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 29 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 Approach (TMap)
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 - 633
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TMap 2 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% - 0.020%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.005% - 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
UK median daily rate £286 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £286 - £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 39787 44801 45267
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.41% 80.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 99353 111983 101262
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £305 £283 £274
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3077 2943 3102
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.64% -6.66%  

TMap
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TMap as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TMap within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 - 2 £286 - 1
UK excluding London - 2 £286 - 1
South East - 1 £250 - 1
South West - 1 £323 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Twitter
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) VSAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Google

TMap
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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Robot Framework
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Manual Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) QA Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Google
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter
1 1 (33.33%) VMware