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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 67 67 53
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 19 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.68% 0.68% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 0.91% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 12
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£348 £288 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.86% -10.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £369 £386
% change year-on-year
+5.01% -4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
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
880 771 589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.74% 75.44% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 428 272
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 25 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.88 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -29.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.89 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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
Milton Keynes 0 10 £295 -7.45%
High Wycombe 0 1 £363 +45.00% 1
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 31 (72.09%) Finance
2 29 (67.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 25 (58.14%) QA
4 24 (55.81%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (53.49%) ISEB
6 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
7 19 (44.19%) Test Strategy
8 17 (39.53%) SQL
9 14 (32.56%) Software Testing
9 14 (32.56%) Waterfall
10 12 (27.91%) V-Model
11 11 (25.58%) System Testing
11 11 (25.58%) Relational Database
11 11 (25.58%) Validation
11 11 (25.58%) SAP
11 11 (25.58%) XML
12 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
13 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
14 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
15 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
16 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
16 6 (13.95%) JIRA
16 6 (13.95%) Java
16 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
16 6 (13.95%) SAP BW
16 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
17 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
17 5 (11.63%) C

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (9.30%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP FI
1 2 (4.65%) SAP BCA
2 1 (2.33%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) DHCP
1 2 (4.65%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.95%) SAP BW
3 4 (9.30%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) JIRA
2 4 (9.30%) Bugzilla
3 3 (6.98%) TestDirector
3 3 (6.98%) LoadRunner
4 2 (4.65%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (2.33%) Ant
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 31 (72.09%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 4 (9.30%) Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (55.81%) Test Manager
2 16 (37.21%) Analyst
3 13 (30.23%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.60%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.65%) QA Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) QA Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.33%) QA Tester
6 1 (2.33%) Quality Analyst
6 1 (2.33%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (2.33%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) UNIX
2 1 (2.33%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.33%) Windows
2 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (67.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (46.51%) Test Scripting
3 19 (44.19%) Test Strategy
4 14 (32.56%) Software Testing
4 14 (32.56%) Waterfall
5 12 (27.91%) V-Model
6 11 (25.58%) System Testing
6 11 (25.58%) Validation
7 10 (23.26%) Integration Testing
8 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.95%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
12 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
13 3 (6.98%) Migration
13 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (6.98%) Performance Improvement
13 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (53.49%) ISEB
2 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (16.28%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (58.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (55.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) SAP
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 4 (9.30%) Business Objects
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Apple
6 1 (2.33%) VeriFone