The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 24 June 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 West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 114 132
Rank change year-on-year +4 +18  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 26 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.97% 0.91% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.15% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 8
Median daily rate £355 £413 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.00% +4.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £487 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £47.50 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2197 2349 2436
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 82.07% 78.83% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1401 1550 1640
Median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £285 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £585 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 109 111
Median hourly rate £43.50 £35.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -1.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £21.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the South West

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the South West

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the South West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in the South West

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in the South West

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +3 8 £288 -
Wiltshire +6 7 £358 -12.80%
Somerset -1 6 - -
Bristol -10 3 £266 -40.88% 4
Dorset +9 2 £435 +16.00%
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
4 16 (29.09%) Test Automation
5 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (21.82%) SQL
7 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
7 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 10 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (18.18%) Regression Testing
8 10 (18.18%) Finance
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.36%) HP
9 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
9 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
10 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (14.55%) Windows
10 8 (14.55%) Oracle
10 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
11 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
11 7 (12.73%) QA
11 7 (12.73%) VMware
11 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
11 7 (12.73%) Migration
11 7 (12.73%) SAP
11 7 (12.73%) Linux
11 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
11 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2012

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 11 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (3.64%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (7.27%) SAP WM
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) DHCP
1 5 (9.09%) DNS
1 5 (9.09%) Extranet
1 5 (9.09%) Intranet
2 2 (3.64%) PuTTY
2 2 (3.64%) WinSCP
3 1 (1.82%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (12.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.09%) MySQL
4 3 (5.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.64%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.64%) Power BI
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (10.91%) HP UFT
2 6 (10.91%) SpecFlow
3 4 (7.27%) JIRA
3 4 (7.27%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.45%) Bugzilla
4 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.45%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.45%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (5.45%) Selenium
5 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
5 2 (3.64%) MSTest
5 2 (3.64%) NUnit
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.64%) TestRail
6 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Back Office
3 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 18 (32.73%) Analyst
3 13 (23.64%) Test Analyst
4 5 (9.09%) SharePoint Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Agile Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) SAP Manager
5 4 (7.27%) SAP Test Manager
5 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Business Manager
6 2 (3.64%) CRM Manager
6 2 (3.64%) QA Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Quality Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Report Analyst
6 2 (3.64%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
2 3 (5.45%) XML
3 2 (3.64%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.09%) RIA
3 4 (7.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.55%) Windows
1 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (12.73%) Linux
3 5 (9.09%) CentOS
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.45%) Unix
4 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.09%) Test Automation
3 13 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Test Strategy
7 8 (14.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (12.73%) Migration
8 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Defect Management
9 6 (10.91%) Line Management
10 5 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (9.09%) Functional Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Scenario Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
10 5 (9.09%) Web Development
11 4 (7.27%) DevOps
11 4 (7.27%) ERP
11 4 (7.27%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.91%) F#
4 5 (9.09%) C
4 5 (9.09%) PHP
5 4 (7.27%) C#
5 4 (7.27%) VBScript
6 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.45%) C++
6 3 (5.45%) Java
6 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 3 (5.45%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) Ruby
7 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.91%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.55%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.91%) ISEB
5 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
6 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) IFRS
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 5 (9.09%) Samba
2 5 (9.09%) Squid
3 2 (3.64%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (9.09%) Nagios
1 5 (9.09%) Webmin
1 5 (9.09%) Xymon
2 2 (3.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) HP
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Oracle
3 7 (12.73%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.73%) SAP
3 7 (12.73%) VMware
4 5 (9.09%) Citrix
4 5 (9.09%) Veeam
5 1 (1.82%) Amdocs
5 1 (1.82%) ATG
5 1 (1.82%) hybris