The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 35 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.43% - 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% - 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£484 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 69 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 93.81% 76.67% 79.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 36 74
Average daily rate £438 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £101.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Luton region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
2 4 (57.14%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) EPoS
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Email Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Confluence
4 2 (28.57%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Leader
2 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Integration Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Systems Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Smartphone
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Migration
2 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Test Strategy
3 3 (42.86%) E-Commerce
4 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 2 (28.57%) Email Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISEB
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix