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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 361 266 295
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +29
Contract jobs citing Test Management 317 482 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.06% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 290 202
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £291 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 2
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.03% +12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £30.20 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.40 £35.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% +12.96%

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
44552 45498 42918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.95% 78.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 29465 29481 26581
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 £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1038 1209 1201
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.16 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -98 278 £419 +4.68% 49
London -23 116 £475 - 22
South East -76 56 £395 -1.25% 10
Scotland -3 30 £400 -1.53% 1
Berkshire -4 21 £380 +1.33% 1
South West +3 20 £388 +6.89% 6
North West -26 20 £355 -11.30% 3
Hampshire -1 16 £363 +3.57% 3
Yorkshire -20 16 £350 -2.77% 3
East of England +23 15 £255 -16.39% 1
Manchester -19 15 £350 -5.08% 2
West Yorkshire -22 14 £350 -6.04% 3
City of London +32 13 £550 +15.78% 9
West Midlands -28 13 £340 -19.04% 2
North East -34 12 £497 +109.26% 1
Glasgow +12 11 £400 +23.07% 1
Tyne and Wear -28 11 £497 +65.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 11 £497 +65.66%
Edinburgh -17 10 £438 +4.47%
Reading +15 9 £355 -5.33%
Leeds -21 9 £350 -9.67% 2
Essex +6 8 £255 +10.86%
Gloucestershire +3 8 £400 +10.34% 3
East Midlands -5 8 £388 - 1
Bristol +4 7 £383 -26.44% 1
Surrey -54 7 £380 -5.00% 2
Southampton +11 5 £550 +62.96%
Newbury -11 5 - -
West Sussex -13 5 £350 -14.63%
Scottish Borders - 5 £350 -

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 204 (29.02%) Finance
2 200 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 190 (27.03%) Test Strategy
4 186 (26.46%) User Acceptance Testing
5 144 (20.48%) Defect Management
6 131 (18.63%) HP
6 131 (18.63%) Test Scripting
7 125 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
8 117 (16.64%) ISEB
8 117 (16.64%) QA
9 106 (15.08%) SQL
9 106 (15.08%) ISTQB
10 103 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
10 103 (14.65%) Security Cleared
11 95 (13.51%) Banking
12 91 (12.94%) Waterfall
13 89 (12.66%) JIRA
14 85 (12.09%) SAP
15 80 (11.38%) Microsoft
16 78 (11.10%) Project Management
17 75 (10.67%) Integration Testing
18 72 (10.24%) Test Automation
18 72 (10.24%) Software Testing
19 71 (10.10%) Performance Testing
20 69 (9.82%) Test Planning
21 67 (9.53%) Oracle
22 63 (8.96%) Scrum
23 62 (8.82%) Retail
23 62 (8.82%) SC Cleared
24 60 (8.53%) Validation

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 16 (2.28%) Confluence
2 15 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.85%) IIS
3 6 (0.85%) Skype for Business
4 5 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (0.71%) CMS
4 5 (0.71%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (0.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.57%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.43%) Apache
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.43%) SAS
6 3 (0.43%) Tuxedo
6 3 (0.43%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.28%) ColdFusion
7 2 (0.28%) JBoss
7 2 (0.28%) LiveCycle
7 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 51 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.41%) MS Office
3 20 (2.84%) MS Project
4 15 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (1.56%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (1.71%) SAP ERP
3 10 (1.42%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.00%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (1.00%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.85%) Magento
6 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.85%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.71%) SAP FI-CA
7 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle General Ledger
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.57%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.13%) SaaS
2 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.85%) IaaS
3 6 (0.85%) PaaS
3 6 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
3 6 (0.85%) Taleo
4 5 (0.71%) Office 365
5 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.13%) Internet
2 10 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 8 (1.14%) LAN
3 8 (1.14%) VLAN
4 6 (0.85%) VoIP
4 6 (0.85%) WAN
5 5 (0.71%) LDAP
6 4 (0.57%) Skype
6 4 (0.57%) SSH
7 3 (0.43%) DHCP
7 3 (0.43%) DNS
7 3 (0.43%) Firewall
7 3 (0.43%) HTTP
7 3 (0.43%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.43%) Network Security
7 3 (0.43%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.28%) PPP
8 2 (0.28%) RTP
8 2 (0.28%) SAN
8 2 (0.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.28%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.14%) MySQL
5 7 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (0.71%) Big Data
6 5 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.57%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.57%) DB2
7 4 (0.57%) Essbase
7 4 (0.57%) Oracle OWB
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.43%) QlikView
8 3 (0.43%) SAP HANA
8 3 (0.43%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.28%) MS Access
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 89 (12.66%) JIRA
2 58 (8.25%) Selenium
3 37 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 34 (4.84%) HP UFT
4 34 (4.84%) LoadRunner
5 31 (4.41%) SoapUI
6 27 (3.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (2.13%) Git (software)
8 14 (1.99%) Jenkins
8 14 (1.99%) Zephyr
9 12 (1.71%) TestDirector
10 11 (1.56%) JUnit
11 10 (1.42%) JMeter
11 10 (1.42%) SpecFlow
11 10 (1.42%) WebDriver
12 8 (1.14%) Maven
13 5 (0.71%) Appium
14 4 (0.57%) Rational Functional Tester
14 4 (0.57%) Visual Studio
14 4 (0.57%) WATIR
General
1 204 (29.02%) Finance
2 95 (13.51%) Banking
3 62 (8.82%) Retail
4 33 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 21 (2.99%) Retail Banking
6 19 (2.70%) Investment Banking
7 17 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 10 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.28%) Billing
9 9 (1.28%) Marketing
10 8 (1.14%) Legal
11 7 (1.00%) Back Office
11 7 (1.00%) Front Office
12 6 (0.85%) Electronics
13 5 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
13 5 (0.71%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.43%) Games
14 3 (0.43%) Publishing
14 3 (0.43%) Spanish Language
15 2 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 350 (49.79%) Test Manager
2 133 (18.92%) Analyst
3 107 (15.22%) Test Analyst
4 42 (5.97%) Tester
5 36 (5.12%) Programme Manager
5 36 (5.12%) Programme Test Manager
5 36 (5.12%) Test Programme Manager
6 35 (4.98%) Test Leader
7 32 (4.55%) SAP Manager
7 32 (4.55%) UAT Manager
8 28 (3.98%) UAT Test Manager
9 27 (3.84%) SAP Test Manager
10 26 (3.70%) Consultant
11 23 (3.27%) Project Manager
12 18 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
12 18 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
13 16 (2.28%) Senior Manager
13 16 (2.28%) Senior Test Manager
13 16 (2.28%) Test Engineer
14 14 (1.99%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.54%) XML
2 39 (5.55%) Web Services
3 36 (5.12%) SOAP
4 23 (3.27%) Gherkin
5 15 (2.13%) XML Messaging
6 12 (1.71%) .NET
7 8 (1.14%) HTML
8 5 (0.71%) REST
8 5 (0.71%) SAP Basis
8 5 (0.71%) SAP XI
9 4 (0.57%) CSS
9 4 (0.57%) Middleware
9 4 (0.57%) RESTful
10 3 (0.43%) J2EE
11 2 (0.28%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.28%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
11 2 (0.28%) Spring
11 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
12 1 (0.14%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (3.98%) Management Information System
3 11 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 9 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.28%) Mainframe
4 9 (1.28%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.14%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.14%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.00%) FMCG
7 5 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (0.71%) Equities
7 5 (0.71%) Market Risk
7 5 (0.71%) NHS
7 5 (0.71%) Smartcard
8 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.57%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.57%) Derivative
8 4 (0.57%) IVR
8 4 (0.57%) Life Science
9 3 (0.43%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.11%) Unix
2 45 (6.40%) Linux
3 38 (5.41%) Windows
4 8 (1.14%) AIX
5 4 (0.57%) Windows 10
5 4 (0.57%) Windows Server
6 3 (0.43%) CentOS
6 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.43%) VME
6 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.28%) Android
7 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.28%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (27.03%) Test Strategy
3 186 (26.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 144 (20.48%) Defect Management
5 131 (18.63%) Test Scripting
6 103 (14.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 91 (12.94%) Waterfall
8 78 (11.10%) Project Management
9 75 (10.67%) Integration Testing
10 72 (10.24%) Software Testing
10 72 (10.24%) Test Automation
11 71 (10.10%) Performance Testing
12 69 (9.82%) Test Planning
13 63 (8.96%) Scrum
14 60 (8.53%) Validation
15 59 (8.39%) Functional Testing
15 59 (8.39%) Migration
16 56 (7.97%) System Integration Testing
17 52 (7.40%) Regression Testing
18 50 (7.11%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 106 (15.08%) SQL
2 50 (7.11%) Java
3 24 (3.41%) Ruby
4 19 (2.70%) PL/SQL
5 17 (2.42%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.99%) C
7 13 (1.85%) C#
7 13 (1.85%) Python
8 11 (1.56%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.28%) PHP
10 7 (1.00%) Perl
10 7 (1.00%) VB
11 6 (0.85%) C++
11 6 (0.85%) COBOL
11 6 (0.85%) VBScript
12 4 (0.57%) ABAP
12 4 (0.57%) PowerShell
12 4 (0.57%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.57%) VBA
13 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 117 (16.64%) ISEB
2 106 (15.08%) ISTQB
3 103 (14.65%) Security Cleared
4 62 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 41 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (3.98%) Degree
7 25 (3.56%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (2.42%) PMP
10 16 (2.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.85%) CCA
12 4 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.57%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.43%) MAPM
14 2 (0.28%) MCP
14 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.28%) OCP
14 2 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.28%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (16.64%) QA
2 10 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (0.85%) GxP
4 5 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.57%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.28%) MiFID
7 2 (0.28%) SDET
7 2 (0.28%) SLA
8 1 (0.14%) Basel II
8 1 (0.14%) Basel III
8 1 (0.14%) COBIT
8 1 (0.14%) CRD IV
8 1 (0.14%) FINREP
8 1 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (0.43%) vSphere
4 1 (0.14%) Docker
4 1 (0.14%) XenApp
4 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 125 (17.78%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.57%) Puppet
3 3 (0.43%) Control-M
3 3 (0.43%) vRealize
4 2 (0.28%) DameWare
4 2 (0.28%) SCCM
4 2 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 131 (18.63%) HP
2 85 (12.09%) SAP
3 80 (11.38%) Microsoft
4 67 (9.53%) Oracle
5 12 (1.71%) Sybase
6 10 (1.42%) VMware
7 9 (1.28%) IBM
7 9 (1.28%) Siebel
8 8 (1.14%) webMethods
9 7 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (0.71%) Calypso
10 5 (0.71%) Cisco
10 5 (0.71%) EMC
10 5 (0.71%) hybris
10 5 (0.71%) ServiceNow
11 4 (0.57%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.57%) Ericsson
11 4 (0.57%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.57%) Pegasus
Guildford, Surrey
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 5 days ago
SUNDERLAND
InfinityQuest
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre (Thames Valley)
Rate: From £33,899 to £60,774 per annum or more for exceptional candidates
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton, London UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre - Leicester
Rate: From £36,500 to £52,600 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Central London / West End
KEYRESOURCE
Rate: £300 - £400 per day, Benefits Expenses payable
Posted: 3 days ago