The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 23 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 53 68
Rank change year-on-year -6 +15  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.89% 1.19% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 1.48% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.18% -18.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.75% -  
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 523 472 613
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 82.36% 80.14% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 347 406
Median daily rate £470 £415 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.25% +3.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Oxfordshire

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Oxfordshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Oxford +6 8 £425 +32.81%
Kidlington -2 1 £425 -5.55%
Test Management
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) SaaS
2 17 (94.44%) Test Strategy
3 16 (88.89%) Salesforce.com
3 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (83.33%) Waterfall
5 14 (77.78%) JIRA
5 14 (77.78%) Regression Testing
5 14 (77.78%) Confluence
6 12 (66.67%) ITIL
6 12 (66.67%) Open Source
7 11 (61.11%) Matrix Management
7 11 (61.11%) Matrix Organization
8 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
8 10 (55.56%) ISEB
9 3 (16.67%) Semantic Web
9 3 (16.67%) Big Data
10 2 (11.11%) Publishing
10 2 (11.11%) Migration
11 1 (5.56%) Scrum
11 1 (5.56%) TDD
11 1 (5.56%) Project Management
11 1 (5.56%) B2B
11 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
11 1 (5.56%) PHP
11 1 (5.56%) Informatics
11 1 (5.56%) QA
11 1 (5.56%) Selenium
11 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
11 1 (5.56%) BDD

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 14 (77.78%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 17 (94.44%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 14 (77.78%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
2 1 (5.56%) Protractor
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Test Leader
3 3 (16.67%) Transformation Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SaaS Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Salesforce Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Strategy Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
1 1 (5.56%) Behat
1 1 (5.56%) Spring Boot
1 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 17 (94.44%) Test Strategy
3 16 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (83.33%) Waterfall
5 14 (77.78%) Regression Testing
6 12 (66.67%) ITIL
6 12 (66.67%) Open Source
7 11 (61.11%) Matrix Management
7 11 (61.11%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
9 1 (5.56%) B2B
9 1 (5.56%) BDD
9 1 (5.56%) Informatics
9 1 (5.56%) Project Management
9 1 (5.56%) Scrum
9 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
9 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
1 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Salesforce.com