The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 289 249 268
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Management 324 345 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.75% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 1.00% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 205 179
Average daily rate
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£400 £411 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £42.50 £31.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £42.50 £53.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
Test Management
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36276 34482 29909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.17% 75.38% 73.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 23210 21106 18166
Average daily rate £425 £408 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% +1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 964 1079 1107
Average hourly rate £28.19 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.33 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £47.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Test Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Test Management Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
London -58 112 £450 - 19
South East +1 106 £350 -12.55% 21
South West -1 44 £418 +39.16% 2
Yorkshire -16 18 £390 -0.95% 11
North West -12 17 £394 -1.56% 3
East of England +7 12 £270 -33.33% 4
West Midlands -1 8 £375 - 5
North East -3 2 - - 3
East Midlands -5 2 - -
South Coast - - - -
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 224 (35.05%) Finance
2 204 (31.92%) User Acceptance Testing
3 191 (29.89%) Test Strategy
4 168 (26.29%) HP Quality Center
5 145 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (22.22%) ISEB
7 138 (21.60%) Test Scripting
8 132 (20.66%) QA
9 122 (19.09%) Banking
10 113 (17.68%) SQL
11 106 (16.59%) Software Testing
12 89 (13.93%) ISTQB
13 85 (13.30%) HP
14 83 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 72 (11.27%) SAP
16 71 (11.11%) Integration Testing
17 69 (10.80%) JIRA
17 69 (10.80%) Project Management
18 66 (10.33%) Performance Testing
19 64 (10.02%) Oracle
20 63 (9.86%) Microsoft
21 60 (9.39%) Telecoms
21 60 (9.39%) System Testing
22 59 (9.23%) Test Planning
23 53 (8.29%) Security Cleared
24 52 (8.14%) Test Automation
25 50 (7.82%) Regression Testing
26 48 (7.51%) Waterfall
26 48 (7.51%) Investment Banking
27 45 (7.04%) XML

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
1 9 (1.41%) CMS
2 7 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
2 7 (1.10%) WebSphere
3 6 (0.94%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (0.94%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.63%) Drupal
4 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
5 3 (0.47%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.47%) Lync
5 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.47%) JBoss
5 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.31%) Confluence
7 1 (0.16%) Mule
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 37 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.38%) MS Office
3 16 (2.50%) MS Project
3 16 (2.50%) MS Visio
4 14 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (2.19%) SAP FI
2 13 (2.03%) SAP ERP
3 12 (1.88%) SAP PSCD
4 11 (1.72%) SAP FI-CA
5 8 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.78%) Agresso
6 5 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.63%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.63%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.47%) SAP BCA
8 3 (0.47%) Maximo
9 2 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.31%) SAP CRM
9 2 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) IaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.16%) Force.com
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.66%) HTTP
2 7 (1.10%) SSL
3 6 (0.94%) Internet
4 5 (0.78%) Firewall
5 4 (0.63%) Network Security
6 3 (0.47%) LTE
6 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (0.47%) DNS
7 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.31%) DHCP
7 2 (0.31%) 3G
7 2 (0.31%) 4G
7 2 (0.31%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.16%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.16%) 2G
8 1 (0.16%) GGSN
8 1 (0.16%) SGSN
8 1 (0.16%) VLAN
8 1 (0.16%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 19 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.19%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.88%) SAP BW
6 9 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (0.94%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.63%) DB2
9 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.63%) Big Data
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.47%) DataStage
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.31%) SAP BI
11 2 (0.31%) MySQL
11 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 69 (10.80%) JIRA
2 39 (6.10%) QuickTest Pro
3 29 (4.54%) LoadRunner
4 27 (4.23%) Selenium
5 25 (3.91%) Cucumber
6 23 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (3.13%) TestDirector
7 20 (3.13%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.41%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.25%) Subversion
9 8 (1.25%) WebDriver
10 6 (0.94%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.94%) NeoLoad
11 5 (0.78%) eggPlant
11 5 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.78%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.78%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (0.78%) Rational Functional Tester
11 5 (0.78%) Bugzilla
12 4 (0.63%) JMeter
General
1 224 (35.05%) Finance
2 122 (19.09%) Banking
3 60 (9.39%) Telecoms
4 48 (7.51%) Investment Banking
5 22 (3.44%) Retail
6 15 (2.35%) Billing
7 12 (1.88%) General Ledger
7 12 (1.88%) Law
8 11 (1.72%) Marketing
9 10 (1.56%) Legal
10 8 (1.25%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.25%) Back Office
11 6 (0.94%) Electronics
11 6 (0.94%) Front Office
11 6 (0.94%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.63%) Advertising
12 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.31%) Military
14 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 322 (50.39%) Test Manager
2 115 (18.00%) Analyst
3 94 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 74 (11.58%) Test Leader
5 45 (7.04%) Tester
6 25 (3.91%) Consultant
7 24 (3.76%) Programme Manager
8 20 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
8 20 (3.13%) Head of Testing
9 19 (2.97%) Project Manager
10 18 (2.82%) Business Analyst
10 18 (2.82%) Test Engineer
10 18 (2.82%) SAP Manager
10 18 (2.82%) SAP Test Manager
11 13 (2.03%) SAP Consultant
12 11 (1.72%) Senior Manager
12 11 (1.72%) Senior Test Manager
13 10 (1.56%) QA Manager
13 10 (1.56%) Test Consultant
14 9 (1.41%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (7.04%) XML
2 34 (5.32%) .NET
3 21 (3.29%) SOAP
4 18 (2.82%) Web Services
5 14 (2.19%) REST
6 9 (1.41%) Middleware
7 8 (1.25%) JMS
7 8 (1.25%) Ajax
8 7 (1.10%) ODBC
8 7 (1.10%) SAP XI
9 6 (0.94%) WSDL
10 5 (0.78%) FpML
10 5 (0.78%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.78%) JSON
10 5 (0.78%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.47%) XML Messaging
11 3 (0.47%) J2EE
12 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.31%) HTML
12 2 (0.31%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.44%) Management Information System
1 22 (3.44%) Derivative
2 21 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.35%) User Experience
4 12 (1.88%) Equities
5 11 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 10 (1.56%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.41%) Reference Data
7 9 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 7 (1.10%) Open Source
9 6 (0.94%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.94%) NHS
9 6 (0.94%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.78%) DTV
10 5 (0.78%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (0.63%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.47%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.47%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.47%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.63%) UNIX
2 26 (4.07%) Windows
3 13 (2.03%) Linux
3 13 (2.03%) Android
4 11 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.47%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (0.31%) Solaris
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.31%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.16%) AIX
7 1 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (31.92%) User Acceptance Testing
2 191 (29.89%) Test Strategy
3 145 (22.69%) Agile Software Development
4 138 (21.60%) Test Scripting
5 106 (16.59%) Software Testing
6 83 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (11.11%) Integration Testing
8 69 (10.80%) Project Management
9 66 (10.33%) Performance Testing
10 60 (9.39%) System Testing
11 59 (9.23%) Test Planning
12 52 (8.14%) Test Automation
13 50 (7.82%) Regression Testing
14 48 (7.51%) Waterfall
15 42 (6.57%) Migration
16 38 (5.95%) Manual Testing
17 37 (5.79%) Risk Management
18 36 (5.63%) ITIL
19 35 (5.48%) Scrum
19 35 (5.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 113 (17.68%) SQL
2 41 (6.42%) Java
3 18 (2.82%) C#
4 14 (2.19%) C
4 14 (2.19%) Shell Script
5 12 (1.88%) Python
6 9 (1.41%) PL/SQL
6 9 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.25%) Ruby
8 7 (1.10%) PHP
8 7 (1.10%) VB.NET
9 6 (0.94%) VBA
9 6 (0.94%) Perl
9 6 (0.94%) C++
10 4 (0.63%) VB
10 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.31%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.31%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.31%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 142 (22.22%) ISEB
2 89 (13.93%) ISTQB
3 53 (8.29%) Security Cleared
4 37 (5.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (5.16%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.54%) Degree
7 21 (3.29%) ISEB Practitioner
8 10 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 6 (0.94%) CCA
11 6 (0.94%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.78%) VCP4
13 4 (0.63%) PMP
13 4 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.31%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (20.66%) QA
2 10 (1.56%) EMIR
3 5 (0.78%) FATCA
4 4 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) Basel III
5 2 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) Basel II
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) KVM
3 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 168 (26.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) Puppet
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (13.30%) HP
2 72 (11.27%) SAP
3 64 (10.02%) Oracle
4 63 (9.86%) Microsoft
5 18 (2.82%) IBM
6 14 (2.19%) Murex
7 10 (1.56%) Calypso
8 7 (1.10%) Business Objects
9 6 (0.94%) Software AG
10 5 (0.78%) webMethods
10 5 (0.78%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.63%) SunGard
11 4 (0.63%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.47%) Apple
12 3 (0.47%) Kofax
12 3 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (0.47%) Cisco
12 3 (0.47%) Serena
12 3 (0.47%) Sitecore
12 3 (0.47%) Citrix
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