The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 30 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.

Test Management
South West / Somerset
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 30 48
Rank change year-on-year -1 +18  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.00% 2.68% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 3.40% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £475 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +80.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 153 206 267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 76.50% 78.93% 76.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 105 182
Median daily rate £365 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -3.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £698
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 44 15
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.25 £38.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.32% +10.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 Somerset

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Somerset

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 30 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
Bath -1 3 £500 +17.64%
Test Management
South West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) MSTest
3 2 (28.57%) NUnit
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) MSBuild
4 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) hybris
4 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Volume Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MSBuild
1 2 (28.57%) MSTest
1 2 (28.57%) NUnit
1 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Build Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Integration Manager
2 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
2 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Release Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Traffic Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (14.29%) CSS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) DevOps
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Conversion
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Test Strategy
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Volume Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) ATG
1 1 (14.29%) hybris
1 1 (14.29%) Reuters