The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank - 30 29
Contract jobs citing Test Management 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - 0.46% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.61% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £368
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.75 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-16.32% +14.84%
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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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
166 163 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 79.05% 74.77% 75.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 83
Average daily rate £375 £415 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +15.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £530 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 12
Average hourly rate £32.00 £42.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +32.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £18.30 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Dorset region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Management
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) ISEB
3 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
4 3 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (50.00%) QA
5 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (16.67%) Banking
6 1 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Service Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 3 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP