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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 296 310 291
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Management 331 317 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.67% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.86% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 197 179
Average daily rate £401 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £554 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
Test Management
UK

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
38418 36663 34938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 81.41% 77.86% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 25454 23704 21566
Average daily rate £430 £425 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +5.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 997 1101
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -3.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 115 £435 -8.47% 33
South East +11 87 £400 +8.47% 13
North West +5 39 £401 -2.78% 5
South West -20 23 £338 -18.98% 6
East of England +10 20 £310 -11.42% 5
Yorkshire -21 20 £360 +24.67% 13
East Midlands - 15 £500 -
West Midlands -12 8 £388 +19.23% 6
North East -15 4 £465 +102.17% 5
Midlands - 1 - -
South Coast - 1 £550 -
Test Management
UK

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 216 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 190 (27.42%) Finance
3 179 (25.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 160 (23.09%) Test Strategy
5 155 (22.37%) SQL
5 155 (22.37%) QA
6 154 (22.22%) Test Scripting
7 146 (21.07%) HP Quality Center
8 137 (19.77%) ISEB
9 135 (19.48%) ISTQB
10 132 (19.05%) Defect Management
11 128 (18.47%) HP
12 118 (17.03%) Test Automation
13 114 (16.45%) Oracle
14 106 (15.30%) Security Cleared
15 101 (14.57%) Waterfall
16 95 (13.71%) Microsoft
16 95 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 95 (13.71%) Software Testing
17 94 (13.56%) Functional Testing
18 90 (12.99%) Banking
19 88 (12.70%) Selenium
20 82 (11.83%) Non-Functional Testing
21 79 (11.40%) SC Cleared
22 71 (10.25%) JIRA
23 65 (9.38%) Integration Testing
24 62 (8.95%) Scrum
24 62 (8.95%) Windows
25 61 (8.80%) XML
26 60 (8.66%) Project Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 22 (3.17%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.30%) WebLogic
3 6 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (0.87%) SAS
3 6 (0.87%) Tuxedo
4 4 (0.58%) CMS
4 4 (0.58%) Confluence
5 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.29%) IIS
5 2 (0.29%) LiveLink
5 2 (0.29%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.14%) JBoss
6 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.14%) MTS
6 1 (0.14%) Node.js
6 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.14%) Tornado
Applications
1 36 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.89%) MS Office
3 8 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.01%) MS Project
5 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.29%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 14 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (1.59%) SAP ERP
3 10 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (1.44%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 9 (1.30%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.87%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.87%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
7 5 (0.72%) SAP FI-CA
8 3 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.43%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.73%) SaaS
2 6 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.87%) Taleo
3 3 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.14%) Office 365
5 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.15%) HTTP
2 5 (0.72%) FTP
2 5 (0.72%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.58%) LAN
3 4 (0.58%) WAN
4 3 (0.43%) SNMP
5 2 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 2 (0.29%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.29%) SS7
5 2 (0.29%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.29%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.14%) HSDPA
6 1 (0.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.14%) LTE
6 1 (0.14%) Network Security
6 1 (0.14%) RNC
6 1 (0.14%) Skype
6 1 (0.14%) VoLTE
6 1 (0.14%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (8.23%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 23 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
5 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (1.30%) Data Mining
7 8 (1.15%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
8 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.58%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.58%) MySQL
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.43%) Big Data
12 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.43%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.43%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 88 (12.70%) Selenium
2 71 (10.25%) JIRA
3 54 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 52 (7.50%) SoapUI
5 47 (6.78%) Cucumber
6 45 (6.49%) HP UFT
7 44 (6.35%) Visual Studio
8 30 (4.33%) LoadRunner
9 25 (3.61%) SpecFlow
10 19 (2.74%) WebDriver
11 18 (2.60%) Appium
11 18 (2.60%) JMeter
12 17 (2.45%) Subversion
13 15 (2.16%) Toad
14 14 (2.02%) Jenkins
15 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 10 (1.44%) WATIR
15 10 (1.44%) Zephyr
16 9 (1.30%) Git (software)
16 9 (1.30%) TestNG
General
1 190 (27.42%) Finance
2 90 (12.99%) Banking
3 39 (5.63%) Retail
4 36 (5.19%) Telecoms
5 28 (4.04%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.30%) General Ledger
