8 7 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.77%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.77%) Fixed Income
9 6 (0.77%) PKI
10 5 (0.64%) FMCG
10 5 (0.64%) IVR
10 5 (0.64%) Mathematics
10 5 (0.64%) Smartcard
10 5 (0.64%) User Experience
11 4 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.38%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 70 (8.95%) Windows
2 48 (6.14%) Linux
3 36 (4.60%) Unix
4 12 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (1.41%) Android
5 11 (1.41%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.28%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.77%) VME
8 6 (0.77%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.51%) AIX
9 4 (0.51%) Solaris
9 4 (0.51%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.26%) HPUX
12 1 (0.13%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.13%) VMS
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (24.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 180 (23.02%) Test Strategy
4 176 (22.51%) Test Scripting
5 140 (17.90%) Defect Management
6 126 (16.11%) Test Automation
7 122 (15.60%) Functional Testing
8 118 (15.09%) Waterfall
9 112 (14.32%) Software Testing
10 108 (13.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 94 (12.02%) Non-Functional Testing
12 81 (10.36%) Project Management
13 70 (8.95%) SDLC
14 68 (8.70%) Integration Testing
14 68 (8.70%) Migration
15 66 (8.44%) Scrum
16 64 (8.18%) Regression Testing
17 61 (7.80%) Performance Testing
18 59 (7.54%) Test Planning
19 56 (7.16%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 163 (20.84%) SQL
2 48 (6.14%) Java
3 25 (3.20%) C#
4 17 (2.17%) T-SQL
5 15 (1.92%) Python
6 14 (1.79%) PL/SQL
7 13 (1.66%) VBA
8 10 (1.28%) Ruby
8 10 (1.28%) VB
9 9 (1.15%) Perl
10 8 (1.02%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.02%) C++
10 8 (1.02%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.02%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.90%) C
11 7 (0.90%) VBScript
12 6 (0.77%) COBOL
13 5 (0.64%) ABAP
13 5 (0.64%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 159 (20.33%) ISTQB
2 147 (18.80%) ISEB
3 112 (14.32%) Security Cleared
4 80 (10.23%) SC Cleared
5 71 (9.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 35 (4.48%) Degree
7 19 (2.43%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 13 (1.66%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.64%) CCA
11 5 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.38%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.38%) PMP
13 1 (0.13%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.13%) CISM
13 1 (0.13%) CISSP
13 1 (0.13%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (21.61%) QA
2 14 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.28%) HL7
4 6 (0.77%) FATCA
5 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.38%) MiFID
6 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 3 (0.38%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.38%) WCAG
7 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.26%) EMIR
7 2 (0.26%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.26%) SDET
8 1 (0.13%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.26%) KVM
4 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 167 (21.36%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.26%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.26%) nmon
2 2 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 134 (17.14%) HP
2 126 (16.11%) Oracle
3 102 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 52 (6.65%) SAP
5 15 (1.92%) VMware
6 14 (1.79%) Remedy
7 12 (1.53%) PeopleSoft
8 11 (1.41%) Siebel
9 10 (1.28%) Citrix
9 10 (1.28%) IBM
9 10 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.02%) Informatica
11 7 (0.90%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.77%) CA
12 6 (0.77%) Micro Focus
12 6 (0.77%) webMethods
13 5 (0.64%) Tableau
13 5 (0.64%) Telerik
14 4 (0.51%) Netezza
14 4 (0.51%) Teradata
Reading, England
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Rugby
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Ciber UK
Rate: £0 - £500+ per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £480 - £585 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Sheffield
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 14 days ago
Prudhoe, Northumberland
Daisy Group
Rate: £450 p/d contract
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £250 - 450 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 20 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £390 - £420 per day
Posted: 23 days ago