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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 81 69 70
Rank change year-on-year -12 +1  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.49% 1.07% 1.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 1.27% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 23
Median daily rate £391 £409 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.28% +25.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 842 866 976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 82.71% 84.24% 80.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 453 474
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 19
Median hourly rate £19.00 £33.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.42% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £13.57 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.00 £38.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Buckinghamshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Milton Keynes -6 3 £488 +17.46%
High Wycombe - 1 £230 -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 6 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Android
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) MSTest
5 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) User Experience
6 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking

Test Management
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) MSTest
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (25.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
3 1 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (12.50%) Mockito
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Strategy Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Strategy Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) UAT Manager
2 2 (25.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) ERP Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Defect Management
2 5 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (12.50%) TDD
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISEB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle