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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
UK
Rank 338 291 310
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Management 273 406 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.94% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 269 213
Median daily rate £411 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.68% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £550 £531
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.55% +54.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +54.83%

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
37558 43101 41682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.77% 82.82% 79.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24946 28188 26403
Median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 952 1185 1115
Median hourly rate £35.75 £38.05 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% +46.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 23 February 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
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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 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 -30 257 £413 +3.31% 46
London -29 84 £450 +2.85% 12
South East -9 68 £401 +0.31% 7
South West +15 27 £420 +24.16% 7
Hampshire +5 20 £350 - 4
East of England +1 18 £519 +59.61% 6
North West +10 17 £400 - 2
Berkshire +17 12 £425 +15.64% 1
West Midlands +8 12 £400 +4.91% 3
City of London -18 12 £450 -5.26% 2
Bristol +12 11 £420 +24.16% 4
Yorkshire +5 11 £365 +5.03% 6
West Yorkshire +14 10 £365 -1.35% 5
Surrey 0 10 £403 -8.52%
North East -7 10 £463 +2.77%
Leeds +3 9 £365 -1.35% 5
Tyne and Wear 0 9 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 9 £450 -
Kent +16 8 £400 -11.11%
Manchester +8 8 £330 -7.36%
West Sussex -16 8 £343 +14.16% 2
Reading +17 7 £438 +21.95%
Hertfordshire +8 6 £883 - 2
Scotland +2 6 £438 +20.68%
Wales +1 6 £300 -3.22%
Oxfordshire 0 6 £425 +32.81%
Gloucestershire 0 6 £423 +4.00% 1
Edinburgh +9 5 £438 +7.69%
East Midlands -13 5 £300 -31.42%
Suffolk - 5 £538 -

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 205 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (25.80%) Finance
3 120 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 118 (23.60%) Test Strategy
5 107 (21.40%) JIRA
6 101 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
7 98 (19.60%) SQL
8 97 (19.40%) HP
9 89 (17.80%) Regression Testing
10 87 (17.40%) Test Scripting
11 84 (16.80%) ISTQB
12 83 (16.60%) QA
13 81 (16.20%) ISEB
14 79 (15.80%) Selenium
14 79 (15.80%) Test Automation
15 78 (15.60%) Oracle
16 72 (14.40%) Waterfall
17 68 (13.60%) HP Quality Center
18 63 (12.60%) Defect Management
19 62 (12.40%) Migration
20 60 (12.00%) Security Cleared
21 59 (11.80%) Banking
21 59 (11.80%) Functional Testing
22 53 (10.60%) Java
23 51 (10.20%) Scrum
24 50 (10.00%) Performance Testing
25 49 (9.80%) BDD
26 48 (9.60%) HP UFT
27 45 (9.00%) Software Testing
28 44 (8.80%) Microsoft

