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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 277 279 265
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 132 137 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.58% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.74% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 88 99
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£437 £400 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+8.92% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +14.84%
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
17438 18453 16994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 78.30% 78.06% 77.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12215 13061 11828
Average daily rate £450 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 225 224
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +7 17 £425 +10.06% 7
Croydon +3 6 £475 +5.55%
Canary Wharf -2 4 £488 +21.87%
Brentford -4 2 £450 +56.52%
Docklands, London -2 1 £650 +40.23%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 96 (37.35%) Test Strategy
2 84 (32.68%) Finance
3 76 (29.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 71 (27.63%) Banking
5 65 (25.29%) QA
6 58 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (18.68%) HP Quality Center
8 45 (17.51%) Investment Banking
9 43 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (16.34%) ISEB
11 41 (15.95%) Project Management
12 38 (14.79%) SQL
13 36 (14.01%) Software Testing
13 36 (14.01%) Test Scripting
14 33 (12.84%) SAP
15 31 (12.06%) Risk Management
16 30 (11.67%) Test Automation
17 26 (10.12%) JIRA
18 25 (9.73%) ISTQB
18 25 (9.73%) HP
19 23 (8.95%) Microsoft
20 22 (8.56%) Oracle
20 22 (8.56%) MS Excel
20 22 (8.56%) Retail
21 21 (8.17%) Automated Testing
21 21 (8.17%) Integration Testing
22 20 (7.78%) Migration
23 19 (7.39%) Manual Testing
24 18 (7.00%) Derivative
24 18 (7.00%) .NET

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (2.33%) WebLogic
2 4 (1.56%) CMS
2 4 (1.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.17%) SugarCRM
3 3 (1.17%) Drupal
3 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (0.39%) Mule
5 1 (0.39%) Lync
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.39%) FileNet
Applications
1 22 (8.56%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.45%) MS Office
3 10 (3.89%) MS Project
4 9 (3.50%) MS Visio
5 8 (3.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.56%) SimCorp Dimension
1 4 (1.56%) SAP HR
1 4 (1.56%) Markit EDM
1 4 (1.56%) SAP BPC
1 4 (1.56%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (1.56%) Eagle PACE
1 4 (1.56%) thinkFolio
2 3 (1.17%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.78%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.78%) SAP PSCD
3 2 (0.78%) SAP FI-CA
4 1 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.39%) SAP PS
4 1 (0.39%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.39%) Agresso
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.95%) Internet
2 2 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.39%) 4G
3 1 (0.39%) PSTN
3 1 (0.39%) 3G
3 1 (0.39%) SS7
3 1 (0.39%) TCAP
3 1 (0.39%) ISUP
3 1 (0.39%) SCCP
3 1 (0.39%) INAP
3 1 (0.39%) Extranet
3 1 (0.39%) Firewall
3 1 (0.39%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.56%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.17%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (0.78%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.78%) DataStage
5 2 (0.78%) Star Schema
5 2 (0.78%) DB2
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) QlikView
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.39%) Big Data
6 1 (0.39%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 26 (10.12%) JIRA
2 15 (5.84%) QuickTest Pro
3 11 (4.28%) LoadRunner
4 10 (3.89%) Selenium
5 9 (3.50%) Cucumber
6 5 (1.95%) NeoLoad
7 4 (1.56%) Subversion
7 4 (1.56%) JUnit
7 4 (1.56%) Zephyr
7 4 (1.56%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.17%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.17%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (1.17%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (1.17%) eggPlant
8 3 (1.17%) TestDirector
8 3 (1.17%) Maven
8 3 (1.17%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.78%) Calabash
General
1 84 (32.68%) Finance
2 71 (27.63%) Banking
3 45 (17.51%) Investment Banking
4 22 (8.56%) Retail
5 14 (5.45%) Telecoms
6 9 (3.50%) Back Office
6 9 (3.50%) Legal
7 8 (3.11%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.72%) General Ledger
8 7 (2.72%) Front Office
9 6 (2.33%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.95%) Billing
11 3 (1.17%) Advertising
