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 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 305 280 278
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 320 346 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.93% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 221 176
Average daily rate
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£400 £386 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £277 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £42.57 £30.00 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.90% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.89 £30.00 £25.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £30.00 £52.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +14.84%
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
38856 37385 32217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.70% 75.37% 73.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 24681 23757 19706
Average daily rate £420 £404 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% -2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1136 1104 1010
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.36 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 May 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
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 May 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 0 134 £437 +9.31% 34
South East +26 100 £350 -6.66% 16
North West -23 23 £345 -17.36% 2
South West -33 16 £438 +34.61%
Yorkshire -12 13 £275 -14.06% 1
East Midlands -9 11 £450 +12.50% 1
West Midlands -21 7 £288 -28.12% 4
East of England -8 6 £335 -10.66% 4
North East -7 3 - - 4
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 205 (32.33%) Finance
2 182 (28.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 182 (28.71%) Test Strategy
3 149 (23.50%) HP Quality Center
4 141 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (21.29%) QA
5 135 (21.29%) ISEB
6 118 (18.61%) SQL
7 117 (18.45%) Software Testing
8 113 (17.82%) Test Scripting
9 111 (17.51%) Banking
10 104 (16.40%) ISTQB
11 87 (13.72%) HP
12 85 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
13 80 (12.62%) SAP
14 73 (11.51%) Telecoms
15 68 (10.73%) JIRA
15 68 (10.73%) Microsoft
16 65 (10.25%) Project Management
17 64 (10.09%) Oracle
18 63 (9.94%) Integration Testing
19 61 (9.62%) Test Automation
19 61 (9.62%) Security Cleared
20 54 (8.52%) System Testing
21 47 (7.41%) XML
22 46 (7.26%) Investment Banking
22 46 (7.26%) Test Planning
23 43 (6.78%) UNIX
23 43 (6.78%) Performance Testing
24 42 (6.62%) Migration

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 10 (1.58%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.95%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.79%) CMS
4 4 (0.63%) Drupal
5 3 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.47%) SugarCRM
6 2 (0.32%) Confluence
6 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.16%) FileNet
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.16%) IIS
7 1 (0.16%) JBoss
7 1 (0.16%) Mule
7 1 (0.16%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 32 (5.05%) MS Office
3 17 (2.68%) MS Project
4 15 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (3.15%) SAP ERP
2 18 (2.84%) SAP FI
3 17 (2.68%) SAP PSCD
4 16 (2.52%) SAP FI-CA
5 7 (1.10%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.63%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
6 4 (0.63%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.63%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.63%) Maximo
7 3 (0.47%) SAP BCA
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.47%) Agresso
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
8 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.16%) SaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.10%) Internet
2 6 (0.95%) 3G
3 5 (0.79%) 4G
4 4 (0.63%) VoLTE
4 4 (0.63%) Network Security
4 4 (0.63%) LTE
4 4 (0.63%) HTTP
4 4 (0.63%) 2G
5 3 (0.47%) Firewall
5 3 (0.47%) VoIP
5 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.32%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.32%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) TCAP
7 1 (0.16%) ISUP
7 1 (0.16%) SCCP
7 1 (0.16%) INAP
7 1 (0.16%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.74%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.42%) SAP BW
6 7 (1.10%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.79%) DB2
8 4 (0.63%) Big Data
8 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.47%) DataStage
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.32%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.32%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.32%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 68 (10.73%) JIRA
2 28 (4.42%) QuickTest Pro
2 28 (4.42%) LoadRunner
3 26 (4.10%) Selenium
4 22 (3.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.21%) Cucumber
6 10 (1.58%) TestDirector
7 9 (1.42%) WebDriver
8 8 (1.26%) Rational Functional Tester
9 7 (1.10%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.10%) Zephyr
9 7 (1.10%) SpecFlow
10 6 (0.95%) Bugzilla
11 5 (0.79%) NeoLoad
11 5 (0.79%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.63%) QAComplete
12 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.63%) Subversion
12 4 (0.63%) Git (software)
12 4 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 205 (32.33%) Finance
2 111 (17.51%) Banking
3 73 (11.51%) Telecoms
4 46 (7.26%) Investment Banking
5 36 (5.68%) Retail
6 21 (3.31%) Billing
7 18 (2.84%) General Ledger
8 13 (2.05%) Back Office
9 11 (1.74%) Legal
10 10 (1.58%) Retail Banking
11 9 (1.42%) Manufacturing
11 9 (1.42%) Marketing
12 6 (0.95%) Front Office
13 5 (0.79%) Electronics
14 4 (0.63%) Military
14 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.47%) Advertising
15 3 (0.47%) Publishing
15 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 335 (52.84%) Test Manager
2 123 (19.40%) Analyst
3 107 (16.88%) Test Analyst
4 73 (11.51%) Test Leader
5 44 (6.94%) Tester
6 33 (5.21%) Consultant
7 21 (3.31%) Programme Manager
7 21 (3.31%) Project Manager
8 20 (3.15%) SAP Manager
9 19 (3.00%) SAP Test Manager
10 18 (2.84%) SAP Consultant
10 18 (2.84%) Senior Manager
10 18 (2.84%) Programme Test Manager
11 17 (2.68%) Senior Test Manager
12 16 (2.52%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (2.37%) Test Engineer
14 14 (2.21%) Senior Test Analyst
15 13 (2.05%) Business Analyst
16 12 (1.89%) QA Manager
17 10 (1.58%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.41%) XML
2 32 (5.05%) .NET
3 21 (3.31%) Web Services
4 11 (1.74%) SOAP
5 8 (1.26%) SAP XI
6 7 (1.10%) XML Messaging
6 7 (1.10%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.95%) Middleware
8 4 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.63%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.63%) CGI
9 3 (0.47%) HTML
9 3 (0.47%) XSD
9 3 (0.47%) REST
10 2 (0.32%) Gherkin
10 2 (0.32%) JSON
10 2 (0.32%) Java EE
10 2 (0.32%) Ajax
10 2 (0.32%) JTA
10 2 (0.32%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.47%) Management Information System
2 19 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (3.00%) Derivative
3 16 (2.52%) Equities
4 9 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.42%) NHS
5 8 (1.26%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.26%) User Experience
6 7 (1.10%) Mainframe
6 7 (1.10%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.95%) Digital Media
7 6 (0.95%) Reference Data
7 6 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.95%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 4 (0.63%) Open Source
9 4 (0.63%) GIS
9 4 (0.63%) AS400
9 4 (0.63%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 43 (6.78%) UNIX
2 24 (3.79%) Windows
3 11 (1.74%) Android
4 9 (1.42%) Linux
4 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone 8
6 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.16%) Solaris
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (28.71%) User Acceptance Testing
1 182 (28.71%) Test Strategy
2 141 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (18.45%) Software Testing
4 113 (17.82%) Test Scripting
5 85 (13.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 65 (10.25%) Project Management
7 63 (9.94%) Integration Testing
8 61 (9.62%) Test Automation
9 54 (8.52%) System Testing
10 46 (7.26%) Test Planning
11 43 (6.78%) Performance Testing
12 42 (6.62%) Migration
13 39 (6.15%) Manual Testing
13 39 (6.15%) PRINCE2
13 39 (6.15%) Waterfall
14 38 (5.99%) Functional Testing
15 37 (5.84%) Risk Management
15 37 (5.84%) Regression Testing
16 32 (5.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 118 (18.61%) SQL
2 27 (4.26%) Java
3 18 (2.84%) C#
4 15 (2.37%) Shell Script
5 13 (2.05%) JavaScript
6 12 (1.89%) Python
7 11 (1.74%) Perl
7 11 (1.74%) PL/SQL
7 11 (1.74%) Ruby
8 8 (1.26%) VBA
9 7 (1.10%) C
10 6 (0.95%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.95%) C++
11 4 (0.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.32%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.32%) Scala
13 2 (0.32%) VBScript
13 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 135 (21.29%) ISEB
2 104 (16.40%) ISTQB
3 61 (9.62%) Security Cleared
4 40 (6.31%) SC Cleared
5 34 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 25 (3.94%) Degree
7 20 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
8 12 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 6 (0.95%) CCA
11 4 (0.63%) PMP
11 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
12 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.32%) ACCA
14 1 (0.16%) CCNA
14 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 135 (21.29%) QA
2 7 (1.10%) EMIR
3 4 (0.63%) FATCA
4 2 (0.32%) Basel III
4 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.32%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) Basel II
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) HL7
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
System Software
1 3 (0.47%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 149 (23.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 87 (13.72%) HP
2 80 (12.62%) SAP
3 68 (10.73%) Microsoft
4 64 (10.09%) Oracle
5 16 (2.52%) IBM
6 11 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.26%) Murex
7 8 (1.26%) Calypso
8 5 (0.79%) webMethods
8 5 (0.79%) Siebel
8 5 (0.79%) Business Objects
9 4 (0.63%) SimCorp
9 4 (0.63%) Cisco
9 4 (0.63%) Metastorm
9 4 (0.63%) Charles River
10 3 (0.47%) Kofax
10 3 (0.47%) Cerner
10 3 (0.47%) Citrix
10 3 (0.47%) Apple
10 3 (0.47%) Sitecore
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