Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 177 168
Rank change year-on-year +5 -9 -36
Contract jobs citing Test Management 38 26 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.67% 0.46% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.57% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 39
South West median daily rate £350 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +10.34% -7.35%
10th Percentile £225 £288 £300
90th Percentile £526 £519 £493
England median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
South West median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -30.43%

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4592 4562 5205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 81.33% 79.95% 79.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2899 3072 3531
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £256 £240 £255
90th Percentile £559 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 269 257
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +47.17%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £49.51
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Bristol +7 18 £320 -12.47% 4
Devon - 11 £250 -
Somerset -3 5 - -
Gloucestershire +5 2 £525 +31.25% 1
Dorset +1 1 £375 -
Wiltshire -6 1 £600 +20.00% 2
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (34.21%) Defect Management
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 11 (28.95%) Banking
5 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
6 9 (23.68%) Retail Banking
6 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.68%) Migration
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Data Acquisition
8 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
8 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
8 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Bugzilla
8 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
9 6 (15.79%) ISEB
9 6 (15.79%) TestRail
10 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
10 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
10 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
11 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
11 4 (10.53%) JIRA
11 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence

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 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (5.26%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) DHCP
1 3 (7.89%) DNS
1 3 (7.89%) Extranet
1 3 (7.89%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Bugzilla
2 6 (15.79%) TestRail
3 4 (10.53%) JIRA
3 4 (10.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.63%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.63%) Toad
General
1 19 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (28.95%) Banking
3 9 (23.68%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Back Office
5 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.63%) Automotive
5 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
5 1 (2.63%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Analyst
2 16 (42.11%) Test Analyst
3 11 (28.95%) Test Manager
4 5 (13.16%) Business Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) SharePoint Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) ERP Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Report Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Implementation Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) JSON
1 1 (2.63%) REST
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (7.89%) RIA
2 1 (2.63%) iPad
2 1 (2.63%) Life Science
2 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) CentOS
2 3 (7.89%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.63%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (34.21%) Defect Management
3 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.68%) Migration
4 8 (21.05%) Scenario Testing
4 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (18.42%) Data Acquisition
5 7 (18.42%) Manual Testing
5 7 (18.42%) System Integration Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
6 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
7 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (10.53%) ERP
7 4 (10.53%) SDLC
8 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.89%) Project Management
8 3 (7.89%) Release Management
8 3 (7.89%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.89%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) PHP
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) Ada
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) C++
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
2 6 (15.79%) ISEB
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
1 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.89%) Samba
1 3 (7.89%) Squid
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.89%) Nagios
2 3 (7.89%) Webmin
2 3 (7.89%) Xymon
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (7.89%) Citrix
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
2 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.89%) Veeam
2 3 (7.89%) VMware