The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for TMap skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TMap over the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management Approach (TMap)
UK
Rank 592 - 620
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TMap 1 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - 0.008%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.003% - 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

TMap 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 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
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 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
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 £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

TMap
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing TMap as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for TMap in the UK

TMap
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TMap in the UK

TMap
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TMap 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 TMap.

1 2 (66.67%) Dutch Language
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (33.33%) VSAN
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) COBOL
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

TMap
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
1 1 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio Team System
1 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (66.67%) Dutch Language
2 1 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (33.33%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Tester
1 1 (33.33%) IT Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Development Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) MVS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) COBOL
1 1 (33.33%) JCL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) VMware