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 3 months to 24 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 311 334
Rank change year-on-year -31 +23  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 249 379 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.74% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.89% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 243 187
Median daily rate £411 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £42.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 £40.00 £40.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £55.03
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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 35739 42737 41398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.68% 83.02% 80.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 23658 28645 26143
Median daily rate £450 £443 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +5.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 908 961 1224
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.72 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in England

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in England

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in England

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in England over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
London -21 77 £425 -3.40% 13
South East -6 72 £400 - 10
South West 0 25 £425 -8.10% 3
East of England +5 21 £450 -2.70% 1
North West +9 20 £365 -8.75% 3
Yorkshire +31 11 £365 -15.36% 5
West Midlands +13 9 £350 - 1
East Midlands -25 7 £406 -9.72% 3
North East - 2 £475 -
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 209 (44.47%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (26.60%) Finance
2 125 (26.60%) Test Strategy
3 123 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 111 (23.62%) JIRA
5 91 (19.36%) Test Scripting
5 91 (19.36%) Test Automation
6 89 (18.94%) Selenium
6 89 (18.94%) HP
7 84 (17.87%) SQL
7 84 (17.87%) QA
8 82 (17.45%) ISTQB
9 81 (17.23%) Oracle
9 81 (17.23%) ISEB
9 81 (17.23%) Regression Testing
10 74 (15.74%) Waterfall
11 73 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
12 66 (14.04%) Defect Management
13 62 (13.19%) HP UFT
14 60 (12.77%) Banking
15 59 (12.55%) HP Quality Center
16 58 (12.34%) Java
17 57 (12.13%) Security Cleared
17 57 (12.13%) Functional Testing
18 51 (10.85%) Migration
19 49 (10.43%) Scrum
20 47 (10.00%) Software Testing
20 47 (10.00%) BDD
21 46 (9.79%) Performance Testing
21 46 (9.79%) Project Management

