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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 291 260 254
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 314 312 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.70% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.94% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 189 196
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£425 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £370 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.20% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -
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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
34844 33254 29955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 75.43% 74.76% 72.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22736 20646 18101
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1059 1253
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £30.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -12.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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 26 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the England region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Test Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 January 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 -23 125 £488 +5.40% 27
South East +4 82 £375 -6.25% 16
South West -2 50 £418 +39.16% 15
North West -3 17 £406 -3.27% 9
Yorkshire -13 14 £263 -31.37% 8
East of England +7 12 £350 - 4
West Midlands +5 9 £338 -10.00% 2
East Midlands -4 2 - -
North East -16 1 £230 -11.53% 1
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 212 (33.33%) Finance
2 200 (31.45%) Test Strategy
3 193 (30.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 160 (25.16%) HP Quality Center
5 156 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
6 142 (22.33%) Test Scripting
7 134 (21.07%) QA
8 130 (20.44%) ISEB
9 118 (18.55%) Banking
10 102 (16.04%) SQL
11 94 (14.78%) Software Testing
12 89 (13.99%) HP
13 84 (13.21%) ISTQB
14 79 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 71 (11.16%) Performance Testing
16 69 (10.85%) JIRA
17 63 (9.91%) Integration Testing
17 63 (9.91%) Project Management
17 63 (9.91%) SAP
18 62 (9.75%) Microsoft
19 58 (9.12%) Telecoms
20 56 (8.81%) Test Planning
21 55 (8.65%) Security Cleared
22 53 (8.33%) Oracle
23 52 (8.18%) System Testing
23 52 (8.18%) Test Automation
24 50 (7.86%) Waterfall
25 48 (7.55%) Investment Banking
26 46 (7.23%) Regression Testing
26 46 (7.23%) Scrum

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 12 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 12 (1.89%) WebSphere Process Server
3 10 (1.57%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.42%) CMS
5 7 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.63%) Drupal
6 4 (0.63%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.47%) Lync
7 3 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.47%) SugarCRM
7 3 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
8 2 (0.31%) JBoss
9 1 (0.16%) IIS
9 1 (0.16%) Mule
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 35 (5.50%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.40%) MS Office
3 15 (2.36%) MS Visio
3 15 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (2.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.73%) SAP FI
2 10 (1.57%) SAP ERP
3 9 (1.42%) SAP PSCD
4 8 (1.26%) SAP FI-CA
4 8 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.63%) Agresso
6 4 (0.63%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.63%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.47%) TRIRIGA
7 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.47%) Maximo
8 2 (0.31%) SAP BCA
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.31%) VisionPLUS
8 2 (0.31%) IntelliMatch
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
9 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.63%) IaaS
2 3 (0.47%) Force.com
3 1 (0.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.77%) HTTP
2 12 (1.89%) SSL
3 6 (0.94%) Internet
4 4 (0.63%) Firewall
4 4 (0.63%) Network Security
5 3 (0.47%) LTE
5 3 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.47%) Intranet
6 2 (0.31%) DNS
6 2 (0.31%) 3G
6 2 (0.31%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.31%) 4G
6 2 (0.31%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.31%) DHCP
6 2 (0.31%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.16%) GGSN
7 1 (0.16%) SGSN
7 1 (0.16%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.16%) VLAN
7 1 (0.16%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (3.30%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 15 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (2.20%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.73%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.26%) SAP BW
8 6 (0.94%) MySQL
9 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.63%) Big Data
10 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.63%) DB2
10 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.47%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 69 (10.85%) JIRA
2 40 (6.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (5.35%) Selenium
4 29 (4.56%) LoadRunner
5 27 (4.25%) Cucumber
6 25 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (3.93%) TestDirector
6 25 (3.93%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.73%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.57%) SoapUI
9 8 (1.26%) Subversion
10 7 (1.10%) Bugzilla
11 6 (0.94%) NeoLoad
11 6 (0.94%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.94%) Toad
11 6 (0.94%) JMeter
12 5 (0.79%) MSTest
12 5 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
12 5 (0.79%) Rational Functional Tester
12 5 (0.79%) eggPlant
General
1 212 (33.33%) Finance
2 118 (18.55%) Banking
3 58 (9.12%) Telecoms
4 48 (7.55%) Investment Banking
5 20 (3.14%) Retail
6 14 (2.20%) Billing
6 14 (2.20%) Law
7 12 (1.89%) Legal
8 11 (1.73%) Marketing
9 10 (1.57%) General Ledger
10 8 (1.26%) Manufacturing
11 7 (1.10%) Back Office
12 6 (0.94%) Electronics
12 6 (0.94%) Advertising
13 5 (0.79%) Front Office
14 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.31%) Automotive
16 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 323 (50.79%) Test Manager
2 108 (16.98%) Analyst
3 85 (13.36%) Test Analyst
4 63 (9.91%) Test Leader
5 46 (7.23%) Tester
6 25 (3.93%) Programme Manager
7 24 (3.77%) Consultant
7 24 (3.77%) Head of Testing
8 22 (3.46%) Programme Test Manager
9 19 (2.99%) Business Analyst
9 19 (2.99%) Test Engineer
10 18 (2.83%) Project Manager
11 17 (2.67%) SAP Manager
11 17 (2.67%) SAP Test Manager
12 13 (2.04%) UAT Test Manager
12 13 (2.04%) UAT Manager
12 13 (2.04%) Software Engineer
13 12 (1.89%) Agile Test Analyst
14 11 (1.73%) SAP Consultant
14 11 (1.73%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.92%) XML
2 35 (5.50%) .NET
3 34 (5.35%) SOAP
4 22 (3.46%) Web Services
5 20 (3.14%) REST
6 14 (2.20%) JMS
7 12 (1.89%) WSDL
7 12 (1.89%) Middleware
8 10 (1.57%) Ajax
9 9 (1.42%) ODBC
10 7 (1.10%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.94%) SAP XI
11 6 (0.94%) HTML
12 5 (0.79%) JSON
12 5 (0.79%) FpML
13 4 (0.63%) Gherkin
13 4 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
14 3 (0.47%) XML Messaging
14 3 (0.47%) J2EE
15 2 (0.31%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (3.62%) Derivative
2 21 (3.30%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (2.83%) User Experience
5 11 (1.73%) Equities
6 10 (1.57%) Fixed Income
7 9 (1.42%) Reference Data
7 9 (1.42%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.26%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.94%) Open Source
9 6 (0.94%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.79%) DTV
10 5 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.79%) NHS
10 5 (0.79%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (0.63%) SWIFT
12 3 (0.47%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.47%) Statistics
12 3 (0.47%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.47%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 39 (6.13%) UNIX
2 24 (3.77%) Windows
3 13 (2.04%) Linux
4 8 (1.26%) Android
4 8 (1.26%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.63%) AIX
6 3 (0.47%) HPUX
6 3 (0.47%) Solaris
6 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.16%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.16%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (31.45%) Test Strategy
2 193 (30.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 156 (24.53%) Agile Software Development
4 142 (22.33%) Test Scripting
5 94 (14.78%) Software Testing
6 79 (12.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 71 (11.16%) Performance Testing
8 63 (9.91%) Integration Testing
8 63 (9.91%) Project Management
9 56 (8.81%) Test Planning
10 52 (8.18%) System Testing
10 52 (8.18%) Test Automation
11 50 (7.86%) Waterfall
12 46 (7.23%) Regression Testing
12 46 (7.23%) Scrum
13 38 (5.97%) Migration
14 36 (5.66%) ITIL
15 35 (5.50%) V-Model
15 35 (5.50%) Manual Testing
15 35 (5.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (16.04%) SQL
2 41 (6.45%) Java
3 20 (3.14%) C
4 17 (2.67%) C#
4 17 (2.67%) Python
4 17 (2.67%) Shell Script
5 10 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 8 (1.26%) PHP
6 8 (1.26%) VB.NET
7 7 (1.10%) Ruby
7 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
7 7 (1.10%) Perl
8 6 (0.94%) C++
8 6 (0.94%) Bash Shell
9 4 (0.63%) VB
10 3 (0.47%) RPG
10 3 (0.47%) Tcl
11 2 (0.31%) Korn
11 2 (0.31%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.31%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 130 (20.44%) ISEB
2 84 (13.21%) ISTQB
3 55 (8.65%) Security Cleared
4 34 (5.35%) SC Cleared
5 28 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (4.09%) Degree
7 21 (3.30%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (2.04%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.79%) CCA
11 5 (0.79%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.47%) PMP
12 3 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.47%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.31%) ACCA
13 2 (0.31%) CIMA
14 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (21.07%) QA
2 10 (1.57%) EMIR
3 5 (0.79%) FATCA
4 4 (0.63%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) MiFID
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) SLA
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (0.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.63%) KVM
3 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.16%) Snort
Systems Management
1 160 (25.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.31%) Nessus
3 1 (0.16%) Puppet
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.16%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 89 (13.99%) HP
2 63 (9.91%) SAP
3 62 (9.75%) Microsoft
4 53 (8.33%) Oracle
5 23 (3.62%) IBM
6 13 (2.04%) Murex
7 12 (1.89%) Software AG
8 10 (1.57%) Calypso
9 8 (1.26%) Business Objects
10 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.94%) webMethods
12 5 (0.79%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.63%) Cisco
13 4 (0.63%) SunGard
13 4 (0.63%) VMware
13 4 (0.63%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.63%) Citrix
14 3 (0.47%) Sitecore
14 3 (0.47%) Apple
14 3 (0.47%) Serena
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £33 - 36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £517 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £570 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago