Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 135 217 236
Rank change year-on-year +82 +19 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 26 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.43% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 15
Median daily rate £500 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £380 £353 £355
90th Percentile £518 £663 £718
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -4.76% +16.67% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 2,378 6,004 6,283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.30% 89.63% 88.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,677 4,664 4,977
Median daily rate £520 £525 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.95% +2.44% +2.50%
10th Percentile £331 £350 £331
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £510 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -2.86% +5.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 70 102
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.75 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.67% +10.96% -3.36%
10th Percentile £12.48 £11.25 £12.78
90th Percentile £48.70 £54.03 £33.68
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +66.67% +9.09% +13.50%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Management in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Test Management in the City of London

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Management in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Test Management in the City of London

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Management in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Test Management in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
4 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Data Management
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) ETL
5 2 (25.00%) Solvency II
5 2 (25.00%) GDPR
5 2 (25.00%) IFRS
5 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
6 1 (12.50%) Postman
6 1 (12.50%) Anypoint
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe

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 (12.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (12.50%) Anypoint
1 1 (12.50%) Confluence
1 1 (12.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Adobe Analytics
1 1 (12.50%) Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Data Mart
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (12.50%) Postman
3 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) QA Automation Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) QA Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Security Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Test Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Web Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Reference Data
1 1 (12.50%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) BDD
4 2 (25.00%) Data Management
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
4 2 (25.00%) ETL
4 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) API Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
5 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Groovy
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) GDPR
1 2 (25.00%) IFRS
1 2 (25.00%) Solvency II
2 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Atlassian
2 1 (12.50%) GoldenSource
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) MuleSoft
2 1 (12.50%) Talend