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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 312 285 280
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 311 317 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.66% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.87% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 195 161
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -14.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £261 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £496 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £42.57 £23.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.09% -44.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.89 £17.40 £31.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.26 £28.60 £44.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%
Test Management
UK

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
38728 36307 31355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.28% 75.63% 75.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 24983 23317 19199
Average daily rate £418 £400 £417
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -4.07%
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 1116 1099 985
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.50% -12.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £50.00 £48.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 27 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 27 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 +38 140 £450 +10.42% 24
South East +23 78 £400 +23.07% 20
North West -19 24 £356 -16.17% 5
Yorkshire -19 16 £280 -2.60% 10
South West -37 15 £438 +34.61% 3
East Midlands -22 13 £450 +12.50% 4
East of England -13 9 £330 -12.00% 6
West Midlands -15 9 £288 -28.12% 1
North East -15 2 - - 1
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 193 (30.59%) Finance
2 185 (29.32%) Test Strategy
3 179 (28.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 144 (22.82%) HP Quality Center
5 143 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (22.19%) QA
7 122 (19.33%) SQL
7 122 (19.33%) ISEB
8 112 (17.75%) Software Testing
9 103 (16.32%) Test Scripting
10 102 (16.16%) ISTQB
11 98 (15.53%) Banking
12 89 (14.10%) HP
13 85 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
14 81 (12.84%) SAP
15 69 (10.94%) Security Cleared
15 69 (10.94%) Oracle
15 69 (10.94%) Microsoft
16 68 (10.78%) Telecoms
17 65 (10.30%) SDLC
18 64 (10.14%) Test Automation
19 63 (9.98%) Project Management
20 59 (9.35%) Integration Testing
20 59 (9.35%) JIRA
21 53 (8.40%) System Integration Testing
22 51 (8.08%) XML
23 50 (7.92%) System Testing
24 49 (7.77%) Performance Testing
24 49 (7.77%) SC Cleared
25 46 (7.29%) Test Planning

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.79%) WebLogic
3 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.63%) CMS
4 3 (0.48%) SugarCRM
4 3 (0.48%) Drupal
5 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (0.32%) Confluence
5 2 (0.32%) JBoss
5 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.32%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.16%) FileNet
6 1 (0.16%) IIS
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.16%) Mule
Applications
1 29 (4.60%) MS Office
2 27 (4.28%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.06%) MS Project
4 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (2.38%) SAP ERP
2 13 (2.06%) SAP FI
3 11 (1.74%) SAP FI-CA
3 11 (1.74%) SAP PSCD
4 7 (1.11%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.63%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.63%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.63%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (0.63%) SAP BPC
5 4 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.63%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.48%) TRIRIGA
6 3 (0.48%) Agresso
6 3 (0.48%) SAP BCA
6 3 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.32%) SAP SD
7 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.32%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.27%) Internet
2 6 (0.95%) 3G
3 5 (0.79%) HTTP
3 5 (0.79%) 4G
4 4 (0.63%) VoLTE
4 4 (0.63%) 2G
4 4 (0.63%) LTE
5 3 (0.48%) Firewall
5 3 (0.48%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.48%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.48%) Network Security
5 3 (0.48%) VoIP
6 2 (0.32%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.32%) DNS
7 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.16%) SSL
7 1 (0.16%) WAN
7 1 (0.16%) SMTP
7 1 (0.16%) DHCP
7 1 (0.16%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.85%) Relational Database
3 17 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.06%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.43%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.79%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.63%) DB2
7 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.48%) DataStage
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.48%) Big Data
8 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI EE
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (0.32%) OLAP Cube
9 2 (0.32%) OLAP
9 2 (0.32%) SAP BI
9 2 (0.32%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 59 (9.35%) JIRA
2 32 (5.07%) QuickTest Pro
3 31 (4.91%) Selenium
4 26 (4.12%) LoadRunner
5 19 (3.01%) Cucumber
6 18 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (1.90%) SoapUI
8 10 (1.58%) WebDriver
9 9 (1.43%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.43%) TestDirector
10 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.11%) Zephyr
11 6 (0.95%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.95%) Rational Functional Tester
12 5 (0.79%) TestNG
12 5 (0.79%) Bugzilla
13 4 (0.63%) JUnit
13 4 (0.63%) Git (software)
13 4 (0.63%) Subversion
13 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 193 (30.59%) Finance
2 98 (15.53%) Banking
3 68 (10.78%) Telecoms
4 36 (5.71%) Retail
5 33 (5.23%) Investment Banking
6 21 (3.33%) Billing
7 14 (2.22%) General Ledger
8 12 (1.90%) Back Office
9 10 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.95%) Marketing
10 6 (0.95%) Legal
11 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.63%) Front Office
12 4 (0.63%) Military
13 3 (0.48%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.48%) Publishing
13 3 (0.48%) Electronics
14 2 (0.32%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.32%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 331 (52.46%) Test Manager
2 121 (19.18%) Analyst
3 104 (16.48%) Test Analyst
4 76 (12.04%) Test Leader
5 41 (6.50%) Tester
6 27 (4.28%) Consultant
7 24 (3.80%) Programme Manager
8 22 (3.49%) SAP Manager
8 22 (3.49%) Programme Test Manager
9 21 (3.33%) SAP Test Manager
10 20 (3.17%) Project Manager
11 18 (2.85%) Senior Manager
12 17 (2.69%) Senior Test Manager
13 15 (2.38%) Senior Analyst
14 14 (2.22%) Test Engineer
15 12 (1.90%) SAP Consultant
15 12 (1.90%) Senior Test Analyst
15 12 (1.90%) Agile Test Analyst
15 12 (1.90%) Head of Testing
16 11 (1.74%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.08%) XML
2 34 (5.39%) .NET
3 23 (3.65%) Web Services
4 18 (2.85%) SOAP
5 11 (1.74%) XML Messaging
6 7 (1.11%) .NET Framework
7 6 (0.95%) Middleware
8 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.63%) CGI
10 3 (0.48%) XSD
10 3 (0.48%) HTML
10 3 (0.48%) SAP XI
10 3 (0.48%) REST
10 3 (0.48%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.32%) JTA
11 2 (0.32%) Ajax
11 2 (0.32%) Spring
11 2 (0.32%) JPA
11 2 (0.32%) Java EE
11 2 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.65%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (1.74%) Data Centre
3 11 (1.74%) Equities
4 10 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (1.58%) Derivative
5 9 (1.43%) NHS
6 8 (1.27%) User Experience
7 7 (1.11%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.11%) Mobile App
7 7 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.11%) Mainframe
8 6 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.95%) Credit Risk
8 6 (0.95%) Digital Media
9 4 (0.63%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (0.63%) iSeries
9 4 (0.63%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.63%) GIS
10 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (7.13%) UNIX
2 25 (3.96%) Windows
3 10 (1.58%) Linux
3 10 (1.58%) Android
4 8 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 3 (0.48%) Solaris
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 NT
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (29.32%) Test Strategy
2 179 (28.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 143 (22.66%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (17.75%) Software Testing
5 103 (16.32%) Test Scripting
6 85 (13.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 65 (10.30%) SDLC
8 64 (10.14%) Test Automation
9 63 (9.98%) Project Management
10 59 (9.35%) Integration Testing
11 53 (8.40%) System Integration Testing
12 50 (7.92%) System Testing
13 49 (7.77%) Performance Testing
14 46 (7.29%) Test Planning
15 45 (7.13%) PRINCE2
16 42 (6.66%) Migration
17 39 (6.18%) Manual Testing
18 37 (5.86%) Functional Testing
18 37 (5.86%) Regression Testing
19 36 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 122 (19.33%) SQL
2 30 (4.75%) Java
3 19 (3.01%) C#
4 16 (2.54%) Shell Script
5 13 (2.06%) PL/SQL
5 13 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 10 (1.58%) VBA
6 10 (1.58%) Ruby
7 9 (1.43%) Perl
8 8 (1.27%) C
9 7 (1.11%) Python
10 4 (0.63%) PHP
10 4 (0.63%) C++
10 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.63%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.48%) VBScript
12 2 (0.32%) VB
12 2 (0.32%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.32%) RPG
Qualifications
1 122 (19.33%) ISEB
2 102 (16.16%) ISTQB
3 69 (10.94%) Security Cleared
4 49 (7.77%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (4.12%) Degree
7 17 (2.69%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (1.90%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.63%) PMP
10 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.32%) ACCA
12 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.32%) CCA
13 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.16%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (22.19%) QA
2 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.48%) EMIR
3 2 (0.32%) Basel III
3 2 (0.32%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.32%) FATCA
4 1 (0.16%) HL7
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) Basel II
4 1 (0.16%) MiFID
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (0.48%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Snort
3 1 (0.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 144 (22.82%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.16%) Puppet
2 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.16%) Netcool
Vendors
1 89 (14.10%) HP
2 81 (12.84%) SAP
3 69 (10.94%) Oracle
3 69 (10.94%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.01%) IBM
5 13 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
6 5 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 5 (0.79%) Siebel
7 4 (0.63%) Citrix
7 4 (0.63%) Charles River
7 4 (0.63%) Metastorm
7 4 (0.63%) Splunk
7 4 (0.63%) SimCorp
7 4 (0.63%) Endeca
8 3 (0.48%) WorldPay
8 3 (0.48%) Kofax
8 3 (0.48%) Remedy
8 3 (0.48%) Cisco
9 2 (0.32%) Sybase
9 2 (0.32%) Sun
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