The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 404 290 339
Rank change year-on-year
-114 +49
Contract jobs citing Test Management 263 462 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.81% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.00% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 281 180
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -30.43%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -30.43%

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
44464 46364 44152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.07% 81.04% 77.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 29448 30320 27616
Median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1150 1283 1207
Median hourly rate £31.00 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.76 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 27 September 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 September 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
England -111 223 £425 +6.25% 52
London -62 83 £475 - 12
South East -45 50 £400 +6.66% 17
Scotland -2 28 £351 -12.37% 3
North West -9 28 £350 -17.64% 4
Manchester -13 22 £338 -15.62% 4
Hampshire +12 19 £330 -4.00% 2
West Midlands -13 18 £375 -16.66% 6
East of England +8 15 £255 -21.53% 2
South West -4 15 £400 +6.66% 5
Berkshire -2 14 £350 -2.09% 4
Edinburgh +3 13 £400 -3.03%
Essex - 13 £255 -
City of London -6 11 £424 -10.78% 4
Gloucestershire +8 8 £405 +11.72% 3
Wales +25 6 £334 +2.69% 3
Milton Keynes +13 6 £475 +18.75%
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £475 +26.66%
Surrey -23 6 £463 +15.62% 4
Yorkshire -35 6 £400 +42.85% 4
South Wales +25 5 £330 +1.53% 3
Bristol -3 5 £365 -9.87% 2
Staffordshire - 5 £483 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 5 £483 -
Reading +18 4 £300 - 1
Cheshire +6 4 £450 -3.74%
Glasgow +5 4 £400 +3.22% 1
West Yorkshire -36 4 £375 +33.92% 4
Gloucester - 4 £275 - 1
Basingstoke - 4 £265 -

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 with a requirement for Test Management.

1 191 (31.41%) Test Strategy
2 184 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (29.44%) Finance
4 151 (24.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 115 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 110 (18.09%) QA
6 110 (18.09%) Defect Management
7 106 (17.43%) Test Scripting
8 98 (16.12%) HP Quality Center
9 97 (15.95%) ISEB
10 87 (14.31%) ISTQB
11 85 (13.98%) Banking
11 85 (13.98%) HP
11 85 (13.98%) SQL
12 77 (12.66%) Security Cleared
13 76 (12.50%) JIRA
14 75 (12.34%) SAP
15 74 (12.17%) Waterfall
16 72 (11.84%) Microsoft
17 69 (11.35%) Integration Testing
18 68 (11.18%) Project Management
19 65 (10.69%) Regression Testing
20 62 (10.20%) Migration
21 59 (9.70%) Scrum
22 57 (9.38%) Performance Testing
22 57 (9.38%) Functional Testing
23 55 (9.05%) Test Planning
23 55 (9.05%) Test Automation
24 54 (8.88%) System Integration Testing
25 53 (8.72%) MS Excel

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills 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 17 (2.80%) Confluence
2 11 (1.81%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 6 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (0.82%) CMS
6 4 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.66%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.49%) Apache
7 3 (0.49%) IIS
7 3 (0.49%) JBoss
8 2 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.33%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.33%) Drupal
8 2 (0.33%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.33%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.16%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 53 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.28%) MS Office
3 17 (2.80%) MS Project
4 16 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (2.14%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) Mingle
6 2 (0.33%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.64%) SAP ERP
3 8 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
3 8 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (1.32%) SAP CO
3 8 (1.32%) SAP FI
3 8 (1.32%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.99%) Magento
4 6 (0.99%) SAP PSCD
5 3 (0.49%) SAP FI-CA
6 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.33%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.16%) Primavera
7 1 (0.16%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.16%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.16%) Temenos Globus
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (0.99%) Office 365
1 6 (0.99%) SaaS
2 4 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (0.49%) PaaS
4 2 (0.33%) IaaS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.96%) Internet
2 10 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.48%) HTTP
4 8 (1.32%) LAN
5 7 (1.15%) VLAN
5 7 (1.15%) WAN
6 6 (0.99%) FTP
7 5 (0.82%) LDAP
8 4 (0.66%) 4G
8 4 (0.66%) VoIP
9 3 (0.49%) DHCP
9 3 (0.49%) DNS
9 3 (0.49%) Firewall
9 3 (0.49%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.33%) Intranet
10 2 (0.33%) PPP
10 2 (0.33%) RTP
10 2 (0.33%) SSH
10 2 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
2 9 (1.48%) MySQL
2 9 (1.48%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.32%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.99%) Big Data
5 6 (0.99%) DB2
6 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
6 5 (0.82%) SAP BW
7 4 (0.66%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.66%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (0.49%) GIS
8 3 (0.49%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.49%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.33%) MS Access
10 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 76 (12.50%) JIRA
2 49 (8.06%) Selenium
3 29 (4.77%) LoadRunner
4 27 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 25 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 22 (3.62%) HP UFT
7 21 (3.45%) SoapUI
8 16 (2.63%) Zephyr
9 11 (1.81%) JMeter
9 11 (1.81%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.64%) Jenkins
10 10 (1.64%) SpecFlow
10 10 (1.64%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.48%) JUnit
11 9 (1.48%) TestDirector
12 7 (1.15%) Git (software)
13 6 (0.99%) Rational Functional Tester
14 5 (0.82%) Appium
14 5 (0.82%) Maven
15 4 (0.66%) Subversion
General
1 179 (29.44%) Finance
2 85 (13.98%) Banking
3 50 (8.22%) Retail
4 22 (3.62%) Retail Banking
5 21 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.96%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.32%) Legal
10 7 (1.15%) Back Office
10 7 (1.15%) Billing
10 7 (1.15%) Front Office
11 6 (0.99%) Games
11 6 (0.99%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.66%) Marketing
13 3 (0.49%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.49%) Local Government
13 3 (0.49%) Publishing
14 2 (0.33%) Advertising
14 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 298 (49.01%) Test Manager
2 112 (18.42%) Analyst
3 89 (14.64%) Test Analyst
4 39 (6.41%) Tester
5 36 (5.92%) Test Leader
6 34 (5.59%) SAP Manager
7 32 (5.26%) Programme Manager
7 32 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
7 32 (5.26%) Test Programme Manager
8 28 (4.61%) SAP Test Manager
9 27 (4.44%) UAT Manager
10 25 (4.11%) Project Manager
10 25 (4.11%) UAT Test Manager
11 21 (3.45%) Agile Test Manager
12 19 (3.13%) Consultant
13 18 (2.96%) Test Engineer
14 16 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
14 16 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
14 16 (2.63%) Test Automation Manager
15 13 (2.14%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.61%) SOAP
2 27 (4.44%) XML
3 23 (3.78%) Web Services
4 17 (2.80%) Gherkin
5 14 (2.30%) .NET
6 7 (1.15%) HTML
6 7 (1.15%) REST
7 6 (0.99%) SAP Basis
7 6 (0.99%) SAP XI
8 5 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.82%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.66%) RESTful
10 3 (0.49%) J2EE
10 3 (0.49%) JSON
10 3 (0.49%) Middleware
10 3 (0.49%) Velocity
11 2 (0.33%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.33%) CSS
11 2 (0.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.24%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 10 (1.64%) Mainframe
3 10 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 7 (1.15%) EPoS
5 6 (0.99%) Embedded Systems
5 6 (0.99%) Equities
5 6 (0.99%) FMCG
6 5 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.82%) Market Risk
7 4 (0.66%) Data Extraction
7 4 (0.66%) Derivative
7 4 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (0.66%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.66%) Life Science
7 4 (0.66%) NHS
7 4 (0.66%) Smartcard
8 3 (0.49%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.57%) Unix
2 32 (5.26%) Windows
3 23 (3.78%) Linux
4 10 (1.64%) AIX
5 6 (0.99%) Android
5 6 (0.99%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.82%) Solaris
7 3 (0.49%) CentOS
7 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (31.41%) Test Strategy
2 184 (30.26%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (24.84%) User Acceptance Testing
4 115 (18.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 110 (18.09%) Defect Management
6 106 (17.43%) Test Scripting
7 74 (12.17%) Waterfall
8 69 (11.35%) Integration Testing
9 68 (11.18%) Project Management
10 65 (10.69%) Regression Testing
11 62 (10.20%) Migration
12 59 (9.70%) Scrum
13 57 (9.38%) Functional Testing
13 57 (9.38%) Performance Testing
14 55 (9.05%) Test Automation
14 55 (9.05%) Test Planning
15 54 (8.88%) System Integration Testing
16 51 (8.39%) Software Testing
16 51 (8.39%) Validation
17 45 (7.40%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.98%) SQL
2 43 (7.07%) Java
3 20 (3.29%) Ruby
4 18 (2.96%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.63%) C
6 15 (2.47%) C#
7 13 (2.14%) PL/SQL
8 12 (1.97%) Python
9 10 (1.64%) PHP
10 9 (1.48%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.48%) Perl
11 8 (1.32%) C++
12 7 (1.15%) VBA
13 6 (0.99%) ABAP
14 5 (0.82%) VBScript
15 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.66%) VB
16 3 (0.49%) COBOL
16 3 (0.49%) PowerShell
17 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (15.95%) ISEB
2 87 (14.31%) ISTQB
3 77 (12.66%) Security Cleared
4 47 (7.73%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.43%) Degree
6 31 (5.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (3.29%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.80%) PMP
9 11 (1.81%) ISEB Practitioner
9 11 (1.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 7 (1.15%) CCA
11 4 (0.66%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.49%) MAPM
12 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.33%) OCP
13 2 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.33%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 110 (18.09%) QA
2 10 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (1.15%) GxP
4 6 (0.99%) SLA
5 4 (0.66%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 4 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.49%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.33%) MiFID
7 2 (0.33%) SDET
8 1 (0.16%) Basel II
8 1 (0.16%) Basel III
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.66%) SRDF
3 3 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) Docker
4 1 (0.16%) Gluster
4 1 (0.16%) XenApp
4 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 98 (16.12%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.99%) Control-M
3 4 (0.66%) TADDM
3 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.49%) Puppet
4 3 (0.49%) vRealize
5 2 (0.33%) DameWare
5 2 (0.33%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.16%) Ansible
6 1 (0.16%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (13.98%) HP
2 75 (12.34%) SAP
3 72 (11.84%) Microsoft
4 50 (8.22%) Oracle
5 12 (1.97%) Sybase
6 10 (1.64%) Siebel
6 10 (1.64%) VMware
7 9 (1.48%) EMC
7 9 (1.48%) IBM
8 7 (1.15%) webMethods
9 6 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.82%) Dell
11 4 (0.66%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.66%) Reuters
12 3 (0.49%) Cisco
12 3 (0.49%) ServiceNow
12 3 (0.49%) Talend
13 2 (0.33%) hybris
13 2 (0.33%) LexisNexis
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