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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 175 190 153
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -37
Contract jobs citing Test Management 28 37 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.52% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.68% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 31 55
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£500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £580 £583
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.42% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%
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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
4484 5416 5854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 76.03% 76.54% 75.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3371 4004 4310
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 70 93
Average hourly rate £21.69 £21.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -31.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.47 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 September 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 September 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 31 (48.44%) Finance
2 24 (37.50%) Test Strategy
3 23 (35.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (26.56%) Banking
5 17 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (26.56%) QA
5 17 (26.56%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (20.31%) SQL
6 13 (20.31%) ISEB
7 12 (18.75%) Investment Banking
7 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
8 11 (17.19%) HP
8 11 (17.19%) MS Project
8 11 (17.19%) MS Office
9 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
10 9 (14.06%) MS Visio
10 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
10 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.50%) Oracle
11 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
12 7 (10.94%) Java
12 7 (10.94%) Project Management
12 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
12 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
12 7 (10.94%) Degree
12 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
13 6 (9.38%) JIRA
13 6 (9.38%) IBM
13 6 (9.38%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (9.38%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.81%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) MS Project
1 11 (17.19%) MS Office
2 10 (15.63%) MS Excel
3 9 (14.06%) MS Visio
4 8 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Summit
1 1 (1.56%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) LAN
1 1 (1.56%) WAN
1 1 (1.56%) HTTP
1 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.56%) QlikView
1 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) JIRA
2 5 (7.81%) Selenium
2 5 (7.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.69%) FitNesse
3 3 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.13%) WebDriver
4 2 (3.13%) Zephyr
4 2 (3.13%) Fiddler
4 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) WinRunner
5 1 (1.56%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.56%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.56%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (48.44%) Finance
2 17 (26.56%) Banking
3 12 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 3 (4.69%) Advertising
5 2 (3.13%) Publishing
5 2 (3.13%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.13%) Legal
6 1 (1.56%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Front Office
6 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (53.13%) Test Manager
2 10 (15.63%) Analyst
3 8 (12.50%) Tester
4 6 (9.38%) Test Leader
5 5 (7.81%) UAT Manager
5 5 (7.81%) UAT Test Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Programme Manager
5 5 (7.81%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Head of Testing
8 2 (3.13%) Business Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Security Manager
9 1 (1.56%) UAT Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Automation Test Analyst
9 1 (1.56%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) XML
2 2 (3.13%) Web Services
2 2 (3.13%) REST
3 1 (1.56%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) J2EE
3 1 (1.56%) SOAP
3 1 (1.56%) Flash
3 1 (1.56%) JMS
3 1 (1.56%) WSDL
3 1 (1.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.56%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.69%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.13%) CESG
5 1 (1.56%) Derivative
5 1 (1.56%) Statistics
5 1 (1.56%) Ontologies
5 1 (1.56%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.56%) Open Source
5 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.25%) UNIX
2 3 (4.69%) Windows
3 2 (3.13%) Linux
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (37.50%) Test Strategy
2 23 (35.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (29.69%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.56%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 9 (14.06%) Test Automation
7 7 (10.94%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.94%) Project Management
8 5 (7.81%) Programme Management
9 4 (6.25%) Waterfall
9 4 (6.25%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Line Management
9 4 (6.25%) Regression Testing
10 3 (4.69%) ITIL
10 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.69%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.69%) Scrum
10 3 (4.69%) Agile Testing
10 3 (4.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.31%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) Java
3 2 (3.13%) VBA
3 2 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (1.56%) C++
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) Python
4 1 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.56%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.56%) Perl
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (20.31%) ISEB
2 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
3 7 (10.94%) Degree
3 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.69%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.13%) CEH
6 2 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.13%) CISSP
6 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.56%) ACCA
7 1 (1.56%) CIMA
7 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (26.56%) QA
2 2 (3.13%) SLA
3 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) COBIT
3 1 (1.56%) Basel III
3 1 (1.56%) EMIR
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) KVM
Systems Management
1 17 (26.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) HP
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (9.38%) IBM
3 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.56%) Charles River
5 1 (1.56%) MKS
5 1 (1.56%) Thunderhead
5 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.56%) Vermilion
5 1 (1.56%) Murex
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) JBoss
5 1 (1.56%) Software AG
5 1 (1.56%) Hyperion
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