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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 163 148 155
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 23 51 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.88% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.14% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 44 30
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£475 £469 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £357 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £390
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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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
4003 4479 4297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 79.03% 77.59% 76.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3119 3180 3299
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 53
Average hourly rate £20.45 £28.50 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% -45.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £16.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £77.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 29 (40.85%) Banking
2 25 (35.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (35.21%) Test Strategy
3 22 (30.99%) Finance
4 19 (26.76%) Investment Banking
5 18 (25.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (23.94%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (19.72%) ISEB
8 12 (16.90%) Project Management
8 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (15.49%) QA
9 11 (15.49%) HP
10 10 (14.08%) SAP
10 10 (14.08%) Derivative
11 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
11 9 (12.68%) JIRA
11 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
12 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
12 8 (11.27%) MS Office
12 8 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
12 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
13 7 (9.86%) TDD
13 7 (9.86%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
13 7 (9.86%) MS Project
13 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
13 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
13 7 (9.86%) Functional Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
14 6 (8.45%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 4 (5.63%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.82%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
2 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 8 (11.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (9.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.41%) VLAN
1 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
2 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) JIRA
2 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.82%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.82%) Selenium
4 2 (2.82%) JMeter
5 1 (1.41%) Maven
5 1 (1.41%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.41%) JUnit
5 1 (1.41%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.41%) Hudson
5 1 (1.41%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.41%) Behat
5 1 (1.41%) TestLink
5 1 (1.41%) TestNG
5 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.41%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (40.85%) Banking
2 22 (30.99%) Finance
3 19 (26.76%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (4.23%) Legal
6 2 (2.82%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.82%) Marketing
6 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.82%) Front Office
6 2 (2.82%) Back Office
6 2 (2.82%) Electronics
6 2 (2.82%) Law
7 1 (1.41%) Billing
7 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 40 (56.34%) Test Manager
2 10 (14.08%) Test Leader
3 7 (9.86%) SAP Test Manager
3 7 (9.86%) SAP Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Contracts Manager
4 5 (7.04%) Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) UAT Manager
5 4 (5.63%) UAT Test Manager
5 4 (5.63%) Consultant
5 4 (5.63%) Test Consultant
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Principal Consultant
6 3 (4.23%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Architect
6 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Tester
6 3 (4.23%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Head of Testing
7 2 (2.82%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) SOAP
1 3 (4.23%) REST
2 2 (2.82%) XML
2 2 (2.82%) .NET
2 2 (2.82%) JSON
3 1 (1.41%) SAP XI
3 1 (1.41%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.41%) Spring
3 1 (1.41%) JTA
3 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.41%) JMS
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) HTML
3 1 (1.41%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) Derivative
2 5 (7.04%) Interest Rate Derivative
2 5 (7.04%) Open Source
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) DTV
4 2 (2.82%) PMI
4 2 (2.82%) Credit Risk
4 2 (2.82%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.41%) Informatics
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.63%) UNIX
2 3 (4.23%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.82%) Android
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.21%) User Acceptance Testing
1 25 (35.21%) Test Strategy
2 18 (25.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (16.90%) Project Management
3 12 (16.90%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.68%) Software Testing
5 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
6 7 (9.86%) TDD
6 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
6 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
6 7 (9.86%) Test Scripting
6 7 (9.86%) Functional Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Performance Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Logistics
7 6 (8.45%) Scrum
7 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.04%) Migration
8 5 (7.04%) Business Analysis
8 5 (7.04%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.63%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) VB
2 3 (4.23%) Java
3 2 (2.82%) C#
3 2 (2.82%) PHP
3 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.82%) Ruby
4 1 (1.41%) Python
4 1 (1.41%) VBA
4 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.41%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (19.72%) ISEB
2 7 (9.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Degree
4 3 (4.23%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.82%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.41%) PMP
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (15.49%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (23.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (15.49%) HP
2 10 (14.08%) SAP
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle
4 5 (7.04%) Murex
4 5 (7.04%) Calypso
5 4 (5.63%) IBM
6 2 (2.82%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) Apple
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.41%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.41%) SunGard
7 1 (1.41%) Comverse
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