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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 180 156 167
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 30 41 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.46% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.88% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 37
Average daily rate £388 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £640 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 33 (41.25%) Banking
2 28 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (32.50%) Test Automation
4 23 (28.75%) Finance
5 19 (23.75%) HP
6 17 (21.25%) Investment Banking
7 16 (20.00%) QA
8 15 (18.75%) Selenium
8 15 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 15 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (16.25%) ISEB
10 13 (16.25%) Java
10 13 (16.25%) SQL
11 11 (13.75%) Project Management
11 11 (13.75%) WebDriver
12 10 (12.50%) JIRA
12 10 (12.50%) TDD
12 10 (12.50%) ISTQB
12 10 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
12 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 8 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
14 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
14 7 (8.75%) BDD
14 7 (8.75%) Business Analysis
14 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
14 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (3.75%) CMS
2 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.25%) MS Project
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.25%) Agresso
1 1 (1.25%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.75%) Internet
2 2 (2.50%) SSL
2 2 (2.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) QlikView
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Selenium
2 11 (13.75%) WebDriver
3 10 (12.50%) JIRA
3 10 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (6.25%) NeoLoad
4 5 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.75%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.75%) FitNesse
5 3 (3.75%) TestDirector
5 3 (3.75%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.50%) Maven
6 2 (2.50%) Subversion
6 2 (2.50%) Ant
6 2 (2.50%) JUnit
6 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.50%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (2.50%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.50%) JBehave
6 2 (2.50%) Hudson
6 2 (2.50%) Mercurial
General
1 33 (41.25%) Banking
2 23 (28.75%) Finance
3 17 (21.25%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Legal
4 3 (3.75%) Front Office
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Games
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Local Government
6 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (47.50%) Test Manager
2 19 (23.75%) Analyst
3 11 (13.75%) Test Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 8 (10.00%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.50%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Test Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.75%) UAT Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (3.75%) UAT Test Manager
8 3 (3.75%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.75%) QA Tester
8 3 (3.75%) UAT Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce Manager
9 2 (2.50%) QA Manager
9 2 (2.50%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) XML
2 4 (5.00%) SOAP
3 3 (3.75%) JMS
3 3 (3.75%) Web Services
3 3 (3.75%) Middleware
3 3 (3.75%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (2.50%) JSON
4 2 (2.50%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) .NET
4 2 (2.50%) J2EE
4 2 (2.50%) RESTful
5 1 (1.25%) DOM
5 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (7.50%) Derivative
3 4 (5.00%) Fixed Income
3 4 (5.00%) Kindle
4 3 (3.75%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.75%) E-Learning
4 3 (3.75%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.50%) Equities
5 2 (2.50%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.25%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.25%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.25%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.25%) NHS
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.50%) UNIX
2 1 (1.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 26 (32.50%) Test Automation
3 15 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 15 (18.75%) Test Strategy
3 15 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (13.75%) Project Management
6 10 (12.50%) TDD
6 10 (12.50%) E-Commerce
7 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (8.75%) BDD
8 7 (8.75%) Business Analysis
8 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
8 7 (8.75%) Automated Testing
9 6 (7.50%) System Testing
9 6 (7.50%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (7.50%) User Stories
10 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (6.25%) Performance Testing
10 5 (6.25%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) Java
1 13 (16.25%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) VBScript
3 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.75%) Python
4 3 (3.75%) Perl
4 3 (3.75%) XQuery
4 3 (3.75%) PowerHouse
4 3 (3.75%) XPath
5 2 (2.50%) MATLAB
5 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.50%) C++
5 2 (2.50%) VBA
5 2 (2.50%) Groovy
6 1 (1.25%) C#
6 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (16.25%) ISEB
2 10 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.50%) Degree
6 2 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (20.00%) QA
2 4 (5.00%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.25%) Solvency II
3 1 (1.25%) Basel III
3 1 (1.25%) HL7
3 1 (1.25%) EMIR
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 28 (35.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (23.75%) HP
2 5 (6.25%) Oracle
3 4 (5.00%) Calypso
4 2 (2.50%) Hyperion
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.50%) Sybase
5 1 (1.25%) SAP
5 1 (1.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.25%) MKS