Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 377 368 324
Rank change year-on-year -9 -44 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 524 647 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.64% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 405 442
England median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £263
90th Percentile £538 £588 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 4
England median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £42.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.94% -15.44% +85.10%
10th Percentile £37.00 £33.75 £34.66
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £58.53
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +31.94% +18.03% -10.29%

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 74819 84832 82933
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.51% 83.60% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 49429 56597 53583
England median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £284 £269 £263
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1972 2370
England median hourly rate £24.77 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.12 £22.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% +14.18% +4.76%

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 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 2017. 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
South East +46 175 £400 - 10
London -52 161 £450 - 20
North of England +34 61 £375 -6.25% 16
South West +11 52 £400 -4.48% 8
North West +9 39 £358 -9.21% 11
East of England +1 38 £357 -10.77% 2
Midlands -1 28 £350 -9.68% 5
Yorkshire +27 19 £428 +14.00% 5
East Midlands -16 15 £363 -14.71% 3
West Midlands +13 13 £350 - 2
North East +36 3 £478 -1.24%
Test Management
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 208 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (37.60%) Test Automation
3 146 (27.86%) Test Strategy
4 122 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 121 (23.09%) Finance
6 120 (22.90%) JIRA
7 106 (20.23%) Test Scripting
8 105 (20.04%) QA
9 104 (19.85%) ISTQB
9 104 (19.85%) HP
10 96 (18.32%) Regression Testing
11 89 (16.98%) ISEB
12 78 (14.89%) Selenium
13 77 (14.69%) SQL
14 70 (13.36%) Security Cleared
14 70 (13.36%) Waterfall
15 69 (13.17%) HP Quality Center
15 69 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
16 63 (12.02%) Defect Management
17 60 (11.45%) SAP
18 59 (11.26%) Banking
19 57 (10.88%) Scrum
20 55 (10.50%) Migration
20 55 (10.50%) Java
20 55 (10.50%) Software Testing
21 54 (10.31%) Functional Testing
22 51 (9.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 51 (9.73%) Oracle
23 49 (9.35%) ITIL
24 46 (8.78%) 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 30 (5.73%) Confluence
2 25 (4.77%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.48%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (0.95%) CMS
4 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (0.95%) MS Exchange
4 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (0.76%) Apache Spark
5 4 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (0.76%) IIS
5 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.76%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.57%) ColdFusion
6 3 (0.57%) SAS
7 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.38%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.53%) SAP ERP
2 8 (1.53%) SAP PSCD
3 4 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.76%) SAP QM
3 4 (0.76%) SAP WM
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 2 (0.38%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.19%) Magento
6 1 (0.19%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
6 1 (0.19%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.58%) SaaS
2 23 (4.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.10%) Office 365
4 9 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.95%) GitHub
6 3 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.38%) G Suite
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
8 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
8 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.58%) LTE
2 20 (3.82%) 4G
3 13 (2.48%) Wireless
4 12 (2.29%) PuTTY
4 12 (2.29%) WinSCP
5 9 (1.72%) Firewall
6 7 (1.34%) MVNO
7 6 (1.15%) BGP
7 6 (1.15%) DHCP
7 6 (1.15%) DNS
7 6 (1.15%) Intranet
7 6 (1.15%) IPsec
7 6 (1.15%) WAN
8 5 (0.95%) Extranet
8 5 (0.95%) LDAP
9 4 (0.76%) Internet
9 4 (0.76%) IPv4
9 4 (0.76%) IPv6
9 4 (0.76%) Network Security
9 4 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.96%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (4.77%) SQL Server
3 23 (4.39%) Oracle Database
4 14 (2.67%) Big Data
5 12 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (2.10%) BusinessObjects
6 11 (2.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 10 (1.91%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.72%) SAP BW
8 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.53%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (1.53%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 8 (1.53%) SAP Data Services
10 6 (1.15%) MySQL
10 6 (1.15%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 120 (22.90%) JIRA
2 78 (14.89%) Selenium
3 41 (7.82%) HP UFT
4 35 (6.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (4.58%) Cucumber
6 20 (3.82%) WebDriver
7 19 (3.63%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.63%) SpecFlow
8 17 (3.24%) LoadRunner
8 17 (3.24%) SoapUI
9 16 (3.05%) JMeter
9 16 (3.05%) TeamCity
9 16 (3.05%) Visual Studio
10 12 (2.29%) Oracle APEX
10 12 (2.29%) TestRail
10 12 (2.29%) Zephyr
11 11 (2.10%) Git (software)
11 11 (2.10%) Toad
12 6 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.95%) Maven
General
1 121 (23.09%) Finance
2 59 (11.26%) Banking
3 44 (8.40%) Telecoms
4 38 (7.25%) Retail
