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 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 61 78 63
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.78% 0.26% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 0.35% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 4
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£313 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £205 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £345 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.72 £30.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+39.05% -9.77%
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
958 857 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 77.38% 75.11% 73.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 469 492 335
Average daily rate £365 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 38
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.97 £19.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.19% -17.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.65 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 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 1 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +9 15 £300 +33.33% 3
High Wycombe - - - -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 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 37 (88.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 33 (78.57%) Finance
3 30 (71.43%) QA
4 27 (64.29%) ISEB
4 27 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
5 26 (61.90%) Test Scripting
6 21 (50.00%) SQL
6 21 (50.00%) Waterfall
7 20 (47.62%) Software Testing
8 18 (42.86%) XML
8 18 (42.86%) Validation
8 18 (42.86%) V-Model
8 18 (42.86%) Relational Database
9 17 (40.48%) SAP
10 14 (33.33%) Test Strategy
11 11 (26.19%) SAP BW
12 10 (23.81%) System Testing
13 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
14 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
14 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
15 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
15 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
16 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
17 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
17 5 (11.90%) JIRA
18 4 (9.52%) CMS
18 4 (9.52%) Telecoms

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (9.52%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) SAP BCA
2 2 (4.76%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) DHCP
1 2 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 11 (26.19%) SAP BW
3 4 (9.52%) Data Mining
3 4 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (2.38%) SAP BI
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.76%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Selenium
3 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
3 2 (4.76%) TestDirector
3 2 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.38%) WinRunner
General
1 33 (78.57%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.14%) Banking
4 2 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (47.62%) Test Manager
2 19 (45.24%) Analyst
3 18 (42.86%) Test Analyst
4 15 (35.71%) Test Leader
5 4 (9.52%) QA Manager
6 3 (7.14%) Testing Manager
7 2 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Applications Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Web Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) QA Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Programme Test Manager
8 1 (2.38%) Web Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Web Test Analyst
8 1 (2.38%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.38%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows NT
2 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (88.10%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (61.90%) Test Scripting
3 21 (50.00%) Waterfall
4 20 (47.62%) Software Testing
5 18 (42.86%) Validation
5 18 (42.86%) V-Model
6 14 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 10 (23.81%) System Testing
8 9 (21.43%) Manual Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Performance Testing
9 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
10 7 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (14.29%) Regression Testing
11 6 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 3 (7.14%) Migration
13 3 (7.14%) Web Testing
13 3 (7.14%) Data Migration
13 3 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (2.38%) VBScript
4 1 (2.38%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 27 (64.29%) ISEB
2 7 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (71.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (64.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) SAP
2 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.52%) Business Objects
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Apple