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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 168 172 174
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 29 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.64% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 20 39
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£475 £513 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £352 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £623 £705 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%
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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
4333 4563 5651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 80.42% 77.35% 77.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3440 3384 4203
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 71
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £36.50 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 (64.58%) Finance
2 20 (41.67%) Banking
3 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (35.42%) Test Strategy
5 14 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (27.08%) SDLC
6 13 (27.08%) SQL
6 13 (27.08%) Oracle
7 12 (25.00%) ISEB
7 12 (25.00%) QA
8 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
9 10 (20.83%) Project Management
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
11 8 (16.67%) IBM
12 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
12 7 (14.58%) ETL
12 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
13 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (12.50%) Investment Banking
13 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
13 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
14 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
14 5 (10.42%) Oracle BPM
14 5 (10.42%) System Integration Testing
14 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (10.42%) Degree
14 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
14 5 (10.42%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (2.08%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.08%) Apache
1 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (2.08%) FileNet
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
2 2 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.08%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) PSTN
1 1 (2.08%) 3G
1 1 (2.08%) SS7
1 1 (2.08%) TCAP
1 1 (2.08%) ISUP
1 1 (2.08%) SCCP
1 1 (2.08%) INAP
1 1 (2.08%) Firewall
1 1 (2.08%) 2G
1 1 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (2.08%) 4G
1 1 (2.08%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
3 6 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.25%) Big Data
4 3 (6.25%) Star Schema
4 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.17%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) DataStage
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) TestDirector
1 3 (6.25%) JIRA
1 3 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.25%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.17%) FitNesse
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (2.08%) HP UFT
3 1 (2.08%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) Zephyr
General
1 31 (64.58%) Finance
2 20 (41.67%) Banking
3 6 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 5 (10.42%) Financial Institution
5 3 (6.25%) Telecoms
6 2 (4.17%) Back Office
6 2 (4.17%) Legal
6 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
6 2 (4.17%) Retail
7 1 (2.08%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Test Manager
2 13 (27.08%) Analyst
3 8 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 8 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 7 (14.58%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Consultant
5 5 (10.42%) Business Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Systems Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Project Consultant
6 2 (4.17%) Business Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Test Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.17%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Architect
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) CGI
2 2 (4.17%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.08%) LAMP
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.08%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) XSD
3 1 (2.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Derivative
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.17%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.17%) Equities
4 1 (2.08%) BBC
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) UNIX
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Solaris
2 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (35.42%) Test Strategy
3 14 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (27.08%) SDLC
5 10 (20.83%) Project Management
6 7 (14.58%) PRINCE2
6 7 (14.58%) ETL
7 6 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 5 (10.42%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Change Management
8 5 (10.42%) Regression Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Integration Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.33%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.33%) Test Planning
9 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 3 (6.25%) BDD
10 3 (6.25%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 5 (10.42%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.17%) C
4 2 (4.17%) C#
4 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.08%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) PHP
5 1 (2.08%) COBOL
5 1 (2.08%) VBA
5 1 (2.08%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) ISEB
2 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.42%) Degree
3 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CISM
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Oracle
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.67%) IBM
4 5 (10.42%) Metastorm
4 5 (10.42%) OpenText
5 4 (8.33%) SAP
5 4 (8.33%) HP
6 3 (6.25%) Teradata
6 3 (6.25%) Netezza
6 3 (6.25%) Greenplum
6 3 (6.25%) Vertica
6 3 (6.25%) WorldPay
7 2 (4.17%) SimCorp
7 2 (4.17%) Sybase
8 1 (2.08%) Symantec
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee
8 1 (2.08%) Murex
8 1 (2.08%) VMware
8 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
8 1 (2.08%) Qualys