Period
to 21 June 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 June 2018 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
UK
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 434 407 359
Rank change year-on-year -27 -48 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Management 513 525 723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.58% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.68% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 336 451
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £275
90th Percentile £582 £531 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 5
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +31.94% +18.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -26.32% +31.94% +18.03%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 85,690 77,288 89,684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.65% 84.78% 84.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,471 50,569 59,063
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,072 2,278
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £25.00 £25.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -0.24% +18.49%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.15
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.92% +25.99%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
England -73 444 £400 -0.62% 75
UK excluding London -11 338 £375 -6.25% 61
London -16 166 £415 -7.78% 19
South East -63 102 £425 +6.25% 14
North of England -12 76 £375 - 19
Midlands +5 47 £395 +12.86% 12
Wales +20 37 £360 +10.77% 4
North West -5 37 £375 +6.38% 11
West Midlands +10 36 £375 +7.14% 11
Yorkshire +3 35 £355 -16.47% 7
East of England +1 35 £363 -19.44% 3
Scotland -28 26 £320 -13.22% 1
South West -35 15 £375 -10.71% 8
East Midlands -6 10 £463 +29.82% 1
North East -1 5 £575 +20.42% 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Test Management.

1 234 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (39.38%) Test Automation
3 133 (25.93%) JIRA
3 133 (25.93%) Test Strategy
4 128 (24.95%) QA
5 115 (22.42%) Selenium
6 109 (21.25%) SQL
7 99 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
8 94 (18.32%) Defect Management
9 92 (17.93%) SDLC
10 86 (16.76%) Finance
11 84 (16.37%) ISTQB
12 81 (15.79%) Java
13 76 (14.81%) HP
14 73 (14.23%) Oracle
15 72 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
16 69 (13.45%) Scrum
17 68 (13.26%) Project Management
18 67 (13.06%) Test Scripting
18 67 (13.06%) Security Cleared
19 66 (12.87%) HP Quality Center
19 66 (12.87%) Waterfall
20 63 (12.28%) Microsoft
21 60 (11.70%) HP ALM
22 59 (11.50%) Cucumber
22 59 (11.50%) Functional Testing
23 54 (10.53%) BDD
23 54 (10.53%) ISEB
23 54 (10.53%) Regression Testing
24 53 (10.33%) Test Planning

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 29 (5.65%) Confluence
2 9 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.17%) SharePoint
5 5 (0.97%) CMS
6 4 (0.78%) JBoss
7 3 (0.58%) Apache
7 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.39%) ColdFusion
8 2 (0.39%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.39%) WordPress
9 1 (0.19%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.19%) SAS
9 1 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (2.53%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (3.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.36%) NetSuite
3 4 (0.78%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.58%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.58%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.58%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.39%) HFM
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.39%) SAP CRM for Utilities
5 2 (0.39%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.39%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.19%) Infor CloudSuite
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.19%) Primavera
6 1 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.19%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (5.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.12%) Slack
4 14 (2.73%) SaaS
5 13 (2.53%) Office 365
6 10 (1.95%) GitHub
7 6 (1.17%) BlazeMeter
7 6 (1.17%) BrowserStack
8 5 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.39%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.73%) Firewall
2 13 (2.53%) TCP/IP
3 12 (2.34%) HTTP
4 9 (1.75%) Skype
5 7 (1.36%) MVNO
6 6 (1.17%) FTP
7 5 (0.97%) DVB
8 4 (0.78%) DNS
9 3 (0.58%) 3G
9 3 (0.58%) DHCP
9 3 (0.58%) ICMP
9 3 (0.58%) Internet
9 3 (0.58%) LAN
9 3 (0.58%) LTE
9 3 (0.58%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.58%) SSL
9 3 (0.58%) WAN
10 2 (0.39%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.39%) SMS
10 2 (0.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.24%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.87%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (4.68%) Relational Database
4 20 (3.90%) MySQL
5 13 (2.53%) NoSQL
6 11 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
7 9 (1.75%) Big Data
8 7 (1.36%) Hadoop
8 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.97%) GIS
10 4 (0.78%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.78%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.78%) DB2
10 4 (0.78%) Geospatial Data
10 4 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
12 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
13 1 (0.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 133 (25.93%) JIRA
2 115 (22.42%) Selenium
3 59 (11.50%) Cucumber
4 43 (8.38%) Git (software)
5 40 (7.80%) Jenkins
6 38 (7.41%) JMeter
7 36 (7.02%) SoapUI
8 35 (6.82%) Zephyr
9 30 (5.85%) SpecFlow
10 29 (5.65%) Subversion
11 26 (5.07%) Team Foundation Server
12 23 (4.48%) TestRail
12 23 (4.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 22 (4.29%) WebDriver
14 21 (4.09%) HP UFT
14 21 (4.09%) LoadRunner
15 20 (3.90%) Visual Studio
16 12 (2.34%) TeamCity
17 9 (1.75%) Hudson
18 7 (1.36%) JUnit
General
1 86 (16.76%) Finance
2 32 (6.24%) Banking
3 19 (3.70%) Retail
4 18 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.12%) Billing
6 15 (2.92%) Law
7 9 (1.75%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.56%) Legal
9 6 (1.17%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.97%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.78%) Automotive
12 3 (0.58%) Advertising
12 3 (0.58%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.39%) Games
14 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Marketing
14 1 (0.19%) Military
14 1 (0.19%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 161 (31.38%) Test Manager
2 124 (24.17%) Analyst
3 82 (15.98%) Test Analyst
4 65 (12.67%) Tester
5 40 (7.80%) Test Engineer
6 33 (6.43%) Test Leader
7 27 (5.26%) Automation Tester
8 19 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
9 17 (3.31%) Business Analyst
9 17 (3.31%) Project Manager
10 16 (3.12%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (2.73%) Consultant
12 13 (2.53%) Programme Manager
12 13 (2.53%) QA Analyst
12 13 (2.53%) QA Engineer
13 12 (2.34%) Programme Test Manager
13 12 (2.34%) Systems Analyst
13 12 (2.34%) Test Programme Manager
14 11 (2.14%) Architect
14 11 (2.14%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.87%) .NET
2 24 (4.68%) Web Services
3 23 (4.48%) XML
4 21 (4.09%) REST
4 21 (4.09%) SOAP
5 16 (3.12%) Gherkin
6 10 (1.95%) HTML
6 10 (1.95%) JSON
7 9 (1.75%) RESTful
8 8 (1.56%) J2EE
9 6 (1.17%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (0.97%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.97%) AngularJS
10 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET
10 5 (0.97%) CSS
10 5 (0.97%) XSLT
11 4 (0.78%) GWT
11 4 (0.78%) Middleware
11 4 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
12 3 (0.58%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.51%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.73%) Virtual Team
4 13 (2.53%) User Experience
5 12 (2.34%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (1.36%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (0.97%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.97%) MPEG
10 4 (0.78%) PMI
11 3 (0.58%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.58%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.58%) PKI
11 3 (0.58%) Social Media
11 3 (0.58%) STB
11 3 (0.58%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 41 (7.99%) Windows
2 38 (7.41%) Unix
3 20 (3.90%) Linux
4 4 (0.78%) Apple iOS
4 4 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
5 3 (0.58%) AIX
5 3 (0.58%) Android
5 3 (0.58%) Solaris
6 2 (0.39%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server
6 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.19%) VME
7 1 (0.19%) VMS
7 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.19%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (45.61%) Agile Software Development
2 202 (39.38%) Test Automation
3 133 (25.93%) Test Strategy
4 99 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 94 (18.32%) Defect Management
6 92 (17.93%) SDLC
7 72 (14.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 69 (13.45%) Scrum
9 68 (13.26%) Project Management
10 67 (13.06%) Test Scripting
11 66 (12.87%) Waterfall
12 59 (11.50%) Functional Testing
13 54 (10.53%) BDD
13 54 (10.53%) Regression Testing
14 53 (10.33%) Test Planning
15 52 (10.14%) DevOps
16 44 (8.58%) Non-Functional Testing
17 42 (8.19%) Migration
17 42 (8.19%) Software Testing
18 41 (7.99%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 109 (21.25%) SQL
2 81 (15.79%) Java
3 50 (9.75%) C#
4 19 (3.70%) Python
5 18 (3.51%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.53%) C
7 10 (1.95%) Ruby
8 9 (1.75%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.75%) Perl
9 6 (1.17%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.78%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.78%) VBA
11 3 (0.58%) PHP
11 3 (0.58%) VB
12 2 (0.39%) F#
13 1 (0.19%) C++
13 1 (0.19%) Groovy
13 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.19%) RPG
13 1 (0.19%) VB6
Qualifications
1 84 (16.37%) ISTQB
2 67 (13.06%) Security Cleared
3 54 (10.53%) ISEB
4 50 (9.75%) SC Cleared
5 34 (6.63%) Degree
6 22 (4.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (2.14%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
8 9 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.56%) PMP
10 7 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.78%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.58%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.39%) CAPM
13 2 (0.39%) CCIE
13 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (24.95%) QA
2 7 (1.36%) PMO
3 5 (0.97%) MiFID
4 4 (0.78%) GDPR
5 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.58%) WCAG
6 2 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.39%) EMIR
6 2 (0.39%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.39%) SLA
7 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.19%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.53%) Docker
3 9 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.97%) vSphere
6 3 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.39%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 66 (12.87%) HP Quality Center
2 60 (11.70%) HP ALM
3 11 (2.14%) SCCM
4 8 (1.56%) Ansible
5 5 (0.97%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.97%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.78%) Puppet
7 3 (0.58%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.58%) Nessus
7 3 (0.58%) SCOM
7 3 (0.58%) WSUS
8 2 (0.39%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 76 (14.81%) HP
2 73 (14.23%) Oracle
3 63 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 18 (3.51%) Salesforce.com
4 18 (3.51%) SAP
5 12 (2.34%) Citrix
6 10 (1.95%) Informatica
7 9 (1.75%) Cisco
7 9 (1.75%) MuleSoft
7 9 (1.75%) VMware
8 7 (1.36%) Atlassian
9 6 (1.17%) Capita
9 6 (1.17%) Intapp
10 5 (0.97%) AppDynamics
10 5 (0.97%) IBM
10 5 (0.97%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.97%) webMethods
11 4 (0.78%) Dynatrace
11 4 (0.78%) New Relic
11 4 (0.78%) Symantec