Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 15 October 2018 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
England > East of England
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 173 154
Rank change year-on-year +4 -19 +31
Contract jobs citing Test Management 46 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.90% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.82% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 22
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +37.93% -10.77%
10th Percentile £302 £310 £255
90th Percentile £544 £528 £449
England median daily rate £420 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
East of England median hourly rate £38.75 £37.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +2.78% -40.00%
10th Percentile £35.63 £37.00 £33.00
90th Percentile £42.88 £48.73 £38.40
England median hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -18.42% +31.94% -10.00%

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 East of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,327 4,252 4,040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 85.04% 85.09% 83.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,526 2,443 2,302
East of England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 266 326
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £31.50 £26.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +16.94% +5.64%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.00 £13.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £46.88
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.01% +11.11% +3.45%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the East of England

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the East of England

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in the East of England

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in the East of England

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the East of England region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -2 17 £425 -5.56% 1
Bedfordshire +15 11 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £413 +13.79% 4
Hertfordshire +1 5 £525 +55.56% 3
Suffolk -18 4 £313 -21.88% 2
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
1 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
2 17 (36.96%) QA
3 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (28.26%) Oracle
4 13 (28.26%) Integration Testing
4 13 (28.26%) SoapUI
5 12 (26.09%) Zephyr
6 11 (23.91%) SQL
6 11 (23.91%) Test Strategy
7 10 (21.74%) SOAP
7 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Finance
8 9 (19.57%) Functional Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
9 8 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
9 8 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (15.22%) API Testing
10 7 (15.22%) User Stories
10 7 (15.22%) JIRA
10 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
10 7 (15.22%) SOA
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
11 6 (13.04%) ISEB
11 6 (13.04%) Project Management
11 6 (13.04%) Java
11 6 (13.04%) Data Management
11 6 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (10.87%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (4.35%) Apache
2 2 (4.35%) JBoss
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) HFM
2 2 (4.35%) NetSuite
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) SSL
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.17%) GIS
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) SoapUI
2 12 (26.09%) Zephyr
3 7 (15.22%) JIRA
4 5 (10.87%) JMeter
4 5 (10.87%) Selenium
5 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
6 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
6 3 (6.52%) Subversion
7 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
7 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.17%) CruiseControl
8 1 (2.17%) FishEye
8 1 (2.17%) Hudson
8 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.17%) Toad
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Analyst
1 14 (30.43%) Test Analyst
2 12 (26.09%) Test Manager
3 10 (21.74%) Tester
4 7 (15.22%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Agile Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) NetSuite Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Technical Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Test Data Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Project Administrator
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) SOAP
2 6 (13.04%) RESTful
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) Middleware
5 2 (4.35%) J2EE
5 2 (4.35%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.17%) GWT
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.17%) REST
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) FMCG
2 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.70%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Unix
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.17%) VME
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
1 21 (45.65%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (28.26%) Integration Testing
4 11 (23.91%) Test Strategy
5 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 9 (19.57%) Functional Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (17.39%) System Integration Testing
7 8 (17.39%) Waterfall
8 7 (15.22%) API Testing
8 7 (15.22%) SOA
8 7 (15.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) User Stories
9 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (13.04%) Data Management
9 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
9 6 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (13.04%) Project Management
10 5 (10.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Java
3 5 (10.87%) Groovy
4 2 (4.35%) C
4 2 (4.35%) Perl
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) COBOL
5 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
2 6 (13.04%) ISEB
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCDP
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) MAPM
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) OCP
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.17%) PMP
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (36.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Ansible
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) Oracle
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.87%) MuleSoft
4 4 (8.70%) Hyperion
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (4.35%) webMethods
5 2 (4.35%) WSO2
6 1 (2.17%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) MikroTik
6 1 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.17%) Workday