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 (3.40%) Confluence
1 17 (3.40%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (1.20%) JBoss
4 5 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.80%) Apache
5 4 (0.80%) DataSynapse
5 4 (0.80%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.60%) SAS
7 2 (0.40%) Apache Spark
7 2 (0.40%) CMS
7 2 (0.40%) IIS
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.20%) ATG Dynamo
8 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 31 (6.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.00%) MS Office
3 14 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.20%) MS Project
5 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.20%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 14 (2.80%) SAP ERP
2 13 (2.60%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 11 (2.20%) Oracle Applications
5 9 (1.80%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
8 4 (0.80%) SAP PS
8 4 (0.80%) SAP SD
8 4 (0.80%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HRMS
11 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
11 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.20%) Primavera
11 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
11 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.20%) SAP PP
11 1 (0.20%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.20%) Office 365
2 8 (1.60%) SaaS
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.40%) Boomi
3 2 (0.40%) GitHub
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.20%) G Suite
4 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Slack
4 1 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.20%) 4G
2 15 (3.00%) Wireless
3 14 (2.80%) LTE
4 9 (1.80%) HTTP
5 8 (1.60%) PuTTY
5 8 (1.60%) WinSCP
6 7 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.80%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.60%) Internet
8 3 (0.60%) MVNO
8 3 (0.60%) SSH
8 3 (0.60%) Unified Communications
9 2 (0.40%) 3G
9 2 (0.40%) GGSN
9 2 (0.40%) HSRP
9 2 (0.40%) MPLS
9 2 (0.40%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (0.40%) OSPF
9 2 (0.40%) SGSN
9 2 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (5.60%) Oracle Database
3 24 (4.80%) SQL Server
4 17 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
4 17 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (3.00%) Relational Database
6 13 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (2.60%) SAP BW
6 13 (2.60%) SAP Data Services
7 10 (2.00%) Big Data
7 10 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
8 8 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.40%) Oracle OWB
9 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.00%) GIS
12 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 107 (21.40%) JIRA
2 79 (15.80%) Selenium
3 48 (9.60%) HP UFT
4 39 (7.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 38 (7.60%) Cucumber
6 34 (6.80%) LoadRunner
7 24 (4.80%) Jenkins
8 19 (3.80%) Visual Studio
9 18 (3.60%) Git (software)
10 17 (3.40%) SoapUI
11 16 (3.20%) SpecFlow
12 15 (3.00%) WebDriver
13 14 (2.80%) Zephyr
14 13 (2.60%) JMeter
15 9 (1.80%) TeamCity
15 9 (1.80%) Toad
16 8 (1.60%) Oracle APEX
17 7 (1.40%) NeoLoad
17 7 (1.40%) Subversion
17 7 (1.40%) TestRail
General
1 129 (25.80%) Finance
2 59 (11.80%) Banking
3 38 (7.60%) Telecoms
4 29 (5.80%) Retail
5 17 (3.40%) Retail Banking
6 13 (2.60%) General Ledger
7 9 (1.80%) Legal
8 6 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.00%) Advertising
9 5 (1.00%) Law
9 5 (1.00%) Local Government
10 4 (0.80%) Back Office
10 4 (0.80%) Front Office
10 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.60%) Marketing
11 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) Billing
12 2 (0.40%) French Language
12 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 186 (37.20%) Test Manager
2 115 (23.00%) Analyst
3 98 (19.60%) Test Analyst
4 48 (9.60%) Tester
5 40 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 22 (4.40%) Programme Manager
6 22 (4.40%) Test Engineer
7 21 (4.20%) Programme Test Manager
7 21 (4.20%) Test Programme Manager
8 20 (4.00%) Agile Test Manager
8 20 (4.00%) Consultant
9 18 (3.60%) Project Manager
9 18 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (3.20%) Senior Test Analyst
11 15 (3.00%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (2.60%) Developer
12 13 (2.60%) Senior Manager
13 12 (2.40%) SAP Consultant
13 12 (2.40%) Senior Test Manager
14 11 (2.20%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.80%) XML
2 21 (4.20%) .NET
3 20 (4.00%) SOAP
4 16 (3.20%) Web Services
5 13 (2.60%) SAP XI
6 7 (1.40%) Gherkin
6 7 (1.40%) JSON
6 7 (1.40%) REST
6 7 (1.40%) XML Messaging
7 6 (1.20%) HTML
7 6 (1.20%) Middleware
8 5 (1.00%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.80%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.80%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.80%) Velocity
10 3 (0.60%) CSS
11 2 (0.40%) jQuery
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.40%) RESTful
11 2 (0.40%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 9 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.20%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.00%) NHS
6 5 (1.00%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.80%) Grid Computing
7 4 (0.80%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (0.80%) Reinsurance
7 4 (0.80%) User Experience
7 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.60%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.60%) iPad
8 3 (0.60%) Life Science
8 3 (0.60%) LIMS
8 3 (0.60%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.60%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.20%) Unix
2 35 (7.00%) Windows
3 29 (5.80%) Linux
4 5 (1.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (0.80%) Android
5 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
5 4 (0.80%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.60%) AIX
6 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.60%) Solaris
6 3 (0.60%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.20%) MVS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 118 (23.60%) Test Strategy
4 101 (20.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 89 (17.80%) Regression Testing
6 87 (17.40%) Test Scripting
7 79 (15.80%) Test Automation
8 72 (14.40%) Waterfall
9 63 (12.60%) Defect Management
10 62 (12.40%) Migration
11 59 (11.80%) Functional Testing
12 51 (10.20%) Scrum
13 50 (10.00%) Performance Testing
14 49 (9.80%) BDD
15 45 (9.00%) Software Testing
16 43 (8.60%) Non-Functional Testing
16 43 (8.60%) Project Management
17 41 (8.20%) TDD
18 40 (8.00%) Automated Testing
18 40 (8.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 98 (19.60%) SQL
2 53 (10.60%) Java
3 26 (5.20%) C#
4 21 (4.20%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.00%) PL/SQL
6 13 (2.60%) C
6 13 (2.60%) Ruby
7 12 (2.40%) F#
8 10 (2.00%) Python
9 9 (1.80%) Perl
9 9 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.60%) C++
11 6 (1.20%) Scala
11 6 (1.20%) VBScript
12 5 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.80%) AWK
13 4 (0.80%) PHP
13 4 (0.80%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 84 (16.80%) ISTQB
2 81 (16.20%) ISEB
3 60 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 41 (8.20%) SC Cleared
5 39 (7.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (4.20%) Degree
7 13 (2.60%) CCA
7 13 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.00%) MAPM
10 5 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 5 (1.00%) PMP
10 5 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.40%) MBA
14 1 (0.20%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (16.60%) QA
2 7 (1.40%) ISO 9000
3 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.40%) SDET
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) Basel II
5 1 (0.20%) MiFID
5 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.20%) TickIT
System Software
1 6 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
1 6 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.80%) XenApp
2 4 (0.80%) XenDesktop
3 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.40%) Docker
5 1 (0.20%) Firmware
5 1 (0.20%) Gluster
5 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 68 (13.60%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.20%) Control-M
3 3 (0.60%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.40%) Ambari
4 2 (0.40%) collectd
4 2 (0.40%) Grafana
4 2 (0.40%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.40%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.20%) Ansible
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.20%) OpenView
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 97 (19.40%) HP
2 78 (15.60%) Oracle
3 44 (8.80%) Microsoft
4 40 (8.00%) SAP
5 13 (2.60%) webMethods
6 10 (2.00%) IBM
6 10 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.00%) VMware
7 7 (1.40%) Red Hat
7 7 (1.40%) Reuters
8 6 (1.20%) Informatica
8 6 (1.20%) Remedy
8 6 (1.20%) Workday
9 5 (1.00%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.00%) Dell
9 5 (1.00%) Guidewire
9 5 (1.00%) Splunk
10 4 (0.80%) Citrix
10 4 (0.80%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (0.80%) PeopleSoft
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