Period
to 18 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Test Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Planning over the 6 months to 18 June 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 Planning
England > South East
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 300 316
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 62 61 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.48% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 63
South East median daily rate £438 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.69% -9.38% +33.33%
10th Percentile £304 £281 £289
90th Percentile £525 £465 £488
England median daily rate £400 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £170.00 £36.25 £38.50
% change year-on-year +368.97% -5.84% -

Test Planning 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 13,908 12,820 14,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.63% 83.34% 82.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,193 7,430 9,101
South East median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.45% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 492 555
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.51 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.24 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in the South East

Test Planning
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 Planning in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Planning in the South East

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Planning in the South East over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Planning in the South East

Test Planning
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 Planning in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Planning in the South East

Test Planning
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 Planning within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 June 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
Hampshire 0 25 £475 +50.79% 4
Thames Valley -17 14 £400 +14.12% 6
Surrey -34 11 £498 +17.20% 4
Berkshire -7 9 £375 +7.14% 4
West Sussex +6 8 £410 +22.39%
Oxfordshire +1 3 £400 +14.29% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £381 +8.00%
Kent +2 2 - - 1
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Planning 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 Planning.

1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) Test Automation
3 17 (27.42%) Unix
3 17 (27.42%) Linux
4 16 (25.81%) Java
4 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
4 16 (25.81%) JIRA
4 16 (25.81%) Test Strategy
4 16 (25.81%) Collaborative Working
5 15 (24.19%) Acceptance Criteria
6 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (20.97%) User Stories
7 13 (20.97%) DevOps
7 13 (20.97%) Scrum
8 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
8 12 (19.35%) Use Case
8 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
8 12 (19.35%) Scenario Testing
9 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Selenium
9 11 (17.74%) Test Management
9 11 (17.74%) Python
10 10 (16.13%) Project Management
10 10 (16.13%) XML
10 10 (16.13%) ITIL
10 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
11 9 (14.52%) TDD
11 9 (14.52%) SQL
11 9 (14.52%) SOAP
11 9 (14.52%) QA

Test Planning
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 8 (12.90%) Apache Spark
1 8 (12.90%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (11.29%) Confluence
3 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.61%) CMS
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.61%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.61%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.61%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.61%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.61%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) PaaS
2 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.61%) IaaS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) HTTP
2 2 (3.23%) Firewall
2 2 (3.23%) SNMP
3 1 (1.61%) RS-232
3 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Hadoop
1 8 (12.90%) HBase
2 3 (4.84%) MySQL
3 2 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.61%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 16 (25.81%) JIRA
2 12 (19.35%) Cucumber
2 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
3 11 (17.74%) Selenium
4 7 (11.29%) SoapUI
5 6 (9.68%) Zephyr
6 3 (4.84%) GitLab
6 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.61%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.61%) Subversion
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
1 6 (9.68%) Retail
2 2 (3.23%) Advertising
2 2 (3.23%) Automotive
3 1 (1.61%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Test Manager
4 8 (12.90%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.06%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Developer
6 4 (6.45%) Developer in Test
6 4 (6.45%) Security Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Digital Business Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Java Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 2 (3.23%) ERP Manager
8 2 (3.23%) Test Leader
8 2 (3.23%) Testing Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) SOAP
3 8 (12.90%) JSON
3 8 (12.90%) Kafka
3 8 (12.90%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (12.90%) RESTful
4 6 (9.68%) REST
5 3 (4.84%) AngularJS
5 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
5 3 (4.84%) Web Services
6 1 (1.61%) Middleware
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (11.29%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.84%) Reference Data
6 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.23%) CMDB
6 2 (3.23%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.61%) Robotics
7 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
7 1 (1.61%) STB
7 1 (1.61%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (27.42%) Linux
1 17 (27.42%) Unix
2 8 (12.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (35.48%) Test Automation
3 16 (25.81%) Collaborative Working
3 16 (25.81%) Test Strategy
4 15 (24.19%) Acceptance Criteria
5 14 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (20.97%) DevOps
6 13 (20.97%) Scrum
6 13 (20.97%) User Stories
7 12 (19.35%) Scenario Testing
7 12 (19.35%) Use Case
8 11 (17.74%) Test Management
8 11 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (16.13%) Business Analysis
9 10 (16.13%) ITIL
9 10 (16.13%) Project Management
10 9 (14.52%) BDD
10 9 (14.52%) TDD
10 9 (14.52%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.90%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Java
2 11 (17.74%) Python
3 9 (14.52%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) Ruby
5 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.45%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.84%) Groovy
7 2 (3.23%) C
7 2 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (1.61%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.61%) C++
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C
8 1 (1.61%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.81%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.68%) ISEB
2 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 5 (8.06%) PMP
4 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.23%) Degree
5 2 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) GDPR
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) MISRA
3 1 (1.61%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.61%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) HDFS
2 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP ALM
2 3 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) Oracle
2 5 (8.06%) HP
2 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.06%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.84%) Atlassian
4 2 (3.23%) CA
4 2 (3.23%) Pegasus
4 2 (3.23%) VMware
5 1 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.61%) SAP