Period
to 27 February 2021

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 February 2021 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 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 122 151
Rank change year-on-year +30 +29 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 34 36
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.70% 1.00% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.22% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 27
Median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £342 £307 £333
90th Percentile £463 £571 £564
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -45.45% +25.00%

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 1,302 2,791 3,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.88% 81.97% 85.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 1,681 2,127
Median daily rate £427 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -4.49% +4.71%
10th Percentile £172 £210 £250
90th Percentile £588 £588 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 187 180
Median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +8.57% -43.58%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.89 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £50.58
Median hourly rate £26.27 £21.00 £22.24
% change year-on-year +25.10% -5.56% -1.17%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Test Management as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Management in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Test Management in the East of England

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Management in the East of England over the 6 months to 27 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Management in the East of England

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Management in the East of England.

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 February 2021. 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
Hertfordshire +17 7 £450 +11.80% 1
Essex +13 4 £413 +3.13% 1
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2021, 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 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
3 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
4 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
4 3 (27.27%) DevOps
4 3 (27.27%) API Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
4 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (27.27%) SOAP
4 3 (27.27%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) MCP
5 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Web Services
5 2 (18.18%) SAP
5 2 (18.18%) VB
5 2 (18.18%) C
5 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
5 2 (18.18%) IBM Domino
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce

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 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Confluence
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Domino
1 2 (18.18%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Magento
2 1 (9.09%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) AWS
1 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) 802.11
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) Internet
1 1 (9.09%) IPv4
1 1 (9.09%) IPv6
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) SSL
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) tcpdump
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) Relational Database
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) JIRA
2 3 (27.27%) SoapUI
3 2 (18.18%) HP UFT
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) LoadRunner
3 2 (18.18%) REST Assured
3 2 (18.18%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Bitbucket
4 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Hudson
4 1 (9.09%) JMeter
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (18.18%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Analyst
1 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Manual Tester
3 1 (9.09%) OAT Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) OAT Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Security Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) SOAP
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) JSON
2 2 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (18.18%) RESTEasy
2 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
3 1 (9.09%) J2EE
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (9.09%) Play Framework
3 1 (9.09%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (36.36%) Software Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) API Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
3 3 (27.27%) DevOps
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Test Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Content Management
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (18.18%) Data Governance
4 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
4 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) System Testing
4 2 (18.18%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Java
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) PL/SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) Groovy
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
1 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (18.18%) OCP
1 2 (18.18%) Oracle Certification
1 2 (18.18%) SAP Certification
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP ALM
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) hybris
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 2 (18.18%) Xerox
3 1 (9.09%) WSO2