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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 151 166 150
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 49 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.87% 0.62% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.80% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 36 45
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£550 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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
4402 5249 4652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 78.02% 77.21% 75.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3470 3862 3529
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 57 88
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% -32.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £52.82 £107.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 29 (37.66%) Banking
2 28 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 28 (36.36%) Test Strategy
3 26 (33.77%) Finance
4 21 (27.27%) Investment Banking
5 20 (25.97%) HP Quality Center
6 17 (22.08%) QA
6 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (22.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (22.08%) ISEB
7 16 (20.78%) HP
8 12 (15.58%) MS Office
8 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
9 11 (14.29%) MS Visio
9 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 11 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (14.29%) Derivative
10 10 (12.99%) SQL
10 10 (12.99%) MS Project
11 9 (11.69%) Project Management
11 9 (11.69%) ISEB Practitioner
11 9 (11.69%) JIRA
11 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
12 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
12 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
12 8 (10.39%) Oracle
13 7 (9.09%) UNIX
13 7 (9.09%) IBM
13 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
13 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (7.79%) Tomcat
1 6 (7.79%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.60%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.30%) JBoss
3 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Office
1 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 11 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 11 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (12.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.30%) Summit
1 1 (1.30%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) SSL
1 1 (1.30%) VLAN
1 1 (1.30%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) SAP BW
1 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) JIRA
2 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.19%) Cucumber
4 3 (3.90%) Selenium
5 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.60%) JMeter
5 2 (2.60%) TestDirector
5 2 (2.60%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.30%) Hudson
6 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.30%) Behat
General
1 29 (37.66%) Banking
2 26 (33.77%) 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%) Front Office
6 2 (2.60%) Back Office
6 2 (2.60%) Advertising
7 1 (1.30%) Billing
7 1 (1.30%) Electronics
7 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (58.44%) Test Manager
2 9 (11.69%) Test Leader
3 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 6 (7.79%) Head of Testing
4 6 (7.79%) Tester
5 5 (6.49%) Programme Manager
5 5 (6.49%) Contracts Manager
5 5 (6.49%) UAT Manager
5 5 (6.49%) UAT Test Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Programme Test Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Business Manager
6 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Business Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) SAP Manager
7 3 (3.90%) SAP Test Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Test Manager
8 2 (2.60%) QA Leader
8 2 (2.60%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Consultant
8 2 (2.60%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) SOAP
1 3 (3.90%) REST
2 2 (2.60%) JSON
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) XML
2 2 (2.60%) HTML
3 1 (1.30%) JMS
3 1 (1.30%) Flash
3 1 (1.30%) WSDL
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.29%) Derivative
2 5 (6.49%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 4 (5.19%) Open Source
4 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.60%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.60%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.60%) CESG
4 2 (2.60%) PMI
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) DTV
5 1 (1.30%) Statistics
5 1 (1.30%) FMCG
5 1 (1.30%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) UNIX
2 4 (5.19%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Linux
4 2 (2.60%) Android
4 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
1 28 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 17 (22.08%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 9 (11.69%) Project Management
4 9 (11.69%) Functional Testing
5 8 (10.39%) Performance Testing
5 8 (10.39%) Risk Management
6 7 (9.09%) Business Analysis
6 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 6 (7.79%) Programme Management
8 5 (6.49%) Logistics
9 4 (5.19%) Agile Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Agile Project Management
9 4 (5.19%) Automation Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Test Planning
9 4 (5.19%) Security Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.19%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.99%) SQL
2 4 (5.19%) Java
3 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.60%) VB
3 2 (2.60%) PHP
3 2 (2.60%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.30%) Python
4 1 (1.30%) Perl
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) ISEB
2 9 (11.69%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (5.19%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) CEH
5 2 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 2 (2.60%) CISSP
5 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.30%) PMP
6 1 (1.30%) ACCA
6 1 (1.30%) CIMA
6 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (22.08%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) KVM
Systems Management
1 20 (25.97%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) HP
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle
3 7 (9.09%) IBM
4 6 (7.79%) Murex
5 5 (6.49%) SAP
5 5 (6.49%) Calypso
6 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.90%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.60%) Apple
9 1 (1.30%) Software AG
9 1 (1.30%) SunGard
9 1 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.30%) Comverse
9 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
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