Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 238 207
Rank change year-on-year -16 -31 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 123 119 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.77% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.94% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 67 111
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £280 £270 £263
90th Percentile £505 £513 £506
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 9
South East median hourly rate - £44.19 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.66% +62.96%
England median hourly rate £44.00 £42.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +3.53% -22.73% +11.68%

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 13,722 12,657 14,711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 82.80% 82.36% 80.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,312 7,581 8,807
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 506 619
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £23.59 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.98% -21.37% +62.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.06 £11.96
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -8 49 £450 +12.50% 9
Hampshire +12 43 £411 +31.60% 4
Berkshire +1 33 £425 +6.25% 6
Surrey -17 23 £375 -21.88% 4
Oxfordshire +10 12 £475 +7.95% 2
Kent -10 4 £378 -
Buckinghamshire -43 4 £355 -25.26% 1
West Sussex -24 3 £339 -3.21% 1
Middlesex 0 1 £425 -
East Sussex -5 1 £275 -21.43%
Sussex - 1 £275 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 33 (26.83%) ISTQB
2 32 (26.02%) Security Cleared
2 32 (26.02%) HP
3 31 (25.20%) Test Automation
3 31 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (19.51%) SC Cleared
6 23 (18.70%) QA
7 20 (16.26%) Telecoms
8 19 (15.45%) Scrum
8 19 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 19 (15.45%) Test Strategy
9 18 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
10 17 (13.82%) Service Management
10 17 (13.82%) Regression Testing
10 17 (13.82%) SQL
10 17 (13.82%) ITIL
10 17 (13.82%) Test Scripting
11 16 (13.01%) Project Management
11 16 (13.01%) System Integration Testing
11 16 (13.01%) Defect Management
12 15 (12.20%) Finance
12 15 (12.20%) ISEB
12 15 (12.20%) Selenium
12 15 (12.20%) JIRA
13 14 (11.38%) SoapUI
13 14 (11.38%) Scenario Testing
14 13 (10.57%) Salesforce.com
14 13 (10.57%) Migration
14 13 (10.57%) Microsoft

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 6 (4.88%) Confluence
2 2 (1.63%) SAS
2 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (3.25%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle HRMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) SaaS
2 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.63%) BrowserStack
4 2 (1.63%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.50%) Firewall
1 8 (6.50%) MVNO
2 4 (3.25%) HTTP
3 2 (1.63%) DHCP
3 2 (1.63%) DNS
3 2 (1.63%) LDAP
3 2 (1.63%) NetScaler
3 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (1.63%) Wireless
4 1 (0.81%) Internet
4 1 (0.81%) IPv4
4 1 (0.81%) IPv6
4 1 (0.81%) SMTP
4 1 (0.81%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) DB2
3 1 (0.81%) Base SAS
3 1 (0.81%) Big Data
3 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.81%) Lumira
Development Applications
1 15 (12.20%) JIRA
1 15 (12.20%) Selenium
2 14 (11.38%) SoapUI
3 11 (8.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 8 (6.50%) JMeter
5 6 (4.88%) NeoLoad
6 5 (4.07%) LoadRunner
7 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.44%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.44%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.63%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.81%) Appium
9 1 (0.81%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.81%) ReSharper
9 1 (0.81%) Sahi
9 1 (0.81%) Subversion
9 1 (0.81%) Toad
9 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (16.26%) Telecoms
2 15 (12.20%) Finance
3 13 (10.57%) Billing
4 5 (4.07%) Back Office
5 4 (3.25%) Publishing
5 4 (3.25%) Retail
6 1 (0.81%) Automotive
6 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (25.20%) Test Manager
2 18 (14.63%) Analyst
3 14 (11.38%) Test Analyst
4 10 (8.13%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.50%) Coordinator
5 8 (6.50%) Environment And Release Manager
5 8 (6.50%) Environment Manager
5 8 (6.50%) Release Manager
5 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared Project Manager
5 8 (6.50%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.69%) Test Leader
7 6 (4.88%) Data Migration Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Data Migration Test Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Migration Manager
7 6 (4.88%) Tester
8 4 (3.25%) Defect Manager
8 4 (3.25%) Developer
8 4 (3.25%) Project Coordinator
8 4 (3.25%) QA Engineer
8 4 (3.25%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) SOAP
2 5 (4.07%) .NET
3 3 (2.44%) XML
4 2 (1.63%) CSS
4 2 (1.63%) Gherkin
4 2 (1.63%) HTML
4 2 (1.63%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.81%) CGI
5 1 (0.81%) CSS3
5 1 (0.81%) EDI
5 1 (0.81%) HTML5
5 1 (0.81%) JSON
5 1 (0.81%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.81%) SGML
5 1 (0.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.81%) VRML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Virtual Team
3 6 (4.88%) Analytical Mindset
3 6 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.63%) CMDB
5 2 (1.63%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.81%) Fintech
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.76%) Windows
2 3 (2.44%) Linux
3 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.63%) Unix
3 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
3 2 (1.63%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.81%) CentOS
4 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
4 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.81%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (25.20%) Test Automation
2 26 (21.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (15.45%) Scrum
3 19 (15.45%) Test Strategy
3 19 (15.45%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (13.82%) ITIL
4 17 (13.82%) Regression Testing
4 17 (13.82%) Service Management
4 17 (13.82%) Test Scripting
5 16 (13.01%) Defect Management
5 16 (13.01%) Project Management
5 16 (13.01%) System Integration Testing
6 14 (11.38%) Scenario Testing
7 13 (10.57%) Migration
8 11 (8.94%) Waterfall
9 10 (8.13%) Configuration Management
9 10 (8.13%) Data Migration
9 10 (8.13%) Test Planning
10 9 (7.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.82%) SQL
2 8 (6.50%) C#
3 4 (3.25%) Java
3 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.44%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.44%) VB
5 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.63%) Perl
5 2 (1.63%) VBA
6 1 (0.81%) C
6 1 (0.81%) TypeScript
6 1 (0.81%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (26.83%) ISTQB
2 32 (26.02%) Security Cleared
3 24 (19.51%) SC Cleared
4 15 (12.20%) ISEB
5 11 (8.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (4.88%) Degree
8 2 (1.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 2 (1.63%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.63%) PMP
9 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) CCNA
9 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.81%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.70%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) PMO
3 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (14.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (26.02%) HP
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft
2 13 (10.57%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (6.50%) VMware
4 6 (4.88%) Cisco
4 6 (4.88%) NetApp
5 4 (3.25%) MuleSoft
6 3 (2.44%) IBM
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle
6 3 (2.44%) SAP
7 2 (1.63%) EMC
7 2 (1.63%) Juniper
7 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (1.63%) Siebel
7 2 (1.63%) Splunk
8 1 (0.81%) Ariba
8 1 (0.81%) Google
8 1 (0.81%) PTC
8 1 (0.81%) Rackspace
8 1 (0.81%) Tableau