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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 40 28 46
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 11 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.36% 4.44% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 6.36% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £299 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.31% -13.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £389
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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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 Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
210 173 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 75.00% 69.76% 68.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 122 76
Average daily rate £413 £380 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.55% +22.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £441 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
Average hourly rate £41.50 £12.31 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+237.12% -62.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SAP
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) ERP
4 3 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
5 2 (22.22%) Web Services
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
6 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Line Management
6 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Manager
3 2 (22.22%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Strategy
2 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 3 (33.33%) ERP
4 3 (33.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) BDD
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) User Stories
6 1 (11.11%) Line Management
6 1 (11.11%) CRM
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Serena