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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 273 249 238
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 125 149 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.69% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.88% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 105 96
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£484 £471 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +10.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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
16509 16851 14875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.15% 78.18% 76.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11820 11613 10314
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 235 295
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £13.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £77.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 January 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 30 January 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 +1 40 £518 +3.50% 12
Canary Wharf - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 102 (42.32%) Test Strategy
2 78 (32.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 78 (32.37%) Banking
3 67 (27.80%) Finance
4 61 (25.31%) HP Quality Center
5 57 (23.65%) QA
6 52 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (19.92%) Investment Banking
8 44 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (17.84%) Test Scripting
10 42 (17.43%) Project Management
10 42 (17.43%) HP
11 40 (16.60%) ISEB
12 28 (11.62%) Risk Management
13 27 (11.20%) SQL
14 25 (10.37%) Software Testing
14 25 (10.37%) Test Planning
15 23 (9.54%) SAP
16 22 (9.13%) MS Excel
16 22 (9.13%) Derivative
16 22 (9.13%) JIRA
16 22 (9.13%) ISTQB
17 21 (8.71%) Business Analysis
17 21 (8.71%) QuickTest Pro
18 20 (8.30%) System Testing
18 20 (8.30%) Performance Testing
19 19 (7.88%) Security Testing
19 19 (7.88%) Test Automation
19 19 (7.88%) Automated Testing
20 18 (7.47%) Regression Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (2.49%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.66%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.24%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.24%) SugarCRM
3 3 (1.24%) Drupal
4 2 (0.83%) Lync
4 2 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Process Server
4 2 (0.83%) CMS
4 2 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.83%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.41%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.22%) MS Office
3 11 (4.56%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (4.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.66%) SAP BPC
2 3 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.83%) IntelliMatch
3 2 (0.83%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.83%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.83%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.41%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.41%) Agresso
4 1 (0.41%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.41%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.66%) IaaS
2 3 (1.24%) Force.com
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.66%) HTTP
2 2 (0.83%) SSL
2 2 (0.83%) Internet
3 1 (0.41%) GSM
3 1 (0.41%) LAN
3 1 (0.41%) Firewall
3 1 (0.41%) VLAN
3 1 (0.41%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.41%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.66%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.83%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.83%) MySQL
4 2 (0.83%) DB2
4 2 (0.83%) SQLPlus
4 2 (0.83%) SAP BI
4 2 (0.83%) DataStage
4 2 (0.83%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.41%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (9.13%) JIRA
2 21 (8.71%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (6.64%) Selenium
4 13 (5.39%) LoadRunner
5 11 (4.56%) Jenkins
5 11 (4.56%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.49%) NeoLoad
6 6 (2.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.49%) Subversion
7 5 (2.07%) JMeter
7 5 (2.07%) Rational Rhapsody
7 5 (2.07%) eggPlant
7 5 (2.07%) Rational DOORS
7 5 (2.07%) WebDriver
8 4 (1.66%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.66%) JUnit
8 4 (1.66%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.24%) Maven
9 3 (1.24%) TestLink
10 2 (0.83%) Geb
General
1 78 (32.37%) Banking
2 67 (27.80%) Finance
3 48 (19.92%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.32%) Legal
5 7 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.90%) Law
6 6 (2.49%) Front Office
7 5 (2.07%) Back Office
8 4 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.66%) Advertising
8 4 (1.66%) Retail
8 4 (1.66%) Billing
9 3 (1.24%) Marketing
10 2 (0.83%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.83%) Electronics
10 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.41%) Games
11 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 129 (53.53%) Test Manager
2 30 (12.45%) Test Leader
3 23 (9.54%) Analyst
4 13 (5.39%) Head of Testing
4 13 (5.39%) Tester
4 13 (5.39%) Programme Manager
5 12 (4.98%) SAP Test Manager
5 12 (4.98%) SAP Manager
6 11 (4.56%) Test Analyst
6 11 (4.56%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.56%) Business Analyst
6 11 (4.56%) Programme Test Manager
7 9 (3.73%) Consultant
7 9 (3.73%) Test Engineer
8 6 (2.49%) UAT Manager
8 6 (2.49%) UAT Test Manager
9 5 (2.07%) Architect
9 5 (2.07%) Contracts Manager
9 5 (2.07%) Test Consultant
9 5 (2.07%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.39%) XML
2 11 (4.56%) Web Services
3 10 (4.15%) REST
4 9 (3.73%) SOAP
5 6 (2.49%) .NET
6 5 (2.07%) FpML
7 4 (1.66%) JSON
7 4 (1.66%) JMS
8 3 (1.24%) J2EE
8 3 (1.24%) HTML
8 3 (1.24%) XML Messaging
9 2 (0.83%) JPA
9 2 (0.83%) Spring
9 2 (0.83%) JTA
9 2 (0.83%) SAP XI
9 2 (0.83%) WSDL
9 2 (0.83%) Middleware
10 1 (0.41%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.41%) JSP
10 1 (0.41%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.13%) Derivative
2 10 (4.15%) Fixed Income
2 10 (4.15%) Equities
3 9 (3.73%) Reference Data
4 8 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.49%) Open Source
7 5 (2.07%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 4 (1.66%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.66%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.24%) PMI
9 3 (1.24%) DTV
9 3 (1.24%) Statistics
10 2 (0.83%) Over-the-Top Content
10 2 (0.83%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.83%) Pharmacovigilance
10 2 (0.83%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.83%) IPTV
10 2 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.83%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.56%) UNIX
2 7 (2.90%) Windows
3 5 (2.07%) Linux
4 4 (1.66%) Android
5 3 (1.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (42.32%) Test Strategy
2 78 (32.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 52 (21.58%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (18.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (17.84%) Test Scripting
6 42 (17.43%) Project Management
7 28 (11.62%) Risk Management
8 25 (10.37%) Software Testing
8 25 (10.37%) Test Planning
9 21 (8.71%) Business Analysis
10 20 (8.30%) System Testing
10 20 (8.30%) Performance Testing
11 19 (7.88%) Security Testing
11 19 (7.88%) Test Automation
11 19 (7.88%) Automated Testing
12 18 (7.47%) Regression Testing
13 17 (7.05%) ITIL
14 16 (6.64%) Manual Testing
15 14 (5.81%) Integration Testing
15 14 (5.81%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 27 (11.20%) SQL
2 14 (5.81%) Java
3 7 (2.90%) C
3 7 (2.90%) C#
3 7 (2.90%) Python
4 6 (2.49%) PHP
4 6 (2.49%) PL/SQL
5 4 (1.66%) VB
6 3 (1.24%) Ruby
7 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.83%) Perl
8 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.41%) C++
8 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 40 (16.60%) ISEB
2 22 (9.13%) ISTQB
3 18 (7.47%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.56%) SC Cleared
5 10 (4.15%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (3.73%) Degree
7 6 (2.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.24%) PMI Certification
10 2 (0.83%) ACCA
10 2 (0.83%) CIMA
10 2 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.41%) PMP
11 1 (0.41%) CCA
11 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (23.65%) QA
2 10 (4.15%) EMIR
3 5 (2.07%) FATCA
4 4 (1.66%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.83%) COBIT
6 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.41%) HL7
6 1 (0.41%) MiFID
6 1 (0.41%) Basel III
System Software
1 4 (1.66%) KVM
Systems Management
1 61 (25.31%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.83%) Nessus
3 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.41%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (17.43%) HP
2 23 (9.54%) SAP
3 16 (6.64%) Microsoft
4 13 (5.39%) Oracle
5 12 (4.98%) Murex
6 10 (4.15%) Calypso
7 6 (2.49%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.49%) IBM
8 4 (1.66%) SunGard
8 4 (1.66%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.24%) Business Objects
10 2 (0.83%) SOASTA, Inc
10 2 (0.83%) ServiceNow
10 2 (0.83%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.83%) Cisco
10 2 (0.83%) Fidessa
10 2 (0.83%) Compuware
10 2 (0.83%) Cognos
10 2 (0.83%) Software AG
10 2 (0.83%) Cerner
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