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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 273 251 252
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 367 292 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.68% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.93% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 183 214
Average daily rate £385 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.65% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £296 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -19 139 £400 -15.78% 30
South East +4 68 £363 -25.64% 12
South West +7 57 £325 -14.47% 3
North West -10 26 £405 +30.64% 7
East of England -15 23 £375 -25.00% 19
Yorkshire -21 21 £388 +38.39% 7
West Midlands -13 14 £400 +21.21% 6
East Midlands -1 13 £400 +6.66% 2
North East -22 5 £270 -
South Coast - - - -
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 194 (28.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 180 (26.87%) Finance
3 167 (24.93%) Test Strategy
4 160 (23.88%) ISEB
5 136 (20.30%) Test Scripting
6 135 (20.15%) HP Quality Center
7 114 (17.01%) ISTQB
8 111 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 111 (16.57%) QA
9 101 (15.07%) Test Automation
10 99 (14.78%) Banking
11 93 (13.88%) Microsoft
12 92 (13.73%) Software Testing
13 89 (13.28%) SQL
14 82 (12.24%) Security Cleared
15 81 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
15 81 (12.09%) Oracle
15 81 (12.09%) HP
16 72 (10.75%) Scrum
17 69 (10.30%) Selenium
18 68 (10.15%) SC Cleared
19 66 (9.85%) Project Management
20 62 (9.25%) QuickTest Pro
20 62 (9.25%) Integration Testing
21 52 (7.76%) SAP
21 52 (7.76%) Performance Testing
22 51 (7.61%) JIRA
23 50 (7.46%) TDD
23 50 (7.46%) LoadRunner
23 50 (7.46%) Migration

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (1.79%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.34%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.04%) IBM Notes
4 4 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.45%) CMS
5 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.15%) Lync
7 1 (0.15%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.15%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.15%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.15%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 38 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.79%) MS Office
3 5 (0.75%) MS Project
4 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Agresso
2 8 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.75%) TRIRIGA
4 5 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
4 5 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.60%) Maximo
5 4 (0.60%) Workday HCM
6 3 (0.45%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.45%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.45%) Summit
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.45%) Dynamics GP
6 3 (0.45%) Endur
6 3 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.30%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.45%) SaaS
2 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.19%) Internet
2 7 (1.04%) HTTP
3 6 (0.90%) VoIP
3 6 (0.90%) SAN
4 3 (0.45%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.45%) GGSN
4 3 (0.45%) SGSN
4 3 (0.45%) Wireshark
4 3 (0.45%) LTE
4 3 (0.45%) Extranet
4 3 (0.45%) Firewall
4 3 (0.45%) LAN
4 3 (0.45%) SSL
4 3 (0.45%) 3GPP
4 3 (0.45%) UMTS
4 3 (0.45%) FTP
5 2 (0.30%) LDAP
5 2 (0.30%) Intranet
5 2 (0.30%) MVNO
6 1 (0.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.09%) Oracle Reports
4 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.90%) MySQL
7 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.45%) Big Data
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.30%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.30%) QlikView
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (0.15%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 69 (10.30%) Selenium
2 62 (9.25%) QuickTest Pro
3 51 (7.61%) JIRA
4 50 (7.46%) LoadRunner
5 46 (6.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (4.03%) Cucumber
7 25 (3.73%) SoapUI
8 18 (2.69%) WebDriver
9 14 (2.09%) Visual Studio
9 14 (2.09%) Jenkins
10 12 (1.79%) FitNesse
11 11 (1.64%) JUnit
11 11 (1.64%) JMeter
12 10 (1.49%) TestDirector
12 10 (1.49%) Maven
12 10 (1.49%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.19%) TestComplete
14 6 (0.90%) NeoLoad
15 5 (0.75%) Bugzilla
16 4 (0.60%) Subversion
General
1 180 (26.87%) Finance
2 99 (14.78%) Banking
3 47 (7.01%) Investment Banking
4 43 (6.42%) Retail
5 30 (4.48%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.64%) Billing
7 10 (1.49%) Back Office
7 10 (1.49%) Marketing
8 9 (1.34%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.19%) Front Office
10 7 (1.04%) Local Government
11 5 (0.75%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.60%) Military
12 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
15 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 314 (46.87%) Test Manager
2 136 (20.30%) Analyst
3 114 (17.01%) Test Analyst
4 60 (8.96%) Tester
5 48 (7.16%) Test Leader
6 25 (3.73%) Test Engineer
7 24 (3.58%) QA Manager
