The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 City of London 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 159 184 161
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Management 36 35 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.49% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.65% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 27 50
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£465 £475 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £350 £347
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £535 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4400 5409 5841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.56% 76.11% 74.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3267 4045 4348
Average daily rate £450 £450 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 96 82
Average hourly rate £23.50 £27.97 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.98% +11.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £17.90 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £51.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
London

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014, 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 26 (40.63%) Finance
2 24 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (35.94%) Test Strategy
4 21 (32.81%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (26.56%) Banking
6 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 15 (23.44%) QA
7 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (23.44%) ISEB
7 15 (23.44%) SQL
8 13 (20.31%) Project Management
8 13 (20.31%) ISTQB
8 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
9 12 (18.75%) HP
10 11 (17.19%) Investment Banking
10 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (15.63%) MS Office
11 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
11 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
12 9 (14.06%) Selenium
12 9 (14.06%) MS Project
12 9 (14.06%) Oracle
13 8 (12.50%) Java
13 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
13 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
13 8 (12.50%) JIRA
13 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
14 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (10.94%) WebDriver
14 7 (10.94%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 6 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.81%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (15.63%) MS Office
1 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
2 9 (14.06%) MS Project
3 8 (12.50%) MS Visio
3 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Agresso
1 1 (1.56%) Summit
1 1 (1.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.13%) HTTP
1 2 (3.13%) SSL
1 2 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.56%) LAN
2 1 (1.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.56%) QlikView
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) Selenium
2 8 (12.50%) JIRA
3 7 (10.94%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.38%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.25%) FitNesse
5 4 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (4.69%) Zephyr
7 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 2 (3.13%) Subversion
7 2 (3.13%) Maven
7 2 (3.13%) Ant
7 2 (3.13%) JUnit
7 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.13%) Fiddler
7 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.13%) Mercurial
7 2 (3.13%) JBehave
7 2 (3.13%) Hudson
7 2 (3.13%) SoapUI
General
1 26 (40.63%) Finance
2 17 (26.56%) Banking
3 11 (17.19%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.81%) Legal
5 3 (4.69%) Advertising
5 3 (4.69%) Retail
6 2 (3.13%) Front Office
6 2 (3.13%) Publishing
6 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.56%) Local Government
7 1 (1.56%) Back Office
7 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (57.81%) Test Manager
2 10 (15.63%) Analyst
3 9 (14.06%) Tester
4 6 (9.38%) Test Analyst
4 6 (9.38%) Test Leader
5 5 (7.81%) QA Tester
6 4 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
6 4 (6.25%) UAT Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.69%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Programme Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
9 1 (1.56%) Test Automation Manager
9 1 (1.56%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) XML
2 3 (4.69%) HTML
2 3 (4.69%) Web Services
3 2 (3.13%) JSON
3 2 (3.13%) RESTful
3 2 (3.13%) J2EE
3 2 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (1.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.13%) CESG
5 1 (1.56%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.56%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) UNIX
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Linux
2 1 (1.56%) zOS
2 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 23 (35.94%) Test Strategy
3 16 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 15 (23.44%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (20.31%) Project Management
5 13 (20.31%) Test Scripting
6 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 6 (9.38%) Programme Management
9 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2
9 5 (7.81%) BDD
10 4 (6.25%) TDD
10 4 (6.25%) Scrum
10 4 (6.25%) Automated Testing
11 3 (4.69%) ITIL
11 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
11 3 (4.69%) Waterfall
11 3 (4.69%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) SQL
2 8 (12.50%) Java
3 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.13%) VBA
4 2 (3.13%) XQuery
4 2 (3.13%) XPath
4 2 (3.13%) Groovy
5 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (1.56%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (23.44%) ISEB
2 13 (20.31%) ISTQB
3 10 (15.63%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.94%) Degree
6 6 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (3.13%) CEH
9 2 (3.13%) CISSP
9 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (23.44%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) Basel III
3 1 (1.56%) EMIR
Systems Management
1 21 (32.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (18.75%) HP
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle
3 4 (6.25%) IBM
3 4 (6.25%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.56%) Murex
4 1 (1.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Charles River
4 1 (1.56%) MKS
4 1 (1.56%) Thunderhead
4 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (1.56%) Vermilion
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