The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 177 157 178
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.41% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.83% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 23 26
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £225 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £690 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4539 4454 5397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.79% 77.38% 77.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3588 3328 4054
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 101
Average hourly rate £24.50 £23.50 £32.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -27.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.50 £59.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the City of London region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the City of London region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 16 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (32.50%) Banking
6 12 (30.00%) Project Management
6 12 (30.00%) QA
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.50%) SQL
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle
8 7 (17.50%) SAP
8 7 (17.50%) Integration Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
9 6 (15.00%) SDLC
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (15.00%) .NET
9 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.50%) TDD
10 5 (12.50%) ISEB
10 5 (12.50%) ETL
10 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.50%) BDD
10 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
11 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (10.00%) MS Excel

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.50%) Apache
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (2.50%) FileNet
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Project
3 2 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) PSTN
1 1 (2.50%) 3G
1 1 (2.50%) SS7
1 1 (2.50%) TCAP
1 1 (2.50%) ISUP
1 1 (2.50%) SCCP
1 1 (2.50%) INAP
1 1 (2.50%) Firewall
1 1 (2.50%) 2G
1 1 (2.50%) 4G
1 1 (2.50%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.00%) Star Schema
3 2 (5.00%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Big Data
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
1 4 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (7.50%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.00%) FitNesse
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.50%) TestNG
4 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.50%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.50%) JUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.50%) TestLink
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 13 (32.50%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Investment Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (7.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Retail
5 2 (5.00%) Back Office
6 1 (2.50%) Electronics
6 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.50%) Advertising
6 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (22.50%) Test Leader
2 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Architect
4 3 (7.50%) Business Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Programme Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) UAT Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Test Architect
5 2 (5.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) QA Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Senior QA Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) SAP Manager
5 2 (5.00%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) CGI
2 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.50%) LAMP
3 1 (2.50%) XSD
3 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
1 2 (5.00%) Equities
1 2 (5.00%) Derivative
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Informatics
2 1 (2.50%) BBC
2 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Windows
2 2 (5.00%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
3 1 (2.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 15 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (30.00%) Project Management
5 7 (17.50%) Integration Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (15.00%) SDLC
7 5 (12.50%) BDD
7 5 (12.50%) TDD
7 5 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 5 (12.50%) ETL
7 5 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 4 (10.00%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) C#
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.00%) VBA
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) Ruby
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) COBOL
4 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) ISEB
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (30.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
2 7 (17.50%) SAP
3 2 (5.00%) IBM
3 2 (5.00%) Sybase
3 2 (5.00%) Teradata
3 2 (5.00%) Netezza
3 2 (5.00%) Greenplum
3 2 (5.00%) Vertica
3 2 (5.00%) WorldPay
4 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) VMware
City, London
City Test Limited
Rate: £600 per day This rate is negotiable for excellent skills match
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago