Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 19 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 212 231 220
Rank change year-on-year +19 -11 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Management 28 22 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.40% 0.33% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.38% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 34
City of London median daily rate £475 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% -18.47%
10th Percentile £368 £363 £357
90th Percentile £620 £755 £624
Central London median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6210 5816 7704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 88.39% 87.43% 83.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4932 4656 6127
City of London median daily rate £513 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £288
90th Percentile £688 £664 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £451
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.44% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 53 73
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £13.34 £13.75 £10.87
90th Percentile £30.90 £54.03 £40.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.25 £19.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.06% -5.07% +13.92%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the City of London

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the City of London

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in the City of London

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (25.00%) Banking
5 6 (21.43%) JIRA
5 6 (21.43%) Selenium
5 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 6 (21.43%) Finance
6 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
6 5 (17.86%) System Testing
6 5 (17.86%) QA
6 5 (17.86%) Migration
7 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
7 4 (14.29%) C#
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) ISEB
7 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
8 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 3 (10.71%) User Stories
8 3 (10.71%) Coaching
8 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.71%) Python
8 3 (10.71%) HP
8 3 (10.71%) Project Management
8 3 (10.71%) Validation
8 3 (10.71%) Back Office

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (3.57%) Apache
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) BlazeMeter
1 2 (7.14%) BrowserStack
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) 3G
1 2 (7.14%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (7.14%) Big Data
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.57%) Couchbase
3 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) Essbase
3 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JIRA
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.14%) Appium
4 2 (7.14%) JBehave
4 2 (7.14%) JMeter
4 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 2 (7.14%) TeamCity
4 2 (7.14%) TestRail
4 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 2 (7.14%) Zephyr
5 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 7 (25.00%) Banking
2 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (10.71%) Back Office
3 3 (10.71%) Retail
4 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
5 1 (3.57%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Tester
2 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Programme Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 4 (14.29%) Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Programme Test Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Test Programme Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Mobile Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Network Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Network Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Salesforce Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Testing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 2 (7.14%) JSON
1 2 (7.14%) Node.js
1 2 (7.14%) REST
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.57%) Market Risk
2 1 (3.57%) PMI
2 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) Semantic Web
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Android
1 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.57%) Windows
2 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 14 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.86%) Migration
5 5 (17.86%) Regression Testing
5 5 (17.86%) System Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 3 (10.71%) Coaching
7 3 (10.71%) Data Validation
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Project Management
7 3 (10.71%) Scrum
7 3 (10.71%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
7 3 (10.71%) User Stories
7 3 (10.71%) Validation
8 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) C#
1 4 (14.29%) Java
2 3 (10.71%) Python
3 2 (7.14%) Ruby
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (7.14%) Murex
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.57%) Cognos
3 1 (3.57%) Greenplum
3 1 (3.57%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.57%) IBM
3 1 (3.57%) Netezza
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) Temenos
3 1 (3.57%) Teradata