The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 286 297 278
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Management 320 272 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.80% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 174 216
Average daily rate
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£375 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £315 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £41.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.44% +50.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36754 34094 37574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.45% 73.30% 71.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 23188 21156 22089
Average daily rate £407 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1082 994 1361
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +15 133 £450 - 29
South East -15 57 £355 -5.33% 26
South West -1 41 £320 -28.88% 8
East of England -22 24 £410 +2.50% 1
East Midlands +10 21 £400 +14.28% 4
Yorkshire +9 18 £275 +3.77% 6
North West +3 13 £388 -14.83% 5
West Midlands -18 6 £305 -19.73% 2
North East -10 4 £400 - 3
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 216 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 198 (29.33%) Finance
3 195 (28.89%) Test Strategy
4 168 (24.89%) Test Scripting
5 163 (24.15%) ISEB
6 140 (20.74%) ISTQB
7 128 (18.96%) HP Quality Center
8 122 (18.07%) QA
9 121 (17.93%) SQL
10 102 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 96 (14.22%) Microsoft
12 92 (13.63%) HP
13 87 (12.89%) Integration Testing
13 87 (12.89%) Software Testing
13 87 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
14 83 (12.30%) Test Automation
15 81 (12.00%) Banking
16 80 (11.85%) Security Cleared
17 72 (10.67%) Oracle
18 71 (10.52%) Migration
19 70 (10.37%) SC Cleared
20 69 (10.22%) Scrum
21 65 (9.63%) Project Management
21 65 (9.63%) Selenium
22 64 (9.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 58 (8.59%) JIRA
24 57 (8.44%) SAP
25 54 (8.00%) Performance Testing
26 53 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
27 49 (7.26%) Retail

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 17 (2.52%) Tomcat
2 14 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.07%) WebLogic
3 8 (1.19%) IBM Notes
4 7 (1.04%) MS Exchange
5 3 (0.44%) Apache
5 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (0.30%) Confluence
6 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.30%) IIS
7 1 (0.15%) CICS
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 46 (6.81%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.59%) MS Office
3 18 (2.67%) MS Project
4 14 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.30%) Mingle
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 10 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.33%) Agresso
3 7 (1.04%) Summit
3 7 (1.04%) TRIRIGA
4 4 (0.59%) Workday HCM
4 4 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.59%) Maximo
4 4 (0.59%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.59%) SAP HR
4 4 (0.59%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.44%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.44%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.44%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.30%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.30%) Magento
6 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.30%) assyst
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.33%) HTTP
2 7 (1.04%) Internet
2 7 (1.04%) VoIP
3 5 (0.74%) SSL
3 5 (0.74%) GGSN
3 5 (0.74%) SGSN
3 5 (0.74%) LTE
4 4 (0.59%) Firewall
4 4 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 4 (0.59%) 3G
4 4 (0.59%) 3GPP
4 4 (0.59%) UMTS
5 3 (0.44%) LAN
5 3 (0.44%) WAN
5 3 (0.44%) Ethernet
5 3 (0.44%) DVB
5 3 (0.44%) Extranet
5 3 (0.44%) VLAN
6 2 (0.30%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.30%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (5.48%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (2.07%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.33%) MySQL
5 8 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.44%) Big Data
10 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.30%) QlikView
11 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.30%) DataStage
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.30%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.30%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 65 (9.63%) Selenium
2 58 (8.59%) JIRA
3 53 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (6.52%) QuickTest Pro
5 35 (5.19%) LoadRunner
5 35 (5.19%) Cucumber
6 20 (2.96%) WebDriver
7 18 (2.67%) JUnit
7 18 (2.67%) Jenkins
8 16 (2.37%) Visual Studio
9 15 (2.22%) SoapUI
9 15 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 13 (1.93%) Maven
11 12 (1.78%) TestDirector
11 12 (1.78%) JMeter
12 10 (1.48%) FitNesse
13 7 (1.04%) Git (software)
14 6 (0.89%) TestComplete
14 6 (0.89%) Bugzilla
15 5 (0.74%) TestNG
General
1 198 (29.33%) Finance
2 81 (12.00%) Banking
3 49 (7.26%) Retail
4 35 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 23 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.07%) Legal
