Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 162 158
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +42
Contract jobs citing Test Management 40 38 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.84% 0.82% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.96% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 22
East of England median daily rate £363 £363 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.71% +32.81%
10th Percentile £301 £285 £255
90th Percentile £513 £529 £570
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +3.50% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +31.94% -13.70%

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 3,988 3,950 4,261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 84.12% 84.73% 81.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,263 2,336 2,496
East of England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.86% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £232 £231 £243
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 259 294
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +29.03% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.20 £12.92
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.12 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.86 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.49% +4.67% +13.10%

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +16 19 £438 +9.38% 3
Bedfordshire +3 9 £420 +31.76% 1
Hertfordshire -7 7 £350 +27.27%
Suffolk -12 3 £313 -21.88%
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £275 -34.33% 1
East Anglia -6 1 - -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
2 17 (42.50%) QA
2 17 (42.50%) Test Scripting
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (40.00%) SoapUI
4 13 (32.50%) Oracle
4 13 (32.50%) SOAP
5 12 (30.00%) Java
5 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (27.50%) Integration Testing
6 11 (27.50%) Selenium
6 11 (27.50%) Zephyr
7 10 (25.00%) API Testing
7 10 (25.00%) JIRA
7 10 (25.00%) RESTful
7 10 (25.00%) SQL
8 9 (22.50%) SOA
8 9 (22.50%) TDD
8 9 (22.50%) Scrum
8 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
8 9 (22.50%) Kanban
9 8 (20.00%) Open Source
9 8 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
9 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
9 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
9 8 (20.00%) Subversion
9 8 (20.00%) HTTP
10 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
10 7 (17.50%) BDD
10 7 (17.50%) 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 (12.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) JBoss
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.00%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) HFM
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.50%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) GitHub
3 1 (2.50%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
3 1 (2.50%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) HTTP
2 4 (10.00%) SSL
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) 802.11
3 1 (2.50%) BGP
3 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
3 1 (2.50%) Frame Relay
3 1 (2.50%) FTP
3 1 (2.50%) HSRP
3 1 (2.50%) IPsec
3 1 (2.50%) MPLS
3 1 (2.50%) Multicast
3 1 (2.50%) OSPF
3 1 (2.50%) RIP
3 1 (2.50%) SNMP
3 1 (2.50%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (2.50%) TACACS
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (10.00%) GIS
4 3 (7.50%) Amazon Redshift
4 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.50%) DB2
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) SoapUI
2 11 (27.50%) Selenium
2 11 (27.50%) Zephyr
3 10 (25.00%) JIRA
4 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
5 8 (20.00%) Subversion
6 6 (15.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (15.00%) Jenkins
7 5 (12.50%) JMeter
8 4 (10.00%) Bitbucket
8 4 (10.00%) CruiseControl
8 4 (10.00%) FishEye
8 4 (10.00%) Hudson
8 4 (10.00%) TeamCity
9 3 (7.50%) JUnit
9 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (2.50%) Artifactory
10 1 (2.50%) LoadRunner
10 1 (2.50%) Maven
10 1 (2.50%) Toad
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Test Manager
1 9 (22.50%) Tester
2 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Automation Tester
3 5 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) QA Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Data Migration Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Data Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.50%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) SOAP
2 10 (25.00%) RESTful
3 6 (15.00%) XML
4 5 (12.50%) Middleware
4 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) GWT
5 4 (10.00%) J2EE
5 4 (10.00%) REST
5 4 (10.00%) XML Messaging
6 1 (2.50%) .NET
6 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.50%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
1 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 3 (7.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) VME
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Test Automation
2 17 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) Test Scripting
3 12 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (27.50%) Integration Testing
5 10 (25.00%) API Testing
6 9 (22.50%) Kanban
6 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 9 (22.50%) SOA
6 9 (22.50%) TDD
7 8 (20.00%) Open Source
7 8 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 7 (17.50%) BDD
8 7 (17.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (17.50%) Data Management
8 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Configuration Management
9 6 (15.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Java
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) C
3 5 (12.50%) Groovy
4 4 (10.00%) Perl
5 2 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) COBOL
6 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.50%) VB6
6 1 (2.50%) VBA
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) ISEB
1 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) CCDP
2 2 (5.00%) CCIE
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) MAPM
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) OCP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (42.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Ansible
1 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Oracle
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) MuleSoft
3 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
3 4 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) WSO2
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) MikroTik
5 2 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (5.00%) Workday
6 1 (2.50%) hybris
6 1 (2.50%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.50%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.50%) Meraki
6 1 (2.50%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.50%) webMethods