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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 155 181 186
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 100 62 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.01% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 0.92% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 25
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£350 £375 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £545 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +14.84%
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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
7474 6705 6047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.13% 72.07% 70.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4217 3738 3163
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 262 261
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 - 27 £375 - 5
Hampshire +4 23 £363 -14.70% 4
Berkshire -1 15 £280 -30.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £295 +18.00% 1
West Sussex -13 10 £454 +27.81%
Oxfordshire -19 7 £350 +8.52% 2
Middlesex +6 1 £400 -11.11%
Kent - 1 £350 - 2
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 63 (35.39%) HP Quality Center
2 59 (33.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 58 (32.58%) Finance
4 49 (27.53%) Test Strategy
5 46 (25.84%) QA
5 46 (25.84%) ISEB
6 44 (24.72%) SQL
6 44 (24.72%) Telecoms
7 43 (24.16%) ISTQB
8 38 (21.35%) Test Scripting
9 36 (20.22%) Software Testing
10 35 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (17.98%) System Testing
11 32 (17.98%) HP
11 32 (17.98%) SAP
12 25 (14.04%) Security Cleared
13 24 (13.48%) XML
13 24 (13.48%) Oracle
14 23 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (12.92%) SC Cleared
15 22 (12.36%) Waterfall
16 19 (10.67%) JIRA
17 18 (10.11%) Performance Testing
17 18 (10.11%) V-Model
18 17 (9.55%) Integration Testing
18 17 (9.55%) SAP ERP
18 17 (9.55%) Microsoft
18 17 (9.55%) ERP
19 16 (8.99%) UNIX
19 16 (8.99%) Validation

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.12%) Confluence
3 1 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.56%) IIS
3 1 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.81%) MS Office
3 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.25%) MS Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (9.55%) SAP ERP
2 15 (8.43%) SAP PSCD
2 15 (8.43%) SAP FI
3 14 (7.87%) SAP FI-CA
4 3 (1.69%) SAP BCA
4 3 (1.69%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.56%) SAP CO
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.81%) 3G
2 4 (2.25%) LTE
2 4 (2.25%) VoLTE
2 4 (2.25%) 4G
3 3 (1.69%) 2G
3 3 (1.69%) VoIP
3 3 (1.69%) Wireshark
4 2 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.56%) Wireless
5 1 (0.56%) DNS
5 1 (0.56%) DHCP
5 1 (0.56%) GGSN
5 1 (0.56%) SGSN
5 1 (0.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.74%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.93%) Data Mining
2 7 (3.93%) SAP BW
3 5 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.12%) Essbase
6 1 (0.56%) SAP BI
6 1 (0.56%) DataStage
6 1 (0.56%) Ingres
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) Big Data
6 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 19 (10.67%) JIRA
2 15 (8.43%) Selenium
3 8 (4.49%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (3.93%) WebDriver
5 6 (3.37%) TestDirector
6 5 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (2.25%) SoapUI
7 4 (2.25%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.69%) Appium
8 3 (1.69%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.69%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.69%) Zephyr
9 2 (1.12%) SpecFlow
9 2 (1.12%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.56%) WinRunner
10 1 (0.56%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 58 (32.58%) Finance
2 44 (24.72%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.18%) Billing
4 5 (2.81%) Marketing
4 5 (2.81%) Retail
4 5 (2.81%) General Ledger
5 3 (1.69%) Banking
5 3 (1.69%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.12%) Military
6 2 (1.12%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.12%) Automotive
6 2 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.56%) German Language
Job Titles
1 86 (48.31%) Test Manager
2 40 (22.47%) Analyst
3 37 (20.79%) Test Analyst
4 30 (16.85%) Test Leader
5 20 (11.24%) Consultant
6 16 (8.99%) SAP Consultant
7 8 (4.49%) Tester
8 7 (3.93%) Test Engineer
9 6 (3.37%) Testing Manager
10 5 (2.81%) Project Manager
10 5 (2.81%) QA Manager
11 4 (2.25%) Release Manager
12 3 (1.69%) Programme Manager
12 3 (1.69%) Senior Manager
12 3 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
12 3 (1.69%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (1.69%) Test Consultant
12 3 (1.69%) Senior Test Manager
12 3 (1.69%) Programme Test Manager
13 2 (1.12%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (13.48%) XML
2 10 (5.62%) .NET
3 5 (2.81%) SAP XI
3 5 (2.81%) Web Services
4 4 (2.25%) SOAP
5 3 (1.69%) XML Messaging
6 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.56%) Middleware
7 1 (0.56%) CGI
7 1 (0.56%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.56%) JSP
7 1 (0.56%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (3.93%) Smart Meter
2 6 (3.37%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.69%) GIS
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.12%) User Experience
7 1 (0.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.56%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.56%) NHS
7 1 (0.56%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.56%) PKI
7 1 (0.56%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.56%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 16 (8.99%) UNIX
2 8 (4.49%) Windows
3 5 (2.81%) Android
4 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.25%) Linux
5 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.56%) Solaris
6 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (33.15%) User Acceptance Testing
2 49 (27.53%) Test Strategy
3 38 (21.35%) Test Scripting
4 36 (20.22%) Software Testing
5 35 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (17.98%) System Testing
7 23 (12.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 22 (12.36%) Waterfall
9 18 (10.11%) Performance Testing
9 18 (10.11%) V-Model
10 17 (9.55%) Integration Testing
10 17 (9.55%) ERP
11 16 (8.99%) Validation
11 16 (8.99%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (7.87%) Test Automation
13 13 (7.30%) Use Case
14 12 (6.74%) Requirements Management
14 12 (6.74%) Manual Testing
15 11 (6.18%) Release Management
15 11 (6.18%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 44 (24.72%) SQL
2 9 (5.06%) Shell Script
3 7 (3.93%) PL/SQL
3 7 (3.93%) C#
3 7 (3.93%) Java
4 3 (1.69%) JavaScript
4 3 (1.69%) Perl
5 2 (1.12%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.56%) RPG
6 1 (0.56%) VBScript
6 1 (0.56%) VBA
6 1 (0.56%) C
6 1 (0.56%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 46 (25.84%) ISEB
2 43 (24.16%) ISTQB
3 25 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 23 (12.92%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (6.18%) Degree
7 7 (3.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (2.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 5 (2.81%) CCA
9 3 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.12%) PMP
10 2 (1.12%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.12%) ACCA
11 1 (0.56%) CCNA
11 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.56%) MCSE
11 1 (0.56%) MCITP
11 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (25.84%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) Basel II
2 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
System Software
1 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 63 (35.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 32 (17.98%) HP
1 32 (17.98%) SAP
2 24 (13.48%) Oracle
3 17 (9.55%) Microsoft
4 4 (2.25%) webMethods
5 3 (1.69%) Siebel
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco
6 2 (1.12%) IBM
7 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.56%) JDA
7 1 (0.56%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.56%) Apple
7 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.56%) RedPrairie
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