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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 76 80 69
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.00% 0.42% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.59% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 0
Average daily rate
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£295 £250 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +14.84%
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
1001 850 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.88% 72.22% 73.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 475 358
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 28
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.97 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.80% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £9.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

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 April 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 April 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 +8 10 £295 +31.11% 1
Marlow - 1 £225 -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 26 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (65.63%) Finance
3 20 (62.50%) Test Scripting
4 19 (59.38%) QA
5 16 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 16 (50.00%) ISEB
6 15 (46.88%) Waterfall
7 14 (43.75%) SQL
8 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
9 12 (37.50%) Validation
9 12 (37.50%) V-Model
9 12 (37.50%) XML
9 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
10 11 (34.38%) SAP
11 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
12 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (21.88%) Manual Testing
13 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
13 7 (21.88%) SAP BW
14 6 (18.75%) System Testing
14 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
15 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
15 5 (15.63%) JIRA
16 4 (12.50%) Data Mining
17 3 (9.38%) UNIX
17 3 (9.38%) SAP BCA
17 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
17 3 (9.38%) Web Testing
17 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
17 3 (9.38%) Selenium

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) SAP BCA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) DHCP
1 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) 3G
2 1 (3.13%) 2G
2 1 (3.13%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 7 (21.88%) SAP BW
3 4 (12.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (3.13%) SAP BI
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
3 2 (6.25%) TestDirector
3 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.25%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.13%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.13%) WinRunner
General
1 21 (65.63%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.25%) Retail
4 1 (3.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 14 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 14 (43.75%) Analyst
3 12 (37.50%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.50%) QA Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Testing Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Applications Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Web Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Web Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) UNIX
2 1 (3.13%) Windows
2 1 (3.13%) Windows NT
2 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (62.50%) Test Scripting
3 15 (46.88%) Waterfall
4 13 (40.63%) Software Testing
5 12 (37.50%) V-Model
5 12 (37.50%) Validation
6 9 (28.13%) Test Strategy
7 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (21.88%) Manual Testing
9 6 (18.75%) System Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
10 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (9.38%) Web Testing
11 3 (9.38%) Performance Testing
12 2 (6.25%) Scrum
12 2 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
12 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
12 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 1 (3.13%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) C#
2 2 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) Bourne shell
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (59.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) SAP
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) IBM
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (3.13%) Apple