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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 187 167 196
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +29
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.77% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 25
Average daily rate
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£475 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £231 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £690 £540
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 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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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
4649 4570 5553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.36% 77.68% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3696 3389 4146
Average daily rate £473 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 99
Average hourly rate £21.30 £22.69 £39.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.12% -42.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 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 28 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 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 17 (41.46%) Test Strategy
3 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (34.15%) Banking
5 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (29.27%) QA
6 12 (29.27%) Project Management
7 11 (26.83%) SQL
7 11 (26.83%) Oracle
8 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.95%) SDLC
9 8 (19.51%) ISEB
9 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.07%) ETL
11 6 (14.63%) .NET
11 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
11 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
12 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
12 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (12.20%) Change Management
12 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
12 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
12 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (12.20%) SAP
12 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
12 5 (12.20%) Degree
12 5 (12.20%) JIRA
12 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
13 4 (9.76%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 (2.44%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.44%) WebLogic Portal
1 1 (2.44%) FileNet
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Project
3 2 (4.88%) MS Office
3 2 (4.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) PSTN
1 1 (2.44%) 3G
1 1 (2.44%) SS7
1 1 (2.44%) TCAP
1 1 (2.44%) ISUP
1 1 (2.44%) SCCP
1 1 (2.44%) INAP
1 1 (2.44%) Firewall
1 1 (2.44%) 2G
1 1 (2.44%) 4G
1 1 (2.44%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.20%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.32%) Star Schema
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.32%) Big Data
5 2 (4.88%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.44%) MySQL
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 4 (9.76%) SpecFlow
3 3 (7.32%) TestDirector
3 3 (7.32%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.88%) FitNesse
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.44%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.44%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (51.22%) Finance
2 14 (34.15%) Banking
3 4 (9.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Retail
5 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 2 (4.88%) Back Office
6 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (39.02%) Test Manager
2 11 (26.83%) Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Test Leader
4 8 (19.51%) Test Analyst
5 6 (14.63%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Business Analyst
6 3 (7.32%) Programme Manager
6 3 (7.32%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Systems Manager
7 2 (4.88%) UAT Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Test Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Project Consultant
7 2 (4.88%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) Programme Test Manager
7 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 2 (4.88%) XML
2 2 (4.88%) CGI
2 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.88%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.44%) LAMP
3 1 (2.44%) XSD
3 1 (2.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Derivative
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.88%) Fixed Income
3 2 (4.88%) Equities
4 1 (2.44%) Informatics
4 1 (2.44%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Windows
2 1 (2.44%) Solaris
2 1 (2.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Test Strategy
2 16 (39.02%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (29.27%) Project Management
5 9 (21.95%) SDLC
6 7 (17.07%) ETL
7 6 (14.63%) Integration Testing
7 6 (14.63%) Waterfall
8 5 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
8 5 (12.20%) Change Management
8 5 (12.20%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.20%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Test Scripting
9 4 (9.76%) Software Testing
9 4 (9.76%) BDD
9 4 (9.76%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.32%) V-Model
10 3 (7.32%) DevOps
10 3 (7.32%) Kimball Methodology
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.83%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) T-SQL
2 3 (7.32%) C#
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) VBA
3 2 (4.88%) C
3 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
3 2 (4.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.44%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) ISEB
2 5 (12.20%) ISTQB
2 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 5 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Oracle
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) SAP
4 4 (9.76%) IBM
5 3 (7.32%) Teradata
5 3 (7.32%) Netezza
5 3 (7.32%) Greenplum
5 3 (7.32%) Vertica
5 3 (7.32%) WorldPay
6 2 (4.88%) Sybase
6 2 (4.88%) Metastorm
6 2 (4.88%) OpenText
7 1 (2.44%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) Atlassian