The first table below looks at the demand for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 78 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.42% 0.12% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.16% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 5
Average daily rate £250 - £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 - £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
845 611 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 70.42% 73.26% 66.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 356 381
Average daily rate £355 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 38
Average hourly rate £15.97 £14.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £9.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £162.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
High Wycombe - 1 £250 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £225 -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) JIRA
5 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
6 3 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (25.00%) Selenium
6 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) ISEB
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
8 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
8 1 (8.33%) Project Management
8 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
8 1 (8.33%) 2G
8 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Bugzilla
3 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
1 6 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Software Tester
4 1 (8.33%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Regression Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) System Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle