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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 130 116 119
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 17 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 0.46% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.64% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 13
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£406 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £400 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £57.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%
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
2376 1708 2125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 77.32% 71.98% 69.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 850 1103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 126 211
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +10.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.53 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £50.00 £41.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £375 -6.25%
Essex -5 3 - - 4
Bedfordshire - 3 £484 -
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Suffolk - - - - 1
Test Management
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 24 (61.54%) Migration
2 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 18 (46.15%) ISEB
3 16 (41.03%) ISTQB
4 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
5 13 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (30.77%) ETL
7 11 (28.21%) Integration Testing
8 10 (25.64%) SQL
8 10 (25.64%) HP
9 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
11 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.95%) Windows
12 5 (12.82%) Scrum
13 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
13 4 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
13 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
13 4 (10.26%) Citrix
13 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
13 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Email Migration
13 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
14 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
14 3 (7.69%) LTE
14 3 (7.69%) JIRA
14 3 (7.69%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.13%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) LTE
1 3 (7.69%) GGSN
1 3 (7.69%) SGSN
1 3 (7.69%) 3GPP
1 3 (7.69%) UMTS
2 1 (2.56%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.56%) LoadUI
3 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 18 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Billing
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 10 (25.64%) Test Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Test Leader
4 4 (10.26%) Integration Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Systems Manager
5 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Build Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Software Build Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) UAT Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.56%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) SOAP
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.13%) EPoS
2 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.13%) UNIX
3 2 (5.13%) AIX
3 2 (5.13%) HPUX
3 2 (5.13%) Solaris
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Android
3 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Migration
2 14 (35.90%) Test Strategy
3 12 (30.77%) ETL
4 11 (28.21%) Integration Testing
5 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 7 (17.95%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (12.82%) Scrum
8 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.26%) Data Migration
8 4 (10.26%) Software Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Email Migration
9 3 (7.69%) Network Architecture
9 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.13%) Validation
10 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
10 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Stress Testing
10 2 (5.13%) SAP Implementation
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Python
2 2 (5.13%) Tcl
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) Korn
3 1 (2.56%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) ISEB
2 16 (41.03%) ISTQB
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) HP
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) Lotus
3 3 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) VMware
5 1 (2.56%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (2.56%) Huawei
5 1 (2.56%) Agilent
5 1 (2.56%) Mercator
5 1 (2.56%) Nokia