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 31 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 298 263 260
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 323 358 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.74% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.98% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 224 188
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£388 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £284 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Average hourly rate £41.72 - £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 - £24.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.37 - £52.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.72 - £33.25
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
38097 36662 31165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.51% 75.49% 73.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24143 22914 19112
Average daily rate £425 £408 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1085 1077 1036
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -14.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £49.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -49 114 £425 - 21
South East +12 110 £350 -12.50% 17
South West -14 30 £438 +42.27% 3
North West -11 24 £340 -15.00% 3
Yorkshire -14 18 £388 - 9
West Midlands -2 11 £350 -12.50% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £413 +3.12%
East of England -3 4 £270 -28.00% 5
North East +6 3 - - 1
South Coast - - - -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 225 (33.83%) Finance
2 210 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 195 (29.32%) Test Strategy
4 162 (24.36%) HP Quality Center
5 158 (23.76%) ISEB
6 144 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
7 142 (21.35%) QA
8 131 (19.70%) Test Scripting
9 125 (18.80%) SQL
9 125 (18.80%) Software Testing
10 118 (17.74%) Banking
11 106 (15.94%) ISTQB
12 90 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 85 (12.78%) SAP
13 85 (12.78%) HP
14 75 (11.28%) Project Management
15 70 (10.53%) Integration Testing
16 69 (10.38%) Telecoms
17 67 (10.08%) JIRA
18 65 (9.77%) Performance Testing
18 65 (9.77%) Microsoft
19 63 (9.47%) Oracle
20 61 (9.17%) Security Cleared
21 59 (8.87%) System Testing
22 58 (8.72%) Test Automation
23 53 (7.97%) Test Planning
24 52 (7.82%) Waterfall
25 49 (7.37%) Regression Testing
26 48 (7.22%) XML
27 47 (7.07%) Investment Banking

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 (1.35%) CMS
2 7 (1.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (0.90%) WebLogic
4 4 (0.60%) Drupal
5 3 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.45%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.30%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.30%) JBoss
6 2 (0.30%) Confluence
6 2 (0.30%) Lync
7 1 (0.15%) Mule
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) FileNet
Applications
1 40 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.51%) MS Office
3 16 (2.41%) MS Project
3 16 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (2.71%) SAP ERP
2 17 (2.56%) SAP FI
3 15 (2.26%) SAP PSCD
4 14 (2.11%) SAP FI-CA
5 7 (1.05%) SAP HR
6 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (0.60%) SAP BPC
7 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.60%) Maximo
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.45%) Agresso
8 3 (0.45%) SAP BCA
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.45%) Markit EDM
8 3 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
8 3 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.45%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.45%) TRIRIGA
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.15%) SaaS
2 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.20%) HTTP
1 8 (1.20%) Internet
2 4 (0.60%) Network Security
3 3 (0.45%) LTE
3 3 (0.45%) 3G
3 3 (0.45%) Firewall
3 3 (0.45%) 4G
3 3 (0.45%) VoLTE
3 3 (0.45%) DNS
3 3 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.30%) GGSN
4 2 (0.30%) SGSN
4 2 (0.30%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.30%) VoIP
4 2 (0.30%) DHCP
4 2 (0.30%) 2G
4 2 (0.30%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.15%) Wireless
5 1 (0.15%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.61%) Relational Database
2 19 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.95%) SAP BW
5 10 (1.50%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.05%) Data Mining
7 6 (0.90%) DB2
8 4 (0.60%) DataStage
8 4 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.45%) Big Data
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.45%) Essbase
9 3 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.30%) MySQL
10 2 (0.30%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 67 (10.08%) JIRA
2 36 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 35 (5.26%) LoadRunner
4 27 (4.06%) Selenium
4 27 (4.06%) Cucumber
5 23 (3.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.71%) Jenkins
7 14 (2.11%) TestDirector
8 9 (1.35%) Rational Functional Tester
9 8 (1.20%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.20%) NeoLoad
10 6 (0.90%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.90%) Subversion
10 6 (0.90%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.75%) JMeter
