Period
to 15 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 15 January 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
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 384 418 402
Rank change year-on-year +34 -16 +22
Contract jobs citing Test Management 146 329 545
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.57% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 207 348
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.83%
10th Percentile £308 £280 £299
90th Percentile £630 £530 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 9
Median hourly rate £27.67 £27.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.46% -50.91% +25.00%
10th Percentile £25.10 £14.06 £40.50
90th Percentile £51.88 £30.00 £64.40
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +29.63% -50.91% +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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 29,210 57,300 79,723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.55% 85.83% 87.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,900 38,762 54,149
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £300 £288 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 970 1,693 1,880
Median hourly rate £26.96 £21.00 £21.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.38% -2.52% -2.08%
10th Percentile £11.99 £11.80 £11.25
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £21.76
% change year-on-year +30.95% -3.49% +0.28%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in England

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Test Management in England

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Test Management in England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Test Management in England

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Test Management in England

Test Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Test Management in England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Test Management in England

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 15 January 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
London +102 55 £475 +13.10% 11
Midlands +40 26 £437 -4.48%
South East +83 25 £450 +4.05% 3
West Midlands +39 18 £437 -3.43%
South West +89 13 £420 -16.00% 1
East of England +48 10 £448 +2.29%
North of England +56 8 £300 -21.31% 5
East Midlands +29 8 - -
North West +54 6 £302 -28.94% 2
Yorkshire +31 2 £249 -33.67% 2
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 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 England region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 73 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (41.10%) JIRA
3 54 (36.99%) Test Strategy
4 49 (33.56%) Test Automation
5 36 (24.66%) SQL
5 36 (24.66%) DevOps
6 34 (23.29%) Security Cleared
6 34 (23.29%) QA
7 33 (22.60%) Test Scripting
8 32 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (21.92%) ISTQB
8 32 (21.92%) Regression Testing
9 28 (19.18%) Confluence
10 27 (18.49%) ISEB
11 26 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (17.81%) Scenario Testing
12 25 (17.12%) Selenium
13 24 (16.44%) Java
14 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
14 23 (15.75%) SDLC
15 22 (15.07%) Performance Testing
15 22 (15.07%) Non-Functional Testing
16 21 (14.38%) Defect Management
16 21 (14.38%) Finance
17 20 (13.70%) JMeter
17 20 (13.70%) Functional Testing
17 20 (13.70%) Azure
18 19 (13.01%) Scrum
19 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
19 18 (12.33%) Waterfall

