The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 28 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.

Test Management
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 76 74
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.85% 2.08% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 2.53% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 13
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £575 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 969 1066 1184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 82.05% 82.00% 81.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 701 661
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 81 29
Median hourly rate £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.23 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.00 £51.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Surrey

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 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
Leatherhead +9 4 £403 +0.62% 1
Guildford +5 3 - -
Test Management
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 10 (62.50%) HP
2 9 (56.25%) Defect Management
3 7 (43.75%) Test Planning
3 7 (43.75%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) SOAP
4 6 (37.50%) XML
4 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (37.50%) XML Messaging
4 6 (37.50%) Use Case
4 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
5 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
5 5 (31.25%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Unix
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (25.00%) IBM
6 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
6 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) VMware

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (6.25%) SAP PP
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (25.00%) NeoLoad
2 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
4 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 5 (31.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 2 (12.50%) Advertising
4 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Unix Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) XML Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) ERP Implementation Manager
4 2 (12.50%) ERP Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
5 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) SOAP
1 6 (37.50%) XML
1 6 (37.50%) XML Messaging
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Defect Management
2 7 (43.75%) Test Planning
3 6 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (37.50%) Use Case
4 5 (31.25%) Project Management
4 5 (31.25%) User Stories
5 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Risk Management
6 3 (18.75%) Scrum
6 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (12.50%) ERP
7 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) ISTQB
3 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.25%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) HP
2 7 (43.75%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
4 4 (25.00%) Nimble Storage
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) SAP