The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 66 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 23 18 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.85% 1.39% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 1.83% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 12
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£425 £210 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% -34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £193 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £268 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
Test Management
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
967 983 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.73% 75.73% 72.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 577 392
Average daily rate £400 £368 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £240 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £495 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 42 31
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £27.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 2015. 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
Milton Keynes +7 14 £430 +1.17%
High Wycombe 0 3 £375 +78.57%
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 25 (69.44%) Finance
1 25 (69.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (41.67%) QA
4 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
5 13 (36.11%) SQL
6 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
7 11 (30.56%) Software Testing
7 11 (30.56%) ISEB
7 11 (30.56%) HP UFT
7 11 (30.56%) Waterfall
8 9 (25.00%) BDD
8 9 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (25.00%) TDD
9 8 (22.22%) SDLC
10 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
10 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
10 7 (19.44%) V-Model
10 7 (19.44%) SaaS
10 7 (19.44%) Selenium
10 7 (19.44%) Validation
10 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (19.44%) Oracle
10 7 (19.44%) SAP
10 7 (19.44%) XML
11 6 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
11 6 (16.67%) Java
11 6 (16.67%) Scrum
11 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) 3G
1 1 (2.78%) 2G
1 1 (2.78%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 5 (13.89%) SAP BW
3 4 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 4 (11.11%) PowerCenter
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.78%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) HP UFT
2 7 (19.44%) Selenium
3 6 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.78%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.78%) WinRunner
General
1 25 (69.44%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Test Manager
2 9 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Analyst
3 7 (19.44%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Testing Manager
4 4 (11.11%) QA Manager
5 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Agile Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Applications Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Web Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Payroll Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (19.44%) XML
2 5 (13.89%) .NET
3 4 (11.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) UNIX
2 4 (11.11%) Windows
2 4 (11.11%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (69.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (38.89%) Test Strategy
3 12 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 11 (30.56%) Software Testing
4 11 (30.56%) Waterfall
5 9 (25.00%) BDD
5 9 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
5 9 (25.00%) TDD
6 8 (22.22%) SDLC
7 7 (19.44%) V-Model
7 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
7 7 (19.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (19.44%) Validation
8 6 (16.67%) Scrum
8 6 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (11.11%) Migration
9 4 (11.11%) Line Management
9 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (36.11%) SQL
2 6 (16.67%) Java
3 5 (13.89%) C#
4 4 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) ISEB
2 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
1 7 (19.44%) SAP
2 6 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (2.78%) Citrix
4 1 (2.78%) IBM