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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 248 302 320
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Management 478 319 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.89% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.82% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 172 183
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £32.00 £57.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.34% +64.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%
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
42068 39089 36771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 78.23% 76.40% 75.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 27933 24730 23055
Average daily rate £425 £413 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1141 1099 1032
Average hourly rate £31.44 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.83 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+21.13% -11.30%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +18 154 £475 +5.55% 17
South East +48 152 £383 +10.86% 18
Yorkshire +2 52 £350 +27.27% 6
North West +4 50 £401 +2.69% 10
South West -1 30 £363 +18.85% 3
East of England -4 13 £325 -13.33% 7
West Midlands +9 11 £450 +36.36% 6
North East -23 9 £275 - 2
East Midlands -13 6 £360 -20.00%
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 237 (30.58%) Finance
2 207 (26.71%) Test Strategy
3 193 (24.90%) HP Quality Center
4 190 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 188 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (22.58%) SQL
7 151 (19.48%) HP
8 132 (17.03%) ISTQB
9 131 (16.90%) Test Scripting
10 130 (16.77%) Security Cleared
10 130 (16.77%) ISEB
11 128 (16.52%) Software Testing
12 126 (16.26%) QA
13 117 (15.10%) Banking
14 112 (14.45%) Test Automation
15 108 (13.94%) Telecoms
16 106 (13.68%) SC Cleared
17 101 (13.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 96 (12.39%) Oracle
19 92 (11.87%) Microsoft
20 84 (10.84%) SAP
20 84 (10.84%) Test Planning
21 79 (10.19%) XML
22 77 (9.94%) Project Management
23 71 (9.16%) JIRA
24 69 (8.90%) Selenium
25 68 (8.77%) System Integration Testing
26 66 (8.52%) Use Case
26 66 (8.52%) UNIX
27 63 (8.13%) SDLC

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (1.68%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.52%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.39%) JBoss
4 2 (0.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (0.26%) IIS
4 2 (0.26%) SAS
4 2 (0.26%) LiveLink
4 2 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.26%) Confluence
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.13%) Documentum
5 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.13%) Drupal
5 1 (0.13%) WordPress
5 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.13%) FileNet
5 1 (0.13%) CMS
5 1 (0.13%) Apache
Applications
1 38 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.87%) MS Office
3 12 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 12 (1.55%) MS Project
4 9 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.26%) MODO
5 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.26%) Maya
5 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 18 (2.32%) SAP FI
2 15 (1.94%) SAP ERP
3 13 (1.68%) SAP PSCD
4 11 (1.42%) SAP FI-CA
5 9 (1.16%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.77%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.77%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.65%) Primavera
7 5 (0.65%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.52%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.52%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.52%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.52%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.39%) Agresso
9 3 (0.39%) SAP PLM
9 3 (0.39%) Maximo
9 3 (0.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.16%) SaaS
2 3 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.06%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.55%) Wireshark
3 11 (1.42%) LTE
3 11 (1.42%) VoLTE
3 11 (1.42%) GPRS
3 11 (1.42%) GSM
3 11 (1.42%) UMTS
4 10 (1.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (1.16%) RNC
5 9 (1.16%) HSDPA
6 7 (0.90%) 3G
7 6 (0.77%) 2G
7 6 (0.77%) NAS
7 6 (0.77%) 4G
8 5 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.52%) ISUP
9 4 (0.52%) INAP
9 4 (0.52%) Internet
9 4 (0.52%) HTTP
10 3 (0.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 28 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.16%) SAP BW
9 7 (0.90%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.77%) MySQL
11 5 (0.65%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.52%) OLAP
12 4 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.52%) OLAP Cube
13 3 (0.39%) Big Data
13 3 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.39%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 71 (9.16%) JIRA
2 69 (8.90%) Selenium
3 54 (6.97%) SoapUI
4 47 (6.06%) HP UFT
5 43 (5.55%) LoadRunner
6 40 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 37 (4.77%) Cucumber
8 33 (4.26%) Visual Studio
9 16 (2.06%) Subversion
9 16 (2.06%) SpecFlow
10 15 (1.94%) WebDriver
11 14 (1.81%) Zephyr
12 13 (1.68%) Appium
13 11 (1.42%) eggPlant
14 9 (1.16%) TestNG
15 8 (1.03%) Rational Functional Tester
15 8 (1.03%) FitNesse
15 8 (1.03%) Eclipse
16 7 (0.90%) TestDirector
17 6 (0.77%) MSTest
General
1 237 (30.58%) Finance
2 117 (15.10%) Banking
3 108 (13.94%) Telecoms
4 34 (4.39%) Investment Banking
5 31 (4.00%) Retail
6 20 (2.58%) Billing
7 16 (2.06%) General Ledger
8 15 (1.94%) Retail Banking
9 11 (1.42%) Back Office
10 8 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.90%) Legal
11 7 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.52%) Publishing
12 4 (0.52%) Front Office
12 4 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.52%) Marketing
12 4 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.39%) Military
13 3 (0.39%) Law
14 2 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 402 (51.87%) Test Manager
2 178 (22.97%) Analyst
3 148 (19.10%) Test Analyst
4 60 (7.74%) Test Leader
5 49 (6.32%) Tester
6 34 (4.39%) Senior Analyst
7 31 (4.00%) Programme Manager
7 31 (4.00%) Project Manager
7 31 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
8 29 (3.74%) Consultant
9 27 (3.48%) Senior Test Analyst
10 25 (3.23%) Senior Manager
11 23 (2.97%) Senior Test Manager
11 23 (2.97%) Agile Test Analyst
12 18 (2.32%) SAP Manager
12 18 (2.32%) Business Analyst
13 17 (2.19%) Architect
14 15 (1.94%) Test Architect
15 14 (1.81%) QA Analyst
15 14 (1.81%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (10.19%) XML
2 57 (7.35%) SOAP
3 48 (6.19%) XML Messaging
4 40 (5.16%) .NET
5 29 (3.74%) Web Services
6 13 (1.68%) ASP.NET
7 11 (1.42%) Gherkin
8 8 (1.03%) Middleware
8 8 (1.03%) HTML
9 6 (0.77%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.52%) REST
11 3 (0.39%) JSON
11 3 (0.39%) CGI
11 3 (0.39%) JSP
11 3 (0.39%) SAP XI
11 3 (0.39%) XSD
12 2 (0.26%) XSLT
12 2 (0.26%) ODBC
12 2 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
12 2 (0.26%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.58%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.68%) Smart Meter
4 12 (1.55%) Equities
4 12 (1.55%) Derivative
5 10 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 8 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.77%) FMCG
7 6 (0.77%) NHS
7 6 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 6 (0.77%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 5 (0.65%) GIS
8 5 (0.65%) iSeries
9 4 (0.52%) Reference Data
9 4 (0.52%) IVR
9 4 (0.52%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.52%) User Experience
9 4 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 66 (8.52%) UNIX
2 31 (4.00%) Windows
3 15 (1.94%) Linux
4 5 (0.65%) Solaris
4 5 (0.65%) Android
4 5 (0.65%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.52%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.13%) zOS
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.13%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (26.71%) Test Strategy
2 190 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 188 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (16.90%) Test Scripting
5 128 (16.52%) Software Testing
6 112 (14.45%) Test Automation
7 101 (13.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 84 (10.84%) Test Planning
9 77 (9.94%) Project Management
10 68 (8.77%) System Integration Testing
11 66 (8.52%) Use Case
12 63 (8.13%) SDLC
13 58 (7.48%) Performance Testing
14 56 (7.23%) PRINCE2
15 55 (7.10%) Integration Testing
16 54 (6.97%) Manual Testing
17 53 (6.84%) Functional Testing
18 51 (6.58%) Waterfall
19 49 (6.32%) Migration
20 47 (6.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 175 (22.58%) SQL
2 55 (7.10%) Java
3 45 (5.81%) PL/SQL
4 40 (5.16%) Perl
5 28 (3.61%) Shell Script
6 24 (3.10%) C#
7 19 (2.45%) T-SQL
8 16 (2.06%) Python
9 14 (1.81%) C
10 13 (1.68%) Ruby
11 12 (1.55%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.29%) C++
13 9 (1.16%) VBA
13 9 (1.16%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.03%) VBScript
15 7 (0.90%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.52%) PHP
17 3 (0.39%) VB
18 2 (0.26%) RPG
19 1 (0.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 132 (17.03%) ISTQB
2 130 (16.77%) ISEB
2 130 (16.77%) Security Cleared
3 106 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 37 (4.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (3.74%) Degree
6 23 (2.97%) ISEB Practitioner
7 21 (2.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (2.06%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.39%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.26%) HP AIS
10 2 (0.26%) CCA
10 2 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.26%) PMP
10 2 (0.26%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.26%) ACCA
11 1 (0.13%) CISM
11 1 (0.13%) MCITP
11 1 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (16.26%) QA
2 6 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.52%) GxP
3 4 (0.52%) SLA
3 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.52%) FATCA
4 3 (0.39%) P3O
4 3 (0.39%) MiFID
5 2 (0.26%) EMIR
5 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 5 (0.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 193 (24.90%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) nmon
2 1 (0.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 151 (19.48%) HP
2 96 (12.39%) Oracle
3 92 (11.87%) Microsoft
4 84 (10.84%) SAP
5 31 (4.00%) IBM
6 16 (2.06%) Splunk
7 12 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.42%) Tableau
9 10 (1.29%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (1.16%) Metastorm
11 7 (0.90%) OpenText
11 7 (0.90%) Endeca
12 6 (0.77%) SimCorp
12 6 (0.77%) Remedy
12 6 (0.77%) Siebel
13 5 (0.65%) VMware
13 5 (0.65%) Teradata
14 4 (0.52%) Charles River
14 4 (0.52%) Hyperion
15 3 (0.39%) Murex
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 19 hours ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bury
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £150 - £185 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
NIIT Technologies
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hertfordshire
TRG
Rate: 250-295 Per Day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 26 days ago