Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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
England > East of England
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 160 197
Rank change year-on-year -3 +37 -34
Contract jobs citing Test Management 38 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.81% 0.68% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.85% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 10
East of England median daily rate £357 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.77% +31.15% -21.29%
10th Percentile £288 £255 £150
90th Percentile £481 £578 £439
England median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.50% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £42.57
% change year-on-year +31.94% -15.44% +85.10%

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3909 4124 4683
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.58% 80.09% 79.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2328 2423 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £239 £240 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 286 346
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £26.19 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.55% +12.65% -15.45%
10th Percentile £12.08 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.53 £47.50 £44.13
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +6.41%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 -26 15 £450 +76.47% 1
Cambridgeshire +7 8 £363 +3.57%
Bedfordshire -8 6 £319 +22.60%
Hertfordshire -9 5 £275 -50.00%
Suffolk +10 3 £374 -25.25% 1
East Anglia - 1 £538 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 East of England region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) TDD
3 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 10 (26.32%) Scrum
4 10 (26.32%) Java
5 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (23.68%) JIRA
5 9 (23.68%) Selenium
5 9 (23.68%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
6 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 8 (21.05%) Oracle
7 7 (18.42%) ISEB
7 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
7 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
7 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
7 7 (18.42%) SDLC
8 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
8 6 (15.79%) BDD
8 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
8 6 (15.79%) Kanban
9 5 (13.16%) OAuth
9 5 (13.16%) QA
9 5 (13.16%) RESTful
9 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (13.16%) Confluence
9 5 (13.16%) Spring
9 5 (13.16%) JMeter
9 5 (13.16%) HP

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 9 (23.68%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (13.16%) Confluence
3 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) G Suite
3 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) DataStage
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) JIRA
1 9 (23.68%) Selenium
2 8 (21.05%) SoapUI
3 5 (13.16%) JMeter
3 5 (13.16%) LoadRunner
3 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.89%) Cucumber
4 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) Ant
6 1 (2.63%) Appium
6 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.63%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.63%) Maven
6 1 (2.63%) MSTest
6 1 (2.63%) Robotium
6 1 (2.63%) TestNG
6 1 (2.63%) TestPartner
6 1 (2.63%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Java Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Tester
4 7 (18.42%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Developer
5 4 (10.53%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Cloud Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Digital Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Manager
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Test Manager
7 2 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Web Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Android Tester
8 1 (2.63%) iOS Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Transition Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
1 5 (13.16%) J2EE
1 5 (13.16%) Kafka
1 5 (13.16%) OAuth
1 5 (13.16%) OAuth2
1 5 (13.16%) RabbitMQ
1 5 (13.16%) RESTful
1 5 (13.16%) Spring
1 5 (13.16%) Spring Boot
1 5 (13.16%) Spring Cloud
2 3 (7.89%) SOAP
3 2 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.26%) Middleware
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.63%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Client/Server
2 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Reference Data
4 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Android
2 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) TDD
3 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
4 10 (26.32%) Scrum
4 10 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 8 (21.05%) Software Testing
6 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
6 7 (18.42%) SDLC
6 7 (18.42%) Test Strategy
7 6 (15.79%) BDD
7 6 (15.79%) Kanban
7 6 (15.79%) Test Planning
8 5 (13.16%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) User Stories
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (10.53%) Microservices
9 4 (10.53%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.53%) C
4 3 (7.89%) SQL
5 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.63%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
1 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) Data Quality
2 5 (13.16%) QA
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle
2 5 (13.16%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.89%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) Atlassian
5 2 (5.26%) Google
5 2 (5.26%) MuleSoft
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
5 2 (5.26%) WSO2
6 1 (2.63%) Informatica
6 1 (2.63%) Siemens
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