Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 200 233
Rank change year-on-year -78 +33 -53
Contract jobs citing Test Management 109 169 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.64% 1.06% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 1.27% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 96 107
South East median daily rate £436 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.06% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £284
90th Percentile £588 £481 £538
England median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +31.94% -13.70%

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 14,505 13,292 15,494
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.03% 83.42% 82.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,604 7,720 9,488
South East median daily rate £438 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.42% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £255
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 517 519 573
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -16.87% +11.65%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.62 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.30 £51.00
England median hourly rate £22.25 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -11.01% +4.17% +11.63%

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 July 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 17 July 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
Surrey -14 33 £450 +4.65% 1
Thames Valley -16 30 £425 - 6
Berkshire -15 23 £420 -1.18% 2
Hampshire -48 23 £350 - 2
West Sussex -19 11 £400 +14.29%
Buckinghamshire +6 7 £463 +18.21% 1
East Sussex +4 5 £475 +18.75% 1
Middlesex +5 2 - -
Kent +1 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 56 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Test Automation
3 28 (25.69%) Test Strategy
4 24 (22.02%) Project Management
5 23 (21.10%) ISTQB
5 23 (21.10%) QA
6 21 (19.27%) Waterfall
7 20 (18.35%) Scrum
7 20 (18.35%) SQL
8 19 (17.43%) Defect Management
9 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
9 18 (16.51%) JIRA
9 18 (16.51%) Selenium
10 17 (15.60%) C#
11 16 (14.68%) Finance
12 15 (13.76%) Java
12 15 (13.76%) Oracle
12 15 (13.76%) ISEB
12 15 (13.76%) HP Quality Center
13 14 (12.84%) Functional Testing
13 14 (12.84%) Test Scripting
13 14 (12.84%) Data Management
14 13 (11.93%) Migration
14 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (11.93%) SDLC
15 12 (11.01%) People Management
15 12 (11.01%) Performance Testing
15 12 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (10.09%) Programme Management

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 4 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.83%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) WordPress
3 1 (0.92%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) NetSuite
1 3 (2.75%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.92%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) GitHub
1 3 (2.75%) Office 365
1 3 (2.75%) OpenShift
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.83%) SaaS
2 2 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.50%) LAN
1 6 (5.50%) WAN
2 4 (3.67%) DVB
2 4 (3.67%) FTP
2 4 (3.67%) HTTP
2 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.75%) MVNO
3 3 (2.75%) SMS
4 2 (1.83%) DNS
4 2 (1.83%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (3.67%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.92%) Big Data
4 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 18 (16.51%) JIRA
1 18 (16.51%) Selenium
2 10 (9.17%) Cucumber
3 8 (7.34%) SpecFlow
4 7 (6.42%) HP UFT
4 7 (6.42%) JMeter
4 7 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.50%) Jenkins
5 6 (5.50%) LoadRunner
6 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.59%) SoapUI
6 5 (4.59%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.75%) SilkTest
7 3 (2.75%) Subversion
8 2 (1.83%) Hudson
8 2 (1.83%) NUnit
8 2 (1.83%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.83%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.92%) QUnit
General
1 16 (14.68%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Retail
3 8 (7.34%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.59%) Marketing
5 3 (2.75%) Billing
6 2 (1.83%) Advertising
6 2 (1.83%) Military
7 1 (0.92%) Automotive
7 1 (0.92%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (29.36%) Test Manager
2 25 (22.94%) Analyst
3 23 (21.10%) Test Analyst
4 15 (13.76%) Project Manager
5 8 (7.34%) Test Leader
6 7 (6.42%) IT Manager
6 7 (6.42%) IT Project Manager
7 6 (5.50%) Tester
8 5 (4.59%) Agile Coach
8 5 (4.59%) Automation Tester
8 5 (4.59%) Developer
9 4 (3.67%) Data Migration Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Migration Manager
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Test Automation Manager
10 3 (2.75%) Agile Test Analyst
10 3 (2.75%) C# Developer
10 3 (2.75%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) .NET
2 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.59%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (4.59%) Gherkin
3 4 (3.67%) JSON
3 4 (3.67%) REST
3 4 (3.67%) XML
3 4 (3.67%) XSLT
4 3 (2.75%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.83%) SOAP
5 2 (1.83%) Web Services
6 1 (0.92%) HTML
6 1 (0.92%) RESTful
6 1 (0.92%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Management Information System
2 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (4.59%) Client/Server
4 4 (3.67%) MPEG
4 4 (3.67%) Virtual Team
5 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.75%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.75%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.83%) Minimum Viable Product
6 2 (1.83%) PKI
6 2 (1.83%) STB
6 2 (1.83%) User Experience
7 1 (0.92%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.92%) CMDB
7 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.92%) FMCG
7 1 (0.92%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.17%) Windows
2 5 (4.59%) Linux
3 3 (2.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (1.83%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.92%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (51.38%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (34.86%) Test Automation
3 28 (25.69%) Test Strategy
4 24 (22.02%) Project Management
5 21 (19.27%) Waterfall
6 20 (18.35%) Scrum
7 19 (17.43%) Defect Management
8 14 (12.84%) Data Management
8 14 (12.84%) Functional Testing
8 14 (12.84%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.93%) Migration
9 13 (11.93%) SDLC
9 13 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 12 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.01%) People Management
10 12 (11.01%) Performance Testing
10 12 (11.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 11 (10.09%) Programme Management
11 11 (10.09%) Test Planning
12 10 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.35%) SQL
2 17 (15.60%) C#
3 15 (13.76%) Java
4 7 (6.42%) Bash Shell
4 7 (6.42%) Python
5 4 (3.67%) Perl
5 4 (3.67%) Ruby
6 3 (2.75%) C
6 3 (2.75%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.75%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.92%) F#
8 1 (0.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (21.10%) ISTQB
2 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
3 15 (13.76%) ISEB
4 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
5 9 (8.26%) Degree
6 7 (6.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (6.42%) PMP
7 6 (5.50%) PMI Certification
8 5 (4.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (3.67%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.83%) CAPM
11 2 (1.83%) Master's Degree
11 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.92%) CCNA
12 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.92%) HNC
12 1 (0.92%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (21.10%) QA
2 2 (1.83%) GDPR
2 2 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.92%) PMO
3 1 (0.92%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.67%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (3.67%) vSphere
3 3 (2.75%) Docker
3 3 (2.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (5.50%) HP ALM
3 5 (4.59%) SCCM
4 4 (3.67%) Ansible
4 4 (3.67%) Data Guard
4 4 (3.67%) SCOM
4 4 (3.67%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.83%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.92%) QRadar
6 1 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (13.76%) Oracle
2 11 (10.09%) HP
3 9 (8.26%) VMware
4 6 (5.50%) Cisco
4 6 (5.50%) SAP
5 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
6 4 (3.67%) ArcSight
6 4 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (2.75%) MuleSoft
7 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.75%) Veritas
8 2 (1.83%) Atlassian
8 2 (1.83%) hybris
8 2 (1.83%) LogRhythm
8 2 (1.83%) Lumension
8 2 (1.83%) NetApp
8 2 (1.83%) Pegasus
9 1 (0.92%) Ariba
9 1 (0.92%) IBM
9 1 (0.92%) Symantec