6 9 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.15%) Back Office
7 8 (1.15%) Front Office
8 7 (1.01%) Aerospace
9 6 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.72%) Legal
11 4 (0.58%) Automotive
11 4 (0.58%) Billing
11 4 (0.58%) Electronics
11 4 (0.58%) Marketing
12 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Games
12 2 (0.29%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 315 (45.45%) Test Manager
2 185 (26.70%) Analyst
3 169 (24.39%) Test Analyst
4 53 (7.65%) Tester
5 50 (7.22%) Test Leader
6 42 (6.06%) Programme Test Manager
6 42 (6.06%) Test Programme Manager
7 41 (5.92%) Programme Manager
8 30 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
8 30 (4.33%) Senior Test Analyst
9 25 (3.61%) Senior Manager
10 23 (3.32%) Consultant
11 22 (3.17%) Senior Test Manager
12 21 (3.03%) SQL Analyst
13 19 (2.74%) QA Analyst
13 19 (2.74%) Test Engineer
14 17 (2.45%) QA Test Analyst
15 15 (2.16%) Project Manager
15 15 (2.16%) UAT Manager
16 14 (2.02%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (8.80%) XML
2 45 (6.49%) Web Services
3 37 (5.34%) SOAP
4 29 (4.18%) .NET
4 29 (4.18%) XML Messaging
5 28 (4.04%) Middleware
6 19 (2.74%) Gherkin
7 11 (1.59%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (1.15%) HTML
9 6 (0.87%) REST
9 6 (0.87%) SAP XI
10 5 (0.72%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.72%) Ajax
11 3 (0.43%) Behat
11 3 (0.43%) JSON
11 3 (0.43%) WSDL
11 3 (0.43%) XSD
12 2 (0.29%) CSS
12 2 (0.29%) JDBC
12 2 (0.29%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.05%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.02%) Mobile App
4 10 (1.44%) Derivative
4 10 (1.44%) Mainframe
5 9 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.30%) Smart Meter
6 7 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 6 (0.87%) Credit Risk
7 6 (0.87%) Fixed Income
7 6 (0.87%) NHS
7 6 (0.87%) PKI
8 5 (0.72%) Client/Server
8 5 (0.72%) FMCG
8 5 (0.72%) IVR
8 5 (0.72%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.72%) Smartcard
8 5 (0.72%) User Experience
9 4 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 62 (8.95%) Windows
2 45 (6.49%) Linux
3 35 (5.05%) Unix
4 12 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (1.44%) Windows Server
6 9 (1.30%) Android
7 8 (1.15%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (0.87%) VME
9 4 (0.58%) AIX
9 4 (0.58%) Solaris
9 4 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.29%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (31.17%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (25.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 160 (23.09%) Test Strategy
4 154 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 132 (19.05%) Defect Management
6 118 (17.03%) Test Automation
7 101 (14.57%) Waterfall
8 95 (13.71%) Software Testing
8 95 (13.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 94 (13.56%) Functional Testing
10 82 (11.83%) Non-Functional Testing
11 65 (9.38%) Integration Testing
12 62 (8.95%) Scrum
13 60 (8.66%) Project Management
14 58 (8.37%) Migration
14 58 (8.37%) Regression Testing
15 57 (8.23%) Performance Testing
16 56 (8.08%) SDLC
17 52 (7.50%) System Integration Testing
18 50 (7.22%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 155 (22.37%) SQL
2 48 (6.93%) Java
3 24 (3.46%) C#
4 17 (2.45%) T-SQL
5 15 (2.16%) Python
6 14 (2.02%) PL/SQL
7 13 (1.88%) VBA
8 10 (1.44%) Ruby
8 10 (1.44%) VB
9 9 (1.30%) Perl
10 8 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.15%) C++
10 8 (1.15%) PowerShell
11 7 (1.01%) C
11 7 (1.01%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.01%) VBScript
12 6 (0.87%) COBOL
13 4 (0.58%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.43%) ABAP
14 3 (0.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 137 (19.77%) ISEB
2 135 (19.48%) ISTQB
3 106 (15.30%) Security Cleared
4 79 (11.40%) SC Cleared
5 58 (8.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (4.18%) Degree
7 19 (2.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (2.02%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 11 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.72%) CCA
11 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (0.43%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.43%) PMP
13 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.14%) CISM
13 1 (0.14%) CISSP
13 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (22.37%) QA
2 4 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (0.58%) FATCA
2 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.43%) MiFID
3 3 (0.43%) SLA
3 3 (0.43%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.29%) EMIR
4 2 (0.29%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.29%) SDET
5 1 (0.14%) GxP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 10 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.87%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.58%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.29%) KVM
4 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 146 (21.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.29%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (0.29%) nmon
2 2 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 128 (18.47%) HP
2 114 (16.45%) Oracle
3 95 (13.71%) Microsoft
4 48 (6.93%) SAP
5 14 (2.02%) VMware
6 11 (1.59%) Siebel
7 10 (1.44%) Citrix
7 10 (1.44%) IBM
7 10 (1.44%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.44%) Remedy
8 8 (1.15%) Informatica
8 8 (1.15%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (0.87%) Micro Focus
9 6 (0.87%) webMethods
10 5 (0.72%) Tableau
10 5 (0.72%) Telerik
11 4 (0.58%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.58%) Murex
11 4 (0.58%) Netezza
11 4 (0.58%) Teradata
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