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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 269 297 252
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -45
Contract jobs citing Test Management 142 126 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.60% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.68% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 92 118
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £351 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 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
18052 18537 19452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.79% 76.38% 73.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 12606 12858 12936
Average daily rate £442 £450 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.77% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
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 222 252 380
Average hourly rate £20.50 £27.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% -5.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £51.30 £46.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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 30 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 30 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 +14 36 £465 -2.10% 11
Docklands, London +12 3 £544 +27.94%
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 107 (38.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 101 (36.07%) Test Strategy
3 94 (33.57%) Finance
4 68 (24.29%) HP Quality Center
5 64 (22.86%) Banking
6 52 (18.57%) Test Scripting
6 52 (18.57%) QA
7 51 (18.21%) HP
8 50 (17.86%) SQL
9 48 (17.14%) ISEB
10 46 (16.43%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
12 43 (15.36%) Test Automation
13 40 (14.29%) Oracle
13 40 (14.29%) ISTQB
14 39 (13.93%) Project Management
15 35 (12.50%) Investment Banking
15 35 (12.50%) JIRA
16 34 (12.14%) Software Testing
17 32 (11.43%) Selenium
18 31 (11.07%) Scrum
19 29 (10.36%) Java
20 27 (9.64%) Microsoft
21 26 (9.29%) Performance Testing
22 25 (8.93%) Integration Testing
23 24 (8.57%) Degree
24 22 (7.86%) Cucumber
25 21 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
25 21 (7.50%) TDD
26 20 (7.14%) XML

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 (5.00%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.64%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (1.79%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.43%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (6.43%) MS Office
2 17 (6.07%) MS Excel
3 16 (5.71%) MS Project
4 14 (5.00%) MS Visio
5 12 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.36%) Stata
7 1 (0.36%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 9 (3.21%) Agresso
2 5 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.43%) Workday HCM
3 4 (1.43%) Summit
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.71%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.71%) SAP HR
4 2 (0.71%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.71%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.36%) SAP Payroll
5 1 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.36%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.57%) HTTP
2 8 (2.86%) SSL
3 5 (1.79%) Internet
4 3 (1.07%) LAN
5 2 (0.71%) Intranet
5 2 (0.71%) WAN
6 1 (0.36%) 2G
6 1 (0.36%) Firewall
6 1 (0.36%) 3G
6 1 (0.36%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 10 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.07%) MySQL
6 3 (1.07%) Big Data
6 3 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.71%) QlikView
7 2 (0.71%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (12.50%) JIRA
2 32 (11.43%) Selenium
3 22 (7.86%) Cucumber
4 21 (7.50%) QuickTest Pro
5 17 (6.07%) LoadRunner
6 14 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.21%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (2.86%) SoapUI
8 8 (2.86%) FitNesse
8 8 (2.86%) JUnit
8 8 (2.86%) Visual Studio
8 8 (2.86%) Maven
9 5 (1.79%) JMeter
10 4 (1.43%) Zephyr
11 3 (1.07%) Subversion
11 3 (1.07%) Ant
11 3 (1.07%) Apache Ivy
11 3 (1.07%) Mercurial
11 3 (1.07%) Git (software)
General
1 94 (33.57%) Finance
2 64 (22.86%) Banking
3 35 (12.50%) Investment Banking
4 14 (5.00%) Retail
5 13 (4.64%) Legal
6 7 (2.50%) Front Office
6 7 (2.50%) Back Office
7 5 (1.79%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.43%) Advertising
9 3 (1.07%) Publishing
9 3 (1.07%) Billing
10 2 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.36%) Local Government
11 1 (0.36%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (52.14%) Test Manager
