Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 23 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 131 131
Rank change year-on-year +20 0 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Management 44 31 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.26% 0.87% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 1.08% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 24 24
Hampshire median daily rate £411 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.08% -7.69% -5.45%
10th Percentile £294 £250 £283
90th Percentile £447 £485 £431
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Hampshire median hourly rate - - £57.50
South East median hourly rate - £44.19 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -19.66% +62.96%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,803 2,864 3,387
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 80.11% 80.00% 82.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,690 1,861 2,089
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £402 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.37% +3.61% +6.90%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £263
90th Percentile £548 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 136 178
Hampshire median hourly rate £34.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.15% -7.14% +62.79%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £49.40 £54.63 £51.25
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% -18.33% +62.16%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Hampshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Hampshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Hampshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Hampshire

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Hampshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Basingstoke -21 5 £348 +57.95% 6
Hook +9 4 £350 -26.32%
Winchester +6 4 £280 -13.85%
Fareham +3 4 £418 -16.50% 1
Southampton +1 2 £413 +37.50%
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Test Management
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (40.91%) HP
3 17 (38.64%) Telecoms
4 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 15 (34.09%) ISTQB
6 14 (31.82%) Project Management
7 13 (29.55%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 10 (22.73%) ITIL
8 10 (22.73%) Billing
9 9 (20.45%) Windows
9 9 (20.45%) MVNO
10 8 (18.18%) Service Management
11 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
11 7 (15.91%) Release Management
11 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (15.91%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 6 (13.64%) QA
12 6 (13.64%) VMware
12 6 (13.64%) Cisco
12 6 (13.64%) NetApp
13 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
13 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
13 5 (11.36%) Runbook
14 4 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
14 4 (9.09%) Resource Management
14 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
14 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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:

Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) MVNO
2 2 (4.55%) DHCP
2 2 (4.55%) DNS
2 2 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.55%) Wireless
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
2 1 (2.27%) JMeter
2 1 (2.27%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
General
1 17 (38.64%) Telecoms
2 10 (22.73%) Billing
3 3 (6.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Environment And Release Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Environment Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Release Manager
5 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.09%) Defect Manager
7 3 (6.82%) Architect
7 3 (6.82%) BSS Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) OSS Engineer
7 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.55%) Billing Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Coordinator
8 2 (4.55%) Domain Architect
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.55%) Telecoms Analyst
9 1 (2.27%) Migration Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
1 1 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) CentOS
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
2 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Project Management
2 10 (22.73%) ITIL
3 8 (18.18%) Service Management
4 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
4 7 (15.91%) Release Management
4 7 (15.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 5 (11.36%) Incident Management
6 5 (11.36%) Runbook
6 5 (11.36%) Test Strategy
7 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
7 4 (9.09%) Regression Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Resource Management
7 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Migration
8 3 (6.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (6.82%) Process Improvement
8 3 (6.82%) SDLC
9 2 (4.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 15 (34.09%) ISTQB
4 10 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (15.91%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (9.09%) ISEB
7 2 (4.55%) Degree
8 1 (2.27%) CCNA
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (29.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) HP
2 6 (13.64%) Cisco
2 6 (13.64%) NetApp
2 6 (13.64%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) EMC
3 2 (4.55%) Splunk
4 1 (2.27%) Google
4 1 (2.27%) IBM
4 1 (2.27%) Juniper
4 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
4 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow