The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 67 41 46
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 2 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.27% 1.59% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 2.33% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 5
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£410 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.15% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
Test Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
572 343 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.51% 68.06% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 216 235
Average daily rate £405 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Oxfordshire region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Oxford -12 2 £410 -9.09%
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 6 (75.00%) System Testing
2 5 (62.50%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) SQL
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) Marketing
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (12.50%) MDX
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Testing Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Web Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) MDX
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) System Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Test Strategy
3 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Scrum
6 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
6 1 (12.50%) Web Development
6 1 (12.50%) CRM
6 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) C#
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft