Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 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
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 434 331
Rank change year-on-year +16 -103 +29
Contract jobs citing Test Management 495 445 693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.49% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.59% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 283 458
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -4.76%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £272
90th Percentile £572 £555 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.53% -22.73% +11.68%
10th Percentile £38.20 £40.75 £27.10
90th Percentile £52.00 £45.87 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% -22.73% +34.15%

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 78,323 75,659 80,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.60% 84.04% 82.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,915 50,477 53,051
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £293 £269 £263
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,823 2,068 2,474
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +8.70% +15.00%
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.09 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 6 months to 24 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
London -15 191 £450 - 40
South East -16 118 £416 +4.06% 20
North of England +52 77 £425 +6.25% 21
Midlands +8 44 £375 - 6
East of England +1 37 £450 +5.88% 9
North West +1 33 £425 +9.68% 12
Yorkshire +23 30 £338 -17.18% 7
South West -8 28 £410 +2.50% 7
East Midlands +17 24 £375 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -4 20 £350 -12.50% 4
North East +64 16 £475 +2.70% 2
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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.

1 217 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 153 (30.91%) JIRA
4 123 (24.85%) Test Strategy
5 118 (23.84%) User Acceptance Testing
6 99 (20.00%) QA
7 89 (17.98%) SQL
8 84 (16.97%) HP
8 84 (16.97%) Finance
9 82 (16.57%) Test Scripting
10 79 (15.96%) Selenium
11 73 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 73 (14.75%) Scrum
12 69 (13.94%) Java
12 69 (13.94%) Waterfall
13 66 (13.33%) Security Cleared
14 65 (13.13%) ISTQB
15 63 (12.73%) Migration
15 63 (12.73%) Defect Management
16 62 (12.53%) Regression Testing
17 60 (12.12%) BDD
18 59 (11.92%) Microsoft
19 56 (11.31%) SC Cleared
20 54 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
20 54 (10.91%) System Integration Testing
21 53 (10.71%) SDLC
22 52 (10.51%) Banking
23 51 (10.30%) Project Management
23 51 (10.30%) Windows
23 51 (10.30%) Scenario Testing

