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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 53 72 56
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.09% 0.95% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 1.27% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 1
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£248 £320 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £349 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.81% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -17.64%
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
857 788 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.72% 74.55% 71.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 409 328
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £468 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 38 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £23.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.48% +60.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.98 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £66.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
High Wycombe - 8 £229 - 4
Milton Keynes +4 4 £425 +41.66%
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 21 (63.64%) Finance
2 17 (51.52%) QA
3 15 (45.45%) SQL
4 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
5 11 (33.33%) ISEB
6 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
7 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
7 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
8 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (15.15%) Retail
9 5 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
9 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.12%) Selenium
11 3 (9.09%) Banking
11 3 (9.09%) Summit
11 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
11 3 (9.09%) Bugzilla
11 3 (9.09%) C
11 3 (9.09%) Java
11 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
11 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
12 2 (6.06%) Data Analytics
12 2 (6.06%) Analytics
12 2 (6.06%) Perl
12 2 (6.06%) C++
12 2 (6.06%) Oracle
12 2 (6.06%) Microsoft

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (12.12%) Selenium
3 3 (9.09%) Bugzilla
4 2 (6.06%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) Maven
5 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.03%) TestDirector
5 1 (3.03%) Ant
5 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (63.64%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Retail
3 3 (9.09%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (48.48%) Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Test Manager
3 9 (27.27%) QA Analyst
4 7 (21.21%) Quality Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Business Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
7 2 (6.06%) Software Tester
8 1 (3.03%) QA Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
8 1 (3.03%) Test Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Management Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Consultant
8 1 (3.03%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) Systems Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Programme Manager
8 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Integration Testing
1 9 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 7 (21.21%) Regression Testing
2 7 (21.21%) Test Strategy
3 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.09%) Test Planning
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analytics
6 2 (6.06%) Analytics
6 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.03%) System Testing
7 1 (3.03%) V-Model
7 1 (3.03%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (45.45%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) C
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) C++
3 2 (6.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (39.39%) ISTQB
2 11 (33.33%) ISEB
3 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (51.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.06%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) VeriFone
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