The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 270 280 295
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Management 138 130 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.56% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.71% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 73 80
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£450 £425 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -9.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £241 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
Test Management
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18117 18347 18439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.73% 78.94% 78.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 12887 12957 12735
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 231 284
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £27.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -28.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.92 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £54.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in London

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in London

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in London

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the London region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in London

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 2 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
City of London -17 24 £438 -2.77% 12
Brentford - 4 £325 -
Docklands, London -6 3 £750 +66.66% 1
Canary Wharf -7 3 £500 -
Croydon - 2 £444 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 93 (36.47%) Finance
2 80 (31.37%) Test Strategy
3 74 (29.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 65 (25.49%) Banking
5 60 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (23.53%) QA
6 51 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 42 (16.47%) SQL
8 41 (16.08%) Project Management
9 38 (14.90%) SAP
9 38 (14.90%) Software Testing
10 36 (14.12%) Microsoft
10 36 (14.12%) Test Automation
11 33 (12.94%) Investment Banking
12 31 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (10.98%) Test Scripting
14 27 (10.59%) JIRA
15 26 (10.20%) ISEB
16 25 (9.80%) Migration
17 24 (9.41%) Retail
17 24 (9.41%) .NET
17 24 (9.41%) SDLC
18 22 (8.63%) Performance Testing
18 22 (8.63%) ISTQB
19 21 (8.24%) Oracle
19 21 (8.24%) HP
19 21 (8.24%) Integration Testing
20 19 (7.45%) Waterfall
21 18 (7.06%) HP UFT
21 18 (7.06%) MS Excel

