The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 24 June 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
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 308 277
Rank change year-on-year -34 -31  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 70 120 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.65% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 68 85
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £293 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

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 London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 17711 18496 19220
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 86.64% 85.33% 82.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12688 13519 13610
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 159 261
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.19% -2.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £46.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in London

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in London over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in London

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in London

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
City of London -11 8 £425 -15.00% 8
Docklands, London +1 1 £750 +39.53%
Croydon 0 1 £375 -14.28%
Ealing - 1 £403 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 London region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 61 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (36.49%) Finance
3 49 (33.11%) Test Automation
4 42 (28.38%) Banking
5 40 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 36 (24.32%) Test Strategy
7 31 (20.95%) JIRA
8 27 (18.24%) QA
8 27 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 27 (18.24%) Java
8 27 (18.24%) SQL
9 26 (17.57%) HP
9 26 (17.57%) Selenium
10 24 (16.22%) Test Scripting
11 21 (14.19%) Regression Testing
12 20 (13.51%) Waterfall
13 18 (12.16%) Functional Testing
13 18 (12.16%) Project Management
13 18 (12.16%) ISEB
14 17 (11.49%) Oracle
14 17 (11.49%) ISTQB
14 17 (11.49%) System Integration Testing
14 17 (11.49%) Defect Management
15 16 (10.81%) Retail
15 16 (10.81%) SAP
16 13 (8.78%) Migration
16 13 (8.78%) ITIL
16 13 (8.78%) HP UFT
17 12 (8.11%) ETL
17 12 (8.11%) Software Testing

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.38%) Confluence
3 4 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (2.70%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (2.03%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.35%) SAS
5 2 (1.35%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Apache
6 1 (0.68%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.68%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.68%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.68%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.73%) Office 365
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) BrowserStack
4 1 (0.68%) GitHub
4 1 (0.68%) Sauce Labs
4 1 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.68%) DHCP
1 1 (0.68%) DNS
1 1 (0.68%) Network Security
1 1 (0.68%) Skype
1 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.08%) Data Warehouse
1 9 (6.08%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.73%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.38%) Big Data
3 5 (3.38%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.03%) DB2
4 3 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.35%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.68%) DataStage
6 1 (0.68%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.68%) OLTP
6 1 (0.68%) QlikView
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (20.95%) JIRA
2 26 (17.57%) Selenium
3 13 (8.78%) HP UFT
4 11 (7.43%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.70%) TestRail
6 4 (2.70%) Toad
6 4 (2.70%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.70%) Zephyr
7 3 (2.03%) eggPlant
7 3 (2.03%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.03%) NUnit
7 3 (2.03%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.35%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.35%) TestPartner
8 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.68%) JMeter
9 1 (0.68%) TestDirector
General
1 54 (36.49%) Finance
2 42 (28.38%) Banking
3 16 (10.81%) Retail
4 7 (4.73%) Retail Banking
5 6 (4.05%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.70%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
7 3 (2.03%) Advertising
7 3 (2.03%) Legal
7 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.35%) Back Office
8 2 (1.35%) Electronics
8 2 (1.35%) Front Office
8 2 (1.35%) Marketing
9 1 (0.68%) Billing
9 1 (0.68%) French Language
9 1 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.68%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (45.27%) Test Manager
2 21 (14.19%) Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) Test Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) Test Leader
4 13 (8.78%) Tester
5 12 (8.11%) Programme Manager
5 12 (8.11%) Programme Test Manager
5 12 (8.11%) Test Programme Manager
6 7 (4.73%) Automation Tester
6 7 (4.73%) Developer
6 7 (4.73%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.38%) Automation Test Lead
7 5 (3.38%) Java Developer
7 5 (3.38%) Release Manager
7 5 (3.38%) SAP Manager
7 5 (3.38%) SAP Test Manager
8 4 (2.70%) QA Leader
8 4 (2.70%) QA Test Manager
8 4 (2.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
8 4 (2.70%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) SOAP
2 3 (2.03%) .NET
2 3 (2.03%) REST
3 2 (1.35%) RESTful
3 2 (1.35%) Web Services
3 2 (1.35%) XML
4 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.68%) CGI
4 1 (0.68%) EDI
4 1 (0.68%) JSON
4 1 (0.68%) Kafka
4 1 (0.68%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.68%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.08%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.70%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.03%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.03%) Fixed Income
6 3 (2.03%) Tandem
7 2 (1.35%) Fintech
7 2 (1.35%) FMCG
7 2 (1.35%) iPad
7 2 (1.35%) NHS
7 2 (1.35%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.68%) HoloLens
8 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.43%) Unix
2 6 (4.05%) Windows
3 2 (1.35%) Android
3 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.68%) Kali Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (41.22%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (33.11%) Test Automation
3 40 (27.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (24.32%) Test Strategy
5 27 (18.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 24 (16.22%) Test Scripting
7 21 (14.19%) Regression Testing
8 20 (13.51%) Waterfall
9 18 (12.16%) Functional Testing
9 18 (12.16%) Project Management
10 17 (11.49%) Defect Management
10 17 (11.49%) System Integration Testing
11 13 (8.78%) ITIL
11 13 (8.78%) Migration
12 12 (8.11%) ETL
12 12 (8.11%) Exploratory Testing
12 12 (8.11%) Integration Testing
12 12 (8.11%) Scenario Testing
12 12 (8.11%) Software Testing
13 11 (7.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.24%) Java
1 27 (18.24%) SQL
2 6 (4.05%) PL/SQL
3 4 (2.70%) C#
4 3 (2.03%) Python
5 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) Groovy
6 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (12.16%) ISEB
2 17 (11.49%) ISTQB
3 11 (7.43%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.05%) Degree
5 5 (3.38%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (2.70%) MAPM
6 4 (2.70%) PMI Certification
6 4 (2.70%) PMP
7 3 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.35%) MBA
9 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (18.24%) QA
2 4 (2.70%) MiFID
3 3 (2.03%) SEPA
4 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 19770
4 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Ambari
2 1 (0.68%) CA Service Virtualization
2 1 (0.68%) collectd
2 1 (0.68%) Grafana
2 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
2 1 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (17.57%) HP
2 17 (11.49%) Oracle
3 16 (10.81%) SAP
4 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.73%) IBM
6 6 (4.05%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.03%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.35%) BMC
8 2 (1.35%) Citrix
8 2 (1.35%) Informatica
8 2 (1.35%) Murex
8 2 (1.35%) Workday
9 1 (0.68%) AppDynamics
9 1 (0.68%) ATG
9 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.68%) CA
9 1 (0.68%) Netezza
9 1 (0.68%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.68%) Siebel
9 1 (0.68%) Teradata
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