The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 262 249 255
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 160 135 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.61% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.81% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 101 102
Average daily rate £425 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.34% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £48.40 £37.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18963 16710 20563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 76.62% 76.02% 73.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 13371 11639 13426
Average daily rate £425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 231 328
Average hourly rate £23.50 £33.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.85% +15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £135.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Management
England

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 April 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 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -12 39 £448 -5.68% 11
Docklands, London - 3 £464 -
Croydon -10 1 £450 +18.42% 2
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Bromley - 1 £400 -
Clapham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (31.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 82 (28.28%) Finance
2 82 (28.28%) Banking
3 80 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
4 66 (22.76%) Test Strategy
5 63 (21.72%) Test Automation
6 58 (20.00%) ISEB
7 51 (17.59%) Test Scripting
8 50 (17.24%) QA
8 50 (17.24%) SQL
9 48 (16.55%) HP
10 46 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 45 (15.52%) Investment Banking
12 40 (13.79%) Selenium
13 38 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (12.76%) ISTQB
15 36 (12.41%) QuickTest Pro
15 36 (12.41%) Oracle
16 34 (11.72%) Project Management
17 33 (11.38%) JIRA
18 31 (10.69%) Scrum
19 29 (10.00%) TDD
19 29 (10.00%) Java
20 28 (9.66%) LoadRunner
20 28 (9.66%) Software Testing
20 28 (9.66%) Integration Testing
21 26 (8.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
22 24 (8.28%) Performance Testing
23 23 (7.93%) System Testing
24 20 (6.90%) Microsoft

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 7 (2.41%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.03%) CMS
3 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (0.69%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.69%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (2.76%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.38%) MS Office
3 3 (1.03%) MS Project
3 3 (1.03%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) Stata
Business Applications
1 6 (2.07%) Agresso
2 4 (1.38%) Workday HCM
2 4 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.03%) Endur
3 3 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.69%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.34%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.34%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.34%) Summit
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.34%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.72%) HTTP
1 5 (1.72%) Internet
2 3 (1.03%) LAN
2 3 (1.03%) SSL
3 2 (0.69%) Intranet
3 2 (0.69%) FTP
4 1 (0.34%) WAN
4 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.14%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.72%) RDBMS
3 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.03%) Big Data
6 2 (0.69%) QlikView
6 2 (0.69%) Star Schema
6 2 (0.69%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 40 (13.79%) Selenium
2 36 (12.41%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (11.38%) JIRA
4 28 (9.66%) LoadRunner
5 17 (5.86%) Cucumber
6 13 (4.48%) SoapUI
6 13 (4.48%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.10%) FitNesse
8 8 (2.76%) Jenkins
8 8 (2.76%) Maven
8 8 (2.76%) JUnit
9 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.72%) TestDirector
9 5 (1.72%) NeoLoad
9 5 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (1.03%) Ant
10 3 (1.03%) Subversion
10 3 (1.03%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (1.03%) Hudson
10 3 (1.03%) JBehave
General
1 82 (28.28%) Finance
1 82 (28.28%) Banking
2 45 (15.52%) Investment Banking
3 14 (4.83%) Retail
4 8 (2.76%) Front Office
5 6 (2.07%) Back Office
6 5 (1.72%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.38%) Legal
7 4 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.03%) Billing
8 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.69%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Local Government
9 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 2 (0.69%) Publishing
9 2 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.34%) Games
10 1 (0.34%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 164 (56.55%) Test Manager
2 55 (18.97%) Analyst
3 37 (12.76%) Test Analyst
4 25 (8.62%) Tester
5 18 (6.21%) Business Analyst
5 18 (6.21%) Test Leader
6 12 (4.14%) Test Engineer
7 11 (3.79%) Programme Manager
7 11 (3.79%) Consultant
7 11 (3.79%) Programme Test Manager
8 10 (3.45%) QA Manager
9 8 (2.76%) UAT Test Manager
9 8 (2.76%) UAT Manager
9 8 (2.76%) UAT Analyst
10 7 (2.41%) SAP Manager
10 7 (2.41%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (2.41%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) UAT Test Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) Agile Test Analyst
11 6 (2.07%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.55%) XML
2 17 (5.86%) .NET
3 11 (3.79%) SOAP
3 11 (3.79%) Web Services
4 5 (1.72%) DOM
4 5 (1.72%) J2EE
4 5 (1.72%) XML Schema
5 4 (1.38%) JMS
6 3 (1.03%) HTML
6 3 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.03%) Middleware
6 3 (1.03%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (1.03%) JSON
6 3 (1.03%) RESTful
7 2 (0.69%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.34%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (5.17%) Derivative
3 9 (3.10%) Equities
4 8 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.76%) Credit Risk
4 8 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.41%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.41%) Market Risk
6 6 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.38%) Kindle
7 4 (1.38%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
8 3 (1.03%) E-Learning
8 3 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (1.03%) SWIFT
8 3 (1.03%) Reference Data
9 2 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.69%) Open Source
9 2 (0.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 11 (3.79%) UNIX
2 6 (2.07%) Windows
3 2 (0.69%) Android
3 2 (0.69%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.69%) Apple iOS
3 2 (0.69%) Linux
4 1 (0.34%) zOS
4 1 (0.34%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (31.38%) User Acceptance Testing
2 66 (22.76%) Test Strategy
3 63 (21.72%) Test Automation
4 51 (17.59%) Test Scripting
5 46 (15.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (13.10%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (11.72%) Project Management
8 31 (10.69%) Scrum
9 29 (10.00%) TDD
10 28 (9.66%) Software Testing
10 28 (9.66%) Integration Testing
11 24 (8.28%) Performance Testing
12 23 (7.93%) System Testing
13 20 (6.90%) Automated Testing
14 19 (6.55%) E-Commerce
15 16 (5.52%) Risk Management
16 15 (5.17%) Regression Testing
16 15 (5.17%) PRINCE2
17 14 (4.83%) BDD
17 14 (4.83%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (17.24%) SQL
2 29 (10.00%) Java
3 12 (4.14%) C#
4 11 (3.79%) VBScript
5 9 (3.10%) XPath
6 8 (2.76%) XQuery
7 5 (1.72%) VB
7 5 (1.72%) Perl
7 5 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.38%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.38%) Python
8 4 (1.38%) C++
8 4 (1.38%) VBA
9 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.03%) C
9 3 (1.03%) PowerHouse
9 3 (1.03%) Ruby
9 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.03%) Groovy
10 2 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (20.00%) ISEB
2 37 (12.76%) ISTQB
3 17 (5.86%) Degree
4 11 (3.79%) ISEB Practitioner
4 11 (3.79%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.07%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.03%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.69%) Six Sigma Black Belt
8 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.34%) PMP
9 1 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.34%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (17.24%) QA
2 4 (1.38%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.03%) EMIR
3 3 (1.03%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.34%) Basel III
4 1 (0.34%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (0.34%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 80 (27.59%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) WSUS
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (16.55%) HP
2 36 (12.41%) Oracle
3 20 (6.90%) Microsoft
4 15 (5.17%) SAP
5 7 (2.41%) IBM
6 5 (1.72%) Calypso
6 5 (1.72%) Murex
7 4 (1.38%) Green Hat
8 3 (1.03%) Sybase
8 3 (1.03%) Siebel
8 3 (1.03%) Hyperion
8 3 (1.03%) ATG
9 2 (0.69%) MKS
9 2 (0.69%) JD Edwards
9 2 (0.69%) Informatica
9 2 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.34%) Cognos
10 1 (0.34%) Compuware
10 1 (0.34%) Empirix
10 1 (0.34%) Misys
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