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 3 months to 27 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 55 67
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.69% 0.66% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.86% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £500 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £381
% change year-on-year - +4.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year - +29.03%  

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 466 584 542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 80.48% 77.56% 77.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 310 273
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.75% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 23 36
Median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.66 £8.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.24 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +3.43% +18.03%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 27 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
Watford -5 2 - -
St Albans +5 1 - -
Test Management
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Selenium
3 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) People Management
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) JIRA
3 4 (50.00%) Confluence
3 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
4 3 (37.50%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
5 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
5 2 (25.00%) Middleware
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
5 2 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (25.00%) Google

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 4 (50.00%) Confluence
2 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) G Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) JIRA
1 4 (50.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Portfolio Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Portfolio Test Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Portfolio Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) ETL Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (75.00%) Scrum
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 4 (50.00%) People Management
3 4 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (37.50%) SOA
5 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (25.00%) Data Management
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Release Management
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) Atlassian
2 2 (25.00%) Google
2 2 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (25.00%) WSO2
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle