The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 32 29 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.42% 0.50% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.68% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+46.94% +15.94%
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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 Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
176 148 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 73.64% 74.00% 70.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 92 93
Average daily rate £350 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.25 £12.00 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £27.50 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Management
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Django
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 1 (33.33%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) Business Process Mapping
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Business Continuity
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Python