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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 297 314 252
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -62
Contract jobs citing Test Management 319 272 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.56% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.76% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 183 269
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£375 £410 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £18.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% +85.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% +27.27%
Test Management
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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
38146 35947 38014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.57% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24140 22555 22504
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1087 990 1367
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 2014.

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
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 1 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
London -3 125 £450 -5.26% 18
South East +6 74 £345 -8.00% 18
South West -21 30 £305 -18.66% 10
Yorkshire -2 22 £275 -12.00% 10
East of England -14 22 £375 -6.25% 7
North West +11 19 £390 +2.29% 6
East Midlands +11 15 £450 +12.42% 1
West Midlands -12 8 £330 +20.00% 3
North East -18 3 - - 2
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 203 (32.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 185 (29.32%) Test Strategy
3 183 (29.00%) Finance
4 180 (28.53%) Test Scripting
5 154 (24.41%) ISEB
6 141 (22.35%) ISTQB
7 122 (19.33%) QA
8 117 (18.54%) SQL
9 116 (18.38%) HP Quality Center
10 96 (15.21%) Microsoft
11 94 (14.90%) Software Testing
12 88 (13.95%) HP
13 86 (13.63%) Security Cleared
14 83 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
15 82 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (12.52%) Integration Testing
17 75 (11.89%) SC Cleared
18 74 (11.73%) Scrum
19 73 (11.57%) Banking
20 69 (10.94%) Oracle
21 65 (10.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 61 (9.67%) Test Automation
23 60 (9.51%) Selenium
23 60 (9.51%) Migration
24 56 (8.87%) Project Management
25 55 (8.72%) Regression Testing
26 52 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
27 51 (8.08%) JIRA
27 51 (8.08%) SAP
28 50 (7.92%) Performance Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 18 (2.85%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.11%) WebSphere Process Server
5 7 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.48%) IIS
7 3 (0.48%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.48%) Apache
7 3 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.32%) Confluence
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.32%) CMS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) CICS
Applications
1 47 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.39%) MS Office
3 21 (3.33%) MS Project
4 15 (2.38%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.48%) Mingle
7 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.27%) Summit
3 7 (1.11%) TRIRIGA
4 6 (0.95%) Agresso
5 4 (0.63%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.48%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.48%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.48%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.48%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.32%) Maximo
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.32%) assyst
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.32%) Magento
7 2 (0.32%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.32%) Force.com
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.54%) HTTP
2 9 (1.43%) SSL
3 7 (1.11%) Internet
4 5 (0.79%) GGSN
4 5 (0.79%) SGSN
4 5 (0.79%) LTE
4 5 (0.79%) Intranet
5 4 (0.63%) 3G
5 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.63%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.63%) UMTS
6 3 (0.48%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.48%) DVB
6 3 (0.48%) Extranet
6 3 (0.48%) VLAN
7 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.32%) 2G
7 2 (0.32%) WAN
7 2 (0.32%) FTP
7 2 (0.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.39%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (2.54%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.90%) MySQL
5 10 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
8 5 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.48%) DataStage
10 3 (0.48%) Big Data
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.32%) QlikView
11 2 (0.32%) DB2
Development Applications
1 60 (9.51%) Selenium
2 52 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (8.08%) JIRA
4 31 (4.91%) QuickTest Pro
5 28 (4.44%) Cucumber
6 24 (3.80%) LoadRunner
7 20 (3.17%) WebDriver
8 19 (3.01%) TestDirector
9 16 (2.54%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.06%) JMeter
10 13 (2.06%) SpecFlow
11 12 (1.90%) JUnit
12 11 (1.74%) Jenkins
12 11 (1.74%) SoapUI
13 9 (1.43%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.11%) Bugzilla
15 5 (0.79%) Maven
15 5 (0.79%) TestNG
15 5 (0.79%) Git (software)
16 4 (0.63%) MSTest
General
1 183 (29.00%) Finance
2 73 (11.57%) Banking
3 41 (6.50%) Retail
4 34 (5.39%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.01%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.38%) Legal
7 12 (1.90%) Billing
8 9 (1.43%) Advertising
8 9 (1.43%) Local Government
9 8 (1.27%) Back Office
10 7 (1.11%) Front Office
11 6 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.79%) Marketing
12 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.48%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.32%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) Military
14 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 264 (41.84%) Test Manager
2 182 (28.84%) Analyst
3 152 (24.09%) Test Analyst
4 60 (9.51%) Tester
5 46 (7.29%) Test Leader
6 27 (4.28%) Senior Analyst
6 27 (4.28%) Senior Test Analyst
7 24 (3.80%) Business Analyst
8 20 (3.17%) Programme Manager
9 18 (2.85%) Agile Test Analyst
10 16 (2.54%) QA Analyst
10 16 (2.54%) Programme Test Manager
10 16 (2.54%) Consultant
11 14 (2.22%) Test Engineer
11 14 (2.22%) SAP Manager
12 13 (2.06%) SAP Test Manager
12 13 (2.06%) UAT Manager
13 12 (1.90%) UAT Test Manager
13 12 (1.90%) Project Manager
13 12 (1.90%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.07%) .NET
2 22 (3.49%) SOAP
2 22 (3.49%) XML
3 20 (3.17%) Web Services
4 14 (2.22%) HTML
5 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET
5 10 (1.58%) Middleware
6 8 (1.27%) JMS
6 8 (1.27%) WSDL
6 8 (1.27%) REST
6 8 (1.27%) Gherkin
7 5 (0.79%) Ajax
7 5 (0.79%) JSP
8 4 (0.63%) J2EE
9 3 (0.48%) ODBC
9 3 (0.48%) HTML5
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.32%) RESTful
10 2 (0.32%) Ruby on Rails
10 2 (0.32%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.17%) Management Information System
2 16 (2.54%) Open Source
3 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.11%) CMDB
7 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.79%) Replication
8 5 (0.79%) CESG
8 5 (0.79%) Derivative
8 5 (0.79%) Statistics
9 4 (0.63%) IPTV
9 4 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.63%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.63%) Equities
9 4 (0.63%) NHS
9 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.63%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.02%) Windows
2 31 (4.91%) UNIX
3 15 (2.38%) Linux
4 14 (2.22%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.27%) Android
6 6 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.63%) AIX
8 2 (0.32%) HPUX
8 2 (0.32%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (32.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 185 (29.32%) Test Strategy
3 180 (28.53%) Test Scripting
4 94 (14.90%) Software Testing
5 83 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 82 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (12.52%) Integration Testing
8 74 (11.73%) Scrum
9 61 (9.67%) Test Automation
10 60 (9.51%) Migration
11 56 (8.87%) Project Management
12 55 (8.72%) Regression Testing
13 50 (7.92%) Performance Testing
14 49 (7.77%) Waterfall
15 36 (5.71%) ITIL
16 35 (5.55%) BDD
17 34 (5.39%) Automated Testing
18 31 (4.91%) E-Commerce
19 24 (3.80%) CRM
20 23 (3.65%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (18.54%) SQL
2 43 (6.81%) Java
3 26 (4.12%) C#
4 18 (2.85%) C
5 15 (2.38%) Python
6 14 (2.22%) Ruby
7 12 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.74%) Perl
9 8 (1.27%) PHP
9 8 (1.27%) C++
10 6 (0.95%) RPG
10 6 (0.95%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.79%) VB
12 4 (0.63%) Tcl
13 3 (0.48%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.48%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.48%) VBScript
13 3 (0.48%) VBA
14 2 (0.32%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 154 (24.41%) ISEB
2 141 (22.35%) ISTQB
3 86 (13.63%) Security Cleared
4 75 (11.89%) SC Cleared
5 65 (10.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (5.39%) Degree
7 21 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (2.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (1.43%) DV Cleared
10 6 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.79%) CISSP
11 5 (0.79%) CEH
12 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.32%) ACCA
13 2 (0.32%) CIMA
13 2 (0.32%) PMP
13 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (19.33%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) SLA
3 4 (0.63%) COBIT
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.32%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 116 (18.38%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) SCOM
3 3 (0.48%) SCCM
4 2 (0.32%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (15.21%) Microsoft
2 88 (13.95%) HP
3 69 (10.94%) Oracle
4 51 (8.08%) SAP
5 23 (3.65%) IBM
6 11 (1.74%) Citrix
7 10 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.58%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.27%) Software AG
9 6 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.79%) Remedy
10 5 (0.79%) Capita
11 4 (0.63%) Avaloq
11 4 (0.63%) Lotus
11 4 (0.63%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.63%) Mercator
11 4 (0.63%) JBoss
12 3 (0.48%) Siebel
12 3 (0.48%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.48%) ATG
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Derby
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £340 - £365 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago