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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 311 305 293
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 383 391 391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.87% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 222 244
Median daily rate £418 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%

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
45487 44731 42956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.61% 78.86% 77.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30072 27893 26816
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 £551
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1299 1233
Median hourly rate £34.50 £29.41 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.78 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 2 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 2 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 +28 365 £413 +3.12% 56
London -40 126 £442 -1.72% 18
South East -15 96 £400 +14.28% 10
North West +19 44 £394 +14.13% 2
South West +8 26 £450 +2.85% 5
East Midlands +20 24 £425 -5.55% 1
Surrey -14 24 £400 +6.66% 1
City of London +37 21 £470 +7.42% 10
East of England +13 19 £463 +38.05% 5
Manchester +3 19 £350 +2.94% 2
Cheshire +5 18 £453 +24.82%
Hampshire -4 18 £400 +14.28% 3
West Midlands 0 17 £350 +21.73% 8
Berkshire +7 16 £430 +53.57% 1
Leatherhead -15 16 £400 -11.11% 1
West Sussex -12 15 £338 -25.61%
Scotland -47 15 £450 -2.17% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 11 £413 +39.83% 2
Bristol +3 11 £450 +4.34%
Yorkshire -2 10 £431 +28.25% 4
Nottingham +3 9 £700 +93.10% 1
Nottinghamshire +2 9 £700 +93.10% 1
Worthing -27 9 - -
Milton Keynes +4 8 £413 +39.83% 1
Edinburgh -30 8 £475 +13.09% 2
West Yorkshire -7 7 £456 +35.68% 3
Northamptonshire +14 6 £400 -
Glasgow +4 6 £413 -25.00% 1
Reading -4 6 £430 +105.98% 1
Leeds -14 6 £438 +53.50% 2

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 254 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (26.76%) User Acceptance Testing
2 205 (26.76%) Finance
3 180 (23.50%) Test Strategy
4 173 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
5 171 (22.32%) Defect Management
6 168 (21.93%) Test Scripting
7 149 (19.45%) SQL
8 146 (19.06%) HP
9 137 (17.89%) ISTQB
10 136 (17.75%) QA
11 124 (16.19%) ISEB
12 114 (14.88%) Oracle
13 113 (14.75%) Security Cleared
14 112 (14.62%) Waterfall
15 100 (13.05%) Functional Testing
16 98 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
17 96 (12.53%) Software Testing
17 96 (12.53%) Test Automation
18 94 (12.27%) Microsoft
19 87 (11.36%) JIRA
20 83 (10.84%) Project Management
21 80 (10.44%) Banking
22 79 (10.31%) Selenium
23 77 (10.05%) Scrum
24 76 (9.92%) SAP
25 75 (9.79%) XML
25 75 (9.79%) Integration Testing
26 73 (9.53%) Test Planning
27 71 (9.27%) Performance Testing

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 29 (3.79%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.04%) IIS
3 7 (0.91%) WebLogic
4 6 (0.78%) Confluence
4 6 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (0.78%) Tuxedo
5 5 (0.65%) SAS
5 5 (0.65%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.39%) Apache
6 3 (0.39%) CMS
6 3 (0.39%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.39%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.13%) Drupal
8 1 (0.13%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 56 (7.31%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.52%) MS Office
2 27 (3.52%) MS Project
3 18 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.70%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.26%) Mingle
7 1 (0.13%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 18 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (2.09%) SAP ERP
3 14 (1.83%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (1.83%) SAP PSCD
4 12 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
5 11 (1.44%) Dynamics AX
6 10 (1.31%) SAP FI
7 8 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.78%) SAP CO
8 6 (0.78%) SAP FI/CO
8 6 (0.78%) SAP FI-CA
9 5 (0.65%) Hyperion Planning
9 5 (0.65%) Magento
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 5 (0.65%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.09%) SaaS
