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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 185 164 188
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Management 96 99 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 0.99% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.28% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 57 41
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £238 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £502 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
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
7654 7741 6995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.46% 77.75% 74.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4724 4349 3897
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 281 276
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 24 £400 +6.66% 2
Hampshire -3 18 £400 +14.28% 3
Berkshire +8 16 £430 +53.57% 1
West Sussex -10 15 £338 -25.61%
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £413 +39.83% 2
Oxfordshire +4 5 £345 -1.42% 1
Kent -25 3 £400 +14.28%
East Sussex - 2 £381 -
Middlesex -4 1 £400 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 62 (32.46%) HP
1 62 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (30.37%) Security Cleared
3 55 (28.80%) HP Quality Center
4 53 (27.75%) Defect Management
5 48 (25.13%) SQL
6 46 (24.08%) Finance
6 46 (24.08%) ISTQB
6 46 (24.08%) SC Cleared
7 41 (21.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 41 (21.47%) Test Strategy
8 38 (19.90%) SAP
9 37 (19.37%) Oracle
10 36 (18.85%) XML
11 33 (17.28%) SoapUI
12 32 (16.75%) Test Scripting
12 32 (16.75%) ISEB
13 31 (16.23%) Test Planning
14 28 (14.66%) Telecoms
14 28 (14.66%) Linux
15 26 (13.61%) SOAP
15 26 (13.61%) QA
15 26 (13.61%) Functional Testing
16 25 (13.09%) Waterfall
17 24 (12.57%) Test Automation
17 24 (12.57%) XML Messaging
17 24 (12.57%) Unix
17 24 (12.57%) ERP
18 23 (12.04%) Web Services
19 22 (11.52%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 8 (4.19%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.09%) WebLogic
3 2 (1.05%) IIS
4 1 (0.52%) Confluence
4 1 (0.52%) MTS
4 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.05%) MS Project
3 2 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (8.38%) SAP ERP
2 14 (7.33%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (5.24%) SAP FI
4 6 (3.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (3.14%) SAP CO
4 6 (3.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (3.14%) SAP FI-CA
5 4 (2.09%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (1.57%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (1.57%) SAP FI-AA
7 2 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (1.05%) SAP HR
8 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.52%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.52%) Temenos Globus
8 1 (0.52%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.62%) SaaS
2 4 (2.09%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (2.09%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (1.57%) IaaS
3 3 (1.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.19%) TCP/IP
2 7 (3.66%) LAN
3 5 (2.62%) WAN
4 3 (1.57%) IP Telephony
4 3 (1.57%) Network Security
5 2 (1.05%) SAN
5 2 (1.05%) Value-Added Service
5 2 (1.05%) VoIP
5 2 (1.05%) WLAN
6 1 (0.52%) FTP
6 1 (0.52%) GPRS
6 1 (0.52%) GSM
6 1 (0.52%) HSDPA
6 1 (0.52%) HTTP
6 1 (0.52%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.52%) SMS
6 1 (0.52%) SS7
6 1 (0.52%) UMTS
6 1 (0.52%) VLAN
6 1 (0.52%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.85%) Oracle Database
2 9 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.09%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.57%) GIS
4 3 (1.57%) SAP HANA
4 3 (1.57%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (1.05%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.52%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.52%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 33 (17.28%) SoapUI
2 22 (11.52%) Selenium
3 18 (9.42%) JIRA
4 15 (7.85%) Cucumber
4 15 (7.85%) HP UFT
5 9 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.14%) Subversion
6 6 (3.14%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.62%) Appium
7 5 (2.62%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.62%) Zephyr
8 4 (2.09%) JUnit
8 4 (2.09%) TestComplete
8 4 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.09%) WATIR
