Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 55 54 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.68% 1.28% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.41% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Bedfordshire median daily rate £388 £306 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.53% +3.81% +9.26%
10th Percentile £316 £300 £255
90th Percentile £469 £394 £419
East of England median daily rate £363 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -19.44% +5.88% +57.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 526 569 529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 89.91% 91.04% 85.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 403 362
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £257 £281 £293
90th Percentile £583 £575 £611
East of England median daily rate £434 £422 £413
% change year-on-year +2.73% +2.30% +4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 24
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.96 £16.25 £46.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.80% -64.89% +42.42%
10th Percentile £10.16 £14.00 £16.05
90th Percentile £33.75 £33.90 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.41 £31.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -44.73% +16.67% +17.39%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 18 June 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 - 2 - -
Luton -4 1 £475 +49.02%
Test Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) MuleSoft
1 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Slack
2 1 (25.00%) Workday
2 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) GitHub

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 1 (25.00%) Confluence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
1 1 (25.00%) Slack
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Lead Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Transition Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) RESTful
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Scenario Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) API Testing
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Groovy
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (25.00%) Workday