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 20 (4.26%) Confluence
1 20 (4.26%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.91%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.49%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.28%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.06%) CMS
5 5 (1.06%) IIS
6 4 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
6 4 (0.85%) DataSynapse
6 4 (0.85%) JBoss
6 4 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.64%) Apache
7 3 (0.64%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.43%) SAS
8 2 (0.43%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.21%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.21%) LiveCycle
9 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (3.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (3.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (3.19%) SAP ERP
2 14 (2.98%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.55%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (1.70%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (1.49%) Oracle ERP
6 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
6 4 (0.85%) SAP PS
6 4 (0.85%) SAP SD
7 3 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.43%) Magento
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
9 1 (0.21%) SAP FI-CA
9 1 (0.21%) SAP PP
9 1 (0.21%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.34%) Office 365
2 9 (1.91%) SaaS
3 5 (1.06%) GitHub
3 5 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.43%) G Suite
4 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.55%) PuTTY
1 12 (2.55%) WinSCP
2 10 (2.13%) 4G
2 10 (2.13%) LTE
3 7 (1.49%) Wireless
4 5 (1.06%) HTTP
4 5 (1.06%) LDAP
4 5 (1.06%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.85%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.64%) SSH
6 3 (0.64%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.43%) DHCP
7 2 (0.43%) DNS
7 2 (0.43%) HSRP
7 2 (0.43%) Internet
7 2 (0.43%) Intranet
7 2 (0.43%) MPLS
7 2 (0.43%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (0.43%) OSPF
7 2 (0.43%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (7.45%) Oracle Database
2 27 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 25 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
5 16 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
6 14 (2.98%) SAP BW
6 14 (2.98%) SAP Data Services
7 13 (2.77%) Big Data
7 13 (2.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 13 (2.77%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.13%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (1.28%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.06%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
11 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 111 (23.62%) JIRA
2 89 (18.94%) Selenium
3 62 (13.19%) HP UFT
4 45 (9.57%) Team Foundation Server
5 34 (7.23%) Cucumber
6 33 (7.02%) LoadRunner
7 30 (6.38%) Jenkins
8 27 (5.74%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.40%) TeamCity
9 16 (3.40%) WebDriver
10 15 (3.19%) JMeter
11 14 (2.98%) Git (software)
12 13 (2.77%) SoapUI
12 13 (2.77%) Visual Studio
12 13 (2.77%) Zephyr
13 12 (2.55%) Oracle APEX
13 12 (2.55%) Toad
14 8 (1.70%) NUnit
15 7 (1.49%) NeoLoad
15 7 (1.49%) Protractor
General
1 125 (26.60%) Finance
2 60 (12.77%) Banking
3 35 (7.45%) Telecoms
4 25 (5.32%) Retail
5 14 (2.98%) General Ledger
6 8 (1.70%) Advertising
6 8 (1.70%) Legal
6 8 (1.70%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.28%) Back Office
7 6 (1.28%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.85%) Law
8 4 (0.85%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Billing
9 3 (0.64%) Front Office
9 3 (0.64%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 2 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 176 (37.45%) Test Manager
2 108 (22.98%) Analyst
3 87 (18.51%) Test Analyst
4 50 (10.64%) Tester
5 38 (8.09%) Test Leader
6 20 (4.26%) Programme Manager
7 19 (4.04%) Consultant
7 19 (4.04%) Programme Test Manager
7 19 (4.04%) Test Programme Manager
8 16 (3.40%) Developer
8 16 (3.40%) SAP Consultant
8 16 (3.40%) Test Engineer
9 15 (3.19%) Automation Test Analyst
9 15 (3.19%) Senior Manager
10 14 (2.98%) Senior Test Manager
11 13 (2.77%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (2.55%) ERP Manager
12 12 (2.55%) Project Manager
12 12 (2.55%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (2.55%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.32%) XML
2 19 (4.04%) .NET
3 18 (3.83%) SOAP
4 16 (3.40%) Web Services
5 14 (2.98%) SAP XI
6 7 (1.49%) Middleware
6 7 (1.49%) REST
7 6 (1.28%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.85%) Gherkin
8 4 (0.85%) JSON
8 4 (0.85%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.64%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.64%) RESTful
10 2 (0.43%) CSS
10 2 (0.43%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.43%) Java EE
10 2 (0.43%) jQuery
10 2 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.43%) Spring
10 2 (0.43%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.83%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.13%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.91%) Client/Server
4 9 (1.91%) Computer Science
4 9 (1.91%) NHS
5 8 (1.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.06%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.06%) User Experience
7 4 (0.85%) Grid Computing
7 4 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (0.85%) Reinsurance
7 4 (0.85%) Smart Meter
7 4 (0.85%) SWIFT
7 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.64%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
8 3 (0.64%) Reference Data
8 3 (0.64%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.23%) Unix
2 33 (7.02%) Windows
3 28 (5.96%) Linux
4 8 (1.70%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.49%) Android
5 7 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.28%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.85%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.21%) CentOS
9 1 (0.21%) MVS
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 209 (44.47%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (26.60%) Test Strategy
3 123 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 91 (19.36%) Test Automation
4 91 (19.36%) Test Scripting
5 81 (17.23%) Regression Testing
6 74 (15.74%) Waterfall
7 73 (15.53%) Stakeholder Management
8 66 (14.04%) Defect Management
9 57 (12.13%) Functional Testing
10 51 (10.85%) Migration
11 49 (10.43%) Scrum
12 47 (10.00%) BDD
12 47 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 46 (9.79%) Performance Testing
13 46 (9.79%) Project Management
14 44 (9.36%) Test Planning
15 39 (8.30%) Non-Functional Testing
15 39 (8.30%) System Integration Testing
16 38 (8.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.87%) SQL
2 58 (12.34%) Java
3 24 (5.11%) C#
4 20 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.62%) F#
6 15 (3.19%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.91%) C
7 9 (1.91%) Ruby
8 7 (1.49%) Perl
8 7 (1.49%) PHP
8 7 (1.49%) Python
9 6 (1.28%) C++
9 6 (1.28%) PowerShell
9 6 (1.28%) Scala
10 5 (1.06%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.06%) VBScript
11 4 (0.85%) AWK
12 3 (0.64%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.64%) VB
13 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 82 (17.45%) ISTQB
2 81 (17.23%) ISEB
3 57 (12.13%) Security Cleared
4 41 (8.72%) SC Cleared
5 34 (7.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (4.26%) Degree
7 14 (2.98%) CCA
7 14 (2.98%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (1.06%) MAPM
9 5 (1.06%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.06%) PMP
10 4 (0.85%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.64%) MBA
11 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (17.87%) QA
2 7 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.28%) SDET
4 4 (0.85%) SLA
5 3 (0.64%) IFRS
5 3 (0.64%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.64%) MiFID
5 3 (0.64%) PMO
6 2 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.43%) IAS 39
6 2 (0.43%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.21%) TickIT
System Software
1 8 (1.70%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (0.85%) Terminal Services
3 4 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.85%) vSphere
3 4 (0.85%) XenApp
3 4 (0.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.21%) Docker
4 1 (0.21%) Firmware
4 1 (0.21%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.21%) Samba
4 1 (0.21%) Squid
4 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 59 (12.55%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.85%) vRealize
3 3 (0.64%) Control-M
4 2 (0.43%) Ambari
4 2 (0.43%) collectd
4 2 (0.43%) Grafana
4 2 (0.43%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.43%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.21%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.21%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.21%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
5 1 (0.21%) OpenView
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.21%) SCCM
5 1 (0.21%) Webmin
5 1 (0.21%) Xymon
Vendors
1 89 (18.94%) HP
2 81 (17.23%) Oracle
3 46 (9.79%) SAP
4 42 (8.94%) Microsoft
5 16 (3.40%) IBM
6 14 (2.98%) webMethods
7 13 (2.77%) VMware
8 12 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (2.34%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.49%) Reuters
10 7 (1.49%) Workday
11 6 (1.28%) Remedy
12 5 (1.06%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.06%) Citrix
12 5 (1.06%) Splunk
13 4 (0.85%) Atlassian
13 4 (0.85%) Informatica
13 4 (0.85%) Nimble Storage
13 4 (0.85%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.64%) JD Edwards
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