The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 169 169
Rank change year-on-year -10 0  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 76 99 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 1.07% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.31% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 65 59
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £302 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.87 - £37.50
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6397 7548 7900
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 81.64% 81.37% 79.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 4640 4336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 272 286
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +21.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in the South East

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +13 25 £350 -3.44%
Berkshire +23 10 £417 +4.12% 9
West Sussex +4 10 £350 +27.27% 1
Surrey -3 10 £420 +5.00% 2
Kent +18 9 £425 -5.55%
Oxfordshire +2 6 £425 +23.18% 2
Buckinghamshire -13 5 £391 -5.15%
East Sussex +6 1 - -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 53 (37.06%) HP
2 47 (32.87%) Test Strategy
3 45 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (30.07%) ISTQB
4 43 (30.07%) Telecoms
5 41 (28.67%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (24.48%) Regression Testing
7 32 (22.38%) JIRA
8 30 (20.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 29 (20.28%) Selenium
10 27 (18.88%) Finance
11 25 (17.48%) Test Automation
12 24 (16.78%) Defect Management
12 24 (16.78%) Oracle
13 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 23 (16.08%) Security Cleared
14 21 (14.69%) Performance Testing
14 21 (14.69%) Test Scripting
14 21 (14.69%) SQL
14 21 (14.69%) SAP
15 20 (13.99%) Waterfall
16 19 (13.29%) SC Cleared
16 19 (13.29%) Linux
16 19 (13.29%) ISEB
16 19 (13.29%) ERP
17 18 (12.59%) CRM
17 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (12.59%) 4G
18 17 (11.89%) LTE
18 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.50%) Confluence
3 3 (2.10%) JBoss
4 2 (1.40%) IIS
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 8 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Office
2 2 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 15 (10.49%) SAP ERP
1 15 (10.49%) SAP PSCD
2 6 (4.20%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (1.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.70%) Primavera
5 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.70%) SAP FI-CA
5 1 (0.70%) SAP PP
5 1 (0.70%) SAP PS
5 1 (0.70%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.70%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.20%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.59%) 4G
2 17 (11.89%) LTE
3 13 (9.09%) Wireless
4 10 (6.99%) PuTTY
4 10 (6.99%) WinSCP
5 4 (2.80%) Ethernet
5 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.10%) MVNO
7 2 (1.40%) 2G
7 2 (1.40%) 3G
7 2 (1.40%) GGSN
7 2 (1.40%) LDAP
7 2 (1.40%) SGSN
7 2 (1.40%) VLAN
8 1 (0.70%) HTTP
8 1 (0.70%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.70%) Internet
8 1 (0.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.49%) BusinessObjects
1 15 (10.49%) SAP BW
1 15 (10.49%) SAP Data Services
2 11 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (6.99%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.59%) Oracle BI EE
4 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (4.20%) Oracle OWB
6 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.80%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.40%) Big Data
9 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 32 (22.38%) JIRA
2 29 (20.28%) Selenium
3 17 (11.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (9.79%) HP UFT
5 11 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 11 (7.69%) WebDriver
6 10 (6.99%) Oracle APEX
6 10 (6.99%) TeamCity
7 9 (6.29%) Git (software)
7 9 (6.29%) LoadRunner
8 8 (5.59%) Toad
9 6 (4.20%) Jenkins
9 6 (4.20%) Oracle Forms
9 6 (4.20%) Protractor
9 6 (4.20%) Visual Studio
10 5 (3.50%) NeoLoad
11 4 (2.80%) Cucumber
11 4 (2.80%) SoapUI
11 4 (2.80%) Subversion
12 3 (2.10%) JMeter
General
1 43 (30.07%) Telecoms
2 27 (18.88%) Finance
3 15 (10.49%) General Ledger
4 2 (1.40%) Advertising
4 2 (1.40%) Billing
4 2 (1.40%) Publishing
4 2 (1.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (30.07%) Test Manager
2 41 (28.67%) Analyst
3 35 (24.48%) Test Analyst
4 15 (10.49%) Tester
5 13 (9.09%) Consultant
6 12 (8.39%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (5.59%) Test Automation Manager
7 8 (5.59%) Test Leader
8 7 (4.90%) Test Engineer
9 6 (4.20%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 5 (3.50%) Performance Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Performance Test Manager
10 5 (3.50%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Business Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Developer
11 4 (2.80%) Developer in Test
11 4 (2.80%) E-Commerce Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Senior Test Analyst
11 4 (2.80%) Software Manager
11 4 (2.80%) Software Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.49%) SAP XI
2 9 (6.29%) XML
3 8 (5.59%) SOAP
4 6 (4.20%) XML Messaging
5 3 (2.10%) Middleware
5 3 (2.10%) Web Services
6 2 (1.40%) .NET
6 2 (1.40%) HTML
7 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.70%) CSS
7 1 (0.70%) Ext JS
7 1 (0.70%) Java EE
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) Node.js
7 1 (0.70%) React
7 1 (0.70%) REST
7 1 (0.70%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.50%) User Experience
3 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.80%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.10%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.40%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.70%) CCTV
6 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.29%) Linux
2 13 (9.09%) Windows
3 8 (5.59%) Unix
4 3 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (32.87%) Test Strategy
2 45 (31.47%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (24.48%) Regression Testing
4 25 (17.48%) Test Automation
5 24 (16.78%) Defect Management
6 23 (16.08%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (14.69%) Performance Testing
7 21 (14.69%) Test Scripting
8 20 (13.99%) Waterfall
9 19 (13.29%) ERP
10 18 (12.59%) CRM
10 18 (12.59%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (11.89%) Defect Tracking
11 17 (11.89%) Software Testing
12 16 (11.19%) Data Management
12 16 (11.19%) Test Planning
13 15 (10.49%) Master Data Management
13 15 (10.49%) Migration
13 15 (10.49%) Revenue Management
14 12 (8.39%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.69%) SQL
2 17 (11.89%) Java
3 10 (6.99%) F#
4 9 (6.29%) C#
4 9 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.20%) C
6 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.10%) VB
7 2 (1.40%) Ruby
8 1 (0.70%) C++
8 1 (0.70%) Groovy
8 1 (0.70%) PHP
8 1 (0.70%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.70%) Python
8 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (30.07%) ISTQB
2 30 (20.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 23 (16.08%) Security Cleared
4 19 (13.29%) ISEB
4 19 (13.29%) SC Cleared
5 15 (10.49%) CCA
6 5 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.10%) Degree
8 2 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.19%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (2.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.40%) vSphere
4 1 (0.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 41 (28.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.40%) vRealize
3 1 (0.70%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.70%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 53 (37.06%) HP
2 24 (16.78%) Oracle
3 21 (14.69%) SAP
4 15 (10.49%) webMethods
5 10 (6.99%) VMware
6 9 (6.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.20%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.20%) Remedy
8 5 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.80%) IBM
9 4 (2.80%) Nimble Storage
10 3 (2.10%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.70%) Amdocs
11 1 (0.70%) Huawei
11 1 (0.70%) Hyperion
11 1 (0.70%) JDA
11 1 (0.70%) Progress
11 1 (0.70%) Snow
11 1 (0.70%) Virgin Media
11 1 (0.70%) Workday
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