The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 160 177 170
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Management 78 58 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.97% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 26
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£375 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £272 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £433 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.75 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
Test Management
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6992 6009 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 74.90% 72.21% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3151 2609
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 255 331
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -20.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £43.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Berkshire +10 24 £263 -26.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +3 18 £350 +24.44% 1
West Sussex -8 12 £444 +2.01% 1
Surrey +3 11 £425 +13.33% 3
Oxfordshire -16 4 £225 -36.84% 1
Hampshire -28 4 £150 -62.59% 2
East Sussex - - - - 2
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 71 (43.83%) Finance
2 57 (35.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 52 (32.10%) Test Strategy
4 50 (30.86%) HP Quality Center
4 50 (30.86%) QA
5 44 (27.16%) ISEB
6 43 (26.54%) Test Scripting
7 42 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (25.31%) SQL
9 38 (23.46%) Telecoms
10 29 (17.90%) Waterfall
11 26 (16.05%) Software Testing
12 25 (15.43%) SAP
13 24 (14.81%) V-Model
14 23 (14.20%) System Testing
15 22 (13.58%) Integration Testing
15 22 (13.58%) ISTQB
16 21 (12.96%) XML
17 20 (12.35%) Performance Testing
18 19 (11.73%) Oracle
19 18 (11.11%) Validation
19 18 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 17 (10.49%) Test Automation
20 17 (10.49%) Regression Testing
20 17 (10.49%) HP
21 16 (9.88%) TestDirector
21 16 (9.88%) JIRA
22 15 (9.26%) Release Management
22 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
22 15 (9.26%) .NET

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (3.70%) WebSphere Process Server
1 6 (3.70%) WebSphere
2 5 (3.09%) CMS
3 3 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.23%) JBoss
5 1 (0.62%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (3.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (5.56%) SAP ERP
1 9 (5.56%) SAP FI
2 7 (4.32%) SAP PSCD
3 6 (3.70%) SAP FI-CA
4 3 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.85%) SAP HR
5 2 (1.23%) SAP BCA
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.62%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.62%) Summit
6 1 (0.62%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.70%) SSL
1 6 (3.70%) HTTP
2 2 (1.23%) 3G
2 2 (1.23%) DHCP
2 2 (1.23%) DNS
2 2 (1.23%) VoLTE
2 2 (1.23%) 4G
2 2 (1.23%) LTE
2 2 (1.23%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.62%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.79%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.70%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.47%) SQL Server
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.85%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.23%) MySQL
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.62%) Big Data
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 16 (9.88%) TestDirector
1 16 (9.88%) JIRA
2 8 (4.94%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (4.32%) Bugzilla
4 6 (3.70%) Selenium
5 5 (3.09%) LoadRunner
6 4 (2.47%) Visual Studio
7 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.23%) Toad
8 2 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.23%) Subversion
8 2 (1.23%) QARun
9 1 (0.62%) Maven
9 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.62%) Ant
General
1 71 (43.83%) Finance
2 38 (23.46%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.56%) Banking
4 7 (4.32%) Retail
5 6 (3.70%) Billing
6 5 (3.09%) Marketing
7 4 (2.47%) General Ledger
8 3 (1.85%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.62%) German Language
9 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.62%) Automotive
9 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.62%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (51.23%) Test Manager
2 31 (19.14%) Analyst
3 23 (14.20%) Test Analyst
4 17 (10.49%) Test Leader
5 13 (8.02%) Consultant
6 9 (5.56%) SAP Consultant
6 9 (5.56%) Tester
7 8 (4.94%) Programme Manager
7 8 (4.94%) Programme Test Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.09%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.09%) Developer
10 4 (2.47%) Release Manager
10 4 (2.47%) Software Tester
10 4 (2.47%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.47%) Test Consultant
10 4 (2.47%) Software Engineer
11 3 (1.85%) Software Developer
11 3 (1.85%) Systems Tester
12 2 (1.23%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.96%) XML
2 15 (9.26%) .NET
3 6 (3.70%) Middleware
3 6 (3.70%) JMS
3 6 (3.70%) WSDL
3 6 (3.70%) SOAP
3 6 (3.70%) REST
4 4 (2.47%) SAP XI
5 2 (1.23%) Web Services
5 2 (1.23%) Django
5 2 (1.23%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.62%) WebCenter
6 1 (0.62%) HTML
6 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.62%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.47%) Mobile App
4 3 (1.85%) User Experience
5 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.23%) Data Extraction
6 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (8.64%) UNIX
2 5 (3.09%) Windows
3 3 (1.85%) Linux
4 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (35.19%) User Acceptance Testing
2 52 (32.10%) Test Strategy
3 43 (26.54%) Test Scripting
4 42 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (17.90%) Waterfall
6 26 (16.05%) Software Testing
7 24 (14.81%) V-Model
8 23 (14.20%) System Testing
9 22 (13.58%) Integration Testing
10 20 (12.35%) Performance Testing
11 18 (11.11%) Validation
12 17 (10.49%) Test Automation
12 17 (10.49%) Regression Testing
13 15 (9.26%) Release Management
14 14 (8.64%) Scrum
15 13 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
16 12 (7.41%) Migration
16 12 (7.41%) CRM
17 11 (6.79%) Requirements Management
17 11 (6.79%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.31%) SQL
2 11 (6.79%) Java
3 9 (5.56%) C
3 9 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (2.47%) Python
5 3 (1.85%) C#
5 3 (1.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.85%) RPG
6 2 (1.23%) Perl
6 2 (1.23%) C++
7 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (27.16%) ISEB
2 22 (13.58%) ISTQB
3 18 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
5 12 (7.41%) Degree
6 11 (6.79%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (3.09%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (3.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.47%) CCA
10 2 (1.23%) PMP
10 2 (1.23%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (30.86%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.47%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 50 (30.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 25 (15.43%) SAP
2 19 (11.73%) Oracle
3 17 (10.49%) HP
4 14 (8.64%) Microsoft
5 8 (4.94%) IBM
6 6 (3.70%) Software AG
7 4 (2.47%) webMethods
7 4 (2.47%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.85%) PeopleSoft
9 2 (1.23%) Serena
9 2 (1.23%) Cisco
10 1 (0.62%) Capita
10 1 (0.62%) VeriFone
10 1 (0.62%) Apple
10 1 (0.62%) JD Edwards
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