Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 20 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 81 102
Rank change year-on-year -6 +21 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.39% 0.50% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.65% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £275 £550 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +33.33% -
East of England median daily rate £357 £425 £310
% change year-on-year -16.02% +37.10% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £37.00 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year +3.50% - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1017 1074 1259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.70% 76.60% 77.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 586 641
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.54% +4.84% +3.33%
10th Percentile £213 £253 £250
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 42 101
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.55% +31.36% -0.31%
10th Percentile £11.62 £9.23 £9.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.63 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +35.56% -2.17% -16.36%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Hertfordshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Hertfordshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
Watford -11 2 - - 1
St Albans +5 1 - -
Test Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) G Suite
2 2 (40.00%) WSO2
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) MuleSoft
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (40.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) G Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DataStage
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) ETL Tester
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Data Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) ETL
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (40.00%) Google
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) MuleSoft
2 2 (40.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (40.00%) WSO2
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle