Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 410 421 411
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 -103
Contract jobs citing Test Management 585 544 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.55% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.64% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 340 367
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £285 £275 £265
90th Percentile £578 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +25.00% +24.59%
10th Percentile £35.63 £37.60 £34.13
90th Percentile £42.88 £49.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year -18.42% +25.00% +24.59%

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 88,857 84,510 91,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.59% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,673 55,623 60,220
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,453 2,097 2,357
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%

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 19 September 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 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 19 September 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 -17 505 £413 +2.17% 98
UK excluding London +5 390 £375 - 78
London +26 185 £450 - 28
South East -48 121 £431 +15.00% 15
North of England -8 61 £350 -18.84% 14
Midlands +23 51 £380 +14.72% 21
East of England +1 45 £356 -16.18% 8
Wales +15 42 £330 +1.54% 4
South West -9 38 £388 +8.39% 12
West Midlands +4 37 £400 +14.29% 9
Scotland -13 31 £413 +17.86% 4
North West -20 29 £338 -10.00% 8
Yorkshire -1 27 £350 -22.22% 6
East Midlands +9 12 £175 -44.00% 12
North East -4 5 £350 -26.42%
Northern Ireland +39 1 £550 +109.52%

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 294 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (44.96%) Test Automation
3 177 (30.26%) QA
4 172 (29.40%) JIRA
5 171 (29.23%) Test Strategy
6 129 (22.05%) Selenium
7 123 (21.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 108 (18.46%) SQL
9 99 (16.92%) Finance
9 99 (16.92%) Test Scripting
10 98 (16.75%) SDLC
11 90 (15.38%) Oracle
12 86 (14.70%) Java
13 83 (14.19%) Project Management
13 83 (14.19%) ISTQB
13 83 (14.19%) Cucumber
14 82 (14.02%) Regression Testing
15 81 (13.85%) Functional Testing
16 79 (13.50%) Waterfall
17 73 (12.48%) Microsoft
18 71 (12.14%) Defect Management
19 70 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
20 65 (11.11%) ISEB
21 63 (10.77%) Scrum
21 63 (10.77%) Integration Testing
21 63 (10.77%) Security Cleared
21 63 (10.77%) Git (software)
21 63 (10.77%) Non-Functional Testing
22 61 (10.43%) DevOps
23 60 (10.26%) HP Quality Center

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 34 (5.81%) Confluence
2 9 (1.54%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.85%) CMS
3 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 4 (0.68%) SharePoint
5 3 (0.51%) Apache
5 3 (0.51%) JBoss
5 3 (0.51%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.34%) CICS
6 2 (0.34%) SAS
6 2 (0.34%) WordPress
7 1 (0.17%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.17%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (2.91%) Microsoft Project
2 15 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.03%) HFM
1 6 (1.03%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (0.68%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.51%) SAP HCM
4 2 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.34%) Elite 3E
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.34%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.34%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.34%) SAP MM
4 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.34%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.34%) Sonata
5 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 37 (6.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.39%) SaaS
4 13 (2.22%) Office 365
5 11 (1.88%) GitHub
6 7 (1.20%) BrowserStack
7 6 (1.03%) Slack
8 4 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (0.68%) BlazeMeter
8 4 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (0.68%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (0.34%) Sauce Labs
10 2 (0.34%) Trello
11 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.17%) IaaS
11 1 (0.17%) PaaS
11 1 (0.17%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.54%) HTTP
1 9 (1.54%) Skype
2 8 (1.37%) LAN
2 8 (1.37%) TCP/IP
2 8 (1.37%) WAN
3 6 (1.03%) Firewall
3 6 (1.03%) FTP
4 5 (0.85%) DVB
5 4 (0.68%) SMS
6 3 (0.51%) SSL
7 2 (0.34%) DNS
7 2 (0.34%) DWDM
7 2 (0.34%) Internet
7 2 (0.34%) MPLS
7 2 (0.34%) MVNO
7 2 (0.34%) SNMP
8 1 (0.17%) 4G
8 1 (0.17%) LTE
8 1 (0.17%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.52%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.81%) MySQL
3 20 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.05%) NoSQL
6 9 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.37%) Big Data
7 8 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.68%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.51%) DB2
11 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.34%) GIS
12 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 172 (29.40%) JIRA
2 129 (22.05%) Selenium
3 83 (14.19%) Cucumber
4 63 (10.77%) Git (software)
5 44 (7.52%) Jenkins
6 39 (6.67%) SoapUI
6 39 (6.67%) Subversion
7 38 (6.50%) Zephyr
8 37 (6.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 36 (6.15%) JMeter
10 27 (4.62%) Visual Studio Team System
11 22 (3.76%) HP UFT
12 19 (3.25%) LoadRunner
13 18 (3.08%) Visual Studio
14 17 (2.91%) SpecFlow
15 16 (2.74%) TestRail
16 10 (1.71%) Appium
17 9 (1.54%) JUnit
17 9 (1.54%) NUnit
17 9 (1.54%) Protractor
General
1 99 (16.92%) Finance
2 42 (7.18%) Banking
3 26 (4.44%) Retail
4 14 (2.39%) Legal
5 12 (2.05%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.88%) Marketing
7 8 (1.37%) Law
7 8 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.20%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.85%) Games
10 4 (0.68%) Back Office
10 4 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.51%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
12 2 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.34%) Front Office
12 2 (0.34%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.34%) Military
Job Titles
1 185 (31.62%) Test Manager
2 152 (25.98%) Analyst
3 118 (20.17%) Test Analyst
4 75 (12.82%) Tester
5 45 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 45 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 28 (4.79%) Automation Tester
7 27 (4.62%) Project Manager
8 21 (3.59%) Test Automation Engineer
9 18 (3.08%) QA Engineer
10 17 (2.91%) Automation Test Analyst
11 15 (2.56%) QA Analyst
12 14 (2.39%) Quality Engineer
12 14 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (2.22%) Business Analyst
13 13 (2.22%) Programme Manager
13 13 (2.22%) Test Automation Manager
14 12 (2.05%) IT Manager
14 12 (2.05%) Selenium Test Analyst
14 12 (2.05%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.93%) SOAP
2 22 (3.76%) XML
3 18 (3.08%) Web Services
4 17 (2.91%) .NET
5 15 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 15 (2.56%) RESTful
6 11 (1.88%) REST
7 10 (1.71%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.37%) Middleware
9 7 (1.20%) HTML
9 7 (1.20%) JSON
9 7 (1.20%) Node.js
9 7 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (1.03%) CSS
11 5 (0.85%) XML Messaging
11 5 (0.85%) XSLT
12 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.68%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (0.68%) Swagger
13 3 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 55 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.10%) Mobile App
3 15 (2.56%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.39%) Data Centre
5 12 (2.05%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (1.88%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.71%) Virtual Team
8 9 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
8 9 (1.54%) PKI
9 8 (1.37%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.37%) User Experience
10 7 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.85%) Derivative
11 5 (0.85%) Mobile Games
11 5 (0.85%) MPEG
12 4 (0.68%) Fintech
12 4 (0.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 3 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
13 3 (0.51%) NHS
13 3 (0.51%) STB
Operating Systems
1 46 (7.86%) Windows
2 25 (4.27%) Linux
3 19 (3.25%) Unix
4 15 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 14 (2.39%) Android
6 9 (1.54%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.20%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.51%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.17%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) VME
11 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (50.26%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (44.96%) Test Automation
3 171 (29.23%) Test Strategy
4 123 (21.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 99 (16.92%) Test Scripting
6 98 (16.75%) SDLC
7 83 (14.19%) Project Management
8 82 (14.02%) Regression Testing
9 81 (13.85%) Functional Testing
10 79 (13.50%) Waterfall
11 71 (12.14%) Defect Management
12 70 (11.97%) Stakeholder Management
13 63 (10.77%) Integration Testing
13 63 (10.77%) Non-Functional Testing
13 63 (10.77%) Scrum
14 61 (10.43%) DevOps
15 56 (9.57%) Continuous Improvement
16 55 (9.40%) Test Planning
17 54 (9.23%) Software Testing
18 52 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (18.46%) SQL
2 86 (14.70%) Java
3 46 (7.86%) C#
4 26 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 18 (3.08%) Python
6 11 (1.88%) PowerShell
7 9 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 9 (1.54%) Perl
8 7 (1.20%) C
8 7 (1.20%) T-SQL
9 6 (1.03%) Groovy
9 6 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.68%) PHP
10 4 (0.68%) Ruby
11 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.34%) JCL
12 2 (0.34%) VBA
13 1 (0.17%) C++
13 1 (0.17%) COBOL
13 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (14.19%) ISTQB
2 65 (11.11%) ISEB
3 63 (10.77%) Security Cleared
4 44 (7.52%) Degree
5 41 (7.01%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (2.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (2.22%) ISEB Practitioner
9 10 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (1.37%) PMI Certification
10 8 (1.37%) PMP
11 5 (0.85%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.51%) CAPM
13 3 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.51%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.34%) CCNA
14 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (30.26%) QA
2 9 (1.54%) PMO
3 6 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.03%) GDPR
4 5 (0.85%) MiFID
5 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.34%) EMIR
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) WCAG
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (3.76%) Docker
2 19 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (0.85%) vSphere
6 3 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.34%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.17%) IAG
Systems Management
1 60 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (4.96%) HP ALM
3 16 (2.74%) SCCM
4 9 (1.54%) Ansible
4 9 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (1.54%) Puppet
5 5 (0.85%) Data Guard
5 5 (0.85%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.68%) SCOM
7 3 (0.51%) Grafana
7 3 (0.51%) Graphite
7 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.34%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.34%) Nessus
8 2 (0.34%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.17%) CloudHub
9 1 (0.17%) QRadar
9 1 (0.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (15.38%) Oracle
2 73 (12.48%) Microsoft
3 53 (9.06%) HP
4 34 (5.81%) SAP
5 18 (3.08%) VMware
6 14 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.71%) Cisco
8 8 (1.37%) IBM
8 8 (1.37%) Micro Focus
8 8 (1.37%) webMethods
9 7 (1.20%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.03%) Atlassian
10 6 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.03%) Hyperion
11 5 (0.85%) Capita
11 5 (0.85%) Citrix
12 4 (0.68%) AppDynamics
12 4 (0.68%) Avaloq
12 4 (0.68%) Dynatrace
12 4 (0.68%) New Relic