Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 260 216 260
Rank change year-on-year -44 +44 -82
Contract jobs citing Test Management 115 161 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 0.99% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.18% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 77
South East median daily rate £463 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -1.32% -4.40%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £580 £486 £538
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -18.42% +31.94% -10.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,136 13,696 14,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.96% 84.18% 83.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,502 8,196 8,678
South East median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 460 586
South East median hourly rate £27.00 £22.25 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.35% -1.11% -2.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.95
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Thames Valley +7 40 £463 +15.63% 7
Surrey -9 33 £500 +12.99% 3
Berkshire +5 23 £425 +6.25% 4
Hampshire -54 23 £431 +32.69% 3
Buckinghamshire +25 11 £463 +30.28% 3
West Sussex -27 11 £488 +39.29% 1
Oxfordshire -2 6 £475 +11.76%
Middlesex +10 2 - -
East Sussex 0 2 £600 +118.18%
Kent +3 1 £450 +22.45%
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 66 (57.39%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 29 (25.22%) Test Strategy
4 27 (23.48%) Waterfall
4 27 (23.48%) JIRA
5 26 (22.61%) QA
6 24 (20.87%) Project Management
7 22 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
8 20 (17.39%) ISTQB
8 20 (17.39%) SQL
9 18 (15.65%) Java
9 18 (15.65%) Selenium
9 18 (15.65%) SDLC
9 18 (15.65%) Defect Management
10 16 (13.91%) ISEB
11 15 (13.04%) Scrum
11 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 15 (13.04%) Functional Testing
12 13 (11.30%) Test Scripting
12 13 (11.30%) Retail
12 13 (11.30%) Validation
12 13 (11.30%) Finance
13 12 (10.43%) SAP
13 12 (10.43%) Data Management
13 12 (10.43%) Performance Testing
13 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
13 12 (10.43%) Git (software)
13 12 (10.43%) HP Quality Center
13 12 (10.43%) Test Planning

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 7 (6.09%) Confluence
2 3 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.74%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.74%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.74%) SAP MM
2 2 (1.74%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.87%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.87%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.61%) Office 365
4 2 (1.74%) GitHub
4 2 (1.74%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.74%) SaaS
5 1 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.35%) LAN
1 5 (4.35%) WAN
2 4 (3.48%) MVNO
3 3 (2.61%) DVB
3 3 (2.61%) FTP
3 3 (2.61%) HTTP
3 3 (2.61%) SMS
3 3 (2.61%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.74%) DNS
5 1 (0.87%) 4G
5 1 (0.87%) Internet
5 1 (0.87%) LTE
5 1 (0.87%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.96%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.74%) Big Data
3 2 (1.74%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 27 (23.48%) JIRA
2 18 (15.65%) Selenium
3 12 (10.43%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.96%) Cucumber
4 8 (6.96%) JMeter
5 7 (6.09%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (5.22%) Gatling
6 6 (5.22%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.22%) NeoLoad
6 6 (5.22%) TestNG
7 5 (4.35%) Bitbucket
7 5 (4.35%) Vagrant
8 4 (3.48%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.61%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.61%) PyCharm
9 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
9 3 (2.61%) SpecFlow
9 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.74%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.74%) NUnit
General
1 13 (11.30%) Finance
1 13 (11.30%) Retail
2 7 (6.09%) Marketing
2 7 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Back Office
3 3 (2.61%) Billing
4 2 (1.74%) Advertising
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Military
4 2 (1.74%) Publishing
5 1 (0.87%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (29.57%) Test Manager
2 24 (20.87%) Analyst
3 19 (16.52%) Test Analyst
4 13 (11.30%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.83%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.09%) IT Manager
6 7 (6.09%) IT Project Manager
6 7 (6.09%) Tester
7 6 (5.22%) Developer
7 6 (5.22%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) SAP Manager
8 5 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.48%) Agile Coach
9 4 (3.48%) QA Leader
9 4 (3.48%) Test Automation Manager
9 4 (3.48%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (3.48%) Test Specialist
10 3 (2.61%) Developer in Test
10 3 (2.61%) QA Manager
10 3 (2.61%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) .NET
1 6 (5.22%) Node.js
1 6 (5.22%) SOAP
1 6 (5.22%) XML
2 4 (3.48%) React
2 4 (3.48%) RESTful
2 4 (3.48%) Swagger
3 3 (2.61%) .NET Core
3 3 (2.61%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.61%) JSON
3 3 (2.61%) XSLT
4 2 (1.74%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.74%) EJB
4 2 (1.74%) EJB 3.0
4 2 (1.74%) Java EE
4 2 (1.74%) JAXB
4 2 (1.74%) JAX-RS
4 2 (1.74%) JPA
4 2 (1.74%) Web Services
5 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.09%) Client/Server
1 7 (6.09%) Mobile App
2 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.61%) Fintech
4 3 (2.61%) MPEG
4 3 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.61%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.74%) PKI
6 1 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.87%) FMCG
6 1 (0.87%) Robotics
6 1 (0.87%) STB
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.83%) Linux
1 9 (7.83%) Windows
2 3 (2.61%) Windows Server
2 3 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (1.74%) Unix
3 2 (1.74%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.87%) Android
4 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.87%) OpenVMS
4 1 (0.87%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (57.39%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (43.48%) Test Automation
3 29 (25.22%) Test Strategy
4 27 (23.48%) Waterfall
5 24 (20.87%) Project Management
6 22 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (15.65%) Defect Management
7 18 (15.65%) SDLC
8 15 (13.04%) Functional Testing
8 15 (13.04%) Scrum
9 13 (11.30%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.30%) Validation
10 12 (10.43%) Data Management
10 12 (10.43%) Performance Testing
10 12 (10.43%) Test Planning
11 11 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (8.70%) E-Commerce
12 10 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
12 10 (8.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.39%) SQL
2 18 (15.65%) Java
3 7 (6.09%) C#
4 6 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.35%) Python
6 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.61%) Perl
7 2 (1.74%) Ruby
7 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.87%) C
8 1 (0.87%) Fortran
8 1 (0.87%) HiveQL
Qualifications
1 22 (19.13%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.39%) ISTQB
3 16 (13.91%) ISEB
4 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
5 7 (6.09%) Degree
5 7 (6.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.35%) PMI Certification
6 5 (4.35%) PMP
7 3 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.61%) CAPM
7 3 (2.61%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.74%) CCNA
8 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.74%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.87%) HNC
9 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.61%) QA
2 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (6.96%) Docker
2 5 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.61%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 3 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.22%) HP ALM
3 5 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.35%) Puppet
4 3 (2.61%) Ansible
4 3 (2.61%) Data Guard
4 3 (2.61%) Grafana
4 3 (2.61%) Graphite
4 3 (2.61%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.74%) SCCM
5 2 (1.74%) SCOM
6 1 (0.87%) QRadar
6 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (10.43%) SAP
2 11 (9.57%) Oracle
3 10 (8.70%) HP
3 10 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.22%) Cisco
5 5 (4.35%) VMware
6 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.61%) Veritas
7 2 (1.74%) ArcSight
7 2 (1.74%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.74%) LogRhythm
7 2 (1.74%) Lumension
7 2 (1.74%) NetApp
7 2 (1.74%) webMethods
8 1 (0.87%) Ariba
8 1 (0.87%) Concur
8 1 (0.87%) hybris
8 1 (0.87%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.87%) Zuora