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 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
UK
Rank 370 293 300
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 237 379 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.75% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.91% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 248 213
Median daily rate £425 £390 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £535 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £360 £399
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -9.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.10 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £60.00 £67.50
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 across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36783 41524 39970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.18% 81.75% 78.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 24390 26922 25816
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 937 1204 1054
Median hourly rate £34.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +52.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £55.00 £47.50
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

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 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
England -55 218 £425 +6.25% 51
London -24 81 £450 +5.88% 12
South East -22 54 £400 +7.74% 9
South West +12 22 £370 +13.67% 10
West Sussex +6 16 £375 +13.63% 1
Hampshire -9 14 £325 +2.36% 1
East of England -5 12 £544 +82.77% 6
Scotland +10 11 £390 +20.00%
North West 0 11 £426 +1.48% 2
City of London -24 11 £438 +2.94% 2
North East -11 10 £463 -0.53%
Edinburgh +7 9 £356 +9.61%
Surrey +5 9 £403 -10.55% 3
Tyne and Wear -14 9 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 9 £450 -
East Midlands +3 8 £400 -20.00%
Worthing -5 8 - -
West Midlands -8 8 £363 -9.37% 4
Yorkshire -9 8 £425 +43.94% 7
Gloucestershire +6 7 £370 -20.00% 2
Berkshire +4 7 £425 +14.47%
Northamptonshire -9 7 £500 -
Bristol +1 6 £325 -3.91% 6
West Yorkshire -2 6 £425 +37.09% 6
Wales -7 5 £275 -12.00%
Northampton - 5 £400 -
Manchester +4 4 £320 -2.29% 1
Leeds -1 4 £365 +4.28% 6
Hertfordshire -1 4 £883 +184.67% 3
Blackpool -2 4 £475 -2.31%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for Test Management.

1 191 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (26.73%) Finance
3 110 (22.45%) Test Strategy
4 109 (22.24%) Stakeholder Management
4 109 (22.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 90 (18.37%) SQL
5 90 (18.37%) JIRA
6 88 (17.96%) HP
7 87 (17.76%) Regression Testing
8 86 (17.55%) QA
9 81 (16.53%) Test Scripting
10 77 (15.71%) Oracle
11 76 (15.51%) HP Quality Center
12 75 (15.31%) ISTQB
13 74 (15.10%) Selenium
14 67 (13.67%) ISEB
15 64 (13.06%) Functional Testing
16 62 (12.65%) Defect Management
17 59 (12.04%) Waterfall
17 59 (12.04%) Scrum
17 59 (12.04%) Banking
18 57 (11.63%) Test Automation
19 56 (11.43%) Migration
20 52 (10.61%) Microsoft
21 51 (10.41%) Java
22 50 (10.20%) SAP
23 49 (10.00%) BDD
24 47 (9.59%) Unix
25 46 (9.39%) TDD
25 46 (9.39%) Security Cleared

