Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 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
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 428 302
Rank change year-on-year +17 -126 +31
Contract jobs citing Test Management 576 550 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.52% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.62% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 333 565
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £275
90th Percentile £546 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +4.13% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 11
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +35.25% -38.07%
10th Percentile £37.00 £34.88 £27.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.88 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year +15.15% +35.25% -38.07%

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 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Top 16 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 22 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
England +43 532 £415 +1.22% 58
UK excluding London +36 361 £391 +4.13% 46
London -8 204 £450 - 16
South East +32 153 £416 +5.38% 7
North of England +58 59 £390 +4.00% 20
East of England +3 41 £400 +39.13% 5
South West +18 38 £350 -12.50% 7
Midlands +12 34 £364 -3.00% 3
Yorkshire +29 25 £338 -12.90% 5
North West -5 24 £400 +6.67% 10
East Midlands +9 22 £353 -6.00% 3
Scotland -38 18 £350 -12.50% 2
Wales +28 17 £350 +3.70% 2
West Midlands +4 12 £425 +13.33%
North East +67 10 £475 -4.43% 5
Northern Ireland - 2 £263 -

For the 6 months to 22 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 with a requirement for Test Management.

1 211 (36.63%) Test Automation
2 208 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 157 (27.26%) JIRA
4 146 (25.35%) Test Strategy
5 134 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 120 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 115 (19.97%) HP
8 111 (19.27%) QA
9 106 (18.40%) Finance
10 100 (17.36%) SQL
11 93 (16.15%) ISTQB
12 85 (14.76%) ISEB
13 83 (14.41%) Security Cleared
14 82 (14.24%) HP Quality Center
15 79 (13.72%) Selenium
16 77 (13.37%) Regression Testing
17 76 (13.19%) Defect Management
18 75 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
19 73 (12.67%) Scrum
20 72 (12.50%) Banking
21 71 (12.33%) Java
22 70 (12.15%) Microsoft
23 67 (11.63%) Waterfall
24 65 (11.28%) SC Cleared
25 62 (10.76%) Migration
26 61 (10.59%) Project Management
27 58 (10.07%) ITIL
27 58 (10.07%) Windows
27 58 (10.07%) Software Testing
28 56 (9.72%) 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 46 (7.99%) Confluence
2 28 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.95%) MS Exchange
4 9 (1.56%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (1.22%) IIS
6 3 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.52%) CMS
6 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.52%) SAS
6 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.35%) Apache
7 2 (0.35%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.17%) JBoss
8 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (3.47%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) SAP QM
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.52%) Maximo
2 3 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (0.52%) SAP CO
2 3 (0.52%) SAP FI
2 3 (0.52%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.35%) SAP Payroll
3 2 (0.35%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.17%) CSG Singleview
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.38%) SaaS
2 26 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.78%) GitHub
5 13 (2.26%) Office 365
6 6 (1.04%) Slack
7 4 (0.69%) BlazeMeter
7 4 (0.69%) BrowserStack
7 4 (0.69%) PaaS
7 4 (0.69%) Sauce Labs
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.17%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (3.47%) LTE
2 19 (3.30%) VLAN
3 18 (3.13%) Firewall
4 13 (2.26%) 4G
4 13 (2.26%) DNS
5 12 (2.08%) Wireless
6 9 (1.56%) DHCP
7 7 (1.22%) MVNO
7 7 (1.22%) TCP/IP
7 7 (1.22%) VSAN
8 6 (1.04%) 3G
9 5 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (0.69%) HTTP
10 4 (0.69%) ICMP
10 4 (0.69%) IPv4
10 4 (0.69%) IPv6
11 3 (0.52%) Intranet
11 3 (0.52%) Network Security
11 3 (0.52%) SCTP
11 3 (0.52%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.51%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.47%) NoSQL
3 18 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.43%) Big Data
5 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.56%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.69%) Blockchain
8 4 (0.69%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 4 (0.69%) MySQL
8 4 (0.69%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.52%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.52%) DB2
9 3 (0.52%) MS Access
9 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.35%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.35%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.35%) Power BI
10 2 (0.35%) Sisense
Development Applications
1 157 (27.26%) JIRA
2 79 (13.72%) Selenium
3 40 (6.94%) Cucumber
4 37 (6.42%) SoapUI
5 36 (6.25%) JMeter
6 31 (5.38%) Git (software)
7 29 (5.03%) TestRail
7 29 (5.03%) Zephyr
8 28 (4.86%) Jenkins
9 26 (4.51%) HP UFT
10 23 (3.99%) Team Foundation Server
11 14 (2.43%) WebDriver
12 13 (2.26%) LoadRunner
12 13 (2.26%) SpecFlow
13 12 (2.08%) JBehave
13 12 (2.08%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.91%) GitLab
15 9 (1.56%) Bugzilla
16 8 (1.39%) Protractor
16 8 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 106 (18.40%) Finance
2 72 (12.50%) Banking
3 33 (5.73%) Telecoms
4 32 (5.56%) Retail Banking
5 18 (3.13%) Publishing
6 17 (2.95%) Investment Banking
7 14 (2.43%) Retail
8 13 (2.26%) Back Office
9 10 (1.74%) Billing
10 9 (1.56%) Romanian Language
11 7 (1.22%) Front Office
11 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.87%) Legal
13 4 (0.69%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.69%) Games
14 3 (0.52%) Automotive
15 2 (0.35%) Electronics
15 2 (0.35%) Law
15 2 (0.35%) Local Government
15 2 (0.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 174 (30.21%) Test Manager
2 130 (22.57%) Analyst
3 107 (18.58%) Test Analyst
4 69 (11.98%) Tester
5 59 (10.24%) Test Engineer
6 38 (6.60%) Test Leader
7 26 (4.51%) Developer
8 23 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
9 22 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
10 19 (3.30%) Automation Tester
11 18 (3.13%) Programme Manager
11 18 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
11 18 (3.13%) Test Programme Manager
12 17 (2.95%) Business Analyst
12 17 (2.95%) Consultant
12 17 (2.95%) Project Manager
13 13 (2.26%) QA Analyst
14 12 (2.08%) Software Engineer
15 11 (1.91%) Senior Test Engineer
15 11 (1.91%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.56%) SOAP
2 28 (4.86%) REST
3 26 (4.51%) Web Services
4 20 (3.47%) AngularJS
5 14 (2.43%) .NET
6 13 (2.26%) JSON
7 12 (2.08%) RESTful
7 12 (2.08%) XML
8 11 (1.91%) Gherkin
8 11 (1.91%) Node.js
9 10 (1.74%) Kafka
10 9 (1.56%) J2EE
10 9 (1.56%) OAuth
10 9 (1.56%) OAuth2
10 9 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (1.56%) Spring
10 9 (1.56%) Spring Boot
10 9 (1.56%) Spring Cloud
11 4 (0.69%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.99%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 12 (2.08%) User Experience
5 8 (1.39%) Equities
6 7 (1.22%) Virtual Team
7 6 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.04%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.04%) Derivative
7 6 (1.04%) Fintech
7 6 (1.04%) Mobile App
8 5 (0.87%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.69%) Analytical Mindset
9 4 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
9 4 (0.69%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.52%) CESG
10 3 (0.52%) iPad
10 3 (0.52%) RIA
10 3 (0.52%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 58 (10.07%) Windows
2 18 (3.13%) Linux
3 14 (2.43%) Unix
3 14 (2.43%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.08%) Android
4 12 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.91%) Apple iOS
6 10 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.69%) CentOS
7 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.17%) HPUX
9 1 (0.17%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (36.63%) Test Automation
2 208 (36.11%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (25.35%) Test Strategy
4 134 (23.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 120 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 77 (13.37%) Regression Testing
7 76 (13.19%) Defect Management
8 75 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 73 (12.67%) Scrum
10 67 (11.63%) Waterfall
11 62 (10.76%) Migration
12 61 (10.59%) Project Management
13 58 (10.07%) ITIL
13 58 (10.07%) Software Testing
14 56 (9.72%) Test Planning
15 52 (9.03%) System Integration Testing
16 51 (8.85%) Functional Testing
17 49 (8.51%) Validation
18 48 (8.33%) BDD
19 47 (8.16%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (17.36%) SQL
2 71 (12.33%) Java
3 32 (5.56%) C#
4 26 (4.51%) JavaScript
5 25 (4.34%) Python
6 18 (3.13%) Ruby
7 11 (1.91%) C
8 7 (1.22%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.22%) VB
9 6 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.04%) Perl
9 6 (1.04%) PHP
9 6 (1.04%) VBA
10 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.69%) VBScript
11 2 (0.35%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.17%) ABAP
12 1 (0.17%) Ada
12 1 (0.17%) C++
12 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (16.15%) ISTQB
2 85 (14.76%) ISEB
3 83 (14.41%) Security Cleared
4 65 (11.28%) SC Cleared
5 46 (7.99%) Degree
6 38 (6.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 16 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.56%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
10 8 (1.39%) PMP
10 8 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.35%) CCNA
12 2 (0.35%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.17%) MAPM
13 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (19.27%) QA
2 16 (2.78%) PMO
3 11 (1.91%) MiFID
4 6 (1.04%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.04%) WCAG
5 3 (0.52%) FATCA
5 3 (0.52%) PSD2
5 3 (0.52%) SEPA
6 2 (0.35%) SLA
7 1 (0.17%) EMIR
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) GxP
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 22 (3.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.22%) Hyper-V
3 7 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (1.22%) vSphere
4 5 (0.87%) Docker
5 3 (0.52%) Samba
5 3 (0.52%) Squid
5 3 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.17%) Firmware
7 1 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 82 (14.24%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (2.43%) SCCM
3 7 (1.22%) Ansible
3 7 (1.22%) SCOM
4 6 (1.04%) Nessus
4 6 (1.04%) Puppet
4 6 (1.04%) WhatsUp Gold
5 5 (0.87%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (0.52%) Nagios
6 3 (0.52%) Webmin
6 3 (0.52%) Xymon
7 2 (0.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.17%) Kibana
8 1 (0.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 115 (19.97%) HP
2 70 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 43 (7.47%) Oracle
4 30 (5.21%) SAP
5 29 (5.03%) Salesforce.com
6 23 (3.99%) Motorola
7 17 (2.95%) VMware
8 10 (1.74%) Citrix
9 9 (1.56%) NetApp
10 8 (1.39%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.39%) IBM
11 7 (1.22%) Ericsson
11 7 (1.22%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.04%) BMC
12 6 (1.04%) Nintex
13 5 (0.87%) Cisco
13 5 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.69%) Murex
15 3 (0.52%) Adobe
15 3 (0.52%) Progress