Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Management
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 61 59
Rank change year-on-year +17 -2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.81% 0.59% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 0.67% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £319 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +22.60% -
10th Percentile £300 £307 £255
90th Percentile £406 £336 £265
East of England median daily rate £356 £425 £373
% change year-on-year -16.18% +14.09% +14.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.73% +2.78% -40.00%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 493 601 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.31% 88.25% 83.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 426 376
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £263
90th Percentile £584 £575 £606
East of England median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 9
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £46.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -67.44% +152.44%
10th Percentile £13.82 £10.87 £28.30
90th Percentile £20.23 £34.07 £51.12
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £26.22 £25.00
% change year-on-year -33.26% +4.88% +2.82%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Bedfordshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Bedfordshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 5 - -
Luton -1 3 £300 -5.88%
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Test Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
4 5 (50.00%) SOA
4 5 (50.00%) Data Management
4 5 (50.00%) RESTful
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (50.00%) Groovy
4 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (50.00%) QA
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (50.00%) MuleSoft
4 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) API Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (30.00%) JIRA
5 3 (30.00%) SQL
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Selenium

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 5 (50.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (30.00%) JIRA
2 3 (30.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
2 4 (40.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) HR Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Workday Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) RESTful
2 2 (20.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 7 (70.00%) Integration Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Regression Testing
3 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (50.00%) API Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (50.00%) Data Management
4 5 (50.00%) Manual Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (50.00%) SOA
4 5 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (30.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
7 1 (10.00%) Scrum
7 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Groovy
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (10.00%) Workday