The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 65 65 69
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 18 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.40% 1.20% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.88% 1.66% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 1
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£210 £320 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
959 724 644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 74.69% 72.11% 67.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 384 308
Average daily rate £365 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £258 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £474 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 28 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
South East

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 - 6 £210 - 2
Milton Keynes -1 2 £425 +9.67% 2
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (78.26%) Finance
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) QA
3 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
4 9 (39.13%) ISEB
5 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
6 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
6 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
7 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
8 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
8 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (17.39%) Retail
9 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
9 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.04%) Selenium
10 2 (8.70%) JIRA
10 2 (8.70%) MS Office
10 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
10 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
10 2 (8.70%) Banking
10 2 (8.70%) Summit
10 2 (8.70%) Legal
10 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
11 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
11 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
11 1 (4.35%) 2G
11 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
11 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Summit
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (13.04%) Selenium
3 2 (8.70%) Bugzilla
3 2 (8.70%) JIRA
General
1 18 (78.26%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Retail
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) QA Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Quality Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) QA Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Management Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
2 7 (30.43%) Integration Testing
3 6 (26.09%) Functional Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 4 (17.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (52.17%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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