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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 352 329 295
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -34
Contract jobs citing Test Management 338 365 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.83% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 208 219
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £284 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £554 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -10.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -10.29%

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
44683 43767 41024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.94% 79.28% 77.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27730 25945
Median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1039 1246 1211
Median hourly rate £28.50 £29.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.71 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +4 322 £400 -5.88% 64
London -33 119 £450 - 23
South East +3 80 £400 - 10
North West +6 33 £360 +1.05% 6
South West +6 28 £444 +1.42% 8
Surrey -13 23 £400 -15.78% 1
City of London +40 20 £470 -1.05% 6
Berkshire +1 18 £415 +27.69% 3
Manchester -5 17 £350 +2.94% 3
East of England +16 16 £450 +36.36% 4
East Midlands +15 16 £425 -5.55% 2
West Midlands 0 15 £333 +15.65% 7
Leatherhead -13 14 £400 -15.78%
Yorkshire +9 13 £350 +25.00% 4
West Yorkshire 0 13 £350 +25.00% 4
Cheshire 0 12 £455 +27.71% 1
Scotland -39 12 £450 +0.55% 2
Bristol +7 11 £450 +4.40% 1
Hampshire -12 11 £363 -9.37% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 10 £413 +28.90%
West Sussex -22 10 £344 -16.15% 1
Leeds -6 9 £350 +27.27% 3
Reading +7 7 £395 +236.17%
Milton Keynes +7 7 £413 +34.14%
Gloucestershire +5 7 £400 -8.57% 6
Nottinghamshire +5 6 £408 +12.41%
Nottingham +4 6 £408 +12.41%
Oxfordshire +11 5 £345 -1.42% 4
Hertfordshire +6 5 £500 +25.00% 2
Glasgow +2 5 £400 -27.27% 1

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 229 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (27.82%) Finance
3 198 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
4 185 (25.10%) Test Strategy
5 160 (21.71%) Defect Management
6 156 (21.17%) Test Scripting
7 151 (20.49%) HP Quality Center
8 138 (18.72%) HP
9 137 (18.59%) ISTQB
10 133 (18.05%) QA
11 128 (17.37%) SQL
12 124 (16.82%) ISEB
13 115 (15.60%) Security Cleared
14 95 (12.89%) Waterfall
15 94 (12.75%) Oracle
16 88 (11.94%) Functional Testing
17 87 (11.80%) Test Automation
17 87 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
18 86 (11.67%) Microsoft
18 86 (11.67%) Software Testing
19 84 (11.40%) Banking
20 83 (11.26%) JIRA
21 79 (10.72%) Integration Testing
22 77 (10.45%) Project Management
23 75 (10.18%) Test Planning
24 73 (9.91%) SAP
25 72 (9.77%) XML
26 71 (9.63%) Scrum
26 71 (9.63%) Performance Testing
27 70 (9.50%) SC 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 28 (3.80%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.22%) Confluence
3 8 (1.09%) IIS
4 6 (0.81%) Tuxedo
5 5 (0.68%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.68%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (0.54%) SAS
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
7 3 (0.41%) CMS
7 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.27%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.14%) Node.js
Applications
1 60 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 29 (3.93%) MS Project
3 27 (3.66%) MS Office
4 17 (2.31%) MS Visio
5 10 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (1.76%) SAP ERP
4 11 (1.49%) SAP PSCD
5 10 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
5 10 (1.36%) Oracle ERP
6 8 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.95%) SAP FI
8 6 (0.81%) Magento
8 6 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.68%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Assets
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.04%) SaaS
2 8 (1.09%) IaaS
2 8 (1.09%) Taleo
3 6 (0.81%) PaaS
3 6 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.36%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.22%) LAN
3 8 (1.09%) HTTP
4 7 (0.95%) WAN
5 6 (0.81%) FTP
6 5 (0.68%) VLAN
7 4 (0.54%) Internet
7 4 (0.54%) Network Security
7 4 (0.54%) SSH
7 4 (0.54%) VoIP
8 3 (0.41%) Firewall
8 3 (0.41%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.41%) Skype
9 2 (0.27%) SAN
9 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.27%) WinSCP
9 2 (0.27%) WLAN
10 1 (0.14%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
7 5 (0.68%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.68%) Essbase
8 4 (0.54%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.41%) DB2
9 3 (0.41%) QlikView
9 3 (0.41%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (0.41%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.27%) Big Data
10 2 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.27%) MS Access
10 2 (0.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 83 (11.26%) JIRA
2 65 (8.82%) Selenium
3 47 (6.38%) Cucumber
3 47 (6.38%) HP UFT
4 43 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (5.16%) SoapUI
6 34 (4.61%) LoadRunner
7 21 (2.85%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.17%) JMeter
9 15 (2.04%) Git (software)
9 15 (2.04%) WebDriver
10 14 (1.90%) SpecFlow
11 13 (1.76%) Zephyr
12 12 (1.63%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.22%) TestDirector
14 7 (0.95%) Appium
14 7 (0.95%) Bugzilla
14 7 (0.95%) JUnit
14 7 (0.95%) Rational Functional Tester
14 7 (0.95%) WATIR
General
1 205 (27.82%) Finance
2 84 (11.40%) Banking
3 62 (8.41%) Retail
4 34 (4.61%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.76%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.63%) Retail Banking
7 11 (1.49%) Front Office
7 11 (1.49%) Marketing
8 9 (1.22%) Billing
8 9 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.95%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.95%) Electronics
10 6 (0.81%) Back Office
11 5 (0.68%) General Ledger
12 4 (0.54%) Legal
12 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
13 2 (0.27%) Games
13 2 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 350 (47.49%) Test Manager
2 158 (21.44%) Analyst
3 136 (18.45%) Test Analyst
4 54 (7.33%) Test Leader
5 43 (5.83%) Tester
6 39 (5.29%) Programme Test Manager
6 39 (5.29%) Test Programme Manager
7 38 (5.16%) Programme Manager
8 34 (4.61%) Consultant
9 26 (3.53%) UAT Manager
10 22 (2.99%) Project Manager
10 22 (2.99%) SAP Manager
10 22 (2.99%) UAT Test Manager
11 19 (2.58%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (2.58%) Senior Test Analyst
11 19 (2.58%) Test Engineer
12 18 (2.44%) Senior Manager
12 18 (2.44%) Senior Test Manager
13 17 (2.31%) SAP Consultant
13 17 (2.31%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (9.77%) XML
2 53 (7.19%) Web Services
3 43 (5.83%) SOAP
4 33 (4.48%) Gherkin
5 25 (3.39%) XML Messaging
6 22 (2.99%) .NET
7 12 (1.63%) HTML
8 9 (1.22%) Middleware
9 8 (1.09%) REST
10 5 (0.68%) Ajax
11 4 (0.54%) .NET Framework
11 4 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
11 4 (0.54%) SAP Basis
11 4 (0.54%) SAP XI
12 3 (0.41%) XSD
13 2 (0.27%) CSS
13 2 (0.27%) IBM Integration Bus
13 2 (0.27%) JSON
13 2 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 2 (0.27%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 58 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.31%) Data Centre
4 14 (1.90%) Mainframe
4 14 (1.90%) NHS
5 9 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (1.22%) Mobile App
6 6 (0.81%) IVR
6 6 (0.81%) Smart Meter
6 6 (0.81%) Smartcard
7 5 (0.68%) Derivative
7 5 (0.68%) Equities
8 4 (0.54%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.54%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.54%) User Experience
9 3 (0.41%) Credit Risk
9 3 (0.41%) Digital Media
9 3 (0.41%) FMCG
9 3 (0.41%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 56 (7.60%) Windows
2 55 (7.46%) Linux
3 44 (5.97%) Unix
4 9 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (1.09%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.95%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.81%) VME
8 4 (0.54%) AIX
9 3 (0.41%) CentOS
9 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.27%) Android
10 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (26.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 185 (25.10%) Test Strategy
4 160 (21.71%) Defect Management
5 156 (21.17%) Test Scripting
6 95 (12.89%) Waterfall
7 88 (11.94%) Functional Testing
8 87 (11.80%) Stakeholder Management
8 87 (11.80%) Test Automation
9 86 (11.67%) Software Testing
10 79 (10.72%) Integration Testing
11 77 (10.45%) Project Management
12 75 (10.18%) Test Planning
13 71 (9.63%) Performance Testing
13 71 (9.63%) Scrum
14 62 (8.41%) Migration
15 59 (8.01%) System Integration Testing
16 58 (7.87%) Non-Functional Testing
17 53 (7.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 51 (6.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 128 (17.37%) SQL
2 47 (6.38%) Java
3 23 (3.12%) Ruby
4 21 (2.85%) PL/SQL
5 20 (2.71%) C#
6 15 (2.04%) Python
7 14 (1.90%) Bash Shell
7 14 (1.90%) VB
8 13 (1.76%) C
9 12 (1.63%) JavaScript
9 12 (1.63%) VBScript
10 8 (1.09%) COBOL
10 8 (1.09%) Perl
10 8 (1.09%) PHP
11 7 (0.95%) C++
12 6 (0.81%) ABAP
13 5 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.41%) PowerShell
15 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 137 (18.59%) ISTQB
2 124 (16.82%) ISEB
3 115 (15.60%) Security Cleared
4 70 (9.50%) SC Cleared
5 62 (8.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 24 (3.26%) Degree
8 18 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (2.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.49%) PMI Certification
10 11 (1.49%) PMP
11 7 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.54%) CCA
13 2 (0.27%) MCP
13 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.27%) OCP
13 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.27%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (18.05%) QA
2 10 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (1.36%) HL7
3 7 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.41%) GxP
5 3 (0.41%) SLA
5 3 (0.41%) WCAG
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) MiFID
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
7 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.14%) EMIR
7 1 (0.14%) FINREP
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) SDET
7 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.81%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.41%) vSphere
4 2 (0.27%) KVM
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 151 (20.49%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.41%) Puppet
2 3 (0.41%) vRealize
3 2 (0.27%) DameWare
3 2 (0.27%) SCCM
3 2 (0.27%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.14%) Control-M
4 1 (0.14%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.14%) nmon
Vendors
1 138 (18.72%) HP
2 94 (12.75%) Oracle
3 86 (11.67%) Microsoft
4 73 (9.91%) SAP
5 12 (1.63%) VMware
6 10 (1.36%) Citrix
6 10 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.22%) IBM
8 8 (1.09%) Siebel
9 7 (0.95%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (0.95%) webMethods
10 6 (0.81%) Calypso
10 6 (0.81%) Micro Focus
11 5 (0.68%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.68%) Pegasus
11 5 (0.68%) Rally
11 5 (0.68%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.54%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.54%) Sun
12 4 (0.54%) Sybase
South West London
World First
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sogeti
Rate: From £375 to £420 per day Daily Rate: £375 - £420 p/d (DOE)
Posted: 12 days ago
Guildford
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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