5 12 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 12 (2.29%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.91%) Back Office
6 10 (1.91%) Billing
7 8 (1.53%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.53%) Publishing
8 7 (1.34%) Legal
9 6 (1.15%) Games
9 6 (1.15%) Marketing
10 5 (0.95%) Advertising
11 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.57%) Electronics
12 3 (0.57%) Local Government
12 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 204 (38.93%) Test Manager
2 113 (21.56%) Analyst
3 91 (17.37%) Test Analyst
4 60 (11.45%) Tester
5 34 (6.49%) Test Leader
6 27 (5.15%) SAP Manager
7 24 (4.58%) SAP Test Manager
8 23 (4.39%) Programme Manager
8 23 (4.39%) Programme Test Manager
8 23 (4.39%) Test Programme Manager
9 20 (3.82%) Developer
9 20 (3.82%) Test Engineer
10 15 (2.86%) Consultant
11 13 (2.48%) Java Developer
12 12 (2.29%) SAP Consultant
13 11 (2.10%) Automation Tester
13 11 (2.10%) Business Analyst
14 10 (1.91%) BSS Engineer
14 10 (1.91%) Project Manager
15 9 (1.72%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.86%) XML
2 12 (2.29%) .NET
2 12 (2.29%) Web Services
3 11 (2.10%) AngularJS
3 11 (2.10%) RESTful
3 11 (2.10%) SOAP
4 9 (1.72%) REST
5 8 (1.53%) J2EE
5 8 (1.53%) SAP XI
6 7 (1.34%) JSON
6 7 (1.34%) Kafka
7 6 (1.15%) Spring Boot
8 5 (0.95%) OAuth
8 5 (0.95%) OAuth2
8 5 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (0.95%) Spring
8 5 (0.95%) Spring Cloud
9 4 (0.76%) HTML
9 4 (0.76%) Node.js
10 3 (0.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.63%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.44%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 13 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.53%) NHS
6 7 (1.34%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.15%) CMDB
8 5 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.95%) RIA
8 5 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
10 3 (0.57%) CESG
10 3 (0.57%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.57%) Semantic Web
11 2 (0.38%) Fixed Income
11 2 (0.38%) FMCG
11 2 (0.38%) PlayStation
11 2 (0.38%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.11%) Windows
2 23 (4.39%) Linux
3 15 (2.86%) Unix
4 10 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (1.72%) Android
6 7 (1.34%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.95%) CentOS
8 5 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.95%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.19%) AIX
10 1 (0.19%) HPUX
10 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.19%) Solaris
10 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (39.69%) Agile Software Development
2 197 (37.60%) Test Automation
3 146 (27.86%) Test Strategy
4 122 (23.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 106 (20.23%) Test Scripting
6 96 (18.32%) Regression Testing
7 70 (13.36%) Waterfall
8 69 (13.17%) Stakeholder Management
9 63 (12.02%) Defect Management
10 57 (10.88%) Scrum
11 55 (10.50%) Migration
11 55 (10.50%) Software Testing
12 54 (10.31%) Functional Testing
13 49 (9.35%) ITIL
14 46 (8.78%) Scenario Testing
15 44 (8.40%) Test Planning
16 43 (8.21%) System Integration Testing
17 42 (8.02%) Non-Functional Testing
17 42 (8.02%) Project Management
18 40 (7.63%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 77 (14.69%) SQL
2 55 (10.50%) Java
3 19 (3.63%) JavaScript
4 14 (2.67%) C#
5 13 (2.48%) F#
6 12 (2.29%) C
7 11 (2.10%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.53%) PHP
8 8 (1.53%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.53%) Python
8 8 (1.53%) Ruby
8 8 (1.53%) VB
9 6 (1.15%) VBScript
10 4 (0.76%) Perl
10 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.57%) C++
12 2 (0.38%) Groovy
13 1 (0.19%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (19.85%) ISTQB
2 89 (16.98%) ISEB
3 70 (13.36%) Security Cleared
4 51 (9.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (8.02%) SC Cleared
6 37 (7.06%) Degree
7 17 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (1.53%) CCA
11 7 (1.34%) PMI Certification
11 7 (1.34%) PMP
11 7 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (1.15%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.19%) MAPM
15 1 (0.19%) MBA
15 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (20.04%) QA
2 16 (3.05%) PMO
3 7 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.34%) SLA
4 6 (1.15%) MiFID
5 3 (0.57%) IFRS
5 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.57%) SEPA
6 2 (0.38%) IAS 39
6 2 (0.38%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.38%) TickIT
7 1 (0.19%) GDPR
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.95%) Samba
3 5 (0.95%) Squid
4 4 (0.76%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.76%) vSphere
5 3 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.19%) Docker
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 69 (13.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.95%) Nagios
2 5 (0.95%) Webmin
2 5 (0.95%) Xymon
3 4 (0.76%) vRealize
4 2 (0.38%) Ansible
4 2 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.38%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Ambari
5 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.19%) collectd
5 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.19%) Grafana
5 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.19%) OpenView
5 1 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 104 (19.85%) HP
2 60 (11.45%) SAP
3 51 (9.73%) Oracle
4 40 (7.63%) Microsoft
5 24 (4.58%) Motorola
6 22 (4.20%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (3.05%) VMware
8 13 (2.48%) IBM
9 11 (2.10%) Red Hat
10 8 (1.53%) webMethods
11 7 (1.34%) Citrix
11 7 (1.34%) Ericsson
12 6 (1.15%) Remedy
12 6 (1.15%) Workday
13 5 (0.95%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.95%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.95%) Sitecore
13 5 (0.95%) Veeam
14 4 (0.76%) Splunk
15 3 (0.57%) F5
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