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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 133 116 100
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.26% 0.83% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 15
Average daily rate
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£305 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £366 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £493 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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
2333 2278 1702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.39% 75.26% 71.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1441 1328 888
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 158 131
Average hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -6 4 £230 -36.11% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 £330 - 2
Hertfordshire -5 1 £360 - 2
Test Management
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
3 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
4 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (14.29%) BMC
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Siebel
4 2 (14.29%) Remedy
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (7.14%) SAP SD
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
2 2 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Integration Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Resource Management
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PL/SQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) ISEB
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) BMC
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Siebel
2 2 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Cerner