The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 - 44
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.43% - 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% - 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 - £395
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 Oxford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 219 195 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 78.21% 82.28% 86.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 155 234
Median daily rate £475 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.85% -3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £140 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 11
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% +47.36%  
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 Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Oxford

Test Management
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
1 4 (100.00%) SaaS
1 4 (100.00%) Confluence
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (75.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (75.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
4 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (25.00%) Informatics
4 1 (25.00%) Publishing
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) B2B
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Salesforce Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Matrix Management
2 3 (75.00%) Matrix Organization
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) B2B
3 1 (25.00%) Informatics
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Salesforce.com