Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 158 165
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Management 40 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.83% 0.53% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.65% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 23
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +37.10% -14.48%
10th Percentile £316 £255 £213
90th Percentile £529 £857 £495
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £44.75 £40.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -33.33% +4.35%
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% -22.73% +11.68%

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 4,017 3,688 4,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 83.81% 81.07% 78.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,318 2,117 2,316
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £260 £216 £238
90th Percentile £588 £545 £575
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 393
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +10.00% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.80 £13.60 £11.55
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £49.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 17 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 January 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 +6 24 £475 +11.76% 1
Cambridgeshire -9 6 £400 +81.82% 4
Suffolk +16 4 £400 -20.00% 2
Hertfordshire -4 4 £350 -60.34% 1
Bedfordshire -6 2 £348 +15.83% 1
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) TDD
3 16 (40.00%) Java
4 14 (35.00%) JIRA
4 14 (35.00%) Selenium
4 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
5 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (32.50%) Scrum
5 13 (32.50%) SOAP
6 12 (30.00%) Kanban
7 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
7 11 (27.50%) HP
7 11 (27.50%) BDD
7 11 (27.50%) Zephyr
8 10 (25.00%) QA
9 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
9 9 (22.50%) ISEB
9 9 (22.50%) J2EE
9 9 (22.50%) SQL
9 9 (22.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
9 9 (22.50%) RESTful
9 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
10 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
10 8 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
10 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
10 8 (20.00%) OAuth2
10 8 (20.00%) Kafka

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 (20.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (7.50%) Confluence
3 2 (5.00%) Apache
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) GitHub
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) HTTP
2 2 (5.00%) SSL
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (35.00%) JIRA
1 14 (35.00%) Selenium
1 14 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 11 (27.50%) Zephyr
3 9 (22.50%) Cucumber
3 9 (22.50%) Git (software)
3 9 (22.50%) Jenkins
4 5 (12.50%) JMeter
4 5 (12.50%) Robot Framework
5 4 (10.00%) Artifactory
6 3 (7.50%) GitLab
6 3 (7.50%) Subversion
7 2 (5.00%) MSTest
7 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (5.00%) The Grinder
7 2 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.50%) FishEye
8 1 (2.50%) Hudson
8 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Analyst
1 11 (27.50%) Test Analyst
2 8 (20.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Tester
3 6 (15.00%) QA Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 4 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Angular Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Test Automation Specialist
5 3 (7.50%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (32.50%) SOAP
2 9 (22.50%) J2EE
2 9 (22.50%) RESTful
3 8 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 8 (20.00%) Kafka
3 8 (20.00%) OAuth
3 8 (20.00%) OAuth2
3 8 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (20.00%) Spring
3 8 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 8 (20.00%) Spring Cloud
4 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 4 (10.00%) XML
6 3 (7.50%) .NET
7 2 (5.00%) Middleware
7 2 (5.00%) REST
8 1 (2.50%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) Reference Data
3 1 (2.50%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) TDD
3 14 (35.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (32.50%) Scrum
5 12 (30.00%) Kanban
6 11 (27.50%) BDD
6 11 (27.50%) Software Testing
7 9 (22.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
9 6 (15.00%) Telematics
9 6 (15.00%) User Stories
10 5 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 5 (12.50%) Functional Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Performance Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.00%) DevOps
11 4 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) Java
2 9 (22.50%) SQL
3 8 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (17.50%) Python
5 5 (12.50%) Perl
5 5 (12.50%) Ruby
6 3 (7.50%) C
7 2 (5.00%) C#
7 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
2 5 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (10.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) HP
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) AppDynamics
5 2 (5.00%) Siemens
5 2 (5.00%) WSO2
6 1 (2.50%) Adobe
6 1 (2.50%) Google
6 1 (2.50%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.50%) SAP