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 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 332 297
Rank change year-on-year -27 -35  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 256 346 418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.64% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 0.77% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 210 245
Median daily rate £400 £416 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% +1.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 8
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £38.80 £30.65
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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39081 44816 45249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.49% 83.35% 80.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25486 29721 28985
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1041 1082 1268
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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 24 June 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
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 24 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
England -21 232 £400 -3.03% 59
South East +36 77 £400 - 8
London -34 70 £450 - 21
Hampshire +36 28 £325 -21.21% 5
South West +4 26 £355 -14.00% 4
North West +9 20 £400 +7.02% 14
West Sussex +27 19 £375 +7.14%
Basingstoke +11 18 £325 - 3
Scotland +37 14 £369 -7.81% 2
Oxfordshire -3 12 £425 +23.18%
East of England -11 12 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire +14 10 £475 +35.71% 9
Manchester +3 10 £313 -13.19% 5
Leeds +19 8 £463 +46.24% 6
West Yorkshire +16 8 £463 +39.62% 7
Oxford +5 8 £425 +32.81%
Devon +3 8 £288 -
East Midlands -10 8 £363 +3.57%
City of London -11 8 £425 -15.00% 8
Berkshire +9 7 £419 +4.68% 1
Crawley +7 7 £375 +11.11%
Wiltshire +6 7 £358 -12.80%
Wales +4 7 £325 -27.77% 1
Surrey -6 7 £449 +12.20% 2
Worthing +21 6 - -
Cardiff +5 6 £328 -27.22% 1
South Wales +1 6 £328 -27.22% 1
Somerset -1 6 - -
Glasgow -4 6 £375 -6.25%
Exeter - 6 £288 -

For the 6 months to 24 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 with a requirement for Test Management.

1 219 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (37.64%) Test Automation
3 146 (27.76%) Test Strategy
4 142 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 125 (23.76%) JIRA
6 124 (23.57%) Finance
7 101 (19.20%) QA
8 100 (19.01%) ISTQB
9 99 (18.82%) Regression Testing
10 96 (18.25%) Test Scripting
11 94 (17.87%) HP
12 93 (17.68%) Selenium
13 86 (16.35%) SQL
14 85 (16.16%) ISEB
15 72 (13.69%) Oracle
15 72 (13.69%) Waterfall
15 72 (13.69%) Defect Management
16 70 (13.31%) Security Cleared
17 68 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
18 63 (11.98%) Functional Testing
19 61 (11.60%) Scrum
19 61 (11.60%) Java
19 61 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
19 61 (11.60%) Banking
20 60 (11.41%) Software Testing
21 56 (10.65%) SAP
21 56 (10.65%) Project Management
22 55 (10.46%) Migration
23 51 (9.70%) Scenario Testing
24 48 (9.13%) System Integration Testing

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 32 (6.08%) Confluence
2 28 (5.32%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (0.95%) CMS
5 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.76%) IIS
6 4 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 3 (0.57%) ColdFusion
7 3 (0.57%) JBoss
8 2 (0.38%) SAS
8 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.19%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 12 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
3 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.90%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (1.90%) SAP ERP
2 10 (1.90%) SAP PSCD
3 5 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.76%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.76%) SAP WM
5 3 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.38%) SAP PS
6 2 (0.38%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
7 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Payroll
7 1 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.99%) SaaS
2 17 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.66%) Office 365
4 6 (1.14%) GitHub
5 2 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.38%) G Suite
6 1 (0.19%) BrowserStack
6 1 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
6 1 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.04%) LTE
2 12 (2.28%) PuTTY
2 12 (2.28%) WinSCP
3 11 (2.09%) 4G
4 6 (1.14%) BGP
4 6 (1.14%) DHCP
4 6 (1.14%) DNS
4 6 (1.14%) Intranet
4 6 (1.14%) IPsec
4 6 (1.14%) WAN
4 6 (1.14%) Wireless
5 5 (0.95%) Extranet
5 5 (0.95%) Internet
5 5 (0.95%) MVNO
6 4 (0.76%) Ethernet
6 4 (0.76%) Network Security
6 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.57%) LAN
7 3 (0.57%) LDAP
7 3 (0.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.27%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.56%) Oracle Database
3 23 (4.37%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (2.28%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.09%) SAP BW
7 10 (1.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 10 (1.90%) MySQL
7 10 (1.90%) SAP Data Services
8 9 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 8 (1.52%) Big Data
9 8 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 8 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.14%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (0.95%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 125 (23.76%) JIRA
2 93 (17.68%) Selenium
3 42 (7.98%) HP UFT
4 39 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 32 (6.08%) Cucumber
6 22 (4.18%) LoadRunner
7 21 (3.99%) SpecFlow
8 20 (3.80%) Jenkins
8 20 (3.80%) Visual Studio
8 20 (3.80%) WebDriver
9 18 (3.42%) Git (software)
10 15 (2.85%) TeamCity
11 12 (2.28%) Oracle APEX
11 12 (2.28%) SoapUI
11 12 (2.28%) Toad
12 11 (2.09%) JMeter
13 10 (1.90%) TestRail
14 8 (1.52%) Zephyr
15 6 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
15 6 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 124 (23.57%) Finance
2 61 (11.60%) Banking
3 37 (7.03%) Telecoms
4 35 (6.65%) Retail
5 12 (2.28%) Retail Banking
6 10 (1.90%) General Ledger
7 8 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.14%) Advertising
8 6 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.14%) Legal
8 6 (1.14%) Publishing
9 5 (0.95%) Back Office
9 5 (0.95%) Marketing
10 4 (0.76%) Billing
10 4 (0.76%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.76%) Games
11 3 (0.57%) Electronics
11 3 (0.57%) Local Government
11 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 204 (38.78%) Test Manager
2 118 (22.43%) Analyst
3 94 (17.87%) Test Analyst
4 53 (10.08%) Tester
5 41 (7.79%) Test Leader
6 23 (4.37%) SAP Manager
7 22 (4.18%) Test Engineer
8 21 (3.99%) Programme Test Manager
8 21 (3.99%) SAP Test Manager
8 21 (3.99%) Test Programme Manager
9 20 (3.80%) Programme Manager
10 16 (3.04%) Consultant
11 15 (2.85%) Developer
12 12 (2.28%) SAP Consultant
13 11 (2.09%) Project Manager
14 10 (1.90%) Business Analyst
14 10 (1.90%) QA Engineer
14 10 (1.90%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (1.90%) Senior Manager
14 10 (1.90%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.99%) XML
2 13 (2.47%) .NET
3 11 (2.09%) Web Services
4 10 (1.90%) SAP XI
4 10 (1.90%) SOAP
5 7 (1.33%) Middleware
6 6 (1.14%) HTML
7 5 (0.95%) RESTful
8 4 (0.76%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.76%) CSS
8 4 (0.76%) JSON
8 4 (0.76%) REST
9 3 (0.57%) AngularJS
9 3 (0.57%) J2EE
9 3 (0.57%) XML Messaging
10 2 (0.38%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.38%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.38%) Java EE
10 2 (0.38%) JDBC
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.09%) Mobile App
5 10 (1.90%) NHS
6 9 (1.71%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 5 (0.95%) CMDB
8 5 (0.95%) RIA
8 5 (0.95%) Smart Meter
8 5 (0.95%) User Experience
9 4 (0.76%) Data Centre
9 4 (0.76%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.76%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.57%) CESG
10 3 (0.57%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.57%) iPad
10 3 (0.57%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.57%) Tandem
10 3 (0.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (6.08%) Windows
2 26 (4.94%) Linux
3 22 (4.18%) Unix
4 10 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.52%) Android
6 7 (1.33%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.14%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.95%) CentOS
8 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.38%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.19%) AIX
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (37.64%) Test Automation
3 146 (27.76%) Test Strategy
4 142 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 99 (18.82%) Regression Testing
6 96 (18.25%) Test Scripting
7 72 (13.69%) Defect Management
7 72 (13.69%) Waterfall
8 68 (12.93%) Stakeholder Management
9 63 (11.98%) Functional Testing
10 61 (11.60%) Scrum
11 60 (11.41%) Software Testing
12 56 (10.65%) Project Management
13 55 (10.46%) Migration
14 51 (9.70%) Scenario Testing
15 48 (9.13%) System Integration Testing
16 46 (8.75%) Performance Testing
17 45 (8.56%) Integration Testing
18 40 (7.60%) ITIL
19 38 (7.22%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 86 (16.35%) SQL
2 61 (11.60%) Java
3 19 (3.61%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.04%) C#
4 16 (3.04%) F#
5 14 (2.66%) C
6 12 (2.28%) PL/SQL
7 9 (1.71%) Ruby
8 8 (1.52%) PHP
8 8 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.33%) Python
9 7 (1.33%) VBScript
10 6 (1.14%) VB
11 5 (0.95%) C++
12 4 (0.76%) Perl
12 4 (0.76%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.38%) Groovy
15 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 100 (19.01%) ISTQB
2 85 (16.16%) ISEB
3 70 (13.31%) Security Cleared
4 46 (8.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 46 (8.75%) SC Cleared
5 25 (4.75%) Degree
6 10 (1.90%) CCA
7 9 (1.71%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.33%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.95%) PMP
11 4 (0.76%) MAPM
11 4 (0.76%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.38%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.38%) MBA
14 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (19.20%) QA
2 13 (2.47%) PMO
3 8 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 8 (1.52%) SLA
4 5 (0.95%) MiFID
5 3 (0.57%) IFRS
5 3 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.57%) SEPA
6 2 (0.38%) IAS 39
6 2 (0.38%) IFRS 9
6 2 (0.38%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.38%) TickIT
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 19770
7 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (1.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.95%) Samba
3 5 (0.95%) Squid
4 4 (0.76%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.76%) vSphere
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 61 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (0.95%) Nagios
2 5 (0.95%) Webmin
2 5 (0.95%) Xymon
3 4 (0.76%) vRealize
4 1 (0.19%) Ambari
4 1 (0.19%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.19%) collectd
4 1 (0.19%) Grafana
4 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.19%) HP Fortify
4 1 (0.19%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.19%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.19%) OpenView
4 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 94 (17.87%) HP
2 72 (13.69%) Oracle
3 56 (10.65%) SAP
4 43 (8.17%) Microsoft
5 23 (4.37%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (3.23%) VMware
7 13 (2.47%) IBM
8 12 (2.28%) Motorola
8 12 (2.28%) Red Hat
9 10 (1.90%) webMethods
10 7 (1.33%) Citrix
11 6 (1.14%) Remedy
11 6 (1.14%) Workday
12 5 (0.95%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.95%) CheckPoint
12 5 (0.95%) Ericsson
12 5 (0.95%) Informatica
12 5 (0.95%) Veeam
13 4 (0.76%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.76%) Splunk
City, London
LA International
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Technology
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
JM
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday