The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 43 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.16% - 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% - 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£275 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% +18.18%
Test Management
South West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
288 156 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 83.72% 70.27% 70.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 107 64
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -22.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
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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
Taunton - 2 £300 - 2
Street - - - -
Test Management
South West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
3 28 (84.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 28 (84.85%) SC Cleared
4 23 (69.70%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (66.67%) ISEB
6 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
7 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
8 18 (54.55%) ISTQB
8 18 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
10 10 (30.30%) SAP
11 8 (24.24%) ITIL
11 8 (24.24%) Service Management
11 8 (24.24%) Scrum
11 8 (24.24%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (24.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
13 5 (15.15%) Asset Management
13 5 (15.15%) Operations Management
13 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (15.15%) CMDB
13 5 (15.15%) BDD
13 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
13 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
14 4 (12.12%) C#
14 4 (12.12%) SQL
14 4 (12.12%) Replication
14 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
14 4 (12.12%) Waterfall

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) assyst
1 2 (6.06%) SAP HCM
2 1 (3.03%) Summit
Development Applications
1 23 (69.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (15.15%) SpecFlow
3 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 2 (6.06%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Analyst
1 19 (57.58%) Test Analyst
2 10 (30.30%) Tester
3 8 (24.24%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (24.24%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) SAP Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Selenium Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Test Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) CMDB
2 4 (12.12%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
1 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (84.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 21 (63.64%) Test Scripting
3 19 (57.58%) Software Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Service Management
4 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 8 (24.24%) Scrum
4 8 (24.24%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) Asset Management
6 5 (15.15%) Operations Management
6 5 (15.15%) Capacity Management
6 5 (15.15%) BDD
7 4 (12.12%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) Test Strategy
8 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.09%) System Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (6.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) C#
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PHP
Qualifications
1 29 (87.88%) Security Cleared
2 28 (84.85%) SC Cleared
3 22 (66.67%) ISEB
4 18 (54.55%) ISTQB
4 18 (54.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (24.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 9001
1 1 (3.03%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) SAP
3 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.06%) HP
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