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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / South West
Rank 110 121 115
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 25 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.98% 0.56% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% 0.70% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 27
Median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £252 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £533 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 2087 2284 2437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 81.71% 79.67% 78.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1363 1508 1583
Median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -3.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 139 82
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +20.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £27.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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
Bristol +8 8 £424 - 4
Wiltshire +6 4 £325 -16.98% 1
Gloucestershire +1 4 £475 +65.21% 2
Somerset -1 3 £500 +11.11%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
3 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
4 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 11 (26.19%) HP
4 11 (26.19%) Test Strategy
5 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
6 9 (21.43%) ISEB
7 8 (19.05%) SQL
7 8 (19.05%) Oracle
7 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 7 (16.67%) Ruby
8 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (16.67%) Java
9 6 (14.29%) XML
9 6 (14.29%) Unix
9 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 6 (14.29%) JIRA
9 6 (14.29%) Defect Management
10 5 (11.90%) SDLC
10 5 (11.90%) SpecFlow
10 5 (11.90%) F#
10 5 (11.90%) Oracle Applications
10 5 (11.90%) Scrum
10 5 (11.90%) Banking
10 5 (11.90%) Retail

Test Management
Top Related 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 2 (4.76%) SAS
2 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
1 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (2.38%) BGP
2 1 (2.38%) HSRP
2 1 (2.38%) MPLS
2 1 (2.38%) OSPF
2 1 (2.38%) PPP
2 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (14.29%) JIRA
3 5 (11.90%) HP UFT
3 5 (11.90%) SpecFlow
4 4 (9.52%) LoadRunner
4 4 (9.52%) Rational Functional Tester
4 4 (9.52%) Zephyr
5 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
6 2 (4.76%) MSBuild
6 2 (4.76%) MSTest
6 2 (4.76%) NUnit
6 2 (4.76%) Subversion
6 2 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (2.38%) JMeter
7 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Banking
2 5 (11.90%) Retail
3 3 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.76%) Law
4 2 (4.76%) Legal
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.38%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Electronics
5 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 18 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 11 (26.19%) Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Lead Test Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.76%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Finance Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.76%) QA Test Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Test Programme Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Tester
6 2 (4.76%) XML Analyst
7 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) Gherkin
3 3 (7.14%) REST
3 3 (7.14%) SOAP
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (2.38%) Android
3 1 (2.38%) Windows
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) Test Strategy
3 9 (21.43%) Test Automation
4 8 (19.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 7 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 6 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 6 (14.29%) Defect Management
7 5 (11.90%) Regression Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Scrum
7 5 (11.90%) SDLC
8 4 (9.52%) Functional Testing
8 4 (9.52%) Line Management
8 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
9 3 (7.14%) BDD
9 3 (7.14%) Data Transformation
9 3 (7.14%) Manual Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Volume Testing
9 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) Ruby
3 5 (11.90%) C#
3 5 (11.90%) F#
3 5 (11.90%) VBScript
4 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.52%) C++
4 4 (9.52%) Perl
4 4 (9.52%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) C
6 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
3 11 (26.19%) ISTQB
4 9 (21.43%) ISEB
5 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) ISO 9000
3 1 (2.38%) Basel II
3 1 (2.38%) IFRS
3 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) HP
2 8 (19.05%) Oracle
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Reuters
4 3 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (4.76%) Teradata
6 1 (2.38%) Amdocs
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