11 3 (1.17%) Publishing
12 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.78%) Marketing
13 1 (0.39%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.39%) Greek Language
13 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 141 (54.86%) Test Manager
2 31 (12.06%) Analyst
3 29 (11.28%) Test Leader
4 24 (9.34%) Test Analyst
5 17 (6.61%) Tester
6 16 (6.23%) SAP Manager
6 16 (6.23%) SAP Test Manager
6 16 (6.23%) Programme Manager
7 14 (5.45%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (3.89%) Consultant
9 9 (3.50%) Senior Manager
9 9 (3.50%) Project Manager
10 8 (3.11%) Senior Test Manager
11 7 (2.72%) Business Analyst
11 7 (2.72%) Architect
11 7 (2.72%) Test Engineer
11 7 (2.72%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (2.33%) Senior Test Analyst
13 5 (1.95%) UAT Test Manager
13 5 (1.95%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.00%) .NET
1 18 (7.00%) XML
2 11 (4.28%) Web Services
3 5 (1.95%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.56%) XML Messaging
4 4 (1.56%) SOAP
5 3 (1.17%) REST
5 3 (1.17%) XSD
5 3 (1.17%) CGI
5 3 (1.17%) Middleware
5 3 (1.17%) SAP XI
6 2 (0.78%) Spring
6 2 (0.78%) JTA
6 2 (0.78%) FpML
6 2 (0.78%) JMS
6 2 (0.78%) XSLT
6 2 (0.78%) J2EE
6 2 (0.78%) JPA
7 1 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.00%) Derivative
2 14 (5.45%) Management Information System
2 14 (5.45%) Equities
3 8 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.72%) Reference Data
5 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.33%) Digital Media
6 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.95%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 4 (1.56%) NHS
7 4 (1.56%) Open Source
8 3 (1.17%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.17%) Statistics
8 3 (1.17%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.78%) DTV
9 2 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.78%) User Experience
9 2 (0.78%) FMCG
9 2 (0.78%) DTCC
Operating Systems
1 11 (4.28%) UNIX
2 8 (3.11%) Windows
3 5 (1.95%) Android
4 4 (1.56%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.78%) Linux
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
5 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (37.35%) Test Strategy
2 76 (29.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 58 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (16.73%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (15.95%) Project Management
6 36 (14.01%) Software Testing
6 36 (14.01%) Test Scripting
7 31 (12.06%) Risk Management
8 30 (11.67%) Test Automation
9 21 (8.17%) Automated Testing
9 21 (8.17%) Integration Testing
10 20 (7.78%) Migration
11 19 (7.39%) Manual Testing
12 17 (6.61%) TDD
12 17 (6.61%) System Testing
12 17 (6.61%) Security Testing
12 17 (6.61%) Test Planning
13 15 (5.84%) PRINCE2
13 15 (5.84%) Regression Testing
13 15 (5.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.79%) SQL
2 11 (4.28%) Java
3 7 (2.72%) VBA
3 7 (2.72%) C
4 6 (2.33%) C#
5 5 (1.95%) Python
5 5 (1.95%) Ruby
6 4 (1.56%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.17%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.17%) PHP
7 3 (1.17%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.39%) VBScript
9 1 (0.39%) VB
9 1 (0.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (16.34%) ISEB
2 25 (9.73%) ISTQB
3 12 (4.67%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.89%) ISEB Practitioner
4 10 (3.89%) Degree
5 4 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.56%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.17%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (1.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.39%) CCA
7 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) PMP
7 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (25.29%) QA
2 7 (2.72%) EMIR
3 4 (1.56%) FATCA
4 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.78%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.78%) Basel III
5 1 (0.39%) HL7
5 1 (0.39%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 48 (18.68%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.39%) Puppet
2 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 33 (12.84%) SAP
2 25 (9.73%) HP
3 23 (8.95%) Microsoft
4 22 (8.56%) Oracle
5 9 (3.50%) Murex
6 8 (3.11%) IBM
6 8 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
6 8 (3.11%) Calypso
7 4 (1.56%) Metastorm
7 4 (1.56%) SimCorp
7 4 (1.56%) Charles River
7 4 (1.56%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.17%) WorldPay
8 3 (1.17%) Kofax
9 2 (0.78%) Cerner
9 2 (0.78%) Apple
9 2 (0.78%) Fidessa
9 2 (0.78%) SunGard
9 2 (0.78%) Sybase
9 2 (0.78%) Sitecore
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