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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 35 -
Rank change year-on-year -4 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.12% 0.63% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £319 £260 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.59% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 325 256 297
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 90.78% 80.50% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 176 208
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 11
Median hourly rate £25.50 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.78% +26.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £45.21 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £50.78 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Luton -6 2 £319 +22.59%
Test Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) Transition Management
2 2 (28.57%) Case Management
2 2 (28.57%) Planning and Forecasting
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Defect Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Digital Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Service Transition Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Transition Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Web Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Web Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Case Management
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ITSM
2 2 (28.57%) Load Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Manual Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
2 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Transition Management
2 2 (28.57%) Web Development
2 2 (28.57%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle