Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 24 October 2020 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 25 62 65
Rank change year-on-year +37 +3 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 11 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.95% 1.41% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.60% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Median daily rate £475 £488 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +18.18% +13.79%
10th Percentile £425 £469 £369
90th Percentile £500 £519 £466
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £475 £488 £413
% change year-on-year -2.56% +18.18% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 182 688 672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 88.78% 87.98% 87.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 412 382
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £284
90th Percentile £613 £613 £588
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £463 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 64 59
Median hourly rate £39.75 £43.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +1.18% +4.94%
10th Percentile £20.63 £9.65 £17.50
90th Percentile £54.38 £50.00 £51.70
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.09% -48.67%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Cambridge

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Management in Cambridge.

Daily rate trend for Test Management in Cambridge

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Management in Cambridge.

Hourly rate trend for Test Management in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (100.00%) QA
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) CMMI
2 3 (75.00%) QA Automation
2 3 (75.00%) TMMi
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Project Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (25.00%) AWS
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) SaaS
4 1 (25.00%) MSTest
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Siemens
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Change Control
4 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Ranorex
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (25.00%) Migration

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 1 (25.00%) AWS
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSTest
1 1 (25.00%) Ranorex
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) CMMI
1 3 (75.00%) Project Delivery
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
1 3 (75.00%) QA Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (75.00%) TMMi
1 3 (75.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C#
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP ALM
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Siemens