Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 430 433 357
Rank change year-on-year +3 -76 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 202 189 271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.49% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 116 170
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £309 £259 £315
90th Percentile £575 £588 £651
England median daily rate £418 £418 £400
% change year-on-year - +4.38% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -30.43%

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 40944 38874 39353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.93% 86.19% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 29776 27868 28102
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 407 470
London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.30 £50.05 £50.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Central London -2 33 £450 +4.65% 5
South London -18 13 £425 -5.56%
East London -4 5 £550 - 1
West London -26 2 £401 +48.61% 1
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 91 (45.05%) Test Automation
2 89 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (38.61%) JIRA
4 59 (29.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 53 (26.24%) Test Strategy
6 40 (19.80%) Banking
7 39 (19.31%) Test Scripting
8 36 (17.82%) QA
8 36 (17.82%) Java
9 34 (16.83%) Finance
9 34 (16.83%) Selenium
10 33 (16.34%) HP
11 32 (15.84%) SQL
12 29 (14.36%) Migration
13 28 (13.86%) Performance Testing
13 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
14 26 (12.87%) Cucumber
15 25 (12.38%) Functional Testing
15 25 (12.38%) SC Cleared
15 25 (12.38%) Windows
16 24 (11.88%) Microsoft
17 23 (11.39%) Regression Testing
17 23 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
18 22 (10.89%) System Integration Testing
18 22 (10.89%) Scrum
19 21 (10.40%) Zephyr
19 21 (10.40%) BDD
19 21 (10.40%) Waterfall
20 20 (9.90%) DevOps
20 20 (9.90%) JMeter

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 18 (8.91%) Confluence
2 11 (5.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (4.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (3.96%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.98%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) SAP QM
2 2 (0.99%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.50%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Maximo
3 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.50%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.50%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (5.94%) SaaS
3 11 (5.45%) GitHub
4 9 (4.46%) Office 365
5 5 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.98%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.49%) PaaS
8 2 (0.99%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.99%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.50%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.97%) 3G
2 4 (1.98%) DHCP
2 4 (1.98%) DNS
2 4 (1.98%) ICMP
2 4 (1.98%) LTE
2 4 (1.98%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.49%) 4G
3 3 (1.49%) Firewall
4 2 (0.99%) WAAS
5 1 (0.50%) Internet
5 1 (0.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.45%) Big Data
2 10 (4.95%) NoSQL
3 9 (4.46%) Hadoop
4 7 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (2.48%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.48%) SQL Server
6 4 (1.98%) Blockchain
6 4 (1.98%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.49%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.50%) DB2
9 1 (0.50%) Essbase
9 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.50%) MySQL
9 1 (0.50%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.50%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 78 (38.61%) JIRA
2 34 (16.83%) Selenium
3 26 (12.87%) Cucumber
4 21 (10.40%) Zephyr
5 20 (9.90%) JMeter
5 20 (9.90%) TestRail
6 13 (6.44%) HP UFT
6 13 (6.44%) Jenkins
7 11 (5.45%) JBehave
8 9 (4.46%) WebDriver
9 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
9 8 (3.96%) GitLab
10 7 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (2.97%) Appium
11 6 (2.97%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.97%) Visual Studio
12 5 (2.48%) Ant
12 5 (2.48%) Maven
12 5 (2.48%) SpecFlow
12 5 (2.48%) Subversion
General
1 40 (19.80%) Banking
2 34 (16.83%) Finance
3 17 (8.42%) Investment Banking
4 11 (5.45%) Retail Banking
5 7 (3.47%) Publishing
5 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.97%) Retail
7 5 (2.48%) Back Office
7 5 (2.48%) Front Office
8 4 (1.98%) Legal
9 2 (0.99%) Billing
10 1 (0.50%) Electronics
10 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Local Government
10 1 (0.50%) Marketing
10 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (31.68%) Test Manager
2 42 (20.79%) Analyst
3 31 (15.35%) Test Analyst
3 31 (15.35%) Tester
4 18 (8.91%) Test Engineer
5 16 (7.92%) Test Leader
6 12 (5.94%) Developer
7 11 (5.45%) Automation Tester
7 11 (5.45%) Programme Manager
7 11 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (5.45%) Software Engineer
8 10 (4.95%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (4.95%) Test Programme Manager
9 9 (4.46%) Consultant
9 9 (4.46%) Development Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Software Development Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Software Test Engineer
9 9 (4.46%) Test Development Engineer
10 8 (3.96%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (8.91%) REST
2 17 (8.42%) Web Services
3 11 (5.45%) JSON
4 10 (4.95%) AngularJS
4 10 (4.95%) Gherkin
4 10 (4.95%) Node.js
5 6 (2.97%) .NET
6 5 (2.48%) SOAP
6 5 (2.48%) XML
7 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.99%) CSS
8 2 (0.99%) HTML
8 2 (0.99%) WCF
9 1 (0.50%) CGI
9 1 (0.50%) COM
9 1 (0.50%) FpML
9 1 (0.50%) Kafka
9 1 (0.50%) Middleware
9 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.50%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.95%) User Experience
2 8 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.96%) Equities
2 8 (3.96%) Management Information System
3 6 (2.97%) Derivative
4 5 (2.48%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.48%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.98%) Fintech
5 4 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.98%) OTC Derivatives
6 3 (1.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.99%) iPad
7 2 (0.99%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.99%) PMI
7 2 (0.99%) Swaptions
7 2 (0.99%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.50%) Blog
8 1 (0.50%) PDA
8 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (12.38%) Windows
2 12 (5.94%) Android
3 11 (5.45%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.46%) Windows 10
5 8 (3.96%) Linux
6 7 (3.47%) Unix
7 4 (1.98%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.50%) Kali Linux
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (45.05%) Test Automation
2 89 (44.06%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (29.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 53 (26.24%) Test Strategy
5 39 (19.31%) Test Scripting
6 29 (14.36%) Migration
7 28 (13.86%) Performance Testing
8 25 (12.38%) Functional Testing
9 23 (11.39%) Regression Testing
10 22 (10.89%) Scrum
10 22 (10.89%) System Integration Testing
11 21 (10.40%) BDD
11 21 (10.40%) Waterfall
12 20 (9.90%) DevOps
13 19 (9.41%) Validation
14 18 (8.91%) Scenario Testing
15 16 (7.92%) Defect Management
15 16 (7.92%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (7.92%) SDET
15 16 (7.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (17.82%) Java
2 32 (15.84%) SQL
3 18 (8.91%) Python
4 16 (7.92%) C#
5 13 (6.44%) Ruby
6 10 (4.95%) JavaScript
7 5 (2.48%) VBA
8 3 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.49%) PHP
9 1 (0.50%) ABAP
9 1 (0.50%) C
9 1 (0.50%) Groovy
9 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.41%) Degree
4 16 (7.92%) ISTQB
5 15 (7.43%) ISEB
6 7 (3.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.49%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.50%) MAPM
9 1 (0.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (17.82%) QA
2 9 (4.46%) MiFID
3 4 (1.98%) PMO
4 3 (1.49%) PSD2
4 3 (1.49%) SEPA
5 1 (0.50%) EMIR
5 1 (0.50%) GDPR
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.98%) Docker
3 3 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.47%) SCCM
3 5 (2.48%) Puppet
4 4 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.49%) Ansible
6 2 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.50%) Kibana
7 1 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (16.34%) HP
2 24 (11.88%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.95%) Oracle
4 8 (3.96%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.97%) Citrix
5 6 (2.97%) Nintex
5 6 (2.97%) SAP
6 5 (2.48%) Atlassian
6 5 (2.48%) ServiceNow
7 4 (1.98%) IBM
7 4 (1.98%) Murex
8 3 (1.49%) Cognos
8 3 (1.49%) Progress
9 2 (0.99%) Adobe
9 2 (0.99%) Apigee
9 2 (0.99%) Guidewire
9 2 (0.99%) Pega
9 2 (0.99%) Workday
10 1 (0.50%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.50%) IFS