The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 286 297 266
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs citing Test Management 328 271 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.79% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 176 226
Average daily rate
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£375 £421 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.97% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £305 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.44% +50.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36732 34187 37631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.42% 73.38% 71.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23130 21200 22120
Average daily rate £407 £412 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1077 979 1380
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.20% -2.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £48.84 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Management
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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 30 July 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 30 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
London +28 142 £450 -5.26% 29
South East -10 60 £365 +0.68% 20
South West +6 40 £315 -29.21% 7
East of England -14 25 £410 +2.50% 3
East Midlands +10 19 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire +4 18 £275 -0.90% 5
North West +9 13 £388 -14.83% 4
West Midlands -20 6 £305 -19.73% 1
North East -13 2 £400 - 3
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 222 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 201 (29.56%) Test Strategy
3 197 (28.97%) Finance
4 172 (25.29%) Test Scripting
5 161 (23.68%) ISEB
6 139 (20.44%) ISTQB
7 128 (18.82%) HP Quality Center
8 122 (17.94%) SQL
9 121 (17.79%) QA
10 102 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 95 (13.97%) Microsoft
12 93 (13.68%) HP
13 92 (13.53%) Software Testing
14 88 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
15 87 (12.79%) Integration Testing
16 82 (12.06%) Security Cleared
16 82 (12.06%) Banking
17 80 (11.76%) Test Automation
18 75 (11.03%) Scrum
19 73 (10.74%) Migration
20 72 (10.59%) SC Cleared
21 69 (10.15%) Oracle
22 66 (9.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 65 (9.56%) Selenium
24 64 (9.41%) Project Management
25 61 (8.97%) JIRA
26 56 (8.24%) SAP
27 53 (7.79%) Performance Testing
28 52 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
29 49 (7.21%) Retail

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.06%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.06%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.18%) IBM Notes
4 7 (1.03%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.03%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.44%) Apache
8 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.29%) IIS
8 2 (0.29%) Confluence
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.15%) CICS
Applications
1 46 (6.76%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.56%) MS Office
3 18 (2.65%) MS Project
4 14 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) Mingle
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.32%) Agresso
3 7 (1.03%) TRIRIGA
3 7 (1.03%) Summit
4 4 (0.59%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.59%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.59%) Workday HCM
5 3 (0.44%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.44%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.44%) Maximo
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.29%) Magento
6 2 (0.29%) assyst
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.76%) HTTP
2 8 (1.18%) SSL
2 8 (1.18%) Internet
3 5 (0.74%) LTE
3 5 (0.74%) GGSN
3 5 (0.74%) SGSN
4 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.59%) 3GPP
4 4 (0.59%) UMTS
4 4 (0.59%) VoIP
4 4 (0.59%) Firewall
4 4 (0.59%) 3G
5 3 (0.44%) VLAN
5 3 (0.44%) Extranet
5 3 (0.44%) DVB
5 3 (0.44%) WAN
5 3 (0.44%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.44%) LAN
6 2 (0.29%) FTP
6 2 (0.29%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (5.29%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.91%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.32%) MySQL
5 8 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.44%) Big Data
11 2 (0.29%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.29%) DataStage
11 2 (0.29%) QlikView
11 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 65 (9.56%) Selenium
2 61 (8.97%) JIRA
3 52 (7.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 42 (6.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 35 (5.15%) LoadRunner
6 34 (5.00%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.94%) WebDriver
8 18 (2.65%) JUnit
9 16 (2.35%) SoapUI
9 16 (2.35%) Jenkins
10 15 (2.21%) Visual Studio
11 14 (2.06%) SpecFlow
12 13 (1.91%) Maven
12 13 (1.91%) TestDirector
13 12 (1.76%) JMeter
14 10 (1.47%) FitNesse
15 7 (1.03%) Git (software)
16 6 (0.88%) Bugzilla
17 5 (0.74%) TestComplete
17 5 (0.74%) TestNG
General
1 197 (28.97%) Finance
2 82 (12.06%) Banking
3 49 (7.21%) Retail
4 36 (5.29%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.21%) Legal
7 11 (1.62%) Billing
8 10 (1.47%) Local Government
9 9 (1.32%) Retail Banking
9 9 (1.32%) Back Office
10 7 (1.03%) Marketing
10 7 (1.03%) Front Office
10 7 (1.03%) Advertising
11 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.44%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.44%) Military
12 3 (0.44%) Publishing
13 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 297 (43.68%) Test Manager
2 183 (26.91%) Analyst
3 153 (22.50%) Test Analyst
4 59 (8.68%) Tester
5 51 (7.50%) Test Leader
6 26 (3.82%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (3.82%) Senior Test Analyst
7 24 (3.53%) Business Analyst
8 18 (2.65%) Project Manager
8 18 (2.65%) Consultant
8 18 (2.65%) Agile Test Analyst
9 17 (2.50%) Test Engineer
9 17 (2.50%) SAP Manager
9 17 (2.50%) Programme Manager
10 15 (2.21%) QA Analyst
10 15 (2.21%) SAP Test Manager
11 13 (1.91%) UAT Manager
11 13 (1.91%) Programme Test Manager
12 12 (1.76%) Performance Tester
12 12 (1.76%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (4.12%) .NET
2 27 (3.97%) XML
3 19 (2.79%) Web Services
4 16 (2.35%) HTML
5 14 (2.06%) SOAP
6 8 (1.18%) Gherkin
7 7 (1.03%) Middleware
7 7 (1.03%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.88%) JMS
9 5 (0.74%) REST
9 5 (0.74%) J2EE
9 5 (0.74%) JSP
9 5 (0.74%) WSDL
10 4 (0.59%) RESTful
11 3 (0.44%) JSON
11 3 (0.44%) CSS
12 2 (0.29%) EDI
12 2 (0.29%) Flash
12 2 (0.29%) LAMP
12 2 (0.29%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.82%) Management Information System
2 17 (2.50%) Open Source
3 16 (2.35%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.21%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.03%) Derivative
6 7 (1.03%) CMDB
7 6 (0.88%) Equities
7 6 (0.88%) Mainframe
8 5 (0.74%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.74%) CESG
8 5 (0.74%) IPTV
8 5 (0.74%) Statistics
8 5 (0.74%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.74%) Replication
9 4 (0.59%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.59%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.59%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (6.76%) Windows
2 33 (4.85%) UNIX
3 21 (3.09%) Windows 7
4 15 (2.21%) Linux
5 11 (1.62%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.62%) Android
6 6 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (32.65%) User Acceptance Testing
2 201 (29.56%) Test Strategy
3 172 (25.29%) Test Scripting
4 102 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 92 (13.53%) Software Testing
6 88 (12.94%) Agile Software Development
7 87 (12.79%) Integration Testing
8 80 (11.76%) Test Automation
9 75 (11.03%) Scrum
10 73 (10.74%) Migration
11 64 (9.41%) Project Management
12 53 (7.79%) Performance Testing
13 46 (6.76%) Automated Testing
14 41 (6.03%) Waterfall
15 38 (5.59%) E-Commerce
15 38 (5.59%) Regression Testing
16 37 (5.44%) ITIL
16 37 (5.44%) TDD
17 36 (5.29%) BDD
18 28 (4.12%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 122 (17.94%) SQL
2 43 (6.32%) Java
3 29 (4.26%) C#
4 16 (2.35%) Ruby
5 15 (2.21%) C
5 15 (2.21%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.91%) Perl
6 13 (1.91%) Python
7 10 (1.47%) C++
8 9 (1.32%) PHP
9 7 (1.03%) VB
10 6 (0.88%) VBScript
11 5 (0.74%) VBA
12 4 (0.59%) RPG
12 4 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.59%) XPath
13 3 (0.44%) Groovy
13 3 (0.44%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.44%) XQuery
14 2 (0.29%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 161 (23.68%) ISEB
2 139 (20.44%) ISTQB
3 82 (12.06%) Security Cleared
4 72 (10.59%) SC Cleared
5 66 (9.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 41 (6.03%) Degree
7 21 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (2.65%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (1.03%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.03%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.74%) CEH
11 5 (0.74%) PMP
11 5 (0.74%) CISSP
12 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.29%) CCNP
13 2 (0.29%) CCNA
13 2 (0.29%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.29%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (17.79%) QA
2 7 (1.03%) SLA
3 4 (0.59%) COBIT
4 2 (0.29%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.29%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 128 (18.82%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.59%) SCOM
3 3 (0.44%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 95 (13.97%) Microsoft
2 93 (13.68%) HP
3 69 (10.15%) Oracle
4 56 (8.24%) SAP
5 21 (3.09%) IBM
6 16 (2.35%) Citrix
7 10 (1.47%) SolarWinds
8 9 (1.32%) Lotus
9 8 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.88%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.74%) Avaloq
11 5 (0.74%) Remedy
11 5 (0.74%) Software AG
12 4 (0.59%) Murex
12 4 (0.59%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.59%) JBoss
12 4 (0.59%) Capita
13 3 (0.44%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.44%) Mercator
13 3 (0.44%) ATG
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