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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 134 200 184
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 127 46 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.39% 0.51% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.69% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 25 27
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£400 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £250 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
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
7062 6652 5964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.13% 74.24% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4135 3667 3111
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £246 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 253 275
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Surrey +54 52 £400 +2.56% 7
Hampshire +15 21 £350 -3.44% 2
Berkshire +12 21 £375 - 3
Buckinghamshire +11 18 £425 +70.00% 4
West Sussex -3 10 £410 -
Middlesex +7 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire -26 2 £410 +26.15%
East Sussex -10 1 £375 +2.73%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 117 (48.55%) HP Quality Center
2 80 (33.20%) HP
3 74 (30.71%) Telecoms
4 73 (30.29%) SQL
5 71 (29.46%) ISTQB
5 71 (29.46%) Security Cleared
6 69 (28.63%) SC Cleared
7 64 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 64 (26.56%) Finance
8 62 (25.73%) XML
9 61 (25.31%) Test Strategy
10 52 (21.58%) QA
11 50 (20.75%) Test Scripting
12 49 (20.33%) Use Case
12 49 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (19.09%) ISEB
14 43 (17.84%) Oracle
15 40 (16.60%) Software Testing
16 39 (16.18%) Test Planning
17 38 (15.77%) System Testing
17 38 (15.77%) SOAP
18 37 (15.35%) SoapUI
19 34 (14.11%) UNIX
19 34 (14.11%) XML Messaging
20 33 (13.69%) PL/SQL
20 33 (13.69%) Test Automation
21 31 (12.86%) Validation
21 31 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
22 26 (10.79%) SAP
23 25 (10.37%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 5 (2.07%) SharePoint
2 2 (0.83%) Confluence
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.41%) IIS
3 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (2.49%) MS Project
1 6 (2.49%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (5.39%) SAP FI
1 13 (5.39%) SAP ERP
1 13 (5.39%) SAP FI-CA
1 13 (5.39%) SAP PSCD
2 3 (1.24%) SAP BCA
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (5.81%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.73%) Wireshark
2 9 (3.73%) LTE
2 9 (3.73%) VoLTE
3 7 (2.90%) 3G
4 6 (2.49%) GPRS
4 6 (2.49%) GSM
4 6 (2.49%) UMTS
4 6 (2.49%) 4G
5 5 (2.07%) Diameter Protocol
5 5 (2.07%) HSDPA
5 5 (2.07%) 2G
5 5 (2.07%) RNC
6 3 (1.24%) VoIP
6 3 (1.24%) NAS
7 2 (0.83%) ISUP
7 2 (0.83%) INAP
8 1 (0.41%) Wireless
8 1 (0.41%) LAN
8 1 (0.41%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.96%) Oracle Database
2 10 (4.15%) Relational Database
3 7 (2.90%) SAP BW
4 5 (2.07%) Data Mining
4 5 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.66%) PowerCenter
6 3 (1.24%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.83%) Essbase
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.41%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.41%) OLAP Cube
8 1 (0.41%) DB2
8 1 (0.41%) OLAP
8 1 (0.41%) Ingres
8 1 (0.41%) DataStage
8 1 (0.41%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 37 (15.35%) SoapUI
2 25 (10.37%) Selenium
3 19 (7.88%) HP UFT
4 18 (7.47%) JIRA
5 14 (5.81%) WebDriver
6 8 (3.32%) Cucumber
7 7 (2.90%) Subversion
8 6 (2.49%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.07%) Appium
10 4 (1.66%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.66%) TestNG
10 4 (1.66%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.24%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.24%) Zephyr
12 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
12 2 (0.83%) TestDirector
13 1 (0.41%) WinRunner
13 1 (0.41%) TestPartner
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
13 1 (0.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 74 (30.71%) Telecoms
2 64 (26.56%) Finance
3 9 (3.73%) Banking
3 9 (3.73%) Billing
4 6 (2.49%) Retail
5 5 (2.07%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.66%) Marketing
7 2 (0.83%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.83%) Automotive
7 2 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.41%) Military
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) German Language
Job Titles
1 119 (49.38%) Test Manager
2 59 (24.48%) Analyst
3 56 (23.24%) Test Analyst
4 26 (10.79%) Test Leader
5 16 (6.64%) Consultant
5 16 (6.64%) Tester
6 12 (4.98%) SAP Consultant
7 11 (4.56%) Senior Test Analyst
7 11 (4.56%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (4.56%) Testing Manager
8 10 (4.15%) Test Engineer
9 9 (3.73%) Test Architect
9 9 (3.73%) Architect
10 8 (3.32%) Programme Manager
10 8 (3.32%) Programme Test Manager
11 7 (2.90%) QA Manager
12 6 (2.49%) Technical Tester
13 5 (2.07%) Project Manager
14 4 (1.66%) Agile Test Analyst
14 4 (1.66%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (25.73%) XML
2 38 (15.77%) SOAP
3 34 (14.11%) XML Messaging
4 16 (6.64%) .NET
5 6 (2.49%) Web Services
6 5 (2.07%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.83%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.83%) SAP XI
8 1 (0.41%) JSF
8 1 (0.41%) CGI
8 1 (0.41%) Middleware
8 1 (0.41%) JSP
8 1 (0.41%) MDX
8 1 (0.41%) jQuery
8 1 (0.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.15%) Smart Meter
1 10 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.07%) Mobile App
2 5 (2.07%) GIS
3 3 (1.24%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.24%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.24%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.83%) iSeries
4 2 (0.83%) PKI
4 2 (0.83%) Mainframe
4 2 (0.83%) NHS
4 2 (0.83%) W3C
5 1 (0.41%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.41%) DTV
5 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.41%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.41%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 34 (14.11%) UNIX
2 11 (4.56%) Windows
3 7 (2.90%) Android
4 5 (2.07%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.07%) Linux
5 4 (1.66%) Windows NT
6 2 (0.83%) Solaris
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (26.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 61 (25.31%) Test Strategy
3 50 (20.75%) Test Scripting
4 49 (20.33%) Use Case
4 49 (20.33%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (16.60%) Software Testing
6 39 (16.18%) Test Planning
7 38 (15.77%) System Testing
8 33 (13.69%) Test Automation
9 31 (12.86%) Validation
9 31 (12.86%) Stakeholder Management
10 25 (10.37%) Waterfall
11 24 (9.96%) Performance Testing
11 24 (9.96%) SDLC
12 22 (9.13%) System Integration Testing
13 18 (7.47%) Incident Management
13 18 (7.47%) Scrum
14 17 (7.05%) Migration
14 17 (7.05%) Security Testing
14 17 (7.05%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 73 (30.29%) SQL
2 33 (13.69%) PL/SQL
3 24 (9.96%) Perl
4 21 (8.71%) Java
5 20 (8.30%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.56%) C#
7 5 (2.07%) PowerShell
7 5 (2.07%) VBScript
8 3 (1.24%) VBA
8 3 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.83%) C
9 2 (0.83%) RPG
9 2 (0.83%) VB
9 2 (0.83%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.41%) Python
10 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (29.46%) ISTQB
1 71 (29.46%) Security Cleared
2 69 (28.63%) SC Cleared
3 46 (19.09%) ISEB
4 23 (9.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.73%) Degree
6 6 (2.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.83%) PMP
9 2 (0.83%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.83%) ACCA
9 2 (0.83%) CCA
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.41%) MCSE
10 1 (0.41%) CCNA
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (21.58%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.41%) GxP
2 1 (0.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.41%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 117 (48.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.41%) Netcool
Vendors
1 80 (33.20%) HP
2 43 (17.84%) Oracle
3 26 (10.79%) SAP
4 13 (5.39%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.07%) PeopleSoft
6 3 (1.24%) Siebel
6 3 (1.24%) Cisco
7 2 (0.83%) IBM
7 2 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.41%) webMethods
8 1 (0.41%) Remedy
8 1 (0.41%) Infovista
8 1 (0.41%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.41%) RedPrairie
8 1 (0.41%) Citrix
8 1 (0.41%) JDA
8 1 (0.41%) MicroStrategy
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