Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 257 170
Rank change year-on-year +26 -87 +63
Contract jobs citing Test Management 153 127 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 0.76% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.92% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 73 154
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £292
90th Percentile £500 £550 £475
England median daily rate £420 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +1.51% +3.44% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £46.25 £41.25 £25.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £52.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -30.43%

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 13966 13858 15814
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.90% 82.60% 80.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8365 8369 9417
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.56%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £255
90th Percentile £575 £563 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 551 606
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +48.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.49
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.12% +6.80% +18.42%

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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Hampshire +36 61 £375 +25.00%
Thames Valley -11 49 £444 +10.94%
Oxfordshire +19 23 £425 -5.56%
Berkshire -5 22 £465 +16.25%
Surrey -9 22 £441 +0.28% 1
West Sussex -10 14 £339 -3.21% 1
Buckinghamshire -30 4 £355 -25.26%
Kent - 4 £368 -
Middlesex +7 1 £425 +51.79%
East Sussex -1 1 £275 -46.34%
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 56 (36.60%) Test Automation
2 54 (35.29%) ISTQB
3 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (25.49%) Security Cleared
5 38 (24.84%) Test Strategy
6 37 (24.18%) ITIL
6 37 (24.18%) HP
7 33 (21.57%) Regression Testing
8 31 (20.26%) ISEB
9 30 (19.61%) JIRA
9 30 (19.61%) QA
10 28 (18.30%) Test Scripting
11 26 (16.99%) HP Quality Center
12 25 (16.34%) SC Cleared
13 24 (15.69%) Telecoms
13 24 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (15.03%) Motorola
14 23 (15.03%) Project Management
14 23 (15.03%) Waterfall
14 23 (15.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 23 (15.03%) Test Planning
15 22 (14.38%) Validation
16 21 (13.73%) Finance
17 20 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 20 (13.07%) Degree
17 20 (13.07%) Collaborative Working
18 19 (12.42%) Scrum
18 19 (12.42%) Salesforce.com
18 19 (12.42%) Service Management
19 18 (11.76%) LTE

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 15 (9.80%) Confluence
2 3 (1.96%) SAS
3 2 (1.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.31%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 18 (11.76%) SaaS
2 5 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.31%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.76%) LTE
2 14 (9.15%) Firewall
3 12 (7.84%) 4G
3 12 (7.84%) Wireless
4 7 (4.58%) MVNO
5 4 (2.61%) IPv4
5 4 (2.61%) IPv6
5 4 (2.61%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.96%) BGP
6 3 (1.96%) HTTP
6 3 (1.96%) IPsec
6 3 (1.96%) LAN
6 3 (1.96%) MPLS
6 3 (1.96%) Network Security
6 3 (1.96%) OSPF
6 3 (1.96%) SCTP
6 3 (1.96%) VoIP
6 3 (1.96%) VPN
6 3 (1.96%) WAN
6 3 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.96%) MS Access
2 2 (1.31%) Big Data
2 2 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.31%) DB2
2 2 (1.31%) Sisense
2 2 (1.31%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.65%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.65%) BODI
3 1 (0.65%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 30 (19.61%) JIRA
2 11 (7.19%) Selenium
3 9 (5.88%) SoapUI
4 6 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.27%) Git (software)
5 5 (3.27%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.61%) JMeter
7 3 (1.96%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.31%) Bitbucket
8 2 (1.31%) Protractor
8 2 (1.31%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.31%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.65%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.65%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 24 (15.69%) Telecoms
2 21 (13.73%) Finance
3 9 (5.88%) Publishing
4 8 (5.23%) Billing
5 5 (3.27%) Back Office
6 3 (1.96%) Banking
7 2 (1.31%) Retail
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Automotive
8 1 (0.65%) Electronics
8 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (31.37%) Test Manager
2 33 (21.57%) Analyst
3 28 (18.30%) Test Analyst
4 10 (6.54%) Test Engineer
5 9 (5.88%) BSS Engineer
6 8 (5.23%) Environment And Release Manager
6 8 (5.23%) Environment Manager
6 8 (5.23%) Release Manager
6 8 (5.23%) SAP Manager
7 7 (4.58%) Project Manager
7 7 (4.58%) SAP Test Manager
7 7 (4.58%) Scrum Master
8 6 (3.92%) Administrator
8 6 (3.92%) Coordinator
8 6 (3.92%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (3.92%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (3.92%) Test Leader
8 6 (3.92%) Tester
9 5 (3.27%) Developer
9 5 (3.27%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.23%) SOAP
2 3 (1.96%) .NET
3 2 (1.31%) Web Services
3 2 (1.31%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.96%) CESG
3 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.31%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.31%) CMDB
4 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
4 2 (1.31%) Semantic Web
4 2 (1.31%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.65%) Fintech
5 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.19%) Windows
2 3 (1.96%) Linux
3 2 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.31%) Unix
3 2 (1.31%) Windows 10
4 1 (0.65%) CentOS
4 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (36.60%) Test Automation
2 44 (28.76%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (24.84%) Test Strategy
4 37 (24.18%) ITIL
5 33 (21.57%) Regression Testing
6 28 (18.30%) Test Scripting
7 24 (15.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (15.03%) Project Management
8 23 (15.03%) Test Planning
8 23 (15.03%) Waterfall
9 22 (14.38%) Validation
10 20 (13.07%) Collaborative Working
10 20 (13.07%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (12.42%) Scrum
11 19 (12.42%) Service Management
12 16 (10.46%) System Integration Testing
13 15 (9.80%) Programme Management
14 14 (9.15%) Open Source
15 13 (8.50%) Analytics
16 12 (7.84%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.46%) SQL
2 7 (4.58%) VB
3 5 (3.27%) C#
3 5 (3.27%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.61%) Java
4 4 (2.61%) VBScript
5 3 (1.96%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.31%) Perl
7 1 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (35.29%) ISTQB
2 39 (25.49%) Security Cleared
3 31 (20.26%) ISEB
4 25 (16.34%) SC Cleared
5 23 (15.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 20 (13.07%) Degree
7 15 (9.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (4.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (3.92%) PMI Certification
9 6 (3.92%) PMP
9 6 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.65%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (19.61%) QA
2 11 (7.19%) PMO
3 2 (1.31%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) MiFID
4 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 26 (16.99%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (24.18%) HP
2 23 (15.03%) Motorola
3 19 (12.42%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 9 (5.88%) SAP
5 7 (4.58%) Ericsson
5 7 (4.58%) VMware
6 5 (3.27%) Cisco
6 5 (3.27%) NetApp
7 3 (1.96%) Brocade
7 3 (1.96%) F5
7 3 (1.96%) Fortinet
7 3 (1.96%) IBM
7 3 (1.96%) Oracle
7 3 (1.96%) Sybase
8 2 (1.31%) EMC
8 2 (1.31%) Juniper
8 2 (1.31%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.31%) Siebel
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix