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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 249 286 306
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Management 431 328 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.66% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.87% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 176 178
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£400 £375 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £32.00 £16.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -61.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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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
40103 37736 35030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 77.83% 76.45% 75.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 26527 23757 21722
Average daily rate £423 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -0.60%
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 £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1073 1093 1022
Average hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.79 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
South East +72 150 £400 +9.58% 8
London -9 135 £475 +5.55% 22
North West +8 47 £400 +3.29% 10
Yorkshire -2 39 £360 +30.90% 19
South West -24 24 £363 +15.07% 7
West Midlands +11 14 £420 +37.70% 4
East of England -17 8 £305 -25.60% 8
East Midlands -12 7 - - 1
North East -22 6 £238 -40.55% 2
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 228 (30.08%) Finance
2 203 (26.78%) HP Quality Center
3 196 (25.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 195 (25.73%) Test Strategy
5 176 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
6 170 (22.43%) SQL
7 141 (18.60%) ISTQB
8 140 (18.47%) Software Testing
8 140 (18.47%) HP
9 132 (17.41%) Security Cleared
10 125 (16.49%) Test Scripting
10 125 (16.49%) QA
11 124 (16.36%) ISEB
12 109 (14.38%) SC Cleared
13 105 (13.85%) Oracle
13 105 (13.85%) Telecoms
13 105 (13.85%) Test Automation
14 103 (13.59%) Banking
15 93 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
16 88 (11.61%) Test Planning
17 85 (11.21%) SAP
17 85 (11.21%) XML
18 80 (10.55%) Microsoft
19 79 (10.42%) Project Management
20 69 (9.10%) JIRA
21 66 (8.71%) Use Case
22 62 (8.18%) UNIX
23 61 (8.05%) Migration
23 61 (8.05%) SDLC
24 60 (7.92%) Selenium

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 17 (2.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.66%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
3 3 (0.40%) Confluence
4 2 (0.26%) CMS
4 2 (0.26%) SAS
4 2 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.26%) IIS
4 2 (0.26%) JBoss
5 1 (0.13%) Apache
5 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.13%) Documentum
5 1 (0.13%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.13%) FileNet
5 1 (0.13%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.13%) Drupal
5 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 28 (3.69%) MS Office
3 16 (2.11%) MS Project
4 14 (1.85%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.26%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.26%) MODO
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.26%) Maya
6 2 (0.26%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (2.51%) SAP FI
1 19 (2.51%) SAP ERP
2 17 (2.24%) SAP PSCD
3 15 (1.98%) SAP FI-CA
4 7 (0.92%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.66%) Primavera
7 4 (0.53%) thinkFolio
7 4 (0.53%) Eagle PACE
7 4 (0.53%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.53%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.53%) SimCorp Dimension
8 3 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.40%) Teamcenter
8 3 (0.40%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.40%) SAP PLM
8 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.26%) Remedy AR System
9 2 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.06%) SaaS
2 3 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.11%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.58%) Wireshark
3 11 (1.45%) LTE
3 11 (1.45%) GPRS
3 11 (1.45%) GSM
3 11 (1.45%) UMTS
3 11 (1.45%) VoLTE
4 10 (1.32%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (1.19%) RNC
5 9 (1.19%) HSDPA
6 7 (0.92%) 2G
6 7 (0.92%) 3G
6 7 (0.92%) Internet
7 6 (0.79%) NAS
7 6 (0.79%) 4G
8 4 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.53%) ISUP
8 4 (0.53%) INAP
9 3 (0.40%) HTTP
9 3 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.49%) Oracle Database
2 27 (3.56%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.43%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.19%) SAP BW
7 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (1.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.66%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.66%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (0.53%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.53%) OLAP
11 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.40%) MySQL
12 3 (0.40%) DB2
Development Applications
1 69 (9.10%) JIRA
2 60 (7.92%) Selenium
3 48 (6.33%) SoapUI
3 48 (6.33%) HP UFT
4 34 (4.49%) LoadRunner
4 34 (4.49%) Cucumber
4 34 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
5 23 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 18 (2.37%) WebDriver
7 17 (2.24%) SpecFlow
8 13 (1.72%) Zephyr
9 12 (1.58%) Subversion
10 8 (1.06%) FitNesse
10 8 (1.06%) Appium
11 7 (0.92%) Rational Functional Tester
11 7 (0.92%) TestNG
12 6 (0.79%) TestDirector
12 6 (0.79%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.66%) eggPlant
14 4 (0.53%) Bugzilla
General
1 228 (30.08%) Finance
2 105 (13.85%) Telecoms
3 103 (13.59%) Banking
4 34 (4.49%) Retail
5 32 (4.22%) Investment Banking
6 23 (3.03%) Billing
7 16 (2.11%) General Ledger
8 14 (1.85%) Back Office
9 12 (1.58%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.92%) Legal
11 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.66%) Front Office
12 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
12 5 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.53%) Publishing
13 4 (0.53%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.53%) Marketing
14 3 (0.40%) Military
14 3 (0.40%) Automotive
14 3 (0.40%) Law
Job Titles
1 383 (50.53%) Test Manager
2 170 (22.43%) Analyst
3 143 (18.87%) Test Analyst
4 77 (10.16%) Test Leader
5 51 (6.73%) Tester
6 32 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
7 30 (3.96%) Programme Manager
7 30 (3.96%) Project Manager
7 30 (3.96%) Consultant
8 29 (3.83%) Programme Test Manager
9 25 (3.30%) Senior Test Analyst
10 22 (2.90%) Senior Manager
11 21 (2.77%) Agile Test Analyst
12 20 (2.64%) Senior Test Manager
13 18 (2.37%) Architect
14 16 (2.11%) Business Analyst
14 16 (2.11%) SAP Consultant
14 16 (2.11%) Test Architect
15 13 (1.72%) SAP Manager
16 12 (1.58%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.21%) XML
2 51 (6.73%) SOAP
3 47 (6.20%) .NET
4 45 (5.94%) XML Messaging
5 26 (3.43%) Web Services
6 13 (1.72%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 8 (1.06%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.92%) Middleware
10 6 (0.79%) HTML
11 4 (0.53%) SAP XI
11 4 (0.53%) CGI
12 3 (0.40%) XSD
12 3 (0.40%) JSP
13 2 (0.26%) XSLT
13 2 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
13 2 (0.26%) MDX
13 2 (0.26%) jQuery
14 1 (0.13%) Oracle Fusion
14 1 (0.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 34 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.37%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.72%) Equities
3 13 (1.72%) Derivative
4 11 (1.45%) Smart Meter
5 10 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.19%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.06%) NHS
7 8 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 7 (0.92%) Data Centre
8 7 (0.92%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.79%) GIS
10 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.66%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.66%) iSeries
11 4 (0.53%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.53%) User Experience
11 4 (0.53%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.18%) UNIX
2 33 (4.35%) Windows
3 10 (1.32%) Android
4 9 (1.19%) Linux
5 8 (1.06%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.79%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.66%) Solaris
8 4 (0.53%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.26%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.13%) zOS
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.13%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (25.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 195 (25.73%) Test Strategy
3 176 (23.22%) Agile Software Development
4 140 (18.47%) Software Testing
5 125 (16.49%) Test Scripting
6 105 (13.85%) Test Automation
7 93 (12.27%) Stakeholder Management
8 88 (11.61%) Test Planning
9 79 (10.42%) Project Management
10 66 (8.71%) Use Case
11 61 (8.05%) Migration
11 61 (8.05%) SDLC
12 58 (7.65%) Functional Testing
13 56 (7.39%) Performance Testing
14 53 (6.99%) System Testing
14 53 (6.99%) Waterfall
15 52 (6.86%) PRINCE2
15 52 (6.86%) System Integration Testing
16 51 (6.73%) Integration Testing
17 46 (6.07%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (22.43%) SQL
2 47 (6.20%) Java
3 45 (5.94%) PL/SQL
4 38 (5.01%) Perl
5 28 (3.69%) C#
6 26 (3.43%) Shell Script
7 15 (1.98%) C
8 14 (1.85%) Ruby
9 13 (1.72%) Python
9 13 (1.72%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.45%) VBA
10 11 (1.45%) T-SQL
11 8 (1.06%) VBScript
12 7 (0.92%) C++
12 7 (0.92%) PowerShell
13 6 (0.79%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.26%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.26%) PHP
14 2 (0.26%) RPG
14 2 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 141 (18.60%) ISTQB
2 132 (17.41%) Security Cleared
3 124 (16.36%) ISEB
4 109 (14.38%) SC Cleared
5 47 (6.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (3.43%) Degree
7 16 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 13 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (0.40%) PMP
10 3 (0.40%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.40%) CCA
11 2 (0.26%) ACCA
11 2 (0.26%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.13%) APMP
12 1 (0.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (16.49%) QA
2 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.40%) GxP
3 3 (0.40%) SLA
3 3 (0.40%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.40%) P3O
4 2 (0.26%) EMIR
4 2 (0.26%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.26%) FATCA
5 1 (0.13%) Basel III
5 1 (0.13%) Basel II
5 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 203 (26.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.13%) Netcool
Vendors
1 140 (18.47%) HP
2 105 (13.85%) Oracle
3 85 (11.21%) SAP
4 80 (10.55%) Microsoft
5 30 (3.96%) IBM
6 14 (1.85%) Splunk
7 12 (1.58%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (0.92%) Metastorm
9 7 (0.92%) Endeca
10 6 (0.79%) Tableau
11 5 (0.66%) Teradata
11 5 (0.66%) Siebel
12 4 (0.53%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.53%) Charles River
12 4 (0.53%) Remedy
12 4 (0.53%) Hyperion
13 3 (0.40%) Kofax
13 3 (0.40%) OpenText
13 3 (0.40%) VMware
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