The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 60 64 58
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.41% 0.26% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.38% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +14.84%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
532 530 496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 72.88% 69.74% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 267 260
Average daily rate £400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 29 20
Average hourly rate £21.75 £31.25 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.40% +76.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.33 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -5.23%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Hertfordshire region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Management
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (66.67%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (50.00%) SWIFT
2 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) BMC
3 2 (33.33%) Siebel
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy AR System
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 3 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Integration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 3 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) BMC
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) Siebel