9 2 (1.05%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.05%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.05%) RubyMine
9 2 (1.05%) TestDirector
9 2 (1.05%) TestNG
General
1 46 (24.08%) Finance
2 28 (14.66%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.14%) General Ledger
4 5 (2.62%) Retail
5 3 (1.57%) Billing
6 2 (1.05%) Automotive
6 2 (1.05%) Banking
6 2 (1.05%) Electronics
6 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.05%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.52%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 75 (39.27%) Test Manager
2 46 (24.08%) Analyst
3 44 (23.04%) Test Analyst
4 22 (11.52%) Consultant
5 19 (9.95%) SAP Consultant
6 13 (6.81%) Test Leader
7 11 (5.76%) SAP Manager
8 10 (5.24%) SAP FI Consultant
9 9 (4.71%) XML Analyst
10 8 (4.19%) SAP Financial Consultant
10 8 (4.19%) SAP Test Manager
10 8 (4.19%) Test Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Messaging Analyst
11 7 (3.66%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
11 7 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
11 7 (3.66%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (3.66%) Service Analyst
12 6 (3.14%) Financial Analyst
12 6 (3.14%) Tester
12 6 (3.14%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.85%) XML
2 26 (13.61%) SOAP
3 24 (12.57%) XML Messaging
4 23 (12.04%) Web Services
5 7 (3.66%) SAP XI
6 4 (2.09%) Gherkin
6 4 (2.09%) Middleware
7 3 (1.57%) .NET
7 3 (1.57%) SAP Basis
8 2 (1.05%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.05%) XSD
9 1 (0.52%) CGI
9 1 (0.52%) JDBC
9 1 (0.52%) ODBC
9 1 (0.52%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.28%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.71%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.57%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.52%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.52%) NHS
6 1 (0.52%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.66%) Linux
2 24 (12.57%) Unix
3 22 (11.52%) Windows
4 4 (2.09%) Android
4 4 (2.09%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.52%) Solaris
7 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (32.46%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (27.75%) Defect Management
3 41 (21.47%) Test Strategy
3 41 (21.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 32 (16.75%) Test Scripting
5 31 (16.23%) Test Planning
6 26 (13.61%) Functional Testing
7 25 (13.09%) Waterfall
8 24 (12.57%) ERP
8 24 (12.57%) Test Automation
9 22 (11.52%) Scrum
10 21 (10.99%) Use Case
11 20 (10.47%) Integration Testing
11 20 (10.47%) Non-Functional Testing
12 18 (9.42%) Software Testing
13 17 (8.90%) Mentoring
13 17 (8.90%) Stakeholder Management
13 17 (8.90%) System Testing
14 16 (8.38%) BDD
14 16 (8.38%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.13%) SQL
2 20 (10.47%) Java
3 9 (4.71%) PL/SQL
4 6 (3.14%) VB
5 4 (2.09%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.09%) C#
5 4 (2.09%) Python
5 4 (2.09%) Ruby
6 3 (1.57%) ABAP
6 3 (1.57%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.05%) Perl
7 2 (1.05%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.05%) VBA
7 2 (1.05%) VBScript
8 1 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.52%) FoxPro (VFP)
8 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (30.37%) Security Cleared
2 46 (24.08%) ISTQB
2 46 (24.08%) SC Cleared
3 32 (16.75%) ISEB
4 12 (6.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (5.24%) Degree
5 10 (5.24%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (3.14%) CCA
8 4 (2.09%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.61%) QA
2 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (28.80%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (0.52%) nmon
Vendors
1 62 (32.46%) HP
2 38 (19.90%) SAP
3 37 (19.37%) Oracle
4 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.71%) webMethods
6 4 (2.09%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (2.09%) Remedy
6 4 (2.09%) Telerik
7 3 (1.57%) CheckPoint
7 3 (1.57%) Cisco
7 3 (1.57%) Sybase
7 3 (1.57%) VMware
8 2 (1.05%) Arqiva
8 2 (1.05%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.52%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.52%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.52%) Pega
9 1 (0.52%) Rally
9 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.52%) Temenos
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