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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 67 70 60
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 20 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.61% 0.29% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 0.41% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 5
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£295 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £290 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £340 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £386
% change year-on-year
+2.04% -4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £62.75
% change year-on-year
+36.66% -52.19%
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
937 733 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 75.56% 70.35% 72.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 381 266
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 48
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 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.40 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +1.37%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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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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 -3 9 £280 -6.66%
High Wycombe - 4 £306 -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 27 (67.50%) Finance
2 25 (62.50%) QA
3 20 (50.00%) ISEB
4 18 (45.00%) SQL
5 17 (42.50%) HP Quality Center
6 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
7 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
8 11 (27.50%) Regression Testing
9 10 (25.00%) Integration Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
11 7 (17.50%) V-Model
12 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
12 6 (15.00%) Functional Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
12 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
12 6 (15.00%) Validation
12 6 (15.00%) SAP
12 6 (15.00%) XML
13 5 (12.50%) System Testing
14 4 (10.00%) CMS
14 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (10.00%) Banking
14 4 (10.00%) Retail
14 4 (10.00%) C
14 4 (10.00%) Java
14 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (10.00%) CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Summit
2 2 (5.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DHCP
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (10.00%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Bugzilla
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Subversion
2 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
2 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Ant
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 27 (67.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
2 4 (10.00%) Retail
3 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Analyst
2 15 (37.50%) Test Manager
3 9 (22.50%) Test Analyst
3 9 (22.50%) QA Analyst
4 7 (17.50%) Quality Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.00%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Test Consultant
7 1 (2.50%) Systems Manager
7 1 (2.50%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 14 (35.00%) Test Scripting
2 12 (30.00%) Test Strategy
3 11 (27.50%) Regression Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 8 (20.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (17.50%) V-Model
7 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
7 6 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (15.00%) Validation
8 5 (12.50%) System Testing
9 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
9 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (7.50%) Performance Improvement
10 3 (7.50%) Migration
10 3 (7.50%) Data Migration
10 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C
2 4 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (50.00%) ISEB
2 11 (27.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (62.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (42.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) SAP
2 4 (10.00%) Business Objects
3 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) VeriFone
5 1 (2.50%) IBM
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft