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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 334 284 292
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Management 345 422 384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.77% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.96% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 246 216
Median daily rate £400 £411 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 4
Median hourly rate £35.75 £30.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.21% -10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £30.00 £20.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £30.60 £41.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -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
44382 43894 42128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.21% 79.60% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 29500 28277 26434
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 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1050 1174 1216
Median hourly rate £28.00 £29.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.36 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 27 June 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 June 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 -33 315 £400 -3.03% 70
London -28 118 £450 - 22
South East -45 71 £400 - 14
North West +1 32 £360 -10.11% 8
South West +14 25 £413 +10.00% 7
Scotland -35 23 £400 - 5
Berkshire +3 22 £400 - 2
East of England +25 19 £425 +37.09% 2
Manchester -4 19 £360 -10.11% 4
City of London +31 18 £500 +17.64% 9
Yorkshire -8 16 £350 -12.50% 7
West Yorkshire -9 15 £331 -17.18% 7
Surrey -38 14 £400 - 3
West Midlands -17 13 £350 +11.55% 9
Glasgow +7 12 £400 +23.07%
East Midlands -6 12 £350 -22.22% 1
West Sussex -11 10 £350 -14.63% 1
Leeds -13 10 £316 -23.33% 7
North East -50 10 £484 +114.88%
Bristol +11 9 £438 -7.84% 3
Oxfordshire +18 8 £345 -15.85% 1
Cheshire +4 8 £435 +22.10% 3
Reading +3 8 £400 +62.43%
Gloucestershire +2 8 £363 -15.94% 2
Hampshire -3 8 £390 +11.42% 2
Edinburgh -32 8 £488 +21.87% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -54 8 £497 +80.72%
Tyne and Wear -56 8 £497 +80.72%
Hertfordshire +20 5 £550 +37.50% 1
Essex +6 5 £353 +53.26% 1

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 218 (29.90%) Finance
2 217 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
3 194 (26.61%) User Acceptance Testing
4 185 (25.38%) Test Strategy
5 145 (19.89%) Defect Management
6 142 (19.48%) Test Scripting
7 132 (18.11%) HP
7 132 (18.11%) HP Quality Center
8 129 (17.70%) QA
9 119 (16.32%) ISTQB
10 117 (16.05%) ISEB
11 115 (15.78%) SQL
12 112 (15.36%) Security Cleared
13 96 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 89 (12.21%) Waterfall
15 87 (11.93%) Banking
16 86 (11.80%) Software Testing
17 84 (11.52%) JIRA
17 84 (11.52%) Microsoft
18 83 (11.39%) Oracle
19 80 (10.97%) Project Management
20 79 (10.84%) SAP
21 75 (10.29%) Integration Testing
21 75 (10.29%) Functional Testing
22 72 (9.88%) Performance Testing
23 68 (9.33%) Test Planning
24 67 (9.19%) Test Automation
24 67 (9.19%) Scrum
25 65 (8.92%) SC Cleared
26 63 (8.64%) 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 20 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.65%) Confluence
3 8 (1.10%) IIS
4 6 (0.82%) Skype for Business
4 6 (0.82%) Tuxedo
5 5 (0.69%) CMS
6 4 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (0.55%) SAS
6 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.41%) Apache
7 3 (0.41%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.27%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.27%) LiveCycle
8 2 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 63 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.39%) MS Office
3 29 (3.98%) MS Project
4 18 (2.47%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.27%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 19 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.78%) SAP ERP
2 13 (1.78%) SAP PSCD
3 11 (1.51%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.37%) Oracle ERP
5 9 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.10%) Oracle EBS R12
6 8 (1.10%) SAP FI
7 7 (0.96%) SAP CO
7 7 (0.96%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.82%) Magento
8 6 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.82%) SAP FI-CA
8 6 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.69%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 14 (1.92%) SaaS
2 8 (1.10%) Taleo
3 6 (0.82%) IaaS
3 6 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.82%) PaaS
3 6 (0.82%) SuccessFactors
4 4 (0.55%) Office 365
5 3 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.51%) Internet
2 9 (1.23%) LAN
3 8 (1.10%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.96%) WAN
5 5 (0.69%) VLAN
6 4 (0.55%) HTTP
6 4 (0.55%) LDAP
6 4 (0.55%) Network Security
6 4 (0.55%) Skype
6 4 (0.55%) SSH
6 4 (0.55%) VoIP
7 3 (0.41%) Firewall
7 3 (0.41%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.27%) FTP
8 2 (0.27%) SAN
8 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.27%) WinSCP
8 2 (0.27%) WLAN
9 1 (0.14%) Value-Added Service
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.53%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.19%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (1.51%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.69%) Data Mining
4 5 (0.69%) Essbase
4 5 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.55%) MySQL
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (0.41%) DB2
6 3 (0.41%) QlikView
6 3 (0.41%) SAP HANA
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.41%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.27%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.27%) MS Access
7 2 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 84 (11.52%) JIRA
2 59 (8.09%) Selenium
3 41 (5.62%) Cucumber
4 34 (4.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (4.39%) HP UFT
6 31 (4.25%) SoapUI
7 29 (3.98%) LoadRunner
8 15 (2.06%) Jenkins
8 15 (2.06%) WebDriver
9 13 (1.78%) Git (software)
10 12 (1.65%) SpecFlow
10 12 (1.65%) Zephyr
11 11 (1.51%) JMeter
12 9 (1.23%) Visual Studio
13 8 (1.10%) TestDirector
14 7 (0.96%) Appium
15 6 (0.82%) JUnit
15 6 (0.82%) Maven
16 4 (0.55%) Rational Functional Tester
16 4 (0.55%) Toad
General
1 218 (29.90%) Finance
2 87 (11.93%) Banking
3 61 (8.37%) Retail
4 33 (4.53%) Telecoms
5 17 (2.33%) Retail Banking
6 15 (2.06%) Manufacturing
7 14 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (1.78%) Investment Banking
9 10 (1.37%) Marketing
10 9 (1.23%) Front Office
11 8 (1.10%) Billing
11 8 (1.10%) Legal
12 7 (0.96%) Corporate Banking
12 7 (0.96%) Electronics
12 7 (0.96%) General Ledger
13 5 (0.69%) Back Office
14 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.27%) Advertising
15 2 (0.27%) Automotive
15 2 (0.27%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 359 (49.25%) Test Manager
2 158 (21.67%) Analyst
3 129 (17.70%) Test Analyst
4 44 (6.04%) Test Leader
5 40 (5.49%) Tester
6 32 (4.39%) Programme Test Manager
6 32 (4.39%) Test Programme Manager
7 31 (4.25%) Consultant
7 31 (4.25%) Programme Manager
8 30 (4.12%) UAT Manager
9 28 (3.84%) SAP Manager
10 25 (3.43%) UAT Test Manager
11 22 (3.02%) SAP Test Manager
12 21 (2.88%) Project Manager
13 19 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
13 19 (2.61%) Senior Manager
13 19 (2.61%) Senior Test Analyst
13 19 (2.61%) Senior Test Manager
14 17 (2.33%) SAP Consultant
15 16 (2.19%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (8.09%) XML
2 43 (5.90%) Web Services
3 38 (5.21%) SOAP
4 30 (4.12%) Gherkin
5 21 (2.88%) XML Messaging
6 15 (2.06%) .NET
7 14 (1.92%) HTML
8 6 (0.82%) SAP XI
9 5 (0.69%) REST
9 5 (0.69%) SAP Basis
10 4 (0.55%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.41%) CSS
11 3 (0.41%) Middleware
11 3 (0.41%) RESTful
12 2 (0.27%) Ajax
12 2 (0.27%) AngularJS
12 2 (0.27%) IBM Integration Bus
12 2 (0.27%) J2EE
12 2 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 14 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 13 (1.78%) Data Centre
4 13 (1.78%) NHS
5 12 (1.65%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 7 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.69%) Derivative
9 5 (0.69%) Equities
9 5 (0.69%) FMCG
9 5 (0.69%) IVR
9 5 (0.69%) Smartcard
10 4 (0.55%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.55%) Market Risk
10 4 (0.55%) User Experience
11 3 (0.41%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.41%) iPad
11 3 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 48 (6.58%) Linux
1 48 (6.58%) Unix
2 43 (5.90%) Windows
3 9 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (1.10%) Windows 10
5 6 (0.82%) VME
5 6 (0.82%) Windows Server
6 5 (0.69%) AIX
7 3 (0.41%) CentOS
7 3 (0.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.27%) Android
8 2 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (29.77%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (26.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 185 (25.38%) Test Strategy
4 145 (19.89%) Defect Management
5 142 (19.48%) Test Scripting
6 96 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 89 (12.21%) Waterfall
8 86 (11.80%) Software Testing
9 80 (10.97%) Project Management
10 75 (10.29%) Functional Testing
10 75 (10.29%) Integration Testing
11 72 (9.88%) Performance Testing
12 68 (9.33%) Test Planning
13 67 (9.19%) Scrum
13 67 (9.19%) Test Automation
14 62 (8.50%) Migration
15 60 (8.23%) Non-Functional Testing
16 55 (7.54%) System Integration Testing
16 55 (7.54%) Validation
17 52 (7.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 115 (15.78%) SQL
2 48 (6.58%) Java
3 23 (3.16%) Ruby
4 20 (2.74%) PL/SQL
5 15 (2.06%) C
5 15 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.78%) C#
7 12 (1.65%) Python
8 11 (1.51%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.23%) PHP
10 8 (1.10%) COBOL
11 7 (0.96%) Perl
11 7 (0.96%) VB
12 6 (0.82%) ABAP
12 6 (0.82%) VBScript
13 4 (0.55%) C++
14 3 (0.41%) PowerShell
14 3 (0.41%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.14%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 119 (16.32%) ISTQB
2 117 (16.05%) ISEB
3 112 (15.36%) Security Cleared
4 65 (8.92%) SC Cleared
5 53 (7.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (3.16%) DV Cleared
7 21 (2.88%) Degree
8 19 (2.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (2.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 15 (2.06%) PMI Certification
10 14 (1.92%) PMP
11 7 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.96%) CCA
12 2 (0.27%) MAPM
12 2 (0.27%) MCP
12 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.27%) OCP
12 2 (0.27%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.27%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (17.70%) QA
2 11 (1.51%) HL7
3 10 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.82%) GxP
6 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.41%) WCAG
8 2 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.27%) MiFID
8 2 (0.27%) SDET
8 2 (0.27%) SLA
9 1 (0.14%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
9 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.14%) EMIR
9 1 (0.14%) FINREP
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.41%) vSphere
5 1 (0.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 132 (18.11%) 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
Vendors
1 132 (18.11%) HP
2 84 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 83 (11.39%) Oracle
4 79 (10.84%) SAP
5 11 (1.51%) VMware
6 10 (1.37%) IBM
7 9 (1.23%) Siebel
7 9 (1.23%) webMethods
8 8 (1.10%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (0.96%) Sybase
10 6 (0.82%) Micro Focus
11 5 (0.69%) Calypso
11 5 (0.69%) hybris
11 5 (0.69%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.69%) Pegasus
11 5 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.69%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.55%) EMC
12 4 (0.55%) Sun
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