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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 147 150 151
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 39 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.79% 0.85% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.10% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 38
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£521 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £355 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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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
3916 4623 4387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.98% 77.31% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 3371 3356
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 49 74
Average hourly rate £22.25 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.31% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 January 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 29 January 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 31 (40.26%) Banking
2 28 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 26 (33.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (32.47%) Finance
5 21 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 21 (27.27%) Investment Banking
6 20 (25.97%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (20.78%) QA
8 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (18.18%) HP
9 14 (18.18%) ISEB
10 11 (14.29%) Derivative
11 10 (12.99%) Project Management
11 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.69%) MS Office
12 9 (11.69%) SAP
12 9 (11.69%) MS Visio
12 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
12 9 (11.69%) MS PowerPoint
12 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
13 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
13 8 (10.39%) JIRA
13 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
14 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
14 7 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (9.09%) SQL
14 7 (9.09%) MS Project
14 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
15 6 (7.79%) Integration Testing
15 6 (7.79%) Logistics

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.60%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (12.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (11.69%) MS Office
2 9 (11.69%) MS Visio
2 9 (11.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.30%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Firewall
1 1 (1.30%) VLAN
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) JIRA
2 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.19%) Selenium
4 3 (3.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.60%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.60%) JMeter
6 1 (1.30%) Maven
6 1 (1.30%) JUnit
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.30%) Hudson
6 1 (1.30%) TestNG
6 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.30%) Behat
6 1 (1.30%) TestLink
General
1 31 (40.26%) Banking
2 25 (32.47%) Finance
3 21 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.90%) Law
5 3 (3.90%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Marketing
6 2 (2.60%) Retail
6 2 (2.60%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.60%) Front Office
6 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 2 (2.60%) Electronics
7 1 (1.30%) Billing
7 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Test Manager
2 9 (11.69%) Test Leader
3 7 (9.09%) Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Head of Testing
4 6 (7.79%) SAP Test Manager
4 6 (7.79%) SAP Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Tester
5 5 (6.49%) Contracts Manager
6 4 (5.19%) UAT Manager
6 4 (5.19%) UAT Test Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Test Consultant
6 4 (5.19%) Business Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Principal Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) QA Leader
8 2 (2.60%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) REST
1 4 (5.19%) SOAP
2 2 (2.60%) JSON
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) XML
2 2 (2.60%) JMS
3 1 (1.30%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.30%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.30%) Spring
3 1 (1.30%) JTA
3 1 (1.30%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) WSDL
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Derivative
2 5 (6.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (5.19%) Open Source
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.60%) Credit Risk
5 2 (2.60%) DTV
5 2 (2.60%) PMI
5 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.30%) Statistics
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) Pharmacovigilance
6 1 (1.30%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.30%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.49%) UNIX
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Android
3 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 26 (33.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (12.99%) Project Management
6 9 (11.69%) Software Testing
6 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
7 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
7 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
8 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
8 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
9 6 (7.79%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.79%) Logistics
9 6 (7.79%) Automated Testing
9 6 (7.79%) TDD
9 6 (7.79%) Scrum
10 5 (6.49%) Programme Management
10 5 (6.49%) Migration
10 5 (6.49%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.09%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) Java
3 3 (3.90%) VB
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
4 2 (2.60%) PHP
4 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.60%) C#
4 2 (2.60%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) Ruby
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) ISEB
2 7 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (6.49%) Degree
4 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CIMA
7 1 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.30%) ACCA
7 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.78%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (25.97%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) HP
2 9 (11.69%) SAP
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) IBM
3 5 (6.49%) Murex
3 5 (6.49%) Calypso
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
5 2 (2.60%) Apple
6 1 (1.30%) Software AG
6 1 (1.30%) SunGard
6 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.30%) Comverse
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