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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 282 282 299
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Management 369 334 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.69% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.90% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 185 159
Average daily rate
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£413 £360 £412
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -12.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Average hourly rate - £23.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +5.42%
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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
39551 37200 33391
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.63% 76.31% 75.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 26015 23704 20533
Average daily rate £415 £405 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -2.40%
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 £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1046 1117 1018
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £48.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 June 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 30 June 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 +2 142 £450 +6.50% 30
South East +48 124 £400 +23.07% 13
Yorkshire -8 23 £388 +40.90% 9
North West -18 23 £401 -5.76% 7
South West -37 16 £375 +15.38% 3
East Midlands -13 14 £450 +50.00% 1
East of England -12 10 £310 -24.39% 4
West Midlands -8 8 £340 -3.54% 4
North East -15 5 £225 -43.67% 4
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 210 (30.57%) Finance
2 192 (27.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 191 (27.80%) HP Quality Center
4 187 (27.22%) Test Strategy
5 158 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (21.69%) SQL
7 130 (18.92%) QA
8 127 (18.49%) Software Testing
9 122 (17.76%) ISEB
10 121 (17.61%) HP
10 121 (17.61%) ISTQB
11 105 (15.28%) Banking
11 105 (15.28%) Test Scripting
12 101 (14.70%) Security Cleared
13 96 (13.97%) Telecoms
14 89 (12.95%) Test Automation
15 87 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
16 83 (12.08%) Oracle
17 81 (11.79%) SC Cleared
18 78 (11.35%) SAP
19 73 (10.63%) XML
20 71 (10.33%) Microsoft
20 71 (10.33%) Project Management
21 69 (10.04%) Test Planning
22 65 (9.46%) JIRA
23 63 (9.17%) SDLC
24 60 (8.73%) Migration
25 57 (8.30%) System Testing
26 55 (8.01%) System Integration Testing
27 54 (7.86%) Integration Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 16 (2.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.58%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.44%) SugarCRM
3 3 (0.44%) Drupal
3 3 (0.44%) Confluence
4 2 (0.29%) SAS
4 2 (0.29%) CMS
4 2 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.29%) IIS
4 2 (0.29%) JBoss
5 1 (0.15%) Apache
5 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.15%) Documentum
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.15%) FileNet
Applications
1 29 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.08%) MS Office
3 16 (2.33%) MS Project
4 11 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.29%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.29%) MODO
6 2 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.29%) Maya
6 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (2.47%) SAP FI
2 15 (2.18%) SAP ERP
3 13 (1.89%) SAP FI-CA
3 13 (1.89%) SAP PSCD
4 5 (0.73%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.58%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.58%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.58%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.58%) Eagle PACE
6 3 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.44%) Maximo
6 3 (0.44%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.44%) SAP BCA
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.29%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.29%) Agresso
7 2 (0.29%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.02%) SaaS
2 3 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.31%) Wireshark
2 9 (1.31%) LTE
2 9 (1.31%) VoLTE
3 8 (1.16%) 3G
4 7 (1.02%) 4G
4 7 (1.02%) Internet
5 6 (0.87%) GPRS
5 6 (0.87%) GSM
5 6 (0.87%) UMTS
5 6 (0.87%) 2G
5 6 (0.87%) Diameter Protocol
6 5 (0.73%) RNC
6 5 (0.73%) HSDPA
7 4 (0.58%) HTTP
8 3 (0.44%) VoIP
8 3 (0.44%) NAS
8 3 (0.44%) ISUP
8 3 (0.44%) INAP
9 2 (0.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.64%) Oracle Database
2 21 (3.06%) SQL Server
3 19 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
4 16 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.16%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.73%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.73%) PowerCenter
7 4 (0.58%) DB2
7 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.44%) OLAP
8 3 (0.44%) Star Schema
8 3 (0.44%) DataStage
8 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.44%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.29%) Big Data
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 65 (9.46%) JIRA
2 47 (6.84%) Selenium
3 45 (6.55%) HP UFT
4 35 (5.09%) SoapUI
5 31 (4.51%) LoadRunner
6 28 (4.08%) Cucumber
7 20 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (2.47%) WebDriver
9 13 (1.89%) SpecFlow
10 10 (1.46%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.31%) Zephyr
12 8 (1.16%) Subversion
13 7 (1.02%) FitNesse
14 6 (0.87%) Rational Functional Tester
14 6 (0.87%) TestNG
14 6 (0.87%) TestDirector
15 5 (0.73%) Appium
15 5 (0.73%) Jenkins