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 43 (8.69%) Confluence
2 16 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.82%) Cloud Foundry
5 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.61%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.40%) Apache
7 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.40%) JBoss
7 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.40%) SAS
7 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) IIS
8 1 (0.20%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 15 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
3 9 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (1.21%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) NetSuite
2 4 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.81%) SAP CO
2 4 (0.81%) SAP FI
2 4 (0.81%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.61%) Maximo
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.40%) SAP CRM for Utilities
4 2 (0.40%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.20%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.20%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (4.04%) SaaS
3 19 (3.84%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (3.23%) GitHub
5 12 (2.42%) Office 365
6 10 (2.02%) Slack
7 8 (1.62%) BrowserStack
8 6 (1.21%) BlazeMeter
9 5 (1.01%) Sauce Labs
10 4 (0.81%) PaaS
11 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.20%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.23%) DNS
2 12 (2.42%) TCP/IP
3 11 (2.22%) DHCP
3 11 (2.22%) Firewall
4 10 (2.02%) 3G
5 9 (1.82%) ICMP
5 9 (1.82%) LTE
5 9 (1.82%) MVNO
6 7 (1.41%) HTTP
7 5 (1.01%) VLAN
8 3 (0.61%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.61%) SSL
8 3 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.40%) 4G
9 2 (0.40%) Internet
9 2 (0.40%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.40%) Wireless
10 1 (0.20%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.20%) Skype
10 1 (0.20%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.84%) NoSQL
3 11 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.02%) Big Data
5 7 (1.41%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.01%) DB2
6 5 (1.01%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.81%) Blockchain
8 3 (0.61%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.20%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.20%) DataStage
10 1 (0.20%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.20%) Essbase
10 1 (0.20%) Lumira
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 153 (30.91%) JIRA
2 79 (15.96%) Selenium
3 45 (9.09%) JMeter
4 40 (8.08%) Cucumber
5 39 (7.88%) SoapUI
6 37 (7.47%) Zephyr
7 34 (6.87%) Git (software)
7 34 (6.87%) Jenkins
8 28 (5.66%) HP UFT
9 25 (5.05%) TestRail
10 23 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (3.23%) LoadRunner
11 16 (3.23%) WebDriver
12 15 (3.03%) SpecFlow
13 12 (2.42%) GitLab
14 11 (2.22%) Burp Suite
15 10 (2.02%) JBehave
15 10 (2.02%) Subversion
16 9 (1.82%) Appium
17 8 (1.62%) Robot Framework
General
1 84 (16.97%) Finance
2 52 (10.51%) Banking
3 33 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 18 (3.64%) Billing
4 18 (3.64%) Investment Banking
5 16 (3.23%) Retail
6 13 (2.63%) Retail Banking
7 11 (2.22%) Publishing
8 8 (1.62%) Law
9 7 (1.41%) Back Office
9 7 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.21%) Front Office
11 4 (0.81%) Automotive
11 4 (0.81%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.40%) Electronics
12 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.20%) Legal
13 1 (0.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 150 (30.30%) Test Manager
2 104 (21.01%) Analyst
3 79 (15.96%) Test Analyst
4 56 (11.31%) Tester
5 52 (10.51%) Test Engineer
6 36 (7.27%) Test Leader
7 23 (4.65%) Developer
8 20 (4.04%) Consultant
9 19 (3.84%) Senior Analyst
9 19 (3.84%) Senior Test Analyst
10 17 (3.43%) Project Manager
11 16 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
12 14 (2.83%) Programme Test Manager
12 14 (2.83%) Test Programme Manager
13 13 (2.63%) Business Analyst
13 13 (2.63%) JIRA Engineer
13 13 (2.63%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.63%) QA Analyst
13 13 (2.63%) Test Automation Engineer
14 12 (2.42%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.27%) SOAP
2 29 (5.86%) REST
3 27 (5.45%) Web Services
4 23 (4.65%) .NET
5 19 (3.84%) AngularJS
6 14 (2.83%) XML
7 13 (2.63%) Gherkin
8 10 (2.02%) J2EE
8 10 (2.02%) JSON
8 10 (2.02%) Kafka
8 10 (2.02%) RESTful
9 9 (1.82%) Node.js
9 9 (1.82%) OAuth
9 9 (1.82%) OAuth2
9 9 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
9 9 (1.82%) Spring
9 9 (1.82%) Spring Boot
9 9 (1.82%) Spring Cloud
10 5 (1.01%) CSS
10 5 (1.01%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.84%) Management Information System
3 15 (3.03%) Virtual Team
4 14 (2.83%) User Experience
5 12 (2.42%) Data Centre
6 8 (1.62%) Equities
7 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (1.41%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.21%) Analytical Mindset
8 6 (1.21%) Derivative
8 6 (1.21%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.01%) Fintech
9 5 (1.01%) Smart Meter
10 4 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.81%) Mainframe
10 4 (0.81%) OTC Derivatives
11 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (10.30%) Windows
2 14 (2.83%) Apple iOS
3 13 (2.63%) Android
4 12 (2.42%) Linux
5 10 (2.02%) Unix
5 10 (2.02%) Windows 10
6 8 (1.62%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.81%) Mac OS X
7 4 (0.81%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) CentOS
9 1 (0.20%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (43.84%) Agile Software Development
2 165 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 123 (24.85%) Test Strategy
4 118 (23.84%) User Acceptance Testing
5 82 (16.57%) Test Scripting
6 73 (14.75%) Scrum
6 73 (14.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 69 (13.94%) Waterfall
8 63 (12.73%) Defect Management
8 63 (12.73%) Migration
9 62 (12.53%) Regression Testing
10 60 (12.12%) BDD
11 54 (10.91%) System Integration Testing
12 53 (10.71%) SDLC
13 51 (10.30%) Project Management
13 51 (10.30%) Scenario Testing
14 50 (10.10%) DevOps
14 50 (10.10%) ITIL
15 49 (9.90%) Functional Testing
16 46 (9.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (17.98%) SQL
2 69 (13.94%) Java
3 36 (7.27%) C#
4 28 (5.66%) Python
5 24 (4.85%) JavaScript
6 17 (3.43%) Ruby
7 7 (1.41%) VBA
8 6 (1.21%) C
8 6 (1.21%) Perl
9 5 (1.01%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.61%) PHP
11 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.61%) VB
12 1 (0.20%) ABAP
12 1 (0.20%) C++
12 1 (0.20%) F#
12 1 (0.20%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.20%) RPG
12 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 66 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 65 (13.13%) ISTQB
3 56 (11.31%) SC Cleared
4 48 (9.70%) ISEB
5 36 (7.27%) Degree
6 19 (3.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.62%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (1.01%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 3 (0.61%) PMP
12 2 (0.40%) CCNA
12 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.40%) MAPM
12 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.40%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.20%) DV Cleared
13 1 (0.20%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (20.00%) QA
2 10 (2.02%) WCAG
3 9 (1.82%) PMO
4 7 (1.41%) MiFID
5 5 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.40%) EMIR
6 2 (0.40%) SLA
7 1 (0.20%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.82%) Docker
3 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 54 (10.91%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (2.22%) Nessus
3 7 (1.41%) SCCM
4 6 (1.21%) Ansible
5 5 (1.01%) Puppet
6 4 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.40%) WSUS
8 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.20%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.20%) Kibana
8 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.20%) MOM
Vendors
1 84 (16.97%) HP
2 59 (11.92%) Microsoft
3 34 (6.87%) Oracle
4 29 (5.86%) Salesforce.com
5 21 (4.24%) SAP
6 11 (2.22%) Citrix
6 11 (2.22%) NetApp
7 9 (1.82%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.62%) VMware
9 7 (1.41%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.21%) Cisco
10 6 (1.21%) Intapp
10 6 (1.21%) Nintex
11 5 (1.01%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.81%) IBM
12 4 (0.81%) Murex
13 3 (0.61%) Adobe
13 3 (0.61%) Cognos
13 3 (0.61%) Progress
13 3 (0.61%) Sitecore