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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 267 304 305
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 153 118 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.49% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.62% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 69 100
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £309 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £603 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +46.94%
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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
18950 18955 19371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.97% 79.16% 78.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13553 13216 13545
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 218 237
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +10 29 £475 -7.31% 6
Docklands, London -4 6 £650 +48.57% 2
Canary Wharf - 5 £638 -
Brentford - 2 £325 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 119 (41.61%) Finance
2 82 (28.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 82 (28.67%) Test Strategy
3 74 (25.87%) Banking
4 67 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (22.38%) QA
6 50 (17.48%) HP Quality Center
7 49 (17.13%) SQL
8 44 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 42 (14.69%) Project Management
10 41 (14.34%) Microsoft
11 39 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 36 (12.59%) Test Scripting
12 36 (12.59%) ISEB
12 36 (12.59%) Investment Banking
13 34 (11.89%) SDLC
14 33 (11.54%) SAP
15 32 (11.19%) Oracle
15 32 (11.19%) HP
15 32 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
16 27 (9.44%) System Integration Testing
16 27 (9.44%) JIRA
17 26 (9.09%) Integration Testing
18 25 (8.74%) Performance Testing
19 23 (8.04%) ISTQB
20 22 (7.69%) .NET
21 20 (6.99%) Regression Testing
22 19 (6.64%) MS Excel
22 19 (6.64%) Retail
23 18 (6.29%) Waterfall

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 7 (2.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (0.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.35%) Joomla!
3 1 (0.35%) Drupal
3 1 (0.35%) WordPress
3 1 (0.35%) Confluence
3 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.35%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (0.35%) FileNet
3 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.35%) JBoss
3 1 (0.35%) Apache
3 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (6.64%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.29%) MS Office
3 7 (2.45%) MS Project
4 6 (2.10%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (3.15%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.40%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.40%) thinkFolio
2 4 (1.40%) Eagle PACE
2 4 (1.40%) SimCorp Dimension
3 3 (1.05%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.05%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.70%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.70%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.70%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.70%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.70%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.35%) Magento
5 1 (0.35%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.70%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (0.70%) HTTP
2 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 1 (0.35%) 3G
3 1 (0.35%) SS7
3 1 (0.35%) TCAP
3 1 (0.35%) ISUP
3 1 (0.35%) SCCP
3 1 (0.35%) INAP
3 1 (0.35%) Firewall
3 1 (0.35%) Wireless
3 1 (0.35%) 2G
3 1 (0.35%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (0.35%) 4G
3 1 (0.35%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.35%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.45%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.05%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.05%) MySQL
7 3 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.05%) Big Data
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (0.70%) DataStage
9 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.35%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
9 1 (0.35%) DB2
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 27 (9.44%) JIRA
2 18 (6.29%) HP UFT
2 18 (6.29%) Cucumber
3 15 (5.24%) Selenium
4 12 (4.20%) LoadRunner
5 9 (3.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (2.80%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.45%) Zephyr
7 7 (2.45%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.40%) Bugzilla
8 4 (1.40%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.40%) MSTest
8 4 (1.40%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.05%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.05%) WebDriver
10 2 (0.70%) LoadUI
10 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
11 1 (0.35%) eggPlant
11 1 (0.35%) NeoLoad
11 1 (0.35%) Jasmine
General
1 119 (41.61%) Finance
2 74 (25.87%) Banking
3 36 (12.59%) Investment Banking
4 19 (6.64%) Retail
5 15 (5.24%) Telecoms
6 13 (4.55%) Billing
7 11 (3.85%) Back Office
8 10 (3.50%) General Ledger
9 9 (3.15%) Retail Banking
10 8 (2.80%) Financial Institution
11 7 (2.45%) Legal
12 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
12 4 (1.40%) Front Office
12 4 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (1.05%) Law
13 3 (1.05%) Publishing
14 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 173 (60.49%) Test Manager
2 43 (15.03%) Analyst
3 25 (8.74%) Test Analyst
4 19 (6.64%) Programme Manager
4 19 (6.64%) Programme Test Manager
4 19 (6.64%) Test Leader
5 15 (5.24%) Project Manager
6 12 (4.20%) Senior Manager
7 11 (3.85%) Consultant
7 11 (3.85%) Business Analyst
7 11 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (3.50%) Senior Test Manager
9 9 (3.15%) QA Analyst
10 8 (2.80%) Senior QA Analyst
10 8 (2.80%) Tester
10 8 (2.80%) Head of Testing
11 7 (2.45%) SAP Manager
11 7 (2.45%) SAP Test Manager
12 6 (2.10%) Test Engineer
12 6 (2.10%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.69%) .NET
2 14 (4.90%) Web Services
3 10 (3.50%) XML
4 8 (2.80%) Gherkin
5 7 (2.45%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.05%) CGI
6 3 (1.05%) Middleware
6 3 (1.05%) XML Messaging
7 2 (0.70%) HTML
7 2 (0.70%) SOAP
7 2 (0.70%) XSD
7 2 (0.70%) XSLT
7 2 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.70%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.70%) JSON
8 1 (0.35%) Django
8 1 (0.35%) RESTful
8 1 (0.35%) HTML5
8 1 (0.35%) REST
8 1 (0.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.94%) Management Information System
2 15 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.90%) Derivative
4 12 (4.20%) Equities
5 10 (3.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.45%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.40%) Digital Media
9 3 (1.05%) FMCG
9 3 (1.05%) Reference Data
9 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.05%) User Experience
9 3 (1.05%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.70%) DTCC
10 2 (0.70%) Equity Derivative
10 2 (0.70%) Statistics
10 2 (0.70%) EPoS
10 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.70%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.35%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 13 (4.55%) UNIX
1 13 (4.55%) Windows
2 3 (1.05%) Linux
3 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (28.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 82 (28.67%) Test Strategy
2 67 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (15.38%) Software Testing
4 42 (14.69%) Project Management
5 39 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 36 (12.59%) Test Scripting
7 34 (11.89%) SDLC
8 32 (11.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (9.44%) System Integration Testing
10 26 (9.09%) Integration Testing
11 25 (8.74%) Performance Testing
12 20 (6.99%) Regression Testing
13 18 (6.29%) Change Management
13 18 (6.29%) PRINCE2
13 18 (6.29%) Waterfall
14 17 (5.94%) Test Planning
14 17 (5.94%) ETL
14 17 (5.94%) Migration
15 16 (5.59%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.13%) SQL
2 11 (3.85%) C
3 9 (3.15%) C#
3 9 (3.15%) Java
4 7 (2.45%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
5 5 (1.75%) Perl
5 5 (1.75%) Ruby
6 4 (1.40%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.40%) Python
7 3 (1.05%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.70%) VBA
9 1 (0.35%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
9 1 (0.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.35%) PHP
9 1 (0.35%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) COBOL
9 1 (0.35%) XPath
9 1 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (12.59%) ISEB
2 23 (8.04%) ISTQB
3 17 (5.94%) Security Cleared
4 16 (5.59%) Degree
5 11 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 7 (2.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.35%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.35%) CISSP
11 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.35%) PMP
11 1 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.35%) CISM
11 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (22.38%) QA
2 5 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.40%) FATCA
4 3 (1.05%) MiFID
4 3 (1.05%) GxP
5 2 (0.70%) SLA
5 2 (0.70%) EMIR
6 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 50 (17.48%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 41 (14.34%) Microsoft
2 33 (11.54%) SAP
3 32 (11.19%) Oracle
3 32 (11.19%) HP
4 15 (5.24%) IBM
5 10 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.15%) Metastorm
6 9 (3.15%) Splunk
7 6 (2.10%) SimCorp
8 5 (1.75%) OpenText
9 4 (1.40%) Charles River
10 3 (1.05%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (1.05%) Teradata
10 3 (1.05%) Greenplum
10 3 (1.05%) Vertica
10 3 (1.05%) VMware
10 3 (1.05%) Netezza
10 3 (1.05%) Murex
10 3 (1.05%) WorldPay
11 2 (0.70%) Sybase
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