8 23 (3.43%) Project Manager
8 23 (3.43%) Business Analyst
9 20 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
9 20 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
10 18 (2.69%) Agile Test Analyst
10 18 (2.69%) Programme Manager
10 18 (2.69%) Consultant
11 16 (2.39%) Programme Test Manager
11 16 (2.39%) SAP Manager
12 13 (1.94%) Release Manager
13 11 (1.64%) SAP Test Manager
14 10 (1.49%) Senior Manager
14 10 (1.49%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.97%) .NET
2 27 (4.03%) XML
3 24 (3.58%) HTML
4 20 (2.99%) SOAP
5 17 (2.54%) Web Services
6 12 (1.79%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.19%) JSP
8 6 (0.90%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (0.75%) DOM
9 5 (0.75%) J2EE
9 5 (0.75%) XML Schema
10 4 (0.60%) JMS
10 4 (0.60%) Middleware
10 4 (0.60%) RESTful
10 4 (0.60%) HTML5
11 3 (0.45%) WCF
11 3 (0.45%) JSON
11 3 (0.45%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.45%) Ajax
11 3 (0.45%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 24 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.39%) Mobile App
4 14 (2.09%) Derivative
5 12 (1.79%) Open Source
6 10 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.49%) Credit Risk
7 9 (1.34%) Equities
8 8 (1.19%) Replication
8 8 (1.19%) Market Risk
9 7 (1.04%) CMDB
9 7 (1.04%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.04%) AS400
10 6 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.60%) NHS
11 4 (0.60%) IPTV
11 4 (0.60%) Equity Derivative
11 4 (0.60%) Kindle
11 4 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 35 (5.22%) Windows
2 27 (4.03%) UNIX
3 19 (2.84%) Windows 7
4 14 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.64%) Android
6 10 (1.49%) Linux
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.30%) CentOS
7 2 (0.30%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.30%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.15%) zOS
8 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.15%) AIX
8 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (28.96%) User Acceptance Testing
2 167 (24.93%) Test Strategy
3 136 (20.30%) Test Scripting
4 111 (16.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 101 (15.07%) Test Automation
6 92 (13.73%) Software Testing
7 81 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
8 72 (10.75%) Scrum
9 66 (9.85%) Project Management
10 62 (9.25%) Integration Testing
11 52 (7.76%) Performance Testing
12 50 (7.46%) TDD
12 50 (7.46%) Migration
13 46 (6.87%) System Testing
14 44 (6.57%) E-Commerce
15 43 (6.42%) Automated Testing
16 41 (6.12%) Waterfall
17 38 (5.67%) PRINCE2
18 32 (4.78%) Regression Testing
19 31 (4.63%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (13.28%) SQL
2 48 (7.16%) Java
3 27 (4.03%) C#
4 23 (3.43%) JavaScript
5 12 (1.79%) Python
6 11 (1.64%) Ruby
6 11 (1.64%) VBA
6 11 (1.64%) VBScript
6 11 (1.64%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.49%) PHP
8 9 (1.34%) XPath
8 9 (1.34%) C++
9 8 (1.19%) XQuery
9 8 (1.19%) C
10 7 (1.04%) Perl
11 6 (0.90%) VB
11 6 (0.90%) MATLAB
12 5 (0.75%) RPG
13 3 (0.45%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 160 (23.88%) ISEB
2 114 (17.01%) ISTQB
3 82 (12.24%) Security Cleared
4 68 (10.15%) SC Cleared
5 43 (6.42%) Degree
6 26 (3.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (1.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.34%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.04%) PMP
10 4 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.45%) ACCA
11 3 (0.45%) CIMA
12 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
13 1 (0.15%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.15%) HP MASE
13 1 (0.15%) CEH
13 1 (0.15%) HND
13 1 (0.15%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 111 (16.57%) QA
2 7 (1.04%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.45%) EMIR
3 3 (0.45%) COBIT
3 3 (0.45%) ISO 14001
3 3 (0.45%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.30%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) HL7
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.30%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 135 (20.15%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) CA Wily
2 1 (0.15%) WSUS
2 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 93 (13.88%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.09%) Oracle
2 81 (12.09%) HP
3 52 (7.76%) SAP
4 16 (2.39%) Citrix
5 14 (2.09%) IBM
6 8 (1.19%) Lotus
7 6 (0.90%) SolarWinds
8 5 (0.75%) Murex
8 5 (0.75%) Calypso
9 4 (0.60%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.60%) Siebel
9 4 (0.60%) Green Hat
10 3 (0.45%) Remedy
10 3 (0.45%) CODA
10 3 (0.45%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.45%) ATG
10 3 (0.45%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (0.45%) Sybase
10 3 (0.45%) Hyperion
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Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per annum
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Midlands
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South East
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London
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