2 8 (1.04%) IaaS
2 8 (1.04%) Taleo
3 6 (0.78%) PaaS
3 6 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.31%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.17%) LAN
3 8 (1.04%) HTTP
4 7 (0.91%) WAN
5 6 (0.78%) FTP
6 3 (0.39%) Firewall
6 3 (0.39%) Internet
6 3 (0.39%) IP Telephony
6 3 (0.39%) Network Security
6 3 (0.39%) Skype
6 3 (0.39%) VLAN
7 2 (0.26%) Diameter Protocol
7 2 (0.26%) SAN
7 2 (0.26%) SS7
7 2 (0.26%) SSH
7 2 (0.26%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.26%) Value-Added Service
7 2 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (0.26%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.18%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.52%) Oracle Database
3 19 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.17%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.04%) Data Mining
5 8 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (0.65%) Essbase
7 4 (0.52%) DB2
7 4 (0.52%) Oracle OWB
7 4 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.39%) GIS
8 3 (0.39%) QlikView
8 3 (0.39%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.39%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.26%) Big Data
9 2 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.26%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 87 (11.36%) JIRA
2 79 (10.31%) Selenium
3 64 (8.36%) Cucumber
4 53 (6.92%) HP UFT
5 49 (6.40%) SoapUI
6 42 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (4.31%) LoadRunner
8 27 (3.52%) Visual Studio
9 18 (2.35%) SpecFlow
9 18 (2.35%) WebDriver
10 17 (2.22%) JMeter
11 15 (1.96%) Git (software)
11 15 (1.96%) Zephyr
12 12 (1.57%) Jenkins
12 12 (1.57%) TestDirector
13 11 (1.44%) Appium
14 10 (1.31%) Toad
15 9 (1.17%) JUnit
16 8 (1.04%) WATIR
17 7 (0.91%) Subversion
General
1 205 (26.76%) Finance
2 80 (10.44%) Banking
3 67 (8.75%) Retail
4 38 (4.96%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.70%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.70%) Retail Banking
6 11 (1.44%) Front Office
7 9 (1.17%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.17%) Marketing
8 8 (1.04%) Billing
9 7 (0.91%) Back Office
9 7 (0.91%) Corporate Banking
9 7 (0.91%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.78%) Electronics
11 5 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.52%) Legal
13 3 (0.39%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.26%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.26%) Local Government
14 2 (0.26%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 352 (45.95%) Test Manager
2 183 (23.89%) Analyst
3 164 (21.41%) Test Analyst
4 54 (7.05%) Test Leader
5 51 (6.66%) Tester
6 41 (5.35%) Consultant
7 36 (4.70%) Programme Test Manager
7 36 (4.70%) Test Programme Manager
8 35 (4.57%) Programme Manager
9 24 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
9 24 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
10 23 (3.00%) SAP Manager
11 21 (2.74%) SAP Consultant
12 19 (2.48%) Project Manager
12 19 (2.48%) Test Engineer
12 19 (2.48%) UAT Manager
13 18 (2.35%) SAP Test Manager
13 18 (2.35%) SQL Analyst
14 17 (2.22%) Senior Manager
14 17 (2.22%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (9.79%) XML
2 52 (6.79%) Web Services
3 44 (5.74%) SOAP
4 32 (4.18%) Gherkin
5 31 (4.05%) .NET
6 27 (3.52%) XML Messaging
7 16 (2.09%) Middleware
8 11 (1.44%) HTML
9 8 (1.04%) REST
10 7 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (0.91%) SAP XI
11 5 (0.65%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.65%) Ajax
12 4 (0.52%) SAP Basis
12 4 (0.52%) XSD
13 3 (0.39%) Behat
14 2 (0.26%) CSS
14 2 (0.26%) IBM Integration Bus
14 2 (0.26%) JSON
14 2 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.35%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 13 (1.70%) NHS
6 12 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.04%) IVR
7 8 (1.04%) Smartcard
8 5 (0.65%) Derivative
8 5 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.65%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.52%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.52%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.52%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.52%) User Experience
