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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 9 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.71% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.04% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
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
296 315 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 89.16% 81.61% 70.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 250 116
Average daily rate £450 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £588 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 7 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.42% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £22.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 8 £260 - 1
Test Management
East of England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) FTP
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) FogBugz
2 3 (30.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SaaS
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
3 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (20.00%) Fujitsu
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) QA
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Information Management
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Taleo
3 2 (20.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) SaaS
1 2 (20.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (30.00%) FogBugz
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
4 2 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration Lead
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration Test Manager
4 2 (20.00%) ETL Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (20.00%) Migration Manager
4 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Manual Tester
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 1 (10.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (50.00%) Data Migration
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) Data Transformation
2 3 (30.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (30.00%) ETL
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Change Management
3 2 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Information Management
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) Fujitsu
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle