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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 181 173 168
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 18 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.63% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 27
Average daily rate
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£475 £363 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £252 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+19.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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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
4224 4608 4899
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 77.53% 77.24% 77.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3330 3473 3689
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 39 78
Average hourly rate £24.23 £21.75 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.40% -47.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £92.50 £53.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 18 (38.30%) Test Strategy
2 17 (36.17%) Finance
3 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (27.66%) Banking
6 12 (25.53%) Project Management
6 12 (25.53%) QA
7 11 (23.40%) SAP
8 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
8 8 (17.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
9 7 (14.89%) Oracle
9 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.89%) TDD
9 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
10 6 (12.77%) Logistics
10 6 (12.77%) ISEB
10 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
10 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
10 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
10 6 (12.77%) SDLC
11 5 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.64%) SQL
11 5 (10.64%) .NET
11 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Risk Management

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.26%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (2.13%) FileNet
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Project
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) PSTN
1 1 (2.13%) 3G
1 1 (2.13%) SS7
1 1 (2.13%) TCAP
1 1 (2.13%) ISUP
1 1 (2.13%) SCCP
1 1 (2.13%) INAP
1 1 (2.13%) Firewall
1 1 (2.13%) 2G
1 1 (2.13%) 4G
1 1 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.26%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Cucumber
1 3 (6.38%) SpecFlow
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) FitNesse
3 1 (2.13%) TestNG
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Selenium
3 1 (2.13%) JUnit
3 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.13%) Maven
3 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) TestLink
General
1 17 (36.17%) Finance
2 13 (27.66%) Banking
3 6 (12.77%) Investment Banking
4 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.38%) Retail Banking
5 3 (6.38%) Retail
6 2 (4.26%) Back Office
7 1 (2.13%) Electronics
7 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (2.13%) Legal
7 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 1 (2.13%) Advertising
7 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) Test Manager
2 9 (19.15%) Test Leader
3 7 (14.89%) SAP Manager
3 7 (14.89%) SAP Test Manager
3 7 (14.89%) Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Architect
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Test Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Principal Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) UAT Manager
6 2 (4.26%) UAT Test Manager
6 2 (4.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) CGI
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.13%) JPA
4 1 (2.13%) REST
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) XML Messaging
4 1 (2.13%) Spring
4 1 (2.13%) JTA
4 1 (2.13%) XSD
4 1 (2.13%) XSLT
4 1 (2.13%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
1 2 (4.26%) Equities
1 2 (4.26%) Derivative
1 2 (4.26%) Client/Server
1 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) DTV
2 1 (2.13%) Informatics
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.13%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.38%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Android
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) Test Strategy
2 15 (31.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.66%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (25.53%) Project Management
6 8 (17.02%) Integration Testing
6 8 (17.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Test Automation
7 7 (14.89%) Automated Testing
7 7 (14.89%) TDD
8 6 (12.77%) Logistics
8 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
8 6 (12.77%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
8 6 (12.77%) SDLC
9 5 (10.64%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Risk Management
10 4 (8.51%) Scrum
10 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) C#
3 2 (4.26%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) VBA
3 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.13%) Ruby
4 1 (2.13%) Python
4 1 (2.13%) Assembly Language
4 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) VB
4 1 (2.13%) Perl
4 1 (2.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.26%) CTC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) SAP
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.38%) IBM
3 3 (6.38%) WorldPay
4 2 (4.26%) Sybase
5 1 (2.13%) HP
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) Teradata
5 1 (2.13%) Netezza
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.13%) Greenplum
5 1 (2.13%) Vertica