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 28 (19.18%) Confluence
2 6 (4.11%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.42%) Apache
4 4 (2.74%) CMS
5 3 (2.05%) JBoss
5 3 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.37%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.37%) Jadu
6 2 (1.37%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.37%) WordPress
7 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) BASE24
2 3 (2.05%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.37%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) Eagle PACE
4 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.68%) Maximo
4 1 (0.68%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.68%) PolarLake
4 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.68%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.70%) Azure
2 5 (3.42%) AWS
3 4 (2.74%) BrowserStack
3 4 (2.74%) Office 365
4 3 (2.05%) GitHub
5 2 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.37%) SaaS
6 1 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
6 1 (0.68%) Firebase
6 1 (0.68%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.11%) Internet
2 5 (3.42%) ATM
2 5 (3.42%) LAN
2 5 (3.42%) WAN
3 4 (2.74%) DSL
3 4 (2.74%) HTTP
4 3 (2.05%) 3G
4 3 (2.05%) 4G
4 3 (2.05%) SSL
4 3 (2.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.05%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.37%) 2G
5 2 (1.37%) 5G
5 2 (1.37%) FTP
5 2 (1.37%) Network Security
5 2 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.68%) SGSN
6 1 (0.68%) tcpdump
6 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (4.79%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (2.05%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
4 2 (1.37%) MySQL
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.37%) SQLPlus
5 1 (0.68%) DB2
5 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.68%) Power BI
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 60 (41.10%) JIRA
2 25 (17.12%) Selenium
3 20 (13.70%) JMeter
4 18 (12.33%) Cucumber
5 13 (8.90%) Jenkins
6 10 (6.85%) SoapUI
6 10 (6.85%) Zephyr
7 9 (6.16%) LoadRunner
7 9 (6.16%) WebDriver
8 8 (5.48%) Git (software)
8 8 (5.48%) GitLab
8 8 (5.48%) NeoLoad
9 7 (4.79%) Toad
10 5 (3.42%) Gatling
10 5 (3.42%) REST Assured
10 5 (3.42%) SilkPerformer
10 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (3.42%) WebLOAD
11 4 (2.74%) Postman
11 4 (2.74%) TestRail
General
1 21 (14.38%) Finance
2 16 (10.96%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.79%) Aerospace
3 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) Banking
5 3 (2.05%) Legal
5 3 (2.05%) Retail
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.37%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Front Office
7 1 (0.68%) Games
7 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Law
7 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.68%) Police
Job Titles
1 49 (33.56%) Test Manager
2 24 (16.44%) Tester
3 15 (10.27%) Analyst
4 12 (8.22%) Test Leader
5 11 (7.53%) Test Analyst
5 11 (7.53%) Test Engineer
6 7 (4.79%) Developer
6 7 (4.79%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.11%) Programme Manager
7 6 (4.11%) Programme Test Manager
7 6 (4.11%) QA Engineer
7 6 (4.11%) QA Tester
7 6 (4.11%) Test Programme Manager
8 5 (3.42%) Performance Tester
9 4 (2.74%) BASE24 Tester
9 4 (2.74%) Consultant
9 4 (2.74%) Designer
9 4 (2.74%) Lead Tester
10 3 (2.05%) SAP Test Manager
10 3 (2.05%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.90%) XML
2 10 (6.85%) Middleware
2 10 (6.85%) SOAP
3 5 (3.42%) Web Services
4 4 (2.74%) RESTful
5 3 (2.05%) .NET
5 3 (2.05%) Gherkin
5 3 (2.05%) J2EE
5 3 (2.05%) REST
5 3 (2.05%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.37%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.37%) HTML
6 2 (1.37%) HTML5
6 2 (1.37%) JSON
6 2 (1.37%) Keycloak
6 2 (1.37%) Play Framework
6 2 (1.37%) RESTEasy
6 2 (1.37%) Swagger
7 1 (0.68%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.68%) Puppeteer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.85%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.42%) EMV
4 5 (3.42%) Smart Meter
4 5 (3.42%) Tandem
5 4 (2.74%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.05%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.05%) PKI
6 3 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.37%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) BBC
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (10.27%) Unix
2 12 (8.22%) Windows
3 11 (7.53%) Linux
4 3 (2.05%) Android
4 3 (2.05%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.37%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.68%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.99%) Test Strategy
3 49 (33.56%) Test Automation
4 36 (24.66%) DevOps
5 33 (22.60%) Test Scripting
6 32 (21.92%) Regression Testing
6 32 (21.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 26 (17.81%) Scenario Testing
7 26 (17.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (15.75%) SDLC
9 22 (15.07%) Non-Functional Testing
9 22 (15.07%) Performance Testing
10 21 (14.38%) Defect Management
11 20 (13.70%) Functional Testing
12 19 (13.01%) Scrum
13 18 (12.33%) Waterfall
14 17 (11.64%) Coaching
14 17 (11.64%) Project Management
14 17 (11.64%) Test Planning
15 16 (10.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 36 (24.66%) SQL
2 24 (16.44%) Java
3 9 (6.16%) C#
4 7 (4.79%) Groovy
4 7 (4.79%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.42%) Python
5 5 (3.42%) VB
6 4 (2.74%) Perl
6 4 (2.74%) Scala
7 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.05%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.05%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.37%) Go
8 2 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.68%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (23.29%) Security Cleared
2 32 (21.92%) ISTQB
3 27 (18.49%) ISEB
4 23 (15.75%) SC Cleared
5 10 (6.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (6.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.74%) PMI Certification
7 4 (2.74%) PMP
8 3 (2.05%) BC Cleared
8 3 (2.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCNA
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (23.29%) QA
2 6 (4.11%) SLA
3 5 (3.42%) ISO 8583
3 5 (3.42%) WCAG
4 4 (2.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.68%) IFRS
5 1 (0.68%) MiFID
System Software
1 8 (5.48%) Docker
2 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (7.53%) HP ALM
2 7 (4.79%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (3.42%) Ansible
3 5 (3.42%) Kubernetes
4 4 (2.74%) Data Guard
5 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.05%) Puppet
6 2 (1.37%) SCCM
6 2 (1.37%) Sysdig
6 2 (1.37%) Terraform
7 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (12.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (10.96%) Oracle
3 12 (8.22%) HP
4 11 (7.53%) CheckPoint
5 8 (5.48%) SAP
6 5 (3.42%) Cisco
7 4 (2.74%) Juniper
7 4 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.05%) Guidewire
8 3 (2.05%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.05%) WSO2
9 2 (1.37%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.37%) hybris
9 2 (1.37%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.37%) webMethods
9 2 (1.37%) Xerox
10 1 (0.68%) Huawei
10 1 (0.68%) Infor
10 1 (0.68%) NetScout
10 1 (0.68%) VMware