The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 121 106 113
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 23 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.73% 0.53% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.78% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 9
Average daily rate £375 £500 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £585 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £56.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +73.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2277 1543 2150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 72.22% 68.52% 68.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1291 851 1067
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 120 199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire -5 12 £375 -31.81% 3
Essex - 6 £394 - 8
Hertfordshire -7 3 - - 4
Suffolk -7 1 - - 2
Norfolk - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
Test Management
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 14 (51.85%) Migration
3 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
5 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 9 (33.33%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) ISEB
6 8 (29.63%) Citrix
6 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (25.93%) Finance
7 7 (25.93%) Email Migration
8 6 (22.22%) Lotus
8 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 6 (22.22%) SQL
9 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
9 5 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
9 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
10 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
10 3 (11.11%) QA
10 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
11 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Selenium
11 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
11 2 (7.41%) Retail
11 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (7.41%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LTE
1 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
1 1 (3.70%) UMTS
1 1 (3.70%) GGSN
1 1 (3.70%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Selenium
1 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.70%) LoadUI
2 1 (3.70%) JMeter
2 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Test Leader
2 9 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Defect Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (3.70%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) SOAP
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 3 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Test Strategy
2 14 (51.85%) Migration
3 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (37.04%) Test Scripting
5 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (25.93%) Email Migration
7 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Web Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
8 2 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.41%) System Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.70%) V-Model
9 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
9 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) ISEB
2 5 (18.52%) ISEB Practitioner
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Citrix
2 6 (22.22%) Lotus
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.70%) Mercator
4 1 (3.70%) Endeca