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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank - 36 26
Contract jobs citing Test Management 0 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 2.44% 2.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.06% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Average daily rate
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- £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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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
316 360 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 82.72% 80.00% 82.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 215 102
Average daily rate £475 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.52 £19.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) QA Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Quality Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle