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 27 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.

Test Management
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 139 139 174
Rank change year-on-year 0 +35  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 16 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.65% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 16
Median daily rate £425 £475 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% -1.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
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 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 2579 2920 4265
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 85.54% 87.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2032 2333 3294
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 27 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.89 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.40% +2.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £47.50 £92.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management in the City of London.

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

Test Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 8 (33.33%) Banking
3 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (25.00%) JIRA
4 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) Java
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
5 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 4 (16.67%) BDD
6 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 4 (16.67%) .NET
6 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Retail
7 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) ETL
7 3 (12.50%) Toad
7 3 (12.50%) C#
7 3 (12.50%) DB2
7 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) ISEB
7 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
7 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow

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%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) ATG Dynamo
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 9 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.50%) Big Data
2 3 (12.50%) DB2
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 2 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
3 3 (12.50%) Toad
4 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
4 2 (8.33%) MSBuild
4 2 (8.33%) MSTest
4 2 (8.33%) NUnit
4 2 (8.33%) Selenium
4 2 (8.33%) TestDirector
4 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (33.33%) Banking
2 6 (25.00%) Finance
3 3 (12.50%) Retail
4 2 (8.33%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Front Office
5 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 8 (33.33%) Analyst
3 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 2 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Data Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Software Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (4.17%) OBIEE Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
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 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.33%) Life Science
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (8.33%) Reinsurance
3 1 (4.17%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (4.17%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (20.83%) TDD
3 5 (20.83%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.83%) Test Scripting
3 5 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (16.67%) BDD
4 4 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Data Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) ETL
5 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Testing
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (8.33%) SDLC
6 2 (8.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Java
3 3 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.17%) QA
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Guidewire
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) ATG
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix