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 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 312 317
Rank change year-on-year -51 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 258 395 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.73% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.89% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 255 217
Median daily rate £403 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £294 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £554 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £41.72
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.96 - £38.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 - £53.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37580 44576 42623
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.08% 82.82% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24839 29287 26403
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +2.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1229
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +32.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +28.33%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Management in the UK

Test Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 29 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
England -28 252 £406 -4.41% 67
London -19 81 £450 +2.27% 18
South East -2 76 £400 - 20
South West +3 29 £430 -4.44% 5
Hampshire +18 25 £350 -6.66%
East of England 0 21 £338 -21.73% 5
City of London -9 16 £425 -10.52% 8
North West +9 15 £340 -15.00% 5
Manchester +15 11 £353 +0.71% 3
Berkshire +25 10 £417 +4.12% 10
West Midlands +8 10 £350 - 3
West Sussex +1 10 £350 +27.27% 1
Surrey -16 10 £420 +5.00% 1
Yorkshire +16 9 £365 -14.11% 6
Kent +15 9 £425 -5.55%
Bristol +5 9 £424 -10.73% 3
West Yorkshire +17 8 £365 -16.57% 5
Leeds +6 7 £365 -16.57% 5
Andover - 7 £413 -
Worthing +12 6 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £475 +4.10% 3
Oxfordshire -2 6 £425 +23.18% 2
East Midlands -23 6 £363 -23.68% 4
Essex -8 5 £325 -7.14%
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £391 -5.15%
Cambridge +9 4 £360 -21.09% 3
Leatherhead +7 4 £403 +0.62% 1
Wiltshire +6 4 £325 -16.98% 1
Gloucestershire +4 4 £475 +38.18% 1
Somerset +4 4 £475 +5.55%

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for Test Management.

1 215 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (28.32%) Test Strategy
3 134 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 131 (25.59%) Finance
5 114 (22.27%) JIRA
6 103 (20.12%) HP
7 101 (19.73%) SQL
7 101 (19.73%) Test Scripting
8 100 (19.53%) Test Automation
9 93 (18.16%) ISTQB
10 92 (17.97%) Regression Testing
10 92 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 90 (17.58%) Selenium
12 88 (17.19%) Oracle
13 86 (16.80%) ISEB
14 82 (16.02%) QA
15 73 (14.26%) HP Quality Center
15 73 (14.26%) Waterfall
16 70 (13.67%) Defect Management
17 67 (13.09%) Banking
18 63 (12.30%) Functional Testing
19 61 (11.91%) HP UFT
20 60 (11.72%) Security Cleared
21 57 (11.13%) Java
21 57 (11.13%) Scrum
22 56 (10.94%) Software Testing
23 55 (10.74%) Migration
24 52 (10.16%) Performance Testing
25 50 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
25 50 (9.77%) BDD

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 19 (3.71%) Confluence
1 19 (3.71%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
3 7 (1.37%) WebLogic
3 7 (1.37%) WebSphere
4 6 (1.17%) IIS
5 5 (0.98%) JBoss
6 4 (0.78%) Apache
6 4 (0.78%) CMS
6 4 (0.78%) DataSynapse
7 3 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Application Server
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.39%) SAS
8 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.20%) ATG Dynamo
9 1 (0.20%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 32 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 12 (2.34%) MS Office
4 11 (2.15%) MS Project
5 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (3.13%) SAP ERP
2 15 (2.93%) SAP PSCD
3 12 (2.34%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
5 9 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
6 8 (1.56%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.78%) SAP PS
7 4 (0.78%) SAP SD
7 4 (0.78%) SAP WM
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.59%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
9 2 (0.39%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.20%) Magento
10 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.20%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.20%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.95%) Office 365
2 8 (1.56%) SaaS
3 4 (0.78%) GitHub
4 2 (0.39%) Boomi
4 2 (0.39%) G Suite
4 2 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.32%) 4G
1 17 (3.32%) LTE
2 15 (2.93%) Wireless
3 12 (2.34%) PuTTY
3 12 (2.34%) WinSCP
4 7 (1.37%) HTTP
4 7 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.98%) LDAP
6 4 (0.78%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.59%) Internet
7 3 (0.59%) SSH
7 3 (0.59%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.39%) BGP
8 2 (0.39%) HSRP
8 2 (0.39%) MPLS
8 2 (0.39%) MVNO
8 2 (0.39%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (0.39%) OSPF
8 2 (0.39%) PPP
8 2 (0.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.84%) Oracle Database
2 31 (6.05%) SQL Server
3 27 (5.27%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (3.52%) BusinessObjects
4 18 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (2.93%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.93%) SAP BW
5 15 (2.93%) SAP Data Services
6 14 (2.73%) Oracle Database 10g
7 13 (2.54%) Big Data
8 10 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.56%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.37%) Oracle OWB
11 6 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (0.78%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 114 (22.27%) JIRA
2 90 (17.58%) Selenium
3 61 (11.91%) HP UFT
4 50 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 37 (7.23%) LoadRunner
6 34 (6.64%) Cucumber
7 30 (5.86%) Jenkins
8 25 (4.88%) SpecFlow
9 17 (3.32%) Visual Studio
10 16 (3.13%) Git (software)
10 16 (3.13%) SoapUI
11 15 (2.93%) JMeter
11 15 (2.93%) TeamCity
11 15 (2.93%) WebDriver
12 12 (2.34%) Oracle APEX
12 12 (2.34%) Toad
13 10 (1.95%) Zephyr
14 8 (1.56%) NUnit
15 7 (1.37%) NeoLoad
15 7 (1.37%) Subversion
General
1 131 (25.59%) Finance
2 67 (13.09%) Banking
3 46 (8.98%) Telecoms
4 33 (6.45%) Retail
5 15 (2.93%) General Ledger
6 14 (2.73%) Retail Banking
7 10 (1.95%) Legal
8 8 (1.56%) Advertising
8 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.17%) Back Office
10 5 (0.98%) Law
11 4 (0.78%) Front Office
11 4 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.59%) Billing
12 3 (0.59%) Local Government
12 3 (0.59%) Marketing
12 3 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) French Language
13 2 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 187 (36.52%) Test Manager
2 128 (25.00%) Analyst
3 107 (20.90%) Test Analyst
4 56 (10.94%) Tester
5 42 (8.20%) Test Leader
6 21 (4.10%) Consultant
7 20 (3.91%) Programme Manager
7 20 (3.91%) Programme Test Manager
7 20 (3.91%) Test Programme Manager
8 18 (3.52%) Test Engineer
9 16 (3.13%) Automation Test Analyst
10 15 (2.93%) SAP Consultant
10 15 (2.93%) Senior Analyst
11 14 (2.73%) ERP Manager
11 14 (2.73%) Senior Manager
12 13 (2.54%) Developer
12 13 (2.54%) Senior Test Analyst
12 13 (2.54%) Senior Test Manager
13 12 (2.34%) UAT Manager
14 11 (2.15%) Agile Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (4.88%) XML
2 20 (3.91%) .NET
3 19 (3.71%) SOAP
4 16 (3.13%) Web Services
5 15 (2.93%) SAP XI
6 7 (1.37%) Middleware
7 6 (1.17%) .NET Framework
7 6 (1.17%) Gherkin
7 6 (1.17%) REST
7 6 (1.17%) XML Messaging
8 5 (0.98%) CSS
8 5 (0.98%) HTML
8 5 (0.98%) JSON
9 4 (0.78%) AngularJS
10 3 (0.59%) RESTful
11 2 (0.39%) Java EE
11 2 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.39%) SAML
11 2 (0.39%) Spring
11 2 (0.39%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 10 (1.95%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.76%) Client/Server
4 9 (1.76%) NHS
5 8 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 5 (0.98%) Smart Meter
7 5 (0.98%) User Experience
7 5 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 4 (0.78%) Grid Computing
8 4 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (0.78%) Reinsurance
8 4 (0.78%) SWIFT
9 3 (0.59%) Data Centre
9 3 (0.59%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.59%) Fixed Income
9 3 (0.59%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.01%) Unix
2 38 (7.42%) Windows
3 32 (6.25%) Linux
4 9 (1.76%) Windows Server
5 7 (1.37%) Android
6 6 (1.17%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.78%) Mac OS
7 4 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.59%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.20%) MVS
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (28.32%) Test Strategy
3 134 (26.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 101 (19.73%) Test Scripting
5 100 (19.53%) Test Automation
6 92 (17.97%) Regression Testing
6 92 (17.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 73 (14.26%) Waterfall
8 70 (13.67%) Defect Management
9 63 (12.30%) Functional Testing
10 57 (11.13%) Scrum
11 56 (10.94%) Software Testing
12 55 (10.74%) Migration
13 52 (10.16%) Performance Testing
14 50 (9.77%) BDD
15 46 (8.98%) Test Planning
16 43 (8.40%) Non-Functional Testing
16 43 (8.40%) Project Management
16 43 (8.40%) System Integration Testing
17 40 (7.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 101 (19.73%) SQL
2 57 (11.13%) Java
3 24 (4.69%) C#
4 22 (4.30%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.32%) F#
5 17 (3.32%) PL/SQL
6 16 (3.13%) C
7 10 (1.95%) Ruby
8 9 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.37%) Perl
9 7 (1.37%) Python
10 6 (1.17%) C++
10 6 (1.17%) Scala
11 5 (0.98%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.98%) VBScript
12 4 (0.78%) AWK
12 4 (0.78%) PHP
12 4 (0.78%) VB
13 3 (0.59%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (18.16%) ISTQB
2 86 (16.80%) ISEB
3 60 (11.72%) Security Cleared
4 43 (8.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 42 (8.20%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.52%) Degree
7 15 (2.93%) CCA
8 12 (2.34%) ISEB Practitioner
9 9 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.98%) MAPM
10 5 (0.98%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.98%) PMP
11 4 (0.78%) DV Cleared
12 3 (0.59%) MBA
12 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (16.02%) QA
2 7 (1.37%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.98%) SDET
4 4 (0.78%) ISO 9000
4 4 (0.78%) SLA
5 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.59%) IFRS
5 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.39%) IAS 39
6 2 (0.39%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.39%) MiFID
6 2 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.39%) PMO
6 2 (0.39%) TickIT
7 1 (0.20%) Basel II
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (1.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.78%) Terminal Services
3 4 (0.78%) vSphere
3 4 (0.78%) XenApp
3 4 (0.78%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) Firmware
4 1 (0.20%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 73 (14.26%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.78%) vRealize
3 3 (0.59%) Control-M
4 2 (0.39%) Ambari
4 2 (0.39%) collectd
4 2 (0.39%) Grafana
4 2 (0.39%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.39%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.39%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (0.39%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.20%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.20%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.20%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.20%) OpenView
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 103 (20.12%) HP
2 88 (17.19%) Oracle
3 46 (8.98%) SAP
4 43 (8.40%) Microsoft
5 15 (2.93%) webMethods
6 14 (2.73%) IBM
6 14 (2.73%) VMware
7 11 (2.15%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.95%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.37%) Reuters
10 6 (1.17%) Informatica
10 6 (1.17%) Remedy
11 5 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.98%) Guidewire
11 5 (0.98%) Splunk
11 5 (0.98%) Workday
12 4 (0.78%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.78%) Citrix
12 4 (0.78%) Nimble Storage
13 3 (0.59%) JD Edwards
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