11 5 (0.75%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
11 5 (0.75%) eggPlant
12 4 (0.60%) QAComplete
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 225 (33.83%) Finance
2 118 (17.74%) Banking
3 69 (10.38%) Telecoms
4 47 (7.07%) Investment Banking
5 33 (4.96%) Retail
6 16 (2.41%) Billing
6 16 (2.41%) General Ledger
7 12 (1.80%) Law
8 11 (1.65%) Legal
8 11 (1.65%) Back Office
9 10 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 10 (1.50%) Marketing
10 7 (1.05%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.05%) Front Office
11 6 (0.90%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.60%) Military
13 3 (0.45%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
14 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 344 (51.73%) Test Manager
2 131 (19.70%) Analyst
3 110 (16.54%) Test Analyst
4 77 (11.58%) Test Leader
5 43 (6.47%) Tester
6 30 (4.51%) Consultant
7 24 (3.61%) Programme Manager
8 21 (3.16%) Project Manager
8 21 (3.16%) SAP Test Manager
8 21 (3.16%) Programme Test Manager
8 21 (3.16%) SAP Manager
9 20 (3.01%) Head of Testing
10 19 (2.86%) Business Analyst
11 17 (2.56%) Test Engineer
12 16 (2.41%) SAP Consultant
13 13 (1.95%) Senior Test Analyst
13 13 (1.95%) Senior Manager
13 13 (1.95%) Senior Analyst
13 13 (1.95%) Senior Test Manager
14 10 (1.50%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (7.22%) XML
2 31 (4.66%) .NET
3 21 (3.16%) Web Services
4 13 (1.95%) SOAP
5 7 (1.05%) .NET Framework
5 7 (1.05%) SAP XI
6 6 (0.90%) XML Messaging
7 5 (0.75%) Middleware
8 4 (0.60%) HTML
8 4 (0.60%) J2EE
8 4 (0.60%) Ajax
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 3 (0.45%) FpML
9 3 (0.45%) XSD
9 3 (0.45%) ODBC
9 3 (0.45%) REST
10 2 (0.30%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.30%) JPA
10 2 (0.30%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.86%) Derivative
4 14 (2.11%) Equities
5 10 (1.50%) User Experience
5 10 (1.50%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.35%) NHS
6 9 (1.35%) Credit Risk
6 9 (1.35%) Reference Data
7 7 (1.05%) Mainframe
7 7 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.05%) Open Source
8 6 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 5 (0.75%) DTV
9 5 (0.75%) Fixed Income
9 5 (0.75%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.75%) Digital Media
10 4 (0.60%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.60%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 38 (5.71%) UNIX
2 25 (3.76%) Windows
3 13 (1.95%) Android
4 11 (1.65%) Linux
4 11 (1.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 195 (29.32%) Test Strategy
3 144 (21.65%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (19.70%) Test Scripting
5 125 (18.80%) Software Testing
6 90 (13.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (11.28%) Project Management
8 70 (10.53%) Integration Testing
9 65 (9.77%) Performance Testing
10 59 (8.87%) System Testing
11 58 (8.72%) Test Automation
12 53 (7.97%) Test Planning
13 52 (7.82%) Waterfall
14 49 (7.37%) Regression Testing
15 44 (6.62%) Migration
15 44 (6.62%) Manual Testing
16 42 (6.32%) Functional Testing
17 39 (5.86%) PRINCE2
18 38 (5.71%) Risk Management
19 37 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 125 (18.80%) SQL
2 31 (4.66%) Java
3 21 (3.16%) C#
4 15 (2.26%) Python
5 13 (1.95%) Shell Script
5 13 (1.95%) Ruby
6 12 (1.80%) PL/SQL
6 12 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.80%) Perl
7 11 (1.65%) C
8 8 (1.20%) C++
8 8 (1.20%) VBA
9 7 (1.05%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.60%) PHP
10 4 (0.60%) VB
11 3 (0.45%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.30%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.30%) VBScript
12 2 (0.30%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.30%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 158 (23.76%) ISEB
2 106 (15.94%) ISTQB
3 61 (9.17%) Security Cleared
4 39 (5.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 39 (5.86%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.46%) Degree
6 21 (3.16%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.90%) CCA
11 4 (0.60%) PMP
11 4 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.30%) ACCA
14 1 (0.15%) MCITP
14 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (21.35%) QA
2 8 (1.20%) EMIR
3 4 (0.60%) Dodd-Frank
3 4 (0.60%) FATCA
4 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) Basel III
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) Basel II
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) HL7
5 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) Snort
3 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 162 (24.36%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 85 (12.78%) SAP
1 85 (12.78%) HP
2 65 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 63 (9.47%) Oracle
4 16 (2.41%) IBM
5 13 (1.95%) Murex
6 10 (1.50%) Business Objects
7 8 (1.20%) Calypso
8 6 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (0.75%) webMethods
10 4 (0.60%) Cisco
11 3 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (0.45%) Charles River
11 3 (0.45%) Metastorm
11 3 (0.45%) Kofax
11 3 (0.45%) Citrix
11 3 (0.45%) Apple
11 3 (0.45%) SimCorp
11 3 (0.45%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.30%) F5
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