16 4 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 4 (0.58%) Bugzilla
General
1 210 (30.57%) Finance
2 105 (15.28%) Banking
3 96 (13.97%) Telecoms
4 35 (5.09%) Retail
5 33 (4.80%) Investment Banking
6 18 (2.62%) Billing
7 13 (1.89%) Back Office
7 13 (1.89%) General Ledger
8 11 (1.60%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.87%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.73%) Marketing
11 4 (0.58%) Legal
11 4 (0.58%) Electronics
11 4 (0.58%) Front Office
12 3 (0.44%) Automotive
12 3 (0.44%) Publishing
12 3 (0.44%) Military
13 2 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 365 (53.13%) Test Manager
2 149 (21.69%) Analyst
3 128 (18.63%) Test Analyst
4 70 (10.19%) Test Leader
5 44 (6.40%) Tester
6 28 (4.08%) Programme Manager
7 27 (3.93%) Programme Test Manager
8 26 (3.78%) Consultant
9 24 (3.49%) Senior Analyst
10 22 (3.20%) Senior Manager
11 21 (3.06%) Senior Test Manager
12 19 (2.77%) Project Manager
13 18 (2.62%) Senior Test Analyst
14 16 (2.33%) Agile Test Analyst
15 15 (2.18%) SAP Manager
16 14 (2.04%) Test Engineer
16 14 (2.04%) Architect
16 14 (2.04%) Testing Manager
17 12 (1.75%) Business Analyst
17 12 (1.75%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.63%) XML
2 41 (5.97%) .NET
3 38 (5.53%) SOAP
4 29 (4.22%) XML Messaging
5 20 (2.91%) Web Services
6 9 (1.31%) .NET Framework
7 8 (1.16%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.87%) Gherkin
8 6 (0.87%) Middleware
9 4 (0.58%) CGI
10 3 (0.44%) HTML
10 3 (0.44%) SAP XI
10 3 (0.44%) XSD
11 2 (0.29%) XSLT
11 2 (0.29%) JSP
11 2 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.29%) JSON
12 1 (0.15%) Application Packaging
12 1 (0.15%) MDX
12 1 (0.15%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.20%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.89%) Equities
4 11 (1.60%) Derivative
5 10 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.46%) Smart Meter
6 9 (1.31%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.16%) NHS
8 7 (1.02%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.02%) Data Centre
9 6 (0.87%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.87%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.87%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.87%) GIS
10 5 (0.73%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.73%) iSeries
11 4 (0.58%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.58%) User Experience
11 4 (0.58%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 50 (7.28%) UNIX
2 29 (4.22%) Windows
3 10 (1.46%) Android
4 9 (1.31%) Linux
5 8 (1.16%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.73%) Solaris
6 5 (0.73%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.44%) Windows NT
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone 8
8 2 (0.29%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.15%) zOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (27.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 187 (27.22%) Test Strategy
3 158 (23.00%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (18.49%) Software Testing
5 105 (15.28%) Test Scripting
6 89 (12.95%) Test Automation
7 87 (12.66%) Stakeholder Management
8 71 (10.33%) Project Management
9 69 (10.04%) Test Planning
10 63 (9.17%) SDLC
11 60 (8.73%) Migration
12 57 (8.30%) System Testing
13 55 (8.01%) System Integration Testing
14 54 (7.86%) Integration Testing
15 53 (7.71%) Performance Testing
15 53 (7.71%) Use Case
16 50 (7.28%) Functional Testing
17 47 (6.84%) Waterfall
18 45 (6.55%) PRINCE2
19 43 (6.26%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 149 (21.69%) SQL
2 41 (5.97%) Java
3 29 (4.22%) Perl
3 29 (4.22%) PL/SQL
4 24 (3.49%) C#
5 20 (2.91%) Shell Script
6 14 (2.04%) Ruby
7 13 (1.89%) Python
8 12 (1.75%) C
8 12 (1.75%) JavaScript
9 10 (1.46%) VBA
10 6 (0.87%) C++
11 5 (0.73%) PHP
11 5 (0.73%) T-SQL
11 5 (0.73%) VBScript
11 5 (0.73%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.73%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.44%) VB
13 2 (0.29%) RPG
13 2 (0.29%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 122 (17.76%) ISEB
2 121 (17.61%) ISTQB
3 101 (14.70%) Security Cleared
4 81 (11.79%) SC Cleared
5 45 (6.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (3.49%) Degree
7 16 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.73%) PMP
11 5 (0.73%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.44%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.29%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.29%) ACCA
13 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.29%) CCA
14 1 (0.15%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (18.92%) QA
2 5 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.44%) GxP
4 2 (0.29%) SLA
4 2 (0.29%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.29%) FATCA
4 2 (0.29%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) P3O
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 191 (27.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.15%) Puppet
2 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.15%) Netcool
Vendors
1 121 (17.61%) HP
2 83 (12.08%) Oracle
3 78 (11.35%) SAP
4 71 (10.33%) Microsoft
5 18 (2.62%) IBM
6 12 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.46%) Splunk
8 8 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (0.87%) Endeca
10 5 (0.73%) Siebel
11 4 (0.58%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.58%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.58%) Charles River
11 4 (0.58%) Metastorm
11 4 (0.58%) SimCorp
12 3 (0.44%) Atlassian
12 3 (0.44%) Kofax
12 3 (0.44%) VMware
12 3 (0.44%) Teradata
12 3 (0.44%) Remedy
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