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 3 months to 26 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 147 184
Rank change year-on-year -14 +37  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.24% 0.54% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.63% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 17
Median daily rate £425 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £405 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £650 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2925 2856 4712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 88.16% 85.89% 81.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2250 2341 3708
Median daily rate £500 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 56
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £15.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.20 £55.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) JIRA
3 9 (37.50%) Banking
3 9 (37.50%) SQL
4 8 (33.33%) Java
4 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
5 7 (29.17%) Finance
6 6 (25.00%) Scrum
6 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Selenium
7 5 (20.83%) Migration
7 5 (20.83%) ETL
7 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (16.67%) Oracle
8 4 (16.67%) Retail
8 4 (16.67%) BDD
8 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
9 3 (12.50%) Big Data
9 3 (12.50%) QA
9 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) DB2
9 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (12.50%) Toad
9 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
9 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
10 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement

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 2 (8.33%) SAS
1 2 (8.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) ATG Dynamo
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.17%) Couchbase
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) MariaDB
4 1 (4.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Neo4j
4 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) JIRA
2 5 (20.83%) Selenium
2 5 (20.83%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (12.50%) Toad
4 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) MSBuild
5 1 (4.17%) MSTest
5 1 (4.17%) NUnit
5 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (37.50%) Banking
2 7 (29.17%) Finance
3 4 (16.67%) Retail
4 2 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Front Office
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Integration Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Murex Project Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Tester
6 1 (4.17%) Test Data Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.17%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 3 (12.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Reinsurance
3 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.17%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 6 (25.00%) Scrum
3 6 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (20.83%) ETL
4 5 (20.83%) Migration
5 4 (16.67%) BDD
5 4 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (8.33%) Logistics
7 2 (8.33%) Release Management
7 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (8.33%) TDD
7 2 (8.33%) Test Scripting
8 1 (4.17%) Pair Programming
8 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (4.17%) C#
3 1 (4.17%) C++
3 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.17%) Python
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 19770
2 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (4.17%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) ATG
3 1 (4.17%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.17%) Greenplum
3 1 (4.17%) Guidewire
3 1 (4.17%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.17%) Murex
3 1 (4.17%) Netezza
3 1 (4.17%) Teradata
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago