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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 409 320 299
Rank change year-on-year
-89 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Management 235 377 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.85% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 240 260
Median daily rate £400 £390 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.67% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.75 £27.40 £21.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £60.00 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +15.64%

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
42021 44388 43486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.55% 81.15% 76.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 28019 28757 28290
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1104 1336 1206
Median hourly rate £30.00 £31.44 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.58% +25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -88 220 £400 +1.91% 42
London -29 86 £450 +5.88% 14
South East -26 62 £300 -20.00% 7
West Sussex +18 18 £340 -23.16% 2
Hampshire 0 16 £300 -7.69% 3
West Midlands -17 16 £375 -9.09% 3
North West -19 15 £350 -24.32% 2
Berkshire +5 14 £350 +5.33% 1
Scotland -8 12 £390 +17.29% 2
South West -14 12 £375 +8.69% 6
Manchester -7 10 £325 -0.76%
East of England +7 9 £425 -10.52%
Essex +14 8 £425 -
East Midlands +2 8 £438 -7.89% 1
Yorkshire -15 8 £415 +38.33% 8
Edinburgh +8 7 £325 +2.36% 2
Gloucestershire +6 7 £400 -15.78% 4
Worthing +3 7 - - 2
City of London -14 7 £425 - 4
Surrey -3 6 £400 -11.11%
West Yorkshire -6 6 £415 +42.85% 7
Northamptonshire -10 6 £500 +42.85%
Leeds -5 5 £415 +38.33% 7
Gloucester - 5 £400 -
Milton Keynes +7 4 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire +4 4 £300 -20.00% 1
Horsham 0 4 £280 -22.22%
Cheshire - 4 £463 - 2
Worcester - 4 £350 -
Northampton - 4 £500 -

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 173 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 148 (27.41%) Finance
3 142 (26.30%) Test Strategy
4 123 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 120 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (18.33%) Test Scripting
7 93 (17.22%) QA
8 92 (17.04%) HP Quality Center
9 91 (16.85%) HP
10 90 (16.67%) SQL
11 87 (16.11%) JIRA
12 82 (15.19%) Regression Testing
13 76 (14.07%) ISTQB
14 72 (13.33%) Oracle
15 68 (12.59%) ISEB
15 68 (12.59%) Defect Management
16 66 (12.22%) Migration
17 64 (11.85%) SAP
18 63 (11.67%) Functional Testing
19 62 (11.48%) Banking
20 59 (10.93%) Scrum
21 57 (10.56%) Waterfall
22 54 (10.00%) Microsoft
23 53 (9.81%) Security Cleared
24 52 (9.63%) Selenium
25 49 (9.07%) Unix
25 49 (9.07%) ERP
26 46 (8.52%) Project Management
26 46 (8.52%) Test Automation
27 45 (8.33%) CRM

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 14 (2.59%) Confluence
2 9 (1.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.93%) JBoss
6 4 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
6 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (0.56%) Apache
7 3 (0.56%) CMS
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (0.56%) SAS
8 2 (0.37%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.37%) IIS
8 2 (0.37%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.19%) Drupal
9 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.19%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 36 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (3.52%) MS Office
3 14 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.85%) MS Project
5 8 (1.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.37%) Mingle
7 1 (0.19%) Open Workbench
7 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.41%) SAP ERP
3 11 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (1.85%) SAP PSCD
5 9 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (1.11%) SAP CO
6 6 (1.11%) SAP FI
6 6 (1.11%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (0.93%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.74%) SAP WM
9 3 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
10 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
10 2 (0.37%) SAP SD
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (0.19%) Primavera
11 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.19%) SAP PP
11 1 (0.19%) SAP PS
11 1 (0.19%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.11%) Office 365
2 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.37%) Boomi
4 2 (0.37%) SaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.19%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.15%) 4G
2 15 (2.78%) LTE
2 15 (2.78%) Wireless
3 13 (2.41%) HTTP
3 13 (2.41%) Internet
4 12 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.93%) FTP
5 5 (0.93%) VLAN
6 4 (0.74%) LAN
6 4 (0.74%) LDAP
6 4 (0.74%) PPP
6 4 (0.74%) WAN
7 3 (0.56%) BGP
7 3 (0.56%) DHCP
7 3 (0.56%) DNS
7 3 (0.56%) HSRP
7 3 (0.56%) MPLS
7 3 (0.56%) MVNO
7 3 (0.56%) OSPF
7 3 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 14 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
5 11 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (1.85%) Big Data
6 10 (1.85%) MySQL
6 10 (1.85%) SAP BW
6 10 (1.85%) SAP Data Services
7 9 (1.67%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
9 6 (1.11%) Oracle Discoverer
10 5 (0.93%) DB2
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 3 (0.56%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 87 (16.11%) JIRA
2 52 (9.63%) Selenium
3 28 (5.19%) Cucumber
4 27 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (4.44%) HP UFT
6 23 (4.26%) SoapUI
7 22 (4.07%) LoadRunner
8 17 (3.15%) Git (software)
9 16 (2.96%) Visual Studio
10 15 (2.78%) JMeter
10 15 (2.78%) Zephyr
11 13 (2.41%) Jenkins
11 13 (2.41%) SpecFlow
11 13 (2.41%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.67%) JUnit
13 8 (1.48%) Subversion
13 8 (1.48%) TestDirector
14 6 (1.11%) MSTest
15 5 (0.93%) NUnit
16 4 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 148 (27.41%) Finance
2 62 (11.48%) Banking
3 43 (7.96%) Retail
4 36 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 22 (4.07%) Retail Banking
6 11 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.85%) Back Office
7 10 (1.85%) General Ledger
7 10 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (1.48%) Legal
9 6 (1.11%) Games
9 6 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.93%) Billing
10 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.74%) Front Office
11 4 (0.74%) Law
11 4 (0.74%) Local Government
12 3 (0.56%) Marketing
12 3 (0.56%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.56%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 222 (41.11%) Test Manager
2 107 (19.81%) Analyst
3 88 (16.30%) Test Analyst
4 42 (7.78%) Test Leader
5 41 (7.59%) Tester
6 24 (4.44%) SAP Manager
7 22 (4.07%) Agile Test Manager
7 22 (4.07%) SAP Test Manager
8 20 (3.70%) Consultant
8 20 (3.70%) Test Engineer
9 19 (3.52%) Programme Manager
9 19 (3.52%) Programme Test Manager
9 19 (3.52%) Test Programme Manager
10 18 (3.33%) Project Manager
11 16 (2.96%) UAT Manager
12 15 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.41%) Automation Test Analyst
13 13 (2.41%) Finance Manager
13 13 (2.41%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (2.41%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.81%) SOAP
2 21 (3.89%) .NET
2 21 (3.89%) Web Services
2 21 (3.89%) XML
3 10 (1.85%) SAP XI
4 8 (1.48%) HTML
5 7 (1.30%) REST
6 6 (1.11%) Gherkin
7 5 (0.93%) JSON
8 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.56%) J2EE
9 3 (0.56%) SAML
9 3 (0.56%) Velocity
9 3 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.56%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.37%) jQuery
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.37%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.37%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 8 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (1.48%) EPoS
5 7 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.11%) Life Science
7 5 (0.93%) Data Conversion
7 5 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (0.93%) FMCG
7 5 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.93%) NHS
8 4 (0.74%) Data Extraction
8 4 (0.74%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (0.56%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.56%) Grid Computing
9 3 (0.56%) LIMS
9 3 (0.56%) Market Risk
9 3 (0.56%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.07%) Unix
2 31 (5.74%) Windows
3 18 (3.33%) Linux
4 8 (1.48%) AIX
5 7 (1.30%) Android
5 7 (1.30%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.11%) Solaris
7 4 (0.74%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.74%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.19%) MVS
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 142 (26.30%) Test Strategy
3 123 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 120 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 99 (18.33%) Test Scripting
6 82 (15.19%) Regression Testing
7 68 (12.59%) Defect Management
8 66 (12.22%) Migration
9 63 (11.67%) Functional Testing
10 59 (10.93%) Scrum
11 57 (10.56%) Waterfall
12 49 (9.07%) ERP
13 46 (8.52%) Project Management
13 46 (8.52%) Test Automation
14 45 (8.33%) CRM
15 44 (8.15%) Test Planning
16 42 (7.78%) Performance Testing
16 42 (7.78%) Validation
17 41 (7.59%) Integration Testing
18 39 (7.22%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (16.67%) SQL
2 44 (8.15%) Java
3 22 (4.07%) C#
4 16 (2.96%) C
4 16 (2.96%) JavaScript
5 11 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 11 (2.04%) Ruby
6 10 (1.85%) Perl
6 10 (1.85%) Python
7 8 (1.48%) PowerShell
7 8 (1.48%) VBA
8 7 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.11%) C++
9 6 (1.11%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.56%) AWK
11 3 (0.56%) Scala
11 3 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.37%) ABAP
12 2 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (14.07%) ISTQB
2 68 (12.59%) ISEB
3 53 (9.81%) Security Cleared
4 32 (5.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (5.74%) SC Cleared
6 30 (5.56%) Degree
7 13 (2.41%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.22%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (2.04%) CCA
10 9 (1.67%) ISEB Practitioner
11 6 (1.11%) PMP
12 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.56%) MAPM
14 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.19%) HP ASE
15 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.19%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (17.22%) QA
2 5 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.93%) ISO 9000
2 5 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 5 (0.93%) SLA
3 4 (0.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 4 (0.74%) GxP
4 2 (0.37%) Basel II
5 1 (0.19%) Basel III
5 1 (0.19%) HL7
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) MiFID
5 1 (0.19%) TickIT
System Software
1 9 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (0.93%) XenApp
2 5 (0.93%) XenDesktop
3 4 (0.74%) SRDF
4 3 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.19%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) Gluster
5 1 (0.19%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 92 (17.04%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.67%) Control-M
3 4 (0.74%) TADDM
3 4 (0.74%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
4 3 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (0.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.19%) Ambari
6 1 (0.19%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (0.19%) Ansible
6 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.19%) collectd
6 1 (0.19%) Grafana
6 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.19%) Puppet
6 1 (0.19%) SCCM
6 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 91 (16.85%) HP
2 72 (13.33%) Oracle
3 64 (11.85%) SAP
4 54 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 10 (1.85%) Siebel
5 10 (1.85%) webMethods
6 8 (1.48%) Dell
6 8 (1.48%) Sybase
7 7 (1.30%) EMC
7 7 (1.30%) IBM
7 7 (1.30%) Reuters
7 7 (1.30%) VMware
8 6 (1.11%) Ericsson
8 6 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.93%) Bloomberg
10 4 (0.74%) Cisco
10 4 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (0.74%) Workday
11 3 (0.56%) Talend
11 3 (0.56%) Teradata
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