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 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 104 128
Rank change year-on-year +3 +24  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 21 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.98% 0.80% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.01% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
Median daily rate £450 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £328 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year - +12.67%  

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 1791 2084 2139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 83.93% 79.36% 78.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1094 1239 1201
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 116 168
Median hourly rate £37.00 £27.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.13% -15.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex -7 8 £400 -15.78%
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £538 +26.47% 1
Hertfordshire 0 4 - -
Bedfordshire +2 3 £313 -16.66%
Suffolk +8 2 - -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) TDD
3 11 (33.33%) Scrum
3 11 (33.33%) JIRA
4 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
5 9 (27.27%) Selenium
5 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 8 (24.24%) Confluence
6 8 (24.24%) BDD
7 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.21%) SDLC
8 6 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Data Quality
9 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
9 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
9 5 (15.15%) QA
9 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
9 5 (15.15%) ISEB
9 5 (15.15%) Java
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
10 4 (12.12%) JMeter
10 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing

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 8 (24.24%) Confluence
2 4 (12.12%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.06%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.09%) Office 365
3 2 (6.06%) G Suite
3 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) JIRA
2 9 (27.27%) Selenium
3 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.15%) Jenkins
4 4 (12.12%) JMeter
4 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
4 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.03%) Ant
5 1 (3.03%) Appium
5 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.03%) Maven
5 1 (3.03%) Robotium
5 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.03%) TestNG
5 1 (3.03%) TestPartner
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Test Manager
2 9 (27.27%) Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 4 (12.12%) Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Java Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Service Transition Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Transition Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Programme Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.06%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (6.06%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
1 4 (12.12%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 2 (6.06%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Android
1 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (36.36%) TDD
3 11 (33.33%) Scrum
4 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
5 9 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 8 (24.24%) BDD
7 7 (21.21%) SDLC
7 7 (21.21%) Test Scripting
8 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (18.18%) Manual Testing
8 6 (18.18%) Test Planning
8 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Automated Testing
9 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
9 5 (15.15%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) Migration
9 5 (15.15%) Project Management
10 4 (12.12%) Information Security
10 4 (12.12%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) C
3 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) Data Quality
2 5 (15.15%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle
2 3 (9.09%) HP
2 3 (9.09%) IBM
3 2 (6.06%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.06%) Google
3 2 (6.06%) Informatica
3 2 (6.06%) MuleSoft
3 2 (6.06%) TIBCO
3 2 (6.06%) WSO2
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.03%) SAP