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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / London
Rank 329 311 313
Rank change year-on-year -18 +2  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 77 125 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.40% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.66% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 90 68
Median daily rate £450 £440 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +0.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 16395 18853 17384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.18% 85.15% 82.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 11793 13608 12215
Median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 194 249
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 +1 16 £425 -10.52% 8
Bromley +12 3 £700 +107.40%
Kingston Upon Thames -4 2 £365 - 1
Croydon +9 1 £383 -13.06%
Canary Wharf - 1 £525 -
Hammersmith - 1 £400 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 77 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (38.41%) Finance
3 42 (25.61%) Banking
4 41 (25.00%) JIRA
4 41 (25.00%) SQL
4 41 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 39 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (22.56%) Test Scripting
7 34 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 33 (20.12%) Oracle
8 33 (20.12%) Test Automation
9 32 (19.51%) Regression Testing
10 30 (18.29%) QA
11 28 (17.07%) Functional Testing
12 25 (15.24%) Waterfall
13 23 (14.02%) ISTQB
13 23 (14.02%) HP
13 23 (14.02%) ISEB
14 22 (13.41%) HP UFT
14 22 (13.41%) Selenium
15 21 (12.80%) Java
15 21 (12.80%) Unix
16 19 (11.59%) Defect Management
17 18 (10.98%) Exploratory Testing
17 18 (10.98%) Non-Functional Testing
17 18 (10.98%) Oracle Database
17 18 (10.98%) Project Management
17 18 (10.98%) Software Testing
18 17 (10.37%) Microsoft
19 16 (9.76%) Cucumber

Test Management
Top Related 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 8 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.27%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (2.44%) DataSynapse
5 2 (1.22%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.61%) ATG Dynamo
6 1 (0.61%) CMS
6 1 (0.61%) Confluence
6 1 (0.61%) NServiceBus
6 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
2 9 (5.49%) MS Project
3 5 (3.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (5.49%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.44%) SAP WM
4 3 (1.83%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.61%) Magento
5 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.61%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.27%) Office 365
2 2 (1.22%) GitHub
3 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.83%) HTTP
2 2 (1.22%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.22%) Wireless
3 1 (0.61%) BGP
3 1 (0.61%) HSRP
3 1 (0.61%) Internet
3 1 (0.61%) MPLS
3 1 (0.61%) Network Security
3 1 (0.61%) OSPF
3 1 (0.61%) PPP
3 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.98%) Oracle Database
2 11 (6.71%) Big Data
3 10 (6.10%) SQL Server
4 9 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.83%) DB2
6 3 (1.83%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.22%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.22%) MySQL
7 2 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.61%) DataStage
8 1 (0.61%) GIS
8 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.61%) OLTP
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (25.00%) JIRA
2 22 (13.41%) HP UFT
2 22 (13.41%) Selenium
3 16 (9.76%) Cucumber
4 13 (7.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (6.10%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.27%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.66%) NUnit
8 4 (2.44%) eggPlant
8 4 (2.44%) JMeter
8 4 (2.44%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.44%) TestRail
8 4 (2.44%) Toad
8 4 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 4 (2.44%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.83%) JBehave
9 3 (1.83%) MSBuild
9 3 (1.83%) MSTest
9 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
General
1 63 (38.41%) Finance
2 42 (25.61%) Banking
3 15 (9.15%) Retail
4 6 (3.66%) Legal
5 5 (3.05%) Advertising
5 5 (3.05%) Retail Banking
6 4 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.44%) Front Office
6 4 (2.44%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.83%) Back Office
7 3 (1.83%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) Local Government
8 1 (0.61%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 68 (41.46%) Test Manager
2 37 (22.56%) Analyst
3 31 (18.90%) Test Analyst
4 18 (10.98%) Test Leader
5 12 (7.32%) Programme Manager
5 12 (7.32%) Programme Test Manager
5 12 (7.32%) Test Programme Manager
6 10 (6.10%) Tester
7 9 (5.49%) Automation Test Analyst
7 9 (5.49%) Developer
8 7 (4.27%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.66%) ERP Manager
9 6 (3.66%) SAP Manager
9 6 (3.66%) SAP Test Manager
9 6 (3.66%) Test Engineer
10 5 (3.05%) QA Analyst
10 5 (3.05%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.44%) Functional Analyst
11 4 (2.44%) Java Developer
11 4 (2.44%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.49%) .NET
2 7 (4.27%) Web Services
3 5 (3.05%) SOAP
3 5 (3.05%) XML
4 3 (1.83%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.22%) RESTful
6 1 (0.61%) EDI
6 1 (0.61%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) HTML5
6 1 (0.61%) JSON
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.61%) REST
6 1 (0.61%) RESTEasy
6 1 (0.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 1 (0.61%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.44%) Grid Computing
4 4 (2.44%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.44%) SWIFT
5 3 (1.83%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.83%) Fixed Income
5 3 (1.83%) LIMS
5 3 (1.83%) Tandem
5 3 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.22%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.22%) iPad
6 2 (1.22%) Life Science
7 1 (0.61%) Derivative
7 1 (0.61%) Equities
7 1 (0.61%) HoloLens
7 1 (0.61%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (12.80%) Unix
2 13 (7.93%) Windows
3 4 (2.44%) Mac OS
3 4 (2.44%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.61%) Linux
4 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (46.95%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 39 (23.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (22.56%) Test Scripting
5 34 (20.73%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (20.12%) Test Automation
7 32 (19.51%) Regression Testing
8 28 (17.07%) Functional Testing
9 25 (15.24%) Waterfall
10 19 (11.59%) Defect Management
11 18 (10.98%) Exploratory Testing
11 18 (10.98%) Non-Functional Testing
11 18 (10.98%) Project Management
11 18 (10.98%) Software Testing
12 16 (9.76%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (9.15%) ERP
13 15 (9.15%) ITIL
13 15 (9.15%) Migration
13 15 (9.15%) Risk Management
13 15 (9.15%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.00%) SQL
2 21 (12.80%) Java
3 11 (6.71%) PL/SQL
4 9 (5.49%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.88%) C#
6 4 (2.44%) AWK
6 4 (2.44%) Perl
6 4 (2.44%) Scala
7 3 (1.83%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.83%) Python
7 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.22%) C++
9 1 (0.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (14.02%) ISEB
1 23 (14.02%) ISTQB
2 9 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 6 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 5 (3.05%) Degree
4 5 (3.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (3.05%) MAPM
4 5 (3.05%) PMI Certification
4 5 (3.05%) PMP
5 4 (2.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (1.22%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.22%) MBA
7 2 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.29%) QA
2 5 (3.05%) SDET
3 2 (1.22%) MiFID
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) PMO
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (2.44%) XenApp
1 4 (2.44%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.83%) Control-M
3 2 (1.22%) Ambari
3 2 (1.22%) collectd
3 2 (1.22%) Grafana
3 2 (1.22%) HAProxy
3 2 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.22%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.22%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 33 (20.12%) Oracle
2 23 (14.02%) HP
3 17 (10.37%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.15%) SAP
5 8 (4.88%) IBM
6 5 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.44%) Citrix
7 4 (2.44%) Reuters
8 3 (1.83%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.83%) Guidewire
9 2 (1.22%) AppDynamics
9 2 (1.22%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.22%) BMC
9 2 (1.22%) Compuware
9 2 (1.22%) Empirix
9 2 (1.22%) Informatica
9 2 (1.22%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.22%) Splunk
9 2 (1.22%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.61%) Cadence
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