2 56 (20.00%) Analyst
3 41 (14.64%) Test Analyst
4 33 (11.79%) Tester
5 19 (6.79%) Test Leader
6 13 (4.64%) Consultant
7 12 (4.29%) Business Analyst
8 10 (3.57%) UAT Analyst
9 9 (3.21%) Performance Tester
9 9 (3.21%) UAT Manager
10 8 (2.86%) UAT Test Manager
10 8 (2.86%) Developer
11 7 (2.50%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.50%) QA Tester
11 7 (2.50%) Senior Test Manager
11 7 (2.50%) Senior Manager
11 7 (2.50%) SAP Manager
12 6 (2.14%) SAP Test Manager
12 6 (2.14%) UAT Test Analyst
12 6 (2.14%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.14%) XML
2 16 (5.71%) Web Services
3 10 (3.57%) SOAP
4 8 (2.86%) .NET
5 7 (2.50%) HTML
6 6 (2.14%) JMS
7 5 (1.79%) WSDL
7 5 (1.79%) J2EE
7 5 (1.79%) Middleware
7 5 (1.79%) REST
8 3 (1.07%) RESTful
8 3 (1.07%) JSON
9 2 (0.71%) HTML5
9 2 (0.71%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.71%) Flash
9 2 (0.71%) Ajax
10 1 (0.36%) Cocoon
10 1 (0.36%) EDI
10 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.64%) Management Information System
1 13 (4.64%) Computer Science
2 11 (3.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 7 (2.50%) Derivative
3 7 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.14%) Equities
5 5 (1.79%) CESG
5 5 (1.79%) Statistics
5 5 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.79%) Open Source
6 4 (1.43%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.07%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.07%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.71%) Credit Risk
8 2 (0.71%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.71%) Video on Demand
8 2 (0.71%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (0.71%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.07%) UNIX
2 14 (5.00%) Windows
3 6 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (2.14%) Linux
4 4 (1.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.07%) Android
5 3 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (38.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 101 (36.07%) Test Strategy
3 52 (18.57%) Test Scripting
4 46 (16.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 45 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (15.36%) Test Automation
7 39 (13.93%) Project Management
8 34 (12.14%) Software Testing
9 31 (11.07%) Scrum
10 26 (9.29%) Performance Testing
11 25 (8.93%) Integration Testing
12 21 (7.50%) TDD
13 18 (6.43%) Automated Testing
14 17 (6.07%) Continuous Integration
15 14 (5.00%) PRINCE2
15 14 (5.00%) Regression Testing
15 14 (5.00%) Migration
16 13 (4.64%) ERP
16 13 (4.64%) CRM
16 13 (4.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.86%) SQL
2 29 (10.36%) Java
3 9 (3.21%) C#
4 7 (2.50%) C
5 6 (2.14%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.79%) Ruby
7 4 (1.43%) XPath
7 4 (1.43%) VBA
8 3 (1.07%) VBScript
8 3 (1.07%) C++
8 3 (1.07%) MATLAB
8 3 (1.07%) XQuery
8 3 (1.07%) Groovy
9 2 (0.71%) Perl
9 2 (0.71%) VB
9 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.71%) Jython
10 1 (0.36%) Python
10 1 (0.36%) ABAP
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (17.14%) ISEB
2 40 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 24 (8.57%) Degree
4 18 (6.43%) Security Cleared
5 17 (6.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (5.36%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (1.79%) CEH
7 5 (1.79%) CISSP
7 5 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.71%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.71%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.36%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (18.57%) QA
2 6 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (0.71%) EMIR
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.36%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 68 (24.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.43%) SCOM
3 3 (1.07%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (18.21%) HP
2 40 (14.29%) Oracle
3 27 (9.64%) Microsoft
4 14 (5.00%) SAP
5 13 (4.64%) IBM
6 6 (2.14%) Red Hat
7 5 (1.79%) Software AG
7 5 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.79%) Avaloq
8 4 (1.43%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.43%) Murex
8 4 (1.43%) JBoss
9 3 (1.07%) Siebel
9 3 (1.07%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.07%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.71%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.71%) Informatica
10 2 (0.71%) Mercator
10 2 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.71%) MKS
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