The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 23 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 68 78
Contract jobs citing Test Management 0 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.63% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.74% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 9
Median daily rate - £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.75% -  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 836 811 999
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 81.88% 84.92% 81.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 441 517
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £519 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 25
Median hourly rate £29.00 £12.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +141.66% -57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.37 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (40.00%) MSTest
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) User Experience
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) MSTest
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (20.00%) JUnit
3 1 (20.00%) Mockito
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Strategy Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Android
1 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
1 4 (80.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Requirements Management
4 1 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SOA
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle