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 3 months to 23 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
South East / Hampshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 111 107
Rank change year-on-year +19 -4  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.26% 0.79% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.00% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 13
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £319 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hampshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1534 1805 1827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 80.36% 79.34% 80.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 1196 1093
Median daily rate £425 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -1.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 79 87
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +1.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.89 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 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 3 months to 23 April 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Andover - 7 £413 -
Basingstoke +1 4 £375 +7.14%
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £450 -
Test Management
South East

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

1 21 (55.26%) HP
2 15 (39.47%) Oracle
2 15 (39.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
4 13 (34.21%) Regression Testing
4 13 (34.21%) HP Quality Center
5 12 (31.58%) Telecoms
5 12 (31.58%) Linux
5 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
6 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (28.95%) Windows
6 11 (28.95%) Migration
7 10 (26.32%) HP UFT
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (26.32%) F#
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle APEX
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (26.32%) 4G
7 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
7 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database
7 10 (26.32%) PuTTY
7 10 (26.32%) WinSCP
8 9 (23.68%) LTE
8 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
8 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
8 9 (23.68%) SQL
9 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (21.05%) ETL
9 8 (21.05%) Toad
9 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) JBoss
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) 4G
1 10 (26.32%) PuTTY
1 10 (26.32%) WinSCP
2 9 (23.68%) LTE
3 5 (13.16%) Wireless
4 2 (5.26%) LDAP
5 1 (2.63%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 10g
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (21.05%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle BI EE
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle OWB
4 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) HP UFT
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle APEX
2 8 (21.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (21.05%) TeamCity
2 8 (21.05%) Toad
3 6 (15.79%) JIRA
3 6 (15.79%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (7.89%) Selenium
5 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 12 (31.58%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Analyst
1 17 (44.74%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Tester
4 2 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) ERP Manager
4 2 (5.26%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
5 1 (2.63%) CRM Manager
5 1 (2.63%) E-Business Manager
5 1 (2.63%) PMO Manager
5 1 (2.63%) PMO Project Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Software Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Middleware
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (2.63%) Ext JS
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 12 (31.58%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) Windows
3 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Regression Testing
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.95%) Migration
3 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
4 8 (21.05%) Defect Tracking
4 8 (21.05%) ETL
4 8 (21.05%) Integration Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
5 7 (18.42%) Service Management
5 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
5 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (13.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (10.53%) System Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Defect Management
9 3 (7.89%) Project Management
9 3 (7.89%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) F#
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C++
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) PHP
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 14 (36.84%) ISTQB
3 12 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 7 (18.42%) ISEB
6 5 (13.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.63%) Degree
7 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 2 (5.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (34.21%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (5.26%) vRealize
3 1 (2.63%) Amdocs OSS
Vendors
1 21 (55.26%) HP
2 15 (39.47%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) Remedy
3 6 (15.79%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.63%) Amdocs
5 1 (2.63%) Ericsson
5 1 (2.63%) Huawei
5 1 (2.63%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.63%) JDA
5 1 (2.63%) RedPrairie
5 1 (2.63%) SAP
5 1 (2.63%) Virgin Media