The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 49 31 37
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.59% 0.77% 2.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 1.24% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate
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£484 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £328 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £348 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% +27.27%
Test Management
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
447 161 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 87.82% 61.92% 74.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 70 161
Average daily rate £425 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £590 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Bedfordshire region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -21 3 £484 +48.84%
Bedford - - - -
Test Management
East of England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 10 (76.92%) Migration
2 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
3 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) ISEB
4 6 (46.15%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 5 (38.46%) Email Migration
5 5 (38.46%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) Lotus
6 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 3 (23.08%) IBM Notes
7 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
8 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
8 2 (15.38%) Retail
8 2 (15.38%) SQL
8 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 2 (15.38%) EPoS
8 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
8 2 (15.38%) Android
8 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
8 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
8 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
8 2 (15.38%) JIRA
8 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
8 2 (15.38%) Confluence
9 1 (7.69%) Waterfall

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) IBM Notes
3 2 (15.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (15.38%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Test Leader
2 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Integration Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) EPoS
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
1 2 (15.38%) Smartphone
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Migration
2 8 (61.54%) Test Strategy
3 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Email Migration
5 4 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
8 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) ISEB
2 6 (46.15%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Citrix
2 4 (30.77%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) Mercator