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 10 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.84%) Confluence
2 9 (1.84%) WebSphere
3 7 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.43%) JBoss
4 4 (0.82%) Apache
4 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (0.61%) SAS
5 3 (0.61%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.41%) CMS
6 2 (0.41%) IIS
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.20%) ATG Dynamo
7 1 (0.20%) Drupal
7 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 17 (3.47%) MS Office
3 16 (3.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (2.45%) MS Project
5 7 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (3.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.06%) SAP ERP
3 13 (2.65%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (1.84%) Oracle EBS
5 8 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (1.43%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (1.02%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (1.02%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.82%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.82%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.82%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.82%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 1 (0.20%) Primavera
11 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
11 1 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.63%) Office 365
2 2 (0.41%) Boomi
2 2 (0.41%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (0.20%) GitHub
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.20%) PaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Slack
3 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.27%) 4G
2 15 (3.06%) Wireless
3 14 (2.86%) LTE
4 12 (2.45%) HTTP
4 12 (2.45%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.63%) Internet
6 5 (1.02%) FTP
7 4 (0.82%) Ethernet
7 4 (0.82%) PPP
7 4 (0.82%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.61%) BGP
8 3 (0.61%) HSRP
8 3 (0.61%) LAN
8 3 (0.61%) MPLS
8 3 (0.61%) MVNO
8 3 (0.61%) OSPF
8 3 (0.61%) SSH
8 3 (0.61%) VLAN
8 3 (0.61%) WAN
9 2 (0.41%) GGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.67%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.47%) BusinessObjects
4 15 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.65%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.65%) SAP BW
5 13 (2.65%) SAP Data Services
6 10 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.43%) Big Data
8 6 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.02%) DB2
9 5 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.82%) GIS
10 4 (0.82%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 90 (18.37%) JIRA
2 74 (15.10%) Selenium
3 39 (7.96%) Cucumber
4 38 (7.76%) HP UFT
5 35 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 33 (6.73%) LoadRunner
7 24 (4.90%) Jenkins
8 22 (4.49%) Git (software)
8 22 (4.49%) SoapUI
9 20 (4.08%) Zephyr
10 19 (3.88%) SpecFlow
10 19 (3.88%) Visual Studio
11 16 (3.27%) WebDriver
12 14 (2.86%) JMeter
13 9 (1.84%) Subversion
14 6 (1.22%) MSTest
14 6 (1.22%) Protractor
15 5 (1.02%) JUnit
15 5 (1.02%) NeoLoad
15 5 (1.02%) NUnit
General
1 131 (26.73%) Finance
2 59 (12.04%) Banking
3 38 (7.76%) Telecoms
4 37 (7.55%) Retail
5 18 (3.67%) Retail Banking
6 13 (2.65%) General Ledger
7 10 (2.04%) Legal
8 8 (1.63%) Back Office
8 8 (1.63%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.02%) Advertising
9 5 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.02%) Front Office
9 5 (1.02%) Games
9 5 (1.02%) Law
10 4 (0.82%) Local Government
10 4 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.61%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.41%) Billing
12 2 (0.41%) French Language
12 2 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 174 (35.51%) Test Manager
2 108 (22.04%) Analyst
3 91 (18.57%) Test Analyst
4 44 (8.98%) Tester
5 41 (8.37%) Test Leader
6 24 (4.90%) Consultant
6 24 (4.90%) Test Engineer
7 20 (4.08%) Project Manager
7 20 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
8 19 (3.88%) Agile Test Manager
9 18 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
10 15 (3.06%) Programme Manager
10 15 (3.06%) SAP Consultant
11 14 (2.86%) Automation Test Analyst
11 14 (2.86%) Developer
12 13 (2.65%) Programme Test Manager
12 13 (2.65%) Senior Manager
12 13 (2.65%) Test Automation Engineer
12 13 (2.65%) Test Programme Manager
13 12 (2.45%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.71%) SOAP
2 25 (5.10%) XML
3 22 (4.49%) .NET
4 18 (3.67%) Web Services
5 13 (2.65%) SAP XI
6 10 (2.04%) Gherkin
7 9 (1.84%) REST
8 7 (1.43%) HTML
9 6 (1.22%) JSON
9 6 (1.22%) XML Messaging
10 4 (0.82%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.82%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.82%) CSS
10 4 (0.82%) Middleware
11 3 (0.61%) jQuery
11 3 (0.61%) Spring
11 3 (0.61%) Velocity
11 3 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.41%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (1.43%) EPoS
4 7 (1.43%) Mainframe
4 7 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 6 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.02%) Data Conversion
6 5 (1.02%) Data Integration
7 4 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.82%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (0.82%) Grid Computing
7 4 (0.82%) NHS
7 4 (0.82%) Performance Metrics
7 4 (0.82%) Reinsurance
7 4 (0.82%) Statistics
7 4 (0.82%) User Experience
7 4 (0.82%) Virtual Team
7 4 (0.82%) Visualisation
8 3 (0.61%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.59%) Unix
2 31 (6.33%) Windows
3 26 (5.31%) Linux
4 6 (1.22%) Android
4 6 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.82%) AIX
5 4 (0.82%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.82%) Solaris
5 4 (0.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.20%) MVS
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
2 110 (22.45%) Test Strategy
3 109 (22.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 109 (22.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 87 (17.76%) Regression Testing
5 81 (16.53%) Test Scripting
6 64 (13.06%) Functional Testing
7 62 (12.65%) Defect Management
8 59 (12.04%) Scrum
8 59 (12.04%) Waterfall
9 57 (11.63%) Test Automation
10 56 (11.43%) Migration
11 49 (10.00%) BDD
12 46 (9.39%) TDD
13 42 (8.57%) ERP
14 41 (8.37%) Automated Testing
14 41 (8.37%) CRM
14 41 (8.37%) Project Management
15 39 (7.96%) Integration Testing
15 39 (7.96%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (18.37%) SQL
2 51 (10.41%) Java
3 27 (5.51%) C#
4 22 (4.49%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.86%) C
5 14 (2.86%) Ruby
6 12 (2.45%) PL/SQL
7 10 (2.04%) Perl
8 9 (1.84%) PowerShell
8 9 (1.84%) Python
9 8 (1.63%) C++
10 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 6 (1.22%) Scala
10 6 (1.22%) Shell Script
10 6 (1.22%) VBScript
11 5 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.82%) AWK
12 4 (0.82%) F#
12 4 (0.82%) PHP
12 4 (0.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (15.31%) ISTQB
2 67 (13.67%) ISEB
3 46 (9.39%) Security Cleared
4 33 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 32 (6.53%) SC Cleared
6 24 (4.90%) Degree
7 13 (2.65%) CCA
8 10 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.63%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.43%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (1.02%) PMP
12 4 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.82%) MAPM
12 4 (0.82%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.20%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.20%) MCITP
13 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (17.55%) QA
2 7 (1.43%) ISO 9000
3 5 (1.02%) SLA
4 3 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.41%) Basel II
5 2 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 1 (0.20%) Basel III
6 1 (0.20%) GxP
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) MiFID
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) SDET
6 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.82%) SRDF
2 4 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (0.82%) XenApp
2 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.61%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) Gluster
4 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 76 (15.51%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.43%) Control-M
3 4 (0.82%) TADDM
3 4 (0.82%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.41%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Ambari
5 1 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.20%) collectd
5 1 (0.20%) Grafana
5 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 88 (17.96%) HP
2 77 (15.71%) Oracle
3 52 (10.61%) Microsoft
4 50 (10.20%) SAP
5 13 (2.65%) webMethods
6 11 (2.24%) IBM
7 9 (1.84%) VMware
8 8 (1.63%) Reuters
9 7 (1.43%) Siebel
9 7 (1.43%) Workday
10 6 (1.22%) Dell
10 6 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 5 (1.02%) CheckPoint
11 5 (1.02%) Guidewire
12 4 (0.82%) Bloomberg
12 4 (0.82%) DataSynapse
12 4 (0.82%) EMC
12 4 (0.82%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.82%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.61%) Teradata
Telford, Shropshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
UK
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Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
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Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £210.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago