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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 125 98 123
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 0.92% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.32% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 6
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£410 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £335 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £413 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2224 1663 2034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.28% 69.58% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1304 873 1005
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 131 231
Average hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
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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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Bedfordshire -19 6 £424 +13.00% 1
Essex - 3 £360 -
Hertfordshire -4 2 - -
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 30 (66.67%) Migration
2 23 (51.11%) ISEB
3 21 (46.67%) Test Strategy
4 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 18 (40.00%) Finance
5 15 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (28.89%) SQL
6 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
6 13 (28.89%) Integration Testing
7 12 (26.67%) Windows
7 12 (26.67%) ETL
8 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
8 11 (24.44%) Windows 7
9 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 10 (22.22%) Citrix
9 10 (22.22%) HP
10 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (20.00%) Email Migration
11 8 (17.78%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (15.56%) Lotus
12 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
12 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
13 6 (13.33%) IBM Notes
14 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
14 4 (8.89%) Thin Client
14 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
14 4 (8.89%) Retail
14 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
14 4 (8.89%) Fat Client

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 7 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.22%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.22%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) 3GPP
1 3 (6.67%) UMTS
1 3 (6.67%) GGSN
1 3 (6.67%) SGSN
1 3 (6.67%) LTE
2 1 (2.22%) 3G
2 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Selenium
2 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.22%) JMeter
3 1 (2.22%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.22%) LoadUI
General
1 18 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Billing
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 14 (31.11%) Test Manager
3 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
3 11 (24.44%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Integration Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Manager
6 1 (2.22%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Team Leader
6 1 (2.22%) Test Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (2.22%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (2.22%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (2.22%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.22%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Thin Client
1 4 (8.89%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.89%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) EPoS
2 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 11 (24.44%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.44%) Apple iOS
3 2 (4.44%) Android
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (66.67%) Migration
2 21 (46.67%) Test Strategy
3 15 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (28.89%) Integration Testing
5 12 (26.67%) ETL
6 11 (24.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (24.44%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.00%) Email Migration
8 4 (8.89%) Data Migration
8 4 (8.89%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Network Architecture
9 3 (6.67%) Stress Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Performance Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Web Testing
10 2 (4.44%) SAP Implementation
10 2 (4.44%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Agile Testing
10 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C#
2 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (51.11%) ISEB
2 18 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 8 (17.78%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) HP
1 10 (22.22%) Citrix
2 7 (15.56%) Lotus
3 3 (6.67%) SAP
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) Nokia
4 1 (2.22%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.22%) Mercator
4 1 (2.22%) Endeca
4 1 (2.22%) Huawei
4 1 (2.22%) Agilent
4 1 (2.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle