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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 248 281 244
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -37
Contract jobs citing Test Management 158 145 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.68% 0.60% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.77% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 108 108
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£500 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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
17971 18893 16342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.63% 76.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 13209 13159 11230
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 231 320
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.57 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.00% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £13.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £76.75 £53.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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
City of London +15 48 £550 +10.00% 9
Docklands, London +14 2 £470 -12.55% 1
Canary Wharf +8 1 £650 +36.84%
Wimbledon - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 106 (39.41%) Test Strategy
2 101 (37.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 79 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (29.37%) Banking
4 68 (25.28%) Finance
4 68 (25.28%) QA
5 62 (23.05%) HP Quality Center
6 54 (20.07%) Test Scripting
7 48 (17.84%) ISEB
8 46 (17.10%) Investment Banking
9 45 (16.73%) HP
10 42 (15.61%) Project Management
11 41 (15.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 38 (14.13%) SQL
13 36 (13.38%) Software Testing
14 28 (10.41%) ISTQB
15 27 (10.04%) Test Planning
16 26 (9.67%) MS Excel
17 25 (9.29%) JIRA
18 24 (8.92%) Regression Testing
18 24 (8.92%) Risk Management
18 24 (8.92%) Performance Testing
19 23 (8.55%) Oracle
20 22 (8.18%) Derivative
21 21 (7.81%) Scrum
21 21 (7.81%) Security Testing
22 20 (7.43%) Selenium
22 20 (7.43%) Test Automation
23 19 (7.06%) MS Office
23 19 (7.06%) ITIL

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 12 (4.46%) WebLogic
2 11 (4.09%) Tomcat
3 5 (1.86%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (1.86%) WebSphere
3 5 (1.86%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (1.49%) JBoss
4 4 (1.49%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.74%) WebLogic Portal
5 2 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.74%) Lync
6 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.37%) Mule
6 1 (0.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (9.67%) MS Excel
2 19 (7.06%) MS Office
3 16 (5.95%) MS Project
4 15 (5.58%) MS Visio
4 15 (5.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Summit
2 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.74%) SAP FI-CA
2 2 (0.74%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.74%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.74%) IntelliMatch
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.37%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.37%) SAP PS
3 1 (0.37%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.37%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.37%) Agresso
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.49%) IaaS
2 3 (1.12%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.97%) HTTP
2 5 (1.86%) SSL
3 2 (0.74%) Firewall
3 2 (0.74%) Internet
4 1 (0.37%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
4 1 (0.37%) GSM
4 1 (0.37%) LAN
4 1 (0.37%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 5 (1.86%) MySQL
3 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.49%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.74%) DataStage
4 2 (0.74%) SQLPlus
4 2 (0.74%) DB2
4 2 (0.74%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.37%) Big Data
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.37%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 25 (9.29%) JIRA
2 20 (7.43%) Selenium
3 16 (5.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 13 (4.83%) Cucumber
5 12 (4.46%) LoadRunner
6 11 (4.09%) Jenkins
7 10 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (2.60%) WebDriver
9 6 (2.23%) JMeter
9 6 (2.23%) NeoLoad
10 5 (1.86%) eggPlant
10 5 (1.86%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (1.86%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (1.86%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.86%) TestDirector
10 5 (1.86%) Subversion
11 4 (1.49%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.49%) TestLink
12 3 (1.12%) SpecFlow
12 3 (1.12%) WATIR
General
1 79 (29.37%) Banking
2 68 (25.28%) Finance
3 46 (17.10%) Investment Banking
4 10 (3.72%) Legal
5 7 (2.60%) Law
5 7 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.60%) Advertising
6 6 (2.23%) Front Office
6 6 (2.23%) Back Office
7 4 (1.49%) Billing
8 3 (1.12%) Retail
8 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.74%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.74%) Marketing
10 1 (0.37%) Greek Language
10 1 (0.37%) Electronics
10 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 142 (52.79%) Test Manager
2 34 (12.64%) Test Leader
3 30 (11.15%) Analyst
4 23 (8.55%) Tester
5 20 (7.43%) Test Analyst
6 16 (5.95%) Programme Manager
7 14 (5.20%) Head of Testing
8 13 (4.83%) Programme Test Manager
9 9 (3.35%) UAT Manager
9 9 (3.35%) UAT Test Manager
9 9 (3.35%) SAP Test Manager
9 9 (3.35%) Business Analyst
9 9 (3.35%) Test Engineer
9 9 (3.35%) SAP Manager
10 8 (2.97%) Project Manager
10 8 (2.97%) Consultant
11 7 (2.60%) Performance Tester
12 6 (2.23%) Senior Test Manager
12 6 (2.23%) QA Manager
12 6 (2.23%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.69%) XML
2 16 (5.95%) Web Services
3 12 (4.46%) SOAP
4 11 (4.09%) REST
5 7 (2.60%) .NET
6 6 (2.23%) HTML
6 6 (2.23%) JMS
7 5 (1.86%) WSDL
7 5 (1.86%) FpML
7 5 (1.86%) Middleware
8 4 (1.49%) JSON
9 3 (1.12%) J2EE
10 2 (0.74%) SAP XI
10 2 (0.74%) Cocoon
10 2 (0.74%) Flash
10 2 (0.74%) HTML5
11 1 (0.37%) Apache Camel
11 1 (0.37%) Mason
11 1 (0.37%) JPA
11 1 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.18%) Derivative
2 10 (3.72%) Equities
3 9 (3.35%) Fixed Income
4 8 (2.97%) Reference Data
4 8 (2.97%) Open Source
5 7 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (1.49%) CESG
7 4 (1.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 4 (1.49%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.49%) Credit Risk
7 4 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.12%) PMI
8 3 (1.12%) Statistics
9 2 (0.74%) IPTV
9 2 (0.74%) NHS
9 2 (0.74%) DTV
9 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (7.06%) UNIX
2 13 (4.83%) Windows
3 11 (4.09%) Linux
4 6 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (1.49%) Android
6 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.41%) Test Strategy
2 101 (37.55%) User Acceptance Testing
3 79 (29.37%) Agile Software Development
4 54 (20.07%) Test Scripting
5 42 (15.61%) Project Management
6 41 (15.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (13.38%) Software Testing
8 27 (10.04%) Test Planning
9 24 (8.92%) Regression Testing
9 24 (8.92%) Risk Management
9 24 (8.92%) Performance Testing
10 21 (7.81%) Scrum
10 21 (7.81%) Security Testing
11 20 (7.43%) Test Automation
12 19 (7.06%) ITIL
12 19 (7.06%) Automated Testing
13 17 (6.32%) System Testing
13 17 (6.32%) CRM
13 17 (6.32%) Business Analysis
14 16 (5.95%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.13%) SQL
2 17 (6.32%) Java
3 8 (2.97%) C
3 8 (2.97%) C#
4 6 (2.23%) PL/SQL
4 6 (2.23%) Python
5 4 (1.49%) Ruby
5 4 (1.49%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.12%) PHP
6 3 (1.12%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) Perl
7 1 (0.37%) C++
7 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.37%) Jython
Qualifications
1 48 (17.84%) ISEB
2 28 (10.41%) ISTQB
3 18 (6.69%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.20%) Degree
5 13 (4.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (4.46%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.86%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.49%) CEH
9 4 (1.49%) CISSP
9 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.74%) CIMA
11 2 (0.74%) ACCA
11 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.37%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.37%) PMP
12 1 (0.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (25.28%) QA
2 10 (3.72%) EMIR
3 5 (1.86%) FATCA
4 4 (1.49%) Dodd-Frank
5 3 (1.12%) SLA
6 2 (0.74%) COBIT
7 1 (0.37%) Basel III
7 1 (0.37%) HL7
7 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.37%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (1.49%) KVM
Systems Management
1 62 (23.05%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.49%) SCOM
3 2 (0.74%) Nessus
4 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (16.73%) HP
2 23 (8.55%) Oracle
3 18 (6.69%) SAP
3 18 (6.69%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.83%) IBM
5 12 (4.46%) Murex
6 10 (3.72%) Calypso
6 10 (3.72%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.86%) Software AG
9 4 (1.49%) SunGard
9 4 (1.49%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.12%) SOASTA, Inc
10 3 (1.12%) Business Objects
11 2 (0.74%) Cerner
11 2 (0.74%) Fidessa
11 2 (0.74%) Apple
11 2 (0.74%) Mercator
11 2 (0.74%) Cisco
11 2 (0.74%) Compuware
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