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 9 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.18%) SugarCRM
2 3 (1.18%) Drupal
3 2 (0.78%) CMS
4 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (0.39%) FileNet
4 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.39%) Apache
4 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (7.06%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.67%) MS Office
3 9 (3.53%) MS Project
4 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) SAP HR
1 4 (1.57%) SimCorp Dimension
1 4 (1.57%) thinkFolio
1 4 (1.57%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (1.57%) Markit EDM
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.78%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 2 (0.78%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.18%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.57%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) PSTN
3 1 (0.39%) Extranet
3 1 (0.39%) 3G
3 1 (0.39%) SS7
3 1 (0.39%) TCAP
3 1 (0.39%) ISUP
3 1 (0.39%) SCCP
3 1 (0.39%) INAP
3 1 (0.39%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) 2G
3 1 (0.39%) 4G
3 1 (0.39%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.18%) Star Schema
3 3 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.78%) Big Data
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.78%) DataStage
4 2 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
4 2 (0.78%) DB2
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.39%) MS Access
5 1 (0.39%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.39%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.39%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 27 (10.59%) JIRA
2 18 (7.06%) HP UFT
3 17 (6.67%) Cucumber
4 15 (5.88%) Selenium
5 8 (3.14%) SpecFlow
6 7 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.75%) LoadRunner
7 6 (2.35%) FitNesse
7 6 (2.35%) Zephyr
8 4 (1.57%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.57%) Bugzilla
9 3 (1.18%) JUnit
9 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.18%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.18%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.18%) Git (software)
10 2 (0.78%) Calabash
10 2 (0.78%) NeoLoad
10 2 (0.78%) MSTest
10 2 (0.78%) PHPUnit
General
1 93 (36.47%) Finance
2 65 (25.49%) Banking
3 33 (12.94%) Investment Banking
4 24 (9.41%) Retail
5 15 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 12 (4.71%) Back Office
7 9 (3.53%) General Ledger
8 8 (3.14%) Retail Banking
9 6 (2.35%) Billing
10 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
11 4 (1.57%) Legal
11 4 (1.57%) Front Office
12 3 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (1.18%) Publishing
13 2 (0.78%) Advertising
14 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.39%) Marketing
14 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 143 (56.08%) Test Manager
2 41 (16.08%) Analyst
3 29 (11.37%) Test Analyst
4 22 (8.63%) Test Leader
5 17 (6.67%) Programme Manager
6 16 (6.27%) Programme Test Manager
7 13 (5.10%) Tester
8 12 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (4.31%) Senior Manager
10 10 (3.92%) Senior Test Manager
10 10 (3.92%) SAP Test Manager
10 10 (3.92%) SAP Manager
11 8 (3.14%) Business Analyst
11 8 (3.14%) Head of Testing
12 7 (2.75%) UAT Manager
12 7 (2.75%) Consultant
12 7 (2.75%) UAT Test Manager
12 7 (2.75%) QA Analyst
12 7 (2.75%) Senior QA Analyst
13 6 (2.35%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.41%) .NET
2 12 (4.71%) XML
3 9 (3.53%) Web Services
4 6 (2.35%) ASP.NET
4 6 (2.35%) Gherkin
5 5 (1.96%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.18%) CGI
6 3 (1.18%) Middleware
7 2 (0.78%) HTML
7 2 (0.78%) XML Messaging
7 2 (0.78%) XSD
7 2 (0.78%) XSLT
7 2 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.39%) JSON
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.39%) RESTful
8 1 (0.39%) HTML5
8 1 (0.39%) ODBC
8 1 (0.39%) CSS
8 1 (0.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 13 (5.10%) Equities
3 11 (4.31%) Derivative
4 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.35%) Digital Media
5 6 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.57%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.18%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.18%) Statistics
8 2 (0.78%) Online Banking
8 2 (0.78%) DTCC
8 2 (0.78%) Informatics
8 2 (0.78%) NHS
8 2 (0.78%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.78%) FMCG
8 2 (0.78%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 13 (5.10%) Windows
2 11 (4.31%) UNIX
3 2 (0.78%) Linux
3 2 (0.78%) Android
3 2 (0.78%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
3 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
4 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (31.37%) Test Strategy
2 74 (29.02%) User Acceptance Testing
3 60 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 41 (16.08%) Project Management
5 38 (14.90%) Software Testing
6 36 (14.12%) Test Automation
7 31 (12.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 28 (10.98%) Test Scripting
9 25 (9.80%) Migration
10 24 (9.41%) SDLC
11 22 (8.63%) Performance Testing
12 21 (8.24%) Integration Testing
13 19 (7.45%) Waterfall
14 18 (7.06%) Risk Management
15 17 (6.67%) Change Management
15 17 (6.67%) Regression Testing
15 17 (6.67%) BDD
15 17 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
16 16 (6.27%) Test Planning
17 15 (5.88%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.47%) SQL
2 12 (4.71%) Java
3 9 (3.53%) C
3 9 (3.53%) C#
4 8 (3.14%) Ruby
5 7 (2.75%) VBA
6 5 (1.96%) Python
6 5 (1.96%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.96%) Perl
7 4 (1.57%) PHP
7 4 (1.57%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.39%) VBScript
9 1 (0.39%) VB
9 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.39%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.39%) Scala
9 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.39%) C++
9 1 (0.39%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 26 (10.20%) ISEB
2 22 (8.63%) ISTQB
3 13 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.71%) Degree
5 5 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (1.96%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.18%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.78%) PMP
8 2 (0.78%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (23.53%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.78%) FATCA
3 2 (0.78%) EMIR
3 2 (0.78%) GxP
4 1 (0.39%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) Basel III
System Software
1 3 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 51 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
2 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (14.90%) SAP
2 36 (14.12%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.24%) Oracle
3 21 (8.24%) HP
4 10 (3.92%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (3.53%) IBM
6 6 (2.35%) Splunk
7 4 (1.57%) SimCorp
7 4 (1.57%) Charles River
7 4 (1.57%) Metastorm
7 4 (1.57%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.18%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.18%) Murex
8 3 (1.18%) Kofax
8 3 (1.18%) VMware
9 2 (0.78%) Teradata
9 2 (0.78%) Sybase
9 2 (0.78%) Netezza
9 2 (0.78%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.78%) Greenplum
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