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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 32 - 31
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 0 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.00% - 6.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% - 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 20
Average daily rate £491 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 - £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+30.08% -16.32%
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
196 269 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 78.40% 76.20% 82.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 171 255
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 8
Average hourly rate £42.25 £37.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.18% +23.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £29.00 £12.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £47.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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
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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
Bath - 3 - -
Street - 1 £533 -
Taunton - 1 £450 -
Test Management
South West

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) QA
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) SAP
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Document Management
5 1 (9.09%) Equities
5 1 (9.09%) PLM
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Unix

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JMeter
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Performance Test Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Test Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Migration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Data Migration Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Product Delivery Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) UAT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) Equities
1 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Test Automation
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Migration
4 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Document Management
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) hybris
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle