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 23 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 83 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 -30  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 15 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.65% 1.17% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.39% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 31
Median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £325 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.75% -  
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 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 1050 1076 1014
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 85.78% 84.13% 78.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 717 575
Median daily rate £435 £430 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +7.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 52 25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Surrey over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 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
Sunbury-on-Thames - 2 £458 -
Epsom - 1 £341 -
Test Management
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
4 5 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Stories
4 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
4 5 (29.41%) Coaching
4 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
4 5 (29.41%) Data Management
4 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) Programme Management
4 5 (29.41%) Use Case
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Selenium
6 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (17.65%) NeoLoad
6 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (17.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Nimble Storage
6 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle ERP
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) LoadRunner
2 3 (17.65%) NeoLoad
2 3 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
4 1 (5.88%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Scrum Master
1 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) ERP Implementation Manager
4 2 (11.76%) ERP Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Unix Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) XML Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Unix Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) SOAP
1 3 (17.65%) XML
1 3 (17.65%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (41.18%) Scrum
3 6 (35.29%) Defect Management
4 5 (29.41%) Coaching
4 5 (29.41%) Data Management
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Programme Management
4 5 (29.41%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (29.41%) Test Automation
4 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
4 5 (29.41%) Use Case
4 5 (29.41%) User Stories
5 4 (23.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (23.53%) Risk Management
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
6 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) ISEB
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) IBM
3 3 (17.65%) Nimble Storage
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 3 (17.65%) VMware
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