The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 London 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 279 294 259
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -35
Contract jobs citing Test Management 133 122 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.50% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.66% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 86 111
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £41.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18167 18542 19451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.94% 76.48% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12695 12898 12907
Average daily rate £443 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 260 374
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
England

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 25 July 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 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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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
City of London +17 35 £480 +1.05% 12
Docklands, London +13 5 £450 +5.88%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 101 (37.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 97 (36.19%) Test Strategy
3 91 (33.96%) Finance
4 67 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 64 (23.88%) Banking
6 50 (18.66%) HP
6 50 (18.66%) QA
7 49 (18.28%) Test Scripting
8 47 (17.54%) ISEB
8 47 (17.54%) SQL
9 43 (16.04%) Test Automation
10 42 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
10 42 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (14.55%) ISTQB
12 38 (14.18%) Oracle
13 37 (13.81%) Project Management
14 34 (12.69%) Investment Banking
15 33 (12.31%) JIRA
16 32 (11.94%) Selenium
17 30 (11.19%) Software Testing
18 27 (10.07%) Java
18 27 (10.07%) Microsoft
19 26 (9.70%) Scrum
19 26 (9.70%) Performance Testing
20 25 (9.33%) Integration Testing
21 23 (8.58%) Degree
22 22 (8.21%) Cucumber
23 21 (7.84%) TDD
23 21 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
24 18 (6.72%) MS Office

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (5.22%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.85%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 18 (6.72%) MS Office
2 17 (6.34%) MS Excel
3 16 (5.97%) MS Project
4 14 (5.22%) MS Visio
5 12 (4.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.37%) Stata
Business Applications
1 9 (3.36%) Agresso
2 5 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.49%) Summit
3 4 (1.49%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.75%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.75%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.75%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.75%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.75%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.75%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.37%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.37%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.61%) HTTP
2 5 (1.87%) SSL
3 4 (1.49%) Internet
4 3 (1.12%) LAN
5 2 (0.75%) WAN
5 2 (0.75%) Intranet
6 1 (0.37%) 3G
6 1 (0.37%) Firewall
6 1 (0.37%) 2G
6 1 (0.37%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (3.73%) Oracle Database
3 6 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.12%) MySQL
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.12%) Big Data
6 3 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.75%) QlikView
7 2 (0.75%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (12.31%) JIRA
2 32 (11.94%) Selenium
3 22 (8.21%) Cucumber
4 21 (7.84%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (6.34%) LoadRunner
6 14 (5.22%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.36%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.99%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.99%) JUnit
8 8 (2.99%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.99%) FitNesse
8 8 (2.99%) Maven
9 5 (1.87%) JMeter
10 4 (1.49%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (1.12%) Hudson
11 3 (1.12%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
11 3 (1.12%) JBehave
General
1 91 (33.96%) Finance
2 64 (23.88%) Banking
3 34 (12.69%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.22%) Retail
5 12 (4.48%) Legal
6 7 (2.61%) Front Office
7 6 (2.24%) Back Office
8 5 (1.87%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.49%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.12%) Advertising
10 3 (1.12%) Publishing
10 3 (1.12%) Billing
11 2 (0.75%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.37%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 142 (52.99%) Test Manager
2 52 (19.40%) Analyst
3 37 (13.81%) Test Analyst
4 33 (12.31%) Tester
5 19 (7.09%) Test Leader
6 12 (4.48%) Business Analyst
6 12 (4.48%) Consultant
7 10 (3.73%) UAT Analyst
8 9 (3.36%) Performance Tester
9 7 (2.61%) Senior Manager
9 7 (2.61%) QA Tester
9 7 (2.61%) Developer
9 7 (2.61%) Test Engineer
9 7 (2.61%) Senior Test Manager
9 7 (2.61%) SAP Manager
10 6 (2.24%) SAP Test Manager
10 6 (2.24%) UAT Test Analyst
10 6 (2.24%) Test Consultant
10 6 (2.24%) Programme Manager
11 5 (1.87%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.97%) Web Services
2 15 (5.60%) XML
3 8 (2.99%) .NET
4 7 (2.61%) SOAP
5 5 (1.87%) HTML
5 5 (1.87%) J2EE
6 3 (1.12%) JMS
6 3 (1.12%) RESTful
6 3 (1.12%) JSON
7 2 (0.75%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.75%) Ajax
7 2 (0.75%) HTML5
7 2 (0.75%) REST
7 2 (0.75%) WSDL
7 2 (0.75%) Middleware
8 1 (0.37%) Cocoon
8 1 (0.37%) CSS3
8 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.85%) Computer Science
2 12 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 11 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 7 (2.61%) Mobile App
5 6 (2.24%) Equities
5 6 (2.24%) Derivative
6 5 (1.87%) Statistics
6 5 (1.87%) CESG
6 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.87%) Open Source
7 4 (1.49%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Market Risk
8 3 (1.12%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.75%) IVR
9 2 (0.75%) Smartcard
9 2 (0.75%) PMI
9 2 (0.75%) IPTV
9 2 (0.75%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 16 (5.97%) UNIX
2 14 (5.22%) Windows
3 6 (2.24%) Linux
3 6 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.12%) Android
6 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (37.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 97 (36.19%) Test Strategy
3 49 (18.28%) Test Scripting
4 43 (16.04%) Test Automation
5 42 (15.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 42 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (13.81%) Project Management
7 30 (11.19%) Software Testing
8 26 (9.70%) Scrum
8 26 (9.70%) Performance Testing
9 25 (9.33%) Integration Testing
10 21 (7.84%) TDD
11 18 (6.72%) Automated Testing
12 17 (6.34%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (5.22%) Regression Testing
13 14 (5.22%) PRINCE2
14 13 (4.85%) CRM
14 13 (4.85%) ERP
14 13 (4.85%) Migration
14 13 (4.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 47 (17.54%) SQL
2 27 (10.07%) Java
3 9 (3.36%) C#
4 6 (2.24%) C
5 5 (1.87%) Ruby
6 4 (1.49%) XPath
6 4 (1.49%) VBA
6 4 (1.49%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.12%) C++
7 3 (1.12%) VBScript
7 3 (1.12%) Groovy
7 3 (1.12%) XQuery
7 3 (1.12%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.75%) Jython
8 2 (0.75%) VB
8 2 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.75%) Perl
9 1 (0.37%) PHP
9 1 (0.37%) ABAP
9 1 (0.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 47 (17.54%) ISEB
2 39 (14.55%) ISTQB
3 23 (8.58%) Degree
4 17 (6.34%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (5.22%) SC Cleared
7 6 (2.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (1.87%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (1.87%) CEH
8 5 (1.87%) CISSP
9 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.75%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.75%) Six Sigma Black Belt
12 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.37%) PMP
12 1 (0.37%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (18.66%) QA
2 6 (2.24%) SLA
3 2 (0.75%) EMIR
4 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.37%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 67 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.49%) SCOM
3 3 (1.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 50 (18.66%) HP
2 38 (14.18%) Oracle
3 27 (10.07%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.60%) SAP
5 10 (3.73%) IBM
6 6 (2.24%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.87%) Avaloq
8 4 (1.49%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.49%) Murex
8 4 (1.49%) JBoss
9 3 (1.12%) Siebel
9 3 (1.12%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.12%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.75%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.75%) Informatica
10 2 (0.75%) Software AG
10 2 (0.75%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.75%) MKS
11 1 (0.37%) Perforce
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