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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 300 315 252
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -63
Contract jobs citing Test Management 318 268 401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.56% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.76% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 179 269
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£375 £410 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 2
Average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £18.91
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.28% +85.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% +27.27%
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
38157 35471 37978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.55% 73.71% 71.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 24108 22248 22476
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 974 1367
Average hourly rate £23.00 £29.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.36% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +17 126 £450 -5.26% 20
South East -3 73 £343 -8.66% 18
South West -16 30 £305 -18.66% 7
East of England -15 22 £375 -6.25% 5
North West -1 20 £390 +2.29% 6
Yorkshire -7 20 £275 -12.00% 11
East Midlands +9 15 £450 +12.42% 2
West Midlands -12 8 £330 +20.00% 3
North East -20 3 - - 2
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 203 (32.07%) User Acceptance Testing
2 186 (29.38%) Test Strategy
3 183 (28.91%) Finance
4 178 (28.12%) Test Scripting
5 155 (24.49%) ISEB
6 140 (22.12%) ISTQB
7 122 (19.27%) QA
8 119 (18.80%) SQL
9 117 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
10 96 (15.17%) Microsoft
11 94 (14.85%) Software Testing
12 88 (13.90%) HP
13 86 (13.59%) Security Cleared
14 84 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 82 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
16 79 (12.48%) Integration Testing
17 75 (11.85%) SC Cleared
18 74 (11.69%) Banking
18 74 (11.69%) Scrum
19 67 (10.58%) Oracle
20 65 (10.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 61 (9.64%) Test Automation
22 60 (9.48%) Selenium
22 60 (9.48%) Migration
23 57 (9.00%) Project Management
23 57 (9.00%) Regression Testing
24 52 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
25 51 (8.06%) JIRA
25 51 (8.06%) SAP
26 50 (7.90%) Performance Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.69%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.21%) WebLogic
4 9 (1.42%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.11%) WebSphere Process Server
5 7 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.63%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.47%) IIS
7 3 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.47%) Apache
7 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.32%) Confluence
8 2 (0.32%) CMS
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.16%) CICS
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 47 (7.42%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.37%) MS Office
3 21 (3.32%) MS Project
4 15 (2.37%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.47%) Mingle
7 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.26%) Summit
3 7 (1.11%) TRIRIGA
4 6 (0.95%) Agresso
5 4 (0.63%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.47%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.47%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.47%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.47%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.47%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.32%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.32%) Maximo
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.32%) Magento
7 2 (0.32%) assyst
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.32%) Force.com
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.37%) HTTP
2 9 (1.42%) SSL
3 7 (1.11%) Internet
4 5 (0.79%) LTE
4 5 (0.79%) GGSN
4 5 (0.79%) SGSN
4 5 (0.79%) Intranet
5 4 (0.63%) 3G
5 4 (0.63%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.63%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.63%) UMTS
6 3 (0.47%) VLAN
6 3 (0.47%) Ethernet
6 3 (0.47%) DVB
6 3 (0.47%) Extranet
7 2 (0.32%) 2G
7 2 (0.32%) FTP
7 2 (0.32%) WAN
7 2 (0.32%) LAN
7 2 (0.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.63%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (2.37%) Oracle Database
4 12 (1.90%) MySQL
5 10 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.79%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.47%) DataStage
10 3 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.47%) Big Data
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.32%) DB2
11 2 (0.32%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 60 (9.48%) Selenium
2 52 (8.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 51 (8.06%) JIRA
4 31 (4.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 28 (4.42%) Cucumber
6 26 (4.11%) LoadRunner
7 20 (3.16%) WebDriver
8 19 (3.00%) TestDirector
9 16 (2.53%) Visual Studio
10 13 (2.05%) SpecFlow
10 13 (2.05%) JMeter
11 12 (1.90%) JUnit
12 11 (1.74%) SoapUI
12 11 (1.74%) Jenkins
13 9 (1.42%) FitNesse
14 7 (1.11%) Bugzilla
15 5 (0.79%) Maven
15 5 (0.79%) TestNG
15 5 (0.79%) Git (software)
16 4 (0.63%) MSTest
General
1 183 (28.91%) Finance
2 74 (11.69%) Banking
3 41 (6.48%) Retail
4 34 (5.37%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.16%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.37%) Legal
7 12 (1.90%) Billing
8 9 (1.42%) Local Government
8 9 (1.42%) Advertising
9 8 (1.26%) Back Office
10 7 (1.11%) Front Office
11 6 (0.95%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.79%) Marketing
12 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.47%) General Ledger
13 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.47%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.32%) Automotive
14 2 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 266 (42.02%) Test Manager
2 182 (28.75%) Analyst
3 152 (24.01%) Test Analyst
4 60 (9.48%) Tester
5 46 (7.27%) Test Leader
6 27 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
6 27 (4.27%) Senior Test Analyst
7 24 (3.79%) Business Analyst
8 20 (3.16%) Programme Manager
9 18 (2.84%) Agile Test Analyst
10 16 (2.53%) Consultant
10 16 (2.53%) Programme Test Manager
10 16 (2.53%) QA Analyst
11 14 (2.21%) Test Engineer
11 14 (2.21%) SAP Manager
12 13 (2.05%) UAT Manager
12 13 (2.05%) SAP Test Manager
13 12 (1.90%) Performance Tester
13 12 (1.90%) Project Manager
13 12 (1.90%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.90%) .NET
2 22 (3.48%) XML
3 21 (3.32%) SOAP
4 20 (3.16%) Web Services
5 14 (2.21%) HTML
6 10 (1.58%) Middleware
6 10 (1.58%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.26%) REST
7 8 (1.26%) Gherkin
7 8 (1.26%) WSDL
7 8 (1.26%) JMS
8 5 (0.79%) JSP
9 4 (0.63%) J2EE
9 4 (0.63%) Ajax
10 3 (0.47%) HTML5
11 2 (0.32%) LAMP
11 2 (0.32%) Cocoon
11 2 (0.32%) Flash
11 2 (0.32%) ODBC
11 2 (0.32%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (3.16%) Management Information System
2 16 (2.53%) Open Source
3 13 (2.05%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.74%) Mobile App
5 8 (1.26%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.11%) CMDB
7 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
7 6 (0.95%) Statistics
8 5 (0.79%) CESG
8 5 (0.79%) Derivative
8 5 (0.79%) Replication
8 5 (0.79%) Equities
9 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.63%) Video on Demand
9 4 (0.63%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.63%) NHS
9 4 (0.63%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.63%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.63%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (6.00%) Windows
2 33 (5.21%) UNIX
3 15 (2.37%) Linux
4 14 (2.21%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.26%) Android
6 6 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.63%) AIX
8 2 (0.32%) HPUX
8 2 (0.32%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (32.07%) User Acceptance Testing
2 186 (29.38%) Test Strategy
3 178 (28.12%) Test Scripting
4 94 (14.85%) Software Testing
5 84 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 82 (12.95%) Agile Software Development
7 79 (12.48%) Integration Testing
8 74 (11.69%) Scrum
9 61 (9.64%) Test Automation
10 60 (9.48%) Migration
11 57 (9.00%) Project Management
11 57 (9.00%) Regression Testing
12 50 (7.90%) Performance Testing
13 49 (7.74%) Waterfall
14 36 (5.69%) ITIL
15 35 (5.53%) BDD
16 34 (5.37%) Automated Testing
17 31 (4.90%) E-Commerce
18 24 (3.79%) CRM
19 23 (3.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (18.80%) SQL
2 42 (6.64%) Java
3 26 (4.11%) C#
4 18 (2.84%) C
5 15 (2.37%) Python
6 14 (2.21%) Ruby
7 12 (1.90%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.74%) Perl
9 8 (1.26%) PHP
9 8 (1.26%) C++
10 6 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 6 (0.95%) RPG
11 5 (0.79%) VB
12 4 (0.63%) Tcl
13 3 (0.47%) VBScript
13 3 (0.47%) VBA
13 3 (0.47%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.32%) Jython
14 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 155 (24.49%) ISEB
2 140 (22.12%) ISTQB
3 86 (13.59%) Security Cleared
4 75 (11.85%) SC Cleared
5 65 (10.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 33 (5.21%) Degree
7 21 (3.32%) ISEB Practitioner
8 18 (2.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.42%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.79%) CEH
11 5 (0.79%) CISSP
12 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.63%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CIMA
13 2 (0.32%) ACCA
13 2 (0.32%) PMP
13 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (19.27%) QA
2 6 (0.95%) SLA
3 4 (0.63%) COBIT
4 2 (0.32%) EMIR
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9002
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 117 (18.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.63%) SCOM
3 3 (0.47%) SCCM
4 2 (0.32%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (15.17%) Microsoft
2 88 (13.90%) HP
3 67 (10.58%) Oracle
4 51 (8.06%) SAP
5 23 (3.63%) IBM
6 11 (1.74%) Citrix
7 10 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.58%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.26%) Software AG
9 6 (0.95%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.79%) Capita
10 5 (0.79%) Remedy
11 4 (0.63%) Mercator
11 4 (0.63%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.63%) JBoss
11 4 (0.63%) Lotus
11 4 (0.63%) Avaloq
12 3 (0.47%) JD Edwards
12 3 (0.47%) Siebel
12 3 (0.47%) ATG
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 27 minutes ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Yorkshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £340 - £365 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Sheffield
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago