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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 291 293 267
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -26
Contract jobs citing Test Management 354 296 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.63% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.84% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 191 207
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £572 £536
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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
37611 35073 32579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.56% 74.26% 72.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25023 22021 19511
Average daily rate £425 £401 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £270 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1045 1075 1369
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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 +27 159 £500 +1.52% 17
South East +7 78 £356 -10.93% 8
South West +10 47 £410 +13.75% 6
Yorkshire -13 25 £375 -1.96% 7
North West -9 17 £350 - 6
East of England -16 14 £374 +52.55% 7
West Midlands -13 6 £313 -7.25% 2
East Midlands -6 4 £375 -9.63% 1
North East -27 1 £230 -5.15% 2
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 197 (30.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 195 (30.00%) Finance
3 189 (29.08%) Test Strategy
4 170 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
5 155 (23.85%) Test Scripting
6 143 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
7 136 (20.92%) QA
8 135 (20.77%) ISEB
9 116 (17.85%) SQL
10 112 (17.23%) Banking
11 101 (15.54%) ISTQB
12 95 (14.62%) Software Testing
13 88 (13.54%) HP
14 71 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 71 (10.92%) Integration Testing
15 69 (10.62%) Performance Testing
16 64 (9.85%) Project Management
17 63 (9.69%) Microsoft
17 63 (9.69%) JIRA
18 61 (9.38%) Regression Testing
19 59 (9.08%) SAP
20 58 (8.92%) Oracle
21 57 (8.77%) Scrum
22 55 (8.46%) Test Planning
23 54 (8.31%) Security Cleared
24 50 (7.69%) Migration
25 49 (7.54%) Test Automation
26 46 (7.08%) Waterfall
26 46 (7.08%) Investment Banking
27 45 (6.92%) Telecoms

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 14 (2.15%) SharePoint
1 14 (2.15%) Tomcat
2 13 (2.00%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 12 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (1.85%) WebSphere Process Server
4 9 (1.38%) CMS
5 6 (0.92%) JBoss
6 4 (0.62%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.46%) Lync
7 3 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.46%) Apache
8 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.31%) Confluence
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.15%) Drupal
9 1 (0.15%) Mule
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (6.46%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.92%) MS Office
3 20 (3.08%) MS Project
4 19 (2.92%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.69%) SAP FI
2 10 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.54%) SAP ERP
3 9 (1.38%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (1.23%) SAP FI-CA
5 6 (0.92%) Summit
6 4 (0.62%) Agresso
6 4 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.62%) SAP HCM
7 3 (0.46%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.46%) SAP HR
7 3 (0.46%) Maximo
7 3 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.31%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.62%) IaaS
2 3 (0.46%) Force.com
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.85%) HTTP
2 12 (1.85%) SSL
3 5 (0.77%) Internet
3 5 (0.77%) Firewall
4 4 (0.62%) Network Security
5 3 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.46%) Intranet
6 2 (0.31%) DHCP
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.15%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.15%) LTE
7 1 (0.15%) GGSN
7 1 (0.15%) SGSN
7 1 (0.15%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.15%) VLAN
7 1 (0.15%) GSM
7 1 (0.15%) LAN
7 1 (0.15%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.15%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.62%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
6 9 (1.38%) MySQL
7 6 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.77%) SAP BW
9 4 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.62%) Big Data
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.46%) DB2
11 2 (0.31%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.31%) DataStage
11 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 63 (9.69%) JIRA
2 39 (6.00%) Selenium
3 33 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
4 31 (4.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 29 (4.46%) TestDirector
5 29 (4.46%) Cucumber
6 28 (4.31%) LoadRunner
6 28 (4.31%) Jenkins
7 17 (2.62%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.69%) WebDriver
9 10 (1.54%) SpecFlow
10 9 (1.38%) SoapUI
11 8 (1.23%) Bugzilla
12 7 (1.08%) TestLink
12 7 (1.08%) Subversion
13 6 (0.92%) JMeter
13 6 (0.92%) JUnit
13 6 (0.92%) Rational Functional Tester
13 6 (0.92%) NeoLoad
14 5 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 195 (30.00%) Finance
2 112 (17.23%) Banking
3 46 (7.08%) Investment Banking
4 45 (6.92%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.23%) Retail
6 14 (2.15%) Law
6 14 (2.15%) Billing
7 13 (2.00%) Legal
8 11 (1.69%) Marketing
9 9 (1.38%) Advertising
10 7 (1.08%) General Ledger
10 7 (1.08%) Back Office
11 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.92%) Front Office
12 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.46%) Electronics
14 2 (0.31%) Automotive
14 2 (0.31%) Military
15 1 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 302 (46.46%) Test Manager
2 133 (20.46%) Analyst
3 101 (15.54%) Test Analyst
4 62 (9.54%) Test Leader
5 55 (8.46%) Tester
6 33 (5.08%) Programme Manager
7 29 (4.46%) Programme Test Manager
8 25 (3.85%) Head of Testing
9 22 (3.38%) Business Analyst
10 20 (3.08%) Consultant
11 19 (2.92%) Project Manager
12 16 (2.46%) Test Engineer
13 15 (2.31%) SAP Manager
13 15 (2.31%) SAP Test Manager
14 14 (2.15%) Senior Test Analyst
14 14 (2.15%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.15%) Performance Tester
14 14 (2.15%) UAT Test Manager
14 14 (2.15%) UAT Manager
14 14 (2.15%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.85%) XML
2 35 (5.38%) .NET
3 33 (5.08%) SOAP
4 27 (4.15%) Web Services
5 18 (2.77%) REST
6 13 (2.00%) JMS
7 12 (1.85%) WSDL
7 12 (1.85%) Middleware
8 10 (1.54%) Ajax
9 9 (1.38%) Gherkin
9 9 (1.38%) ODBC
10 7 (1.08%) ASP.NET
10 7 (1.08%) HTML
11 6 (0.92%) SAP XI
12 5 (0.77%) FpML
13 4 (0.62%) JSON
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
14 3 (0.46%) J2EE
15 2 (0.31%) Cocoon
15 2 (0.31%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.54%) Derivative
3 19 (2.92%) User Experience
4 17 (2.62%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 11 (1.69%) Equities
6 9 (1.38%) Open Source
6 9 (1.38%) Fixed Income
7 8 (1.23%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.08%) Mobile App
9 6 (0.92%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.77%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (0.62%) DTV
11 4 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.62%) NHS
11 4 (0.62%) CESG
11 4 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.46%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.46%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 44 (6.77%) UNIX
2 30 (4.62%) Windows
3 20 (3.08%) Linux
4 10 (1.54%) Android
4 10 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.62%) AIX
7 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.46%) HPUX
7 3 (0.46%) Solaris
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (30.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 189 (29.08%) Test Strategy
3 170 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (23.85%) Test Scripting
5 95 (14.62%) Software Testing
6 71 (10.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 71 (10.92%) Integration Testing
7 69 (10.62%) Performance Testing
8 64 (9.85%) Project Management
9 61 (9.38%) Regression Testing
10 57 (8.77%) Scrum
11 55 (8.46%) Test Planning
12 50 (7.69%) Migration
13 49 (7.54%) Test Automation
14 46 (7.08%) Waterfall
15 42 (6.46%) System Testing
16 39 (6.00%) Automated Testing
16 39 (6.00%) CRM
17 36 (5.54%) Manual Testing
18 34 (5.23%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 116 (17.85%) SQL
2 45 (6.92%) Java
3 23 (3.54%) C#
4 21 (3.23%) C
5 20 (3.08%) Python
6 12 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.85%) Ruby
7 10 (1.54%) Perl
8 8 (1.23%) VB.NET
8 8 (1.23%) JavaScript
9 7 (1.08%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.08%) C++
9 7 (1.08%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.92%) VB
11 5 (0.77%) RPG
11 5 (0.77%) PHP
12 3 (0.46%) Tcl
13 2 (0.31%) Jython
13 2 (0.31%) Korn
13 2 (0.31%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 135 (20.77%) ISEB
2 101 (15.54%) ISTQB
3 54 (8.31%) Security Cleared
4 34 (5.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 33 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.69%) Degree
7 20 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (2.15%) DV Cleared
8 14 (2.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.77%) CCA
11 4 (0.62%) CISSP
11 4 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.62%) CEH
12 3 (0.46%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.31%) CIMA
13 2 (0.31%) ACCA
13 2 (0.31%) PMP
14 1 (0.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (20.92%) QA
2 10 (1.54%) EMIR
3 5 (0.77%) FATCA
4 4 (0.62%) SLA
4 4 (0.62%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) COBIT
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.62%) KVM
3 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 143 (22.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.62%) SCOM
3 2 (0.31%) Nessus
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 88 (13.54%) HP
2 63 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 59 (9.08%) SAP
4 58 (8.92%) Oracle
5 29 (4.46%) IBM
6 14 (2.15%) Murex
7 12 (1.85%) Software AG
8 10 (1.54%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.54%) Calypso
9 8 (1.23%) Business Objects
9 8 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.92%) webMethods
11 5 (0.77%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.62%) VMware
12 4 (0.62%) Cisco
12 4 (0.62%) SunGard
12 4 (0.62%) Citrix
12 4 (0.62%) SolarWinds
13 3 (0.46%) SOASTA, Inc
13 3 (0.46%) Sitecore
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