The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 112 119 116
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.22% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.31% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 7
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£350 £463 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +20.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £463 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Test Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1895 1630 1658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.69% 70.38% 67.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 897 922
Average daily rate £413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 149 128
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the East of England region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +10 3 £425 -8.10% 2
Hertfordshire +3 3 £220 - 1
East Anglia - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £350 - 1
Suffolk -4 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 8 (30.77%) HP
3 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 6 (23.08%) UNIX
6 5 (19.23%) Banking
7 4 (15.38%) QA
7 4 (15.38%) Release Management
7 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 3 (11.54%) JIRA
8 3 (11.54%) SWIFT
8 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
8 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
8 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
8 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
8 3 (11.54%) Windows
8 3 (11.54%) AIX
8 3 (11.54%) HPUX

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (7.69%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (3.85%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (3.85%) BASE24
3 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Essbase
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (11.54%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
3 3 (11.54%) Build Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Software Build Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Technical Team Leader
4 1 (3.85%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) JRuby
1 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
1 1 (3.85%) Ajax
1 1 (3.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) SWIFT
2 1 (3.85%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) UNIX
2 3 (11.54%) Windows
2 3 (11.54%) AIX
2 3 (11.54%) HPUX
2 3 (11.54%) Solaris
2 3 (11.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) Software Testing
3 6 (23.08%) Scrum
4 4 (15.38%) Release Management
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
4 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
5 3 (11.54%) Test Planning
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
6 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.85%) Agile Testing
7 1 (3.85%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
3 3 (11.54%) Python
3 3 (11.54%) Tcl
4 2 (7.69%) Korn
4 2 (7.69%) PHP
4 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) C#
5 1 (3.85%) Jython
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) HP
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) VeriFone
3 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
3 1 (3.85%) SAP
3 1 (3.85%) Hyperion