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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 308 331 260
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -71
Contract jobs citing Test Management 299 258 399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 0.72% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 170 262
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£375 £425 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.94% +42.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+46.94% +15.94%
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
38860 36050 39244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.77% 74.54% 72.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 24686 22643 23184
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 £268
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 1099 1005 1420
Average hourly rate £23.50 £29.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.33% -6.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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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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 -3 113 £450 -5.26% 17
South East +3 76 £363 -3.33% 26
South West -12 28 £300 -20.00% 10
Yorkshire -1 22 £275 -12.00% 10
North West +2 20 £383 +0.32% 5
East of England -20 18 £406 +1.56% 7
East Midlands +8 13 £425 -12.86%
West Midlands -17 5 £353 +28.18% 2
North East -30 3 - - 2
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 192 (31.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 187 (30.36%) Finance
3 181 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 181 (29.38%) Test Strategy
4 176 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 145 (23.54%) ISEB
6 127 (20.62%) ISTQB
7 121 (19.64%) QA
8 116 (18.83%) HP Quality Center
9 111 (18.02%) SQL
10 91 (14.77%) Software Testing
11 86 (13.96%) HP
12 85 (13.80%) Microsoft
13 78 (12.66%) Security Cleared
14 77 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 76 (12.34%) Integration Testing
16 75 (12.18%) Banking
17 73 (11.85%) Scrum
18 66 (10.71%) Oracle
18 66 (10.71%) SC Cleared
19 60 (9.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 58 (9.42%) Migration
21 55 (8.93%) Selenium
22 54 (8.77%) Regression Testing
23 53 (8.60%) Test Planning
24 52 (8.44%) Test Automation
25 50 (8.12%) Performance Testing
25 50 (8.12%) Project Management
26 49 (7.95%) SAP
27 46 (7.47%) Waterfall

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 19 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.76%) Tomcat
3 14 (2.27%) WebLogic
4 12 (1.95%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.62%) WebSphere Process Server
5 10 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (0.49%) IIS
7 3 (0.49%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.49%) Apache
7 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.32%) CMS
8 2 (0.32%) Confluence
9 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.16%) CICS
Applications
1 42 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.52%) MS Office
3 21 (3.41%) MS Project
4 16 (2.60%) MS Visio
5 13 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.49%) Mingle
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Stata
Business Applications
1 8 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.14%) Agresso
2 7 (1.14%) Summit
2 7 (1.14%) TRIRIGA
3 4 (0.65%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.49%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.49%) SAP CO
4 3 (0.49%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 3 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.32%) assyst
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.32%) Magento
5 2 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.49%) Force.com
1 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.16%) IaaS
2 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.41%) HTTP
2 11 (1.79%) SSL
3 6 (0.97%) Internet
4 5 (0.81%) GGSN
4 5 (0.81%) SGSN
4 5 (0.81%) LTE
4 5 (0.81%) Intranet
5 4 (0.65%) 3G
5 4 (0.65%) 3GPP
5 4 (0.65%) UMTS
6 3 (0.49%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.49%) Extranet
7 2 (0.32%) DVB
7 2 (0.32%) Firewall
7 2 (0.32%) WAN
7 2 (0.32%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.32%) FTP
7 2 (0.32%) LAN
7 2 (0.32%) 2G
7 2 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.46%) MySQL
5 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (1.14%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
6 6 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) DataStage
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.32%) QlikView
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.32%) DB2
9 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle OWB
9 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 55 (8.93%) Selenium
2 45 (7.31%) JIRA
3 44 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 28 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
5 22 (3.57%) Cucumber
6 21 (3.41%) TestDirector
7 20 (3.25%) LoadRunner
8 17 (2.76%) WebDriver
9 16 (2.60%) Visual Studio
10 12 (1.95%) SpecFlow
11 11 (1.79%) JMeter
12 10 (1.62%) JUnit
13 9 (1.46%) Jenkins
14 8 (1.30%) SoapUI
15 7 (1.14%) FitNesse
16 6 (0.97%) Bugzilla
17 5 (0.81%) TestNG
18 4 (0.65%) Git (software)
18 4 (0.65%) MSTest
18 4 (0.65%) Toad
General
1 187 (30.36%) Finance
2 75 (12.18%) Banking
3 40 (6.49%) Retail
4 32 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.73%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.11%) Legal
7 11 (1.79%) Billing
8 10 (1.62%) Advertising
9 9 (1.46%) Local Government
10 6 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.97%) Back Office
11 5 (0.81%) Front Office
11 5 (0.81%) Marketing
12 4 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.32%) Publishing
14 2 (0.32%) Military
14 2 (0.32%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.32%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 262 (42.53%) Test Manager
2 173 (28.08%) Analyst
3 142 (23.05%) Test Analyst
4 54 (8.77%) Tester
5 44 (7.14%) Test Leader
6 26 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (4.22%) Senior Test Analyst
7 24 (3.90%) Programme Manager
8 23 (3.73%) Business Analyst
9 20 (3.25%) Programme Test Manager
10 18 (2.92%) Agile Test Analyst
11 17 (2.76%) QA Analyst
11 17 (2.76%) Consultant
12 15 (2.44%) Project Manager
13 14 (2.27%) Test Engineer
13 14 (2.27%) UAT Manager
14 13 (2.11%) Performance Tester
14 13 (2.11%) SAP Manager
14 13 (2.11%) UAT Test Manager
15 12 (1.95%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.68%) .NET
2 25 (4.06%) SOAP
2 25 (4.06%) XML
3 18 (2.92%) Web Services
4 13 (2.11%) Middleware
5 12 (1.95%) HTML
5 12 (1.95%) REST
6 11 (1.79%) JMS
6 11 (1.79%) WSDL
7 9 (1.46%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.30%) Gherkin
8 8 (1.30%) Ajax
9 6 (0.97%) ODBC
10 4 (0.65%) JSP
11 3 (0.49%) J2EE
11 3 (0.49%) HTML5
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.32%) Cocoon
12 2 (0.32%) Django
12 2 (0.32%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.11%) Open Source
4 11 (1.79%) User Experience
4 11 (1.79%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 8 (1.30%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.14%) CMDB
7 6 (0.97%) Derivative
7 6 (0.97%) Statistics
7 6 (0.97%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.81%) CESG
9 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.65%) NHS
9 4 (0.65%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.65%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.65%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.49%) Data Extraction
10 3 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.84%) Windows
2 29 (4.71%) UNIX
3 16 (2.60%) Linux
4 11 (1.79%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.14%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.14%) Android
6 6 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.65%) AIX
8 2 (0.32%) HPUX
8 2 (0.32%) Solaris
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (31.17%) User Acceptance Testing
2 181 (29.38%) Test Strategy
2 181 (29.38%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 91 (14.77%) Software Testing
5 77 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (12.34%) Integration Testing
7 73 (11.85%) Scrum
8 58 (9.42%) Migration
9 54 (8.77%) Regression Testing
10 53 (8.60%) Test Planning
11 52 (8.44%) Test Automation
12 50 (8.12%) Performance Testing
12 50 (8.12%) Project Management
13 46 (7.47%) Waterfall
14 40 (6.49%) ITIL
15 31 (5.03%) Automated Testing
15 31 (5.03%) BDD
16 29 (4.71%) E-Commerce
17 25 (4.06%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 111 (18.02%) SQL
2 45 (7.31%) Java
3 22 (3.57%) C#
4 20 (3.25%) C
5 12 (1.95%) Python
5 12 (1.95%) Ruby
6 11 (1.79%) Perl
7 10 (1.62%) JavaScript
8 8 (1.30%) PHP
9 7 (1.14%) RPG
10 6 (0.97%) C++
10 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.81%) VB
11 5 (0.81%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.65%) Tcl
13 3 (0.49%) VBScript
13 3 (0.49%) VBA
13 3 (0.49%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.32%) Jython
Qualifications
1 145 (23.54%) ISEB
2 127 (20.62%) ISTQB
3 78 (12.66%) Security Cleared
4 66 (10.71%) SC Cleared
5 60 (9.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (5.19%) Degree
7 21 (3.41%) ISEB Practitioner
8 15 (2.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 9 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (1.46%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.81%) CISSP
11 5 (0.81%) CEH
12 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.49%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.32%) Six Sigma Black Belt
14 2 (0.32%) PMP
14 2 (0.32%) ACCA
14 2 (0.32%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (19.64%) QA
2 6 (0.97%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) COBIT
4 3 (0.49%) EMIR
5 1 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) Basel III
5 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.16%) KVM
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 116 (18.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.65%) SCOM
3 3 (0.49%) SCCM
4 2 (0.32%) Nessus
5 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 86 (13.96%) HP
2 85 (13.80%) Microsoft
3 66 (10.71%) Oracle
4 49 (7.95%) SAP
5 26 (4.22%) IBM
6 12 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (1.79%) Software AG
8 10 (1.62%) SolarWinds
9 8 (1.30%) Citrix
10 7 (1.14%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.81%) Remedy
12 4 (0.65%) Lotus
12 4 (0.65%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.65%) JBoss
12 4 (0.65%) Avaloq
12 4 (0.65%) Mercator
13 3 (0.49%) Capita
13 3 (0.49%) Siebel
13 3 (0.49%) Murex
13 3 (0.49%) JD Edwards
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £415 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £410 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified Dependent on Experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 12 days ago