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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 37 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 2.09% 2.40% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 3.65% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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
245 137 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 73.13% 65.87% 64.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 96 60
Average daily rate £325 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 7
Average hourly rate £36.40 £31.90 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.10% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.30 £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £31.92 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (60.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) ISEB
3 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) User Experience
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
4 2 (20.00%) SAP HCM
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) Advertising
5 1 (10.00%) Scrum
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) CRM
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) SQL
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (10.00%) Serena
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) SAP HCM
2 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (10.00%) Selenium
3 1 (10.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Manager
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Tester
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (70.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (30.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) ERP
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Implementation
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ISEB
1 3 (30.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) SAP
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Serena