7 10 (1.48%) Billing
7 10 (1.48%) Local Government
8 9 (1.33%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.19%) Back Office
10 7 (1.04%) Front Office
10 7 (1.04%) Marketing
11 6 (0.89%) Advertising
12 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.44%) Publishing
13 3 (0.44%) Military
13 3 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.44%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 294 (43.56%) Test Manager
2 176 (26.07%) Analyst
3 146 (21.63%) Test Analyst
4 60 (8.89%) Tester
5 51 (7.56%) Test Leader
6 26 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 26 (3.85%) Senior Test Analyst
7 24 (3.56%) Business Analyst
8 23 (3.41%) Project Manager
9 18 (2.67%) Test Engineer
10 17 (2.52%) Programme Manager
10 17 (2.52%) Consultant
10 17 (2.52%) SAP Manager
11 16 (2.37%) Agile Test Analyst
12 15 (2.22%) SAP Test Manager
12 15 (2.22%) QA Analyst
13 14 (2.07%) Release Manager
14 13 (1.93%) Programme Test Manager
15 12 (1.78%) Senior Test Manager
15 12 (1.78%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (4.44%) .NET
2 23 (3.41%) XML
3 19 (2.81%) Web Services
4 14 (2.07%) HTML
5 10 (1.48%) SOAP
6 8 (1.19%) Gherkin
7 7 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.74%) J2EE
8 5 (0.74%) JSP
9 4 (0.59%) Middleware
9 4 (0.59%) RESTful
10 3 (0.44%) JSON
10 3 (0.44%) EDI
10 3 (0.44%) JMS
10 3 (0.44%) CSS
11 2 (0.30%) WSDL
11 2 (0.30%) EDIFACT
11 2 (0.30%) LAMP
11 2 (0.30%) WCF
11 2 (0.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (4.15%) Management Information System
2 17 (2.52%) Open Source
3 16 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (1.04%) CMDB
7 6 (0.89%) Derivative
7 6 (0.89%) Equities
7 6 (0.89%) Mathematics
8 5 (0.74%) Video on Demand
8 5 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (0.74%) Replication
8 5 (0.74%) Statistics
8 5 (0.74%) CESG
8 5 (0.74%) IPTV
8 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.59%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.59%) Market Risk
9 4 (0.59%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.96%) Windows
2 32 (4.74%) UNIX
3 21 (3.11%) Windows 7
4 15 (2.22%) Linux
5 11 (1.63%) Android
5 11 (1.63%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.30%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.15%) zOS
9 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.15%) AIX
9 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 195 (28.89%) Test Strategy
3 168 (24.89%) Test Scripting
4 102 (15.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 87 (12.89%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (12.89%) Software Testing
5 87 (12.89%) Integration Testing
6 83 (12.30%) Test Automation
7 71 (10.52%) Migration
8 69 (10.22%) Scrum
9 65 (9.63%) Project Management
10 54 (8.00%) Performance Testing
11 49 (7.26%) Automated Testing
12 40 (5.93%) Waterfall
13 38 (5.63%) ITIL
14 37 (5.48%) Regression Testing
14 37 (5.48%) TDD
15 36 (5.33%) BDD
16 35 (5.19%) PRINCE2
16 35 (5.19%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 121 (17.93%) SQL
2 41 (6.07%) Java
3 31 (4.59%) C#
4 16 (2.37%) Ruby
5 15 (2.22%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.22%) Python
6 13 (1.93%) Perl
6 13 (1.93%) C
7 10 (1.48%) C++
8 9 (1.33%) PHP
9 7 (1.04%) VB
10 6 (0.89%) VBScript
11 5 (0.74%) VBA
12 4 (0.59%) RPG
12 4 (0.59%) XPath
13 3 (0.44%) Groovy
13 3 (0.44%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.44%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.44%) XQuery
14 2 (0.30%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 163 (24.15%) ISEB
2 140 (20.74%) ISTQB
3 80 (11.85%) Security Cleared
4 70 (10.37%) SC Cleared
5 64 (9.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 44 (6.52%) Degree
7 22 (3.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (3.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (1.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (1.63%) PMI Certification
11 9 (1.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (1.33%) PMP
12 7 (1.04%) DV Cleared
13 5 (0.74%) CEH
13 5 (0.74%) CISSP
14 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.30%) CCNP
15 2 (0.30%) CCNA
15 2 (0.30%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 122 (18.07%) QA
2 6 (0.89%) SLA
3 4 (0.59%) COBIT
4 2 (0.30%) ISO 9002
4 2 (0.30%) EMIR
5 1 (0.15%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.15%) Basel III
5 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 128 (18.96%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.59%) SCOM
3 3 (0.44%) SCCM
4 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 96 (14.22%) Microsoft
2 92 (13.63%) HP
3 72 (10.67%) Oracle
4 57 (8.44%) SAP
5 17 (2.52%) IBM
6 16 (2.37%) Citrix
7 10 (1.48%) SolarWinds
8 9 (1.33%) Lotus
9 8 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (0.89%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.74%) Business Objects
11 5 (0.74%) Avaloq
11 5 (0.74%) Remedy
12 4 (0.59%) JBoss
12 4 (0.59%) Murex
12 4 (0.59%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.59%) Capita
13 3 (0.44%) ATG
13 3 (0.44%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.44%) Siebel
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