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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 69 68 55
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.69% 0.67% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.94% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 12
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£295 £288 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -12.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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
994 744 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 76.23% 70.92% 72.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 564 402 274
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 29 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £11.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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
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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 -4 10 £285 -10.58%
High Wycombe +1 3 £363 +45.00%
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 31 (70.45%) Finance
2 28 (63.64%) QA
3 25 (56.82%) ISEB
4 22 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (47.73%) SQL
5 21 (47.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
7 16 (36.36%) Test Strategy
8 13 (29.55%) Integration Testing
9 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
9 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
10 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 9 (20.45%) Performance Testing
11 9 (20.45%) V-Model
12 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
12 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
12 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (18.18%) Validation
12 8 (18.18%) System Testing
12 8 (18.18%) SAP
12 8 (18.18%) XML
13 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
14 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
14 5 (11.36%) Banking
14 5 (11.36%) C
14 5 (11.36%) Java
14 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
15 4 (9.09%) SAP BW
15 4 (9.09%) UNIX

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.09%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Summit
2 2 (4.55%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) DHCP
1 2 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Relational Database
2 4 (9.09%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (9.09%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Bugzilla
2 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) TestDirector
2 3 (6.82%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (4.55%) Selenium
3 2 (4.55%) Subversion
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) Ant
General
1 31 (70.45%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
2 5 (11.36%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (52.27%) Analyst
2 16 (36.36%) Test Manager
3 12 (27.27%) Test Analyst
4 9 (20.45%) QA Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Management Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Systems Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Software Tester
8 1 (2.27%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (40.91%) Test Scripting
3 16 (36.36%) Test Strategy
4 13 (29.55%) Integration Testing
5 12 (27.27%) Regression Testing
6 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (20.45%) Performance Testing
7 9 (20.45%) V-Model
8 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 8 (18.18%) System Testing
8 8 (18.18%) Validation
9 6 (13.64%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (11.36%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (9.09%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (6.82%) Data Migration
12 3 (6.82%) Migration
12 3 (6.82%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) SQL
2 5 (11.36%) C
2 5 (11.36%) Java
3 2 (4.55%) Perl
3 2 (4.55%) C++
3 2 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (56.82%) ISEB
2 12 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (63.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) SAP
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 4 (9.09%) Business Objects
3 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) HP
4 2 (4.55%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Apple
5 1 (2.27%) VeriFone
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