10 3 (0.39%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.39%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.39%) Reference Data
11 2 (0.26%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 70 (9.14%) Windows
2 53 (6.92%) Linux
3 45 (5.87%) Unix
4 11 (1.44%) Windows Server
4 11 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.31%) Android
6 9 (1.17%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.04%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.78%) VME
9 5 (0.65%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.52%) AIX
11 3 (0.39%) CentOS
12 1 (0.13%) Solaris
12 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (33.16%) Agile Software Development
2 205 (26.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 180 (23.50%) Test Strategy
4 171 (22.32%) Defect Management
5 168 (21.93%) Test Scripting
6 112 (14.62%) Waterfall
7 100 (13.05%) Functional Testing
8 98 (12.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 96 (12.53%) Software Testing
9 96 (12.53%) Test Automation
10 83 (10.84%) Project Management
11 77 (10.05%) Scrum
12 75 (9.79%) Integration Testing
13 73 (9.53%) Test Planning
14 71 (9.27%) Performance Testing
15 65 (8.49%) Non-Functional Testing
16 64 (8.36%) Migration
17 59 (7.70%) Regression Testing
18 57 (7.44%) SDLC
19 56 (7.31%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (19.45%) SQL
2 53 (6.92%) Java
3 25 (3.26%) C#
4 23 (3.00%) Ruby
5 20 (2.61%) PL/SQL
6 17 (2.22%) Python
7 13 (1.70%) Bash Shell
8 12 (1.57%) C
8 12 (1.57%) VB
9 10 (1.31%) VBScript
10 9 (1.17%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.04%) COBOL
11 8 (1.04%) Perl
12 7 (0.91%) C++
13 6 (0.78%) ABAP
13 6 (0.78%) PHP
14 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.52%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.52%) VBA
16 3 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 137 (17.89%) ISTQB
2 124 (16.19%) ISEB
3 113 (14.75%) Security Cleared
4 67 (8.75%) SC Cleared
5 66 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 23 (3.00%) Degree
8 19 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
9 15 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.78%) CCA
12 2 (0.26%) MCP
12 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.26%) OCP
12 2 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 2 (0.26%) PMP
12 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.26%) SAP Certification
13 1 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (17.75%) QA
2 14 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.31%) HL7
4 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.39%) WCAG
7 2 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.26%) EMIR
7 2 (0.26%) FATCA
7 2 (0.26%) GxP
7 2 (0.26%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.26%) MiFID
7 2 (0.26%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.26%) SDET
7 2 (0.26%) SLA
8 1 (0.13%) FINREP
8 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.13%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 8 (1.04%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.52%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.39%) vSphere
4 2 (0.26%) KVM
5 1 (0.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 173 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.39%) Puppet
2 3 (0.39%) vRealize
3 2 (0.26%) DameWare
3 2 (0.26%) SCCM
3 2 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.13%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.13%) nmon
Vendors
1 146 (19.06%) HP
2 114 (14.88%) Oracle
3 94 (12.27%) Microsoft
4 76 (9.92%) SAP
5 15 (1.96%) VMware
6 10 (1.31%) Citrix
6 10 (1.31%) IBM
6 10 (1.31%) PeopleSoft
6 10 (1.31%) Red Hat
6 10 (1.31%) Siebel
6 10 (1.31%) webMethods
7 6 (0.78%) Micro Focus
8 5 (0.65%) Calypso
8 5 (0.65%) Hyperion
8 5 (0.65%) Informatica
8 5 (0.65%) Pegasus
8 5 (0.65%) Rally
9 4 (0.52%) CheckPoint
9 4 (0.52%) Sun
9 4 (0.52%) Telerik
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands (County)
IT Retail People Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day Excellent Team plus up to £75 pd receipted exps.
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita Defence & Security Resourcing
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 12 days ago