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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 302 314 242
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -72
Contract jobs citing Test Management 113 119 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.47% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.61% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 93 143
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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 £301 £318 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £567 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+46.94% +15.94%
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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
18984 19436 19917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 77.68% 77.45% 75.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 13364 13584 13450
Average daily rate £450 £450 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 242 370
Average hourly rate £21.62 £22.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.72% -32.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £52.50 £48.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 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 16 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 +11 27 £500 +5.26% 9
Docklands, London +11 3 £438 -7.89%
Canary Wharf +17 1 - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Edgware - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
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England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 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 91 (39.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 86 (37.39%) Test Strategy
3 80 (34.78%) Finance
4 79 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (24.35%) Banking
6 53 (23.04%) HP Quality Center
7 51 (22.17%) QA
8 48 (20.87%) Test Scripting
9 41 (17.83%) HP
10 38 (16.52%) ISEB
10 38 (16.52%) SQL
10 38 (16.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 32 (13.91%) Investment Banking
12 31 (13.48%) Oracle
13 30 (13.04%) Software Testing
14 29 (12.61%) Project Management
15 28 (12.17%) ISTQB
16 25 (10.87%) Scrum
17 24 (10.43%) Microsoft
17 24 (10.43%) Performance Testing
18 23 (10.00%) Java
18 23 (10.00%) JIRA
19 21 (9.13%) Test Automation
20 20 (8.70%) Selenium
20 20 (8.70%) MS Office
21 19 (8.26%) Security Cleared
22 17 (7.39%) Integration Testing
22 17 (7.39%) Test Planning
22 17 (7.39%) MS Project
22 17 (7.39%) Regression Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 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 (6.09%) Tomcat
2 12 (5.22%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (2.61%) WebSphere Process Server
3 6 (2.61%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (8.70%) MS Office
2 17 (7.39%) MS Project
3 16 (6.96%) MS Excel
4 15 (6.52%) MS Visio
5 12 (5.22%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.43%) Mingle
6 1 (0.43%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (2.61%) Agresso
2 4 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.74%) Summit
3 2 (0.87%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.87%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.87%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.87%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.43%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.43%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.43%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.30%) Force.com
2 2 (0.87%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.91%) HTTP
2 7 (3.04%) SSL
3 2 (0.87%) Intranet
3 2 (0.87%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) WAN
4 1 (0.43%) Internet
4 1 (0.43%) 3G
4 1 (0.43%) Firewall
4 1 (0.43%) 2G
4 1 (0.43%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.48%) SQL Server
1 8 (3.48%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.30%) MySQL
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.87%) QlikView
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (0.87%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.87%) Big Data
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.43%) DB2
7 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (10.00%) JIRA
2 20 (8.70%) Selenium
3 11 (4.78%) WebDriver
3 11 (4.78%) Cucumber
4 10 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 9 (3.91%) LoadRunner
5 9 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.61%) FitNesse
6 6 (2.61%) JMeter
6 6 (2.61%) Visual Studio
7 4 (1.74%) Jenkins
8 3 (1.30%) Zephyr
9 2 (0.87%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.87%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.87%) Mocha
9 2 (0.87%) JUnit
9 2 (0.87%) TestDirector
9 2 (0.87%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.87%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.87%) WATIR
General
1 80 (34.78%) Finance
2 56 (24.35%) Banking
3 32 (13.91%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.35%) Retail
4 10 (4.35%) Legal
5 7 (3.04%) Advertising
6 5 (2.17%) Front Office
7 4 (1.74%) Back Office
7 4 (1.74%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Billing
8 3 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.87%) Law
9 2 (0.87%) Publishing
9 2 (0.87%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.43%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 111 (48.26%) Test Manager
2 44 (19.13%) Analyst
3 31 (13.48%) Test Analyst
4 29 (12.61%) Tester
5 18 (7.83%) Test Leader
6 14 (6.09%) Consultant
7 10 (4.35%) UAT Manager
8 9 (3.91%) Business Analyst
8 9 (3.91%) UAT Analyst
8 9 (3.91%) UAT Test Manager
9 8 (3.48%) Programme Manager
9 8 (3.48%) Performance Tester
10 7 (3.04%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.04%) Programme Test Manager
11 6 (2.61%) SAP Manager
11 6 (2.61%) SAP Test Manager
11 6 (2.61%) QA Engineer
11 6 (2.61%) Test Consultant
11 6 (2.61%) Senior Test Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.96%) XML
2 11 (4.78%) Web Services
3 9 (3.91%) SOAP
3 9 (3.91%) REST
4 7 (3.04%) JMS
4 7 (3.04%) WSDL
4 7 (3.04%) Middleware
5 6 (2.61%) HTML
5 6 (2.61%) .NET
6 3 (1.30%) J2EE
6 3 (1.30%) HTML5
7 2 (0.87%) Flash
7 2 (0.87%) Cocoon
7 2 (0.87%) Ajax
7 2 (0.87%) JSON
8 1 (0.43%) Mason
8 1 (0.43%) FpML
8 1 (0.43%) XML Messaging
8 1 (0.43%) EDI
8 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.78%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.91%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.61%) Derivative
4 6 (2.61%) Statistics
5 5 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.17%) CESG
5 5 (2.17%) Open Source
6 4 (1.74%) Mathematics
6 4 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.74%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.74%) Equities
7 3 (1.30%) PMI
7 3 (1.30%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.43%) Xbox
9 1 (0.43%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.43%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (6.09%) UNIX
2 12 (5.22%) Windows
3 7 (3.04%) Linux
4 6 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (1.30%) Windows 7
5 3 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 3 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (39.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 86 (37.39%) Test Strategy
3 79 (34.35%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (20.87%) Test Scripting
5 38 (16.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 29 (12.61%) Project Management
8 25 (10.87%) Scrum
9 24 (10.43%) Performance Testing
10 21 (9.13%) Test Automation
11 17 (7.39%) Integration Testing
11 17 (7.39%) Test Planning
11 17 (7.39%) Regression Testing
12 15 (6.52%) CRM
13 13 (5.65%) ITIL
13 13 (5.65%) ERP
13 13 (5.65%) Waterfall
14 11 (4.78%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.35%) SOA
15 10 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 38 (16.52%) SQL
2 23 (10.00%) Java
3 10 (4.35%) C
4 5 (2.17%) C#
5 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.30%) VBA
6 3 (1.30%) MATLAB
7 2 (0.87%) Jython
7 2 (0.87%) Ruby
7 2 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) ABAP
8 1 (0.43%) Perl
8 1 (0.43%) PHP
8 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.43%) Python
8 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (16.52%) ISEB
2 28 (12.17%) ISTQB
3 19 (8.26%) Security Cleared
4 17 (7.39%) Degree
5 16 (6.96%) SC Cleared
6 13 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.17%) CISSP
7 5 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.17%) CEH
8 3 (1.30%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (1.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.87%) Six Sigma Black Belt
9 2 (0.87%) ACCA
9 2 (0.87%) CIMA
10 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.43%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (22.17%) QA
2 5 (2.17%) SLA
3 3 (1.30%) EMIR
4 2 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.43%) COBIT
5 1 (0.43%) Basel III
5 1 (0.43%) FATCA
5 1 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (0.87%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (23.04%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.74%) SCOM
3 3 (1.30%) SCCM
4 2 (0.87%) Nessus
Vendors
1 41 (17.83%) HP
2 31 (13.48%) Oracle
3 24 (10.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.65%) IBM
5 12 (5.22%) SAP
6 10 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (3.48%) Red Hat
8 7 (3.04%) Software AG
9 4 (1.74%) JBoss
9 4 (1.74%) Avaloq
9 4 (1.74%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.30%) Siebel
10 3 (1.30%) JD Edwards
10 3 (1.30%) Mercator
11 2 (0.87%) CheckPoint
11 2 (0.87%) Hyperion
11 2 (0.87%) Murex
11 2 (0.87%) MKS
12 1 (0.43%) Thunderhead
12 1 (0.43%) Capita