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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 290 291 255
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -36
Contract jobs citing Test Management 122 115 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.69% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 70 107
Average daily rate £432 £478 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
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
17610 16725 17372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 83.27% 80.29% 80.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12571 11968 11925
Average daily rate £475 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 195 238
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £23.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.00 £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +33 28 £444 -8.97% 8
Croydon - 4 £273 -
Bromley - 3 £388 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £475 -
Docklands, London +8 1 £475 +7.95%
Brentford +7 1 £400 -17.94%
Hayes - 1 £400 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 92 (36.80%) Finance
2 91 (36.40%) User Acceptance Testing
3 70 (28.00%) Banking
4 63 (25.20%) QA
5 58 (23.20%) Test Strategy
6 55 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
7 52 (20.80%) HP Quality Center
8 50 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 50 (20.00%) SQL
9 47 (18.80%) Test Scripting
10 41 (16.40%) Defect Management
10 41 (16.40%) ISEB
11 40 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 40 (16.00%) HP
12 34 (13.60%) Test Automation
13 30 (12.00%) ISTQB
13 30 (12.00%) Investment Banking
14 27 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
15 25 (10.00%) SDLC
16 24 (9.60%) Functional Testing
16 24 (9.60%) Regression Testing
16 24 (9.60%) Project Management
17 23 (9.20%) Integration Testing
18 22 (8.80%) Performance Testing
18 22 (8.80%) Software Testing
19 21 (8.40%) Windows
20 20 (8.00%) Retail
20 20 (8.00%) Migration
20 20 (8.00%) JIRA
21 19 (7.60%) .NET

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 12 (4.80%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.20%) CMS
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (0.40%) JBoss
3 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.40%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.40%) SAS
3 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (6.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.00%) MS Office
3 8 (3.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (2.40%) MS Project
5 4 (1.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.40%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.40%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.40%) Summit
2 1 (0.40%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.00%) SaaS
2 2 (0.80%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) PaaS
3 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.40%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.00%) HTTP
2 2 (0.80%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.40%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.40%) ATM
3 1 (0.40%) Diameter Protocol
3 1 (0.40%) INAP
3 1 (0.40%) ISUP
3 1 (0.40%) LAN
3 1 (0.40%) Node B
3 1 (0.40%) RNC
3 1 (0.40%) Skype
3 1 (0.40%) SS7
3 1 (0.40%) WAN
3 1 (0.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
2 14 (5.60%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.20%) MySQL
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.80%) Big Data
5 2 (0.80%) DataStage
5 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.80%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.40%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 20 (8.00%) JIRA
2 19 (7.60%) HP UFT
3 16 (6.40%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.60%) LoadRunner
4 14 (5.60%) Selenium
5 13 (5.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (4.80%) JMeter
7 9 (3.60%) Visual Studio
8 8 (3.20%) SpecFlow
9 6 (2.40%) MSTest
10 5 (2.00%) Appium
10 5 (2.00%) Git (software)
10 5 (2.00%) JBehave
10 5 (2.00%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.00%) SoapUI
10 5 (2.00%) WATIR
11 4 (1.60%) WebDriver
11 4 (1.60%) WinRunner
12 3 (1.20%) Gerrit
12 3 (1.20%) SilkTest
General
1 92 (36.80%) Finance
2 70 (28.00%) Banking
3 30 (12.00%) Investment Banking
4 20 (8.00%) Retail
5 8 (3.20%) Back Office
5 8 (3.20%) Front Office
6 5 (2.00%) Legal
6 5 (2.00%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Billing
7 2 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.40%) Advertising
8 1 (0.40%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.40%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 132 (52.80%) Test Manager
2 47 (18.80%) Analyst
3 40 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 23 (9.20%) Programme Manager
4 23 (9.20%) Programme Test Manager
4 23 (9.20%) Test Programme Manager
5 18 (7.20%) Test Leader
6 13 (5.20%) Tester
7 12 (4.80%) Senior Manager
8 10 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
8 10 (4.00%) QA Manager
8 10 (4.00%) Senior Test Manager
8 10 (4.00%) UAT Manager
9 9 (3.60%) UAT Test Manager
10 7 (2.80%) Project Manager
10 7 (2.80%) QA Test Manager
11 6 (2.40%) Architect
11 6 (2.40%) Consultant
11 6 (2.40%) Coordinator
11 6 (2.40%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.60%) .NET
2 14 (5.60%) Web Services
3 10 (4.00%) XML
4 9 (3.60%) Gherkin
5 8 (3.20%) Middleware
6 5 (2.00%) Ajax
7 4 (1.60%) REST
8 3 (1.20%) Behat
9 2 (0.80%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.80%) JSON
10 1 (0.40%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.00%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.00%) Derivative
4 6 (2.40%) Credit Risk
4 6 (2.40%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 4 (1.60%) IVR
6 4 (1.60%) Smartcard
7 3 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.20%) NHS
7 3 (1.20%) Reference Data
7 3 (1.20%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.20%) User Experience
8 2 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.80%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.80%) Fintech
8 2 (0.80%) FMCG
8 2 (0.80%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 21 (8.40%) Windows
2 8 (3.20%) Unix
3 4 (1.60%) Linux
4 3 (1.20%) Windows 7
5 2 (0.80%) Android
5 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.40%) Kali Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (36.40%) User Acceptance Testing
2 58 (23.20%) Test Strategy
3 55 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 47 (18.80%) Test Scripting
6 41 (16.40%) Defect Management
7 34 (13.60%) Test Automation
8 27 (10.80%) System Integration Testing
9 25 (10.00%) SDLC
10 24 (9.60%) Functional Testing
10 24 (9.60%) Project Management
10 24 (9.60%) Regression Testing
11 23 (9.20%) Integration Testing
12 22 (8.80%) Performance Testing
12 22 (8.80%) Software Testing
13 20 (8.00%) Migration
14 18 (7.20%) Non-Functional Testing
14 18 (7.20%) Scrum
14 18 (7.20%) Waterfall
15 15 (6.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (20.00%) SQL
2 17 (6.80%) Java
3 16 (6.40%) C#
4 7 (2.80%) Ruby
4 7 (2.80%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.00%) VBScript
6 4 (1.60%) Python
6 4 (1.60%) VB
7 3 (1.20%) C
7 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.20%) VBA
8 2 (0.80%) Perl
8 2 (0.80%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.40%) AWK
9 1 (0.40%) C++
9 1 (0.40%) R
9 1 (0.40%) sed
9 1 (0.40%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (16.40%) ISEB
2 30 (12.00%) ISTQB
3 14 (5.60%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.80%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 10 (4.00%) Degree
7 7 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.20%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 3 (1.20%) PMP
12 2 (0.80%) CISM
12 2 (0.80%) CISSP
13 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.40%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (25.20%) QA
2 4 (1.60%) FATCA
3 3 (1.20%) MiFID
3 3 (1.20%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.80%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.80%) EMIR
4 2 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) ISO27002
4 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.80%) SDET
5 1 (0.40%) GxP
5 1 (0.40%) ISO20022
5 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.40%) SEPA
System Software
1 2 (0.80%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) KVM
Systems Management
1 52 (20.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (16.00%) HP
1 40 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.20%) Oracle
3 9 (3.60%) SAP
4 8 (3.20%) Citrix
5 5 (2.00%) Murex
6 4 (1.60%) Calypso
7 3 (1.20%) IBM
7 3 (1.20%) JD Edwards
7 3 (1.20%) Siebel
7 3 (1.20%) Sun
8 2 (0.80%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.80%) CA
8 2 (0.80%) McAfee
8 2 (0.80%) Qualys
8 2 (0.80%) Remedy
8 2 (0.80%) ServiceNow
8 2 (0.80%) Splunk
8 2 (0.80%) Symantec
9 1 (0.40%) Rally
London
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Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £225 - £255 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Red10
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Modis International
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £500 - £650 per day
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London
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Rate: £250 - 450 per day
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