The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 26 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 29 40
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.50% 0.92% 2.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.23% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £425 £550 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.72% +67.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Southampton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 144 163 309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 71.29% 75.12% 85.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 99 230
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 13
Median hourly rate £13.40 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £40.00
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 Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Southampton

For the 6 months to 26 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Manager
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) System Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB