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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 295 292 228
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -64
Contract jobs citing Test Management 125 128 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.51% 0.51% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.66% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 102 153
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£450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £350 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £567 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% +27.27%
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
18765 19408 19425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.17% 76.61% 74.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13081 13605 13085
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 235 359
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +1 29 £513 +7.89% 7
Docklands, London +12 5 £450 -5.26%
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
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England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 90 (37.97%) User Acceptance Testing
1 90 (37.97%) Test Strategy
2 81 (34.18%) Finance
3 56 (23.63%) Banking
4 53 (22.36%) HP Quality Center
4 53 (22.36%) QA
5 47 (19.83%) Test Scripting
6 42 (17.72%) SQL
7 41 (17.30%) HP
7 41 (17.30%) ISEB
7 41 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (15.19%) Oracle
10 35 (14.77%) ISTQB
11 33 (13.92%) Investment Banking
12 32 (13.50%) Project Management
13 28 (11.81%) Software Testing
14 27 (11.39%) Microsoft
15 26 (10.97%) Java
15 26 (10.97%) Test Automation
16 25 (10.55%) Performance Testing
16 25 (10.55%) Scrum
17 24 (10.13%) JIRA
18 23 (9.70%) Selenium
19 21 (8.86%) Degree
20 20 (8.44%) Integration Testing
20 20 (8.44%) MS Office
21 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
22 18 (7.59%) Regression Testing
23 17 (7.17%) MS Project

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (5.91%) Tomcat
2 12 (5.06%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.53%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (2.53%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.11%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (8.44%) MS Office
2 17 (7.17%) MS Excel
2 17 (7.17%) MS Project
3 15 (6.33%) MS Visio
4 13 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.42%) Mingle
5 1 (0.42%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (2.53%) Agresso
1 6 (2.53%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.69%) Summit
3 2 (0.84%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.84%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.84%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.84%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.42%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.42%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.42%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.42%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.42%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.84%) Force.com
2 1 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.22%) HTTP
2 8 (3.38%) SSL
3 2 (0.84%) Intranet
3 2 (0.84%) Internet
3 2 (0.84%) LAN
4 1 (0.42%) WAN
4 1 (0.42%) 3G
4 1 (0.42%) Firewall
4 1 (0.42%) 2G
4 1 (0.42%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.22%) SQL Server
1 10 (4.22%) Oracle Database
2 9 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (2.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.27%) MySQL
6 3 (1.27%) Big Data
7 2 (0.84%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.84%) Star Schema
7 2 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (0.84%) QlikView
8 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.42%) DataStage
8 1 (0.42%) SQLPlus
8 1 (0.42%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (10.13%) JIRA
2 23 (9.70%) Selenium
3 16 (6.75%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.91%) WebDriver
5 11 (4.64%) QuickTest Pro
5 11 (4.64%) LoadRunner
6 9 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (2.95%) FitNesse
8 6 (2.53%) JMeter
8 6 (2.53%) Visual Studio
8 6 (2.53%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.69%) JUnit
10 3 (1.27%) Zephyr
11 2 (0.84%) Mocha
11 2 (0.84%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.84%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.84%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.84%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.84%) WATIR
11 2 (0.84%) TestDirector
General
1 81 (34.18%) Finance
2 56 (23.63%) Banking
3 33 (13.92%) Investment Banking
4 12 (5.06%) Retail
4 12 (5.06%) Legal
5 7 (2.95%) Front Office
6 6 (2.53%) Back Office
6 6 (2.53%) Advertising
7 4 (1.69%) Billing
7 4 (1.69%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.27%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.27%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.84%) Publishing
9 2 (0.84%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.42%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (49.37%) Test Manager
2 45 (18.99%) Analyst
3 33 (13.92%) Test Analyst
4 30 (12.66%) Tester
5 18 (7.59%) Test Leader
6 13 (5.49%) Consultant
7 10 (4.22%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.80%) UAT Analyst
9 8 (3.38%) Performance Tester
9 8 (3.38%) UAT Manager
10 7 (2.95%) UAT Test Manager
10 7 (2.95%) Programme Manager
11 6 (2.53%) Software Engineer
11 6 (2.53%) Developer
11 6 (2.53%) Senior Manager
11 6 (2.53%) Test Engineer
11 6 (2.53%) SAP Manager
11 6 (2.53%) SAP Test Manager
11 6 (2.53%) QA Engineer
11 6 (2.53%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.33%) XML
2 12 (5.06%) Web Services
3 10 (4.22%) SOAP
4 7 (2.95%) HTML
4 7 (2.95%) .NET
4 7 (2.95%) JMS
4 7 (2.95%) WSDL
4 7 (2.95%) Middleware
4 7 (2.95%) REST
5 4 (1.69%) J2EE
6 3 (1.27%) HTML5
7 2 (0.84%) Flash
7 2 (0.84%) Cocoon
7 2 (0.84%) Ajax
8 1 (0.42%) JSON
8 1 (0.42%) Mason
8 1 (0.42%) RESTful
8 1 (0.42%) EDI
8 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.42%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.64%) Computer Science
2 10 (4.22%) Management Information System
3 7 (2.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (2.11%) CESG
4 5 (2.11%) Derivative
4 5 (2.11%) Statistics
4 5 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.69%) Open Source
5 4 (1.69%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.69%) Equities
5 4 (1.69%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.84%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.84%) PMI
6 2 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.42%) Xbox
7 1 (0.42%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.42%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.42%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (5.91%) UNIX
2 12 (5.06%) Windows
3 6 (2.53%) Linux
3 6 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (37.97%) User Acceptance Testing
1 90 (37.97%) Test Strategy
2 47 (19.83%) Test Scripting
3 41 (17.30%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (16.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (13.50%) Project Management
6 28 (11.81%) Software Testing
7 26 (10.97%) Test Automation
8 25 (10.55%) Performance Testing
8 25 (10.55%) Scrum
9 20 (8.44%) Integration Testing
10 18 (7.59%) Regression Testing
11 15 (6.33%) CRM
12 14 (5.91%) Waterfall
13 13 (5.49%) ERP
14 12 (5.06%) ITIL
15 11 (4.64%) E-Commerce
15 11 (4.64%) TDD
15 11 (4.64%) Release Management
16 10 (4.22%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 42 (17.72%) SQL
2 26 (10.97%) Java
3 10 (4.22%) C
4 6 (2.53%) C#
5 5 (2.11%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.27%) VBA
6 3 (1.27%) MATLAB
6 3 (1.27%) Ruby
7 2 (0.84%) Jython
7 2 (0.84%) C++
7 2 (0.84%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.42%) ABAP
8 1 (0.42%) Perl
8 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.42%) XPath
8 1 (0.42%) Groovy
8 1 (0.42%) Python
8 1 (0.42%) XQuery
8 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (17.30%) ISEB
2 35 (14.77%) ISTQB
3 21 (8.86%) Degree
4 19 (8.02%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.75%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (2.11%) CISSP
7 5 (2.11%) CEH
8 4 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.84%) ACCA
10 2 (0.84%) CIMA
10 2 (0.84%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 1 (0.42%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.42%) HP MASE
11 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (22.36%) QA
2 5 (2.11%) SLA
3 2 (0.84%) EMIR
4 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.42%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 53 (22.36%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.69%) SCOM
3 3 (1.27%) SCCM
4 2 (0.84%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (17.30%) HP
2 36 (15.19%) Oracle
3 27 (11.39%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.49%) SAP
4 13 (5.49%) IBM
5 8 (3.38%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (2.95%) Software AG
7 6 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (1.69%) JBoss
8 4 (1.69%) Avaloq
8 4 (1.69%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.27%) Siebel
9 3 (1.27%) JD Edwards
9 3 (1.27%) Mercator
10 2 (0.84%) CheckPoint
10 2 (0.84%) Hyperion
10 2 (0.84%) PeopleSoft
10 2 (0.84%) Murex
10 2 (0.84%) MKS
11 1 (0.42%) Thunderhead
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