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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 167 196 178
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Management 76 52 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.60% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.83% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 30
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£354 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £302 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%
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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
6806 6247 7090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.34% 71.52% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3470 3387
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 269 251 313
Average hourly rate £21.82 £29.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.75% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +20 21 £438 +15.13% 8
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £211 -33.98% 7
Hampshire -13 12 £344 -19.11% 7
Surrey -1 8 £550 +18.91% 4
East Sussex -9 4 £365 -
West Sussex -1 2 £345 -8.00% 3
Oxfordshire -3 2 £300 -
M4 Corridor +5 1 - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 42 (33.87%) Finance
2 39 (31.45%) Test Scripting
3 35 (28.23%) QA
3 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (23.39%) SQL
5 28 (22.58%) Test Strategy
6 26 (20.97%) ISTQB
6 26 (20.97%) ISEB
7 22 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (15.32%) HP
9 17 (13.71%) TestDirector
9 17 (13.71%) Scrum
9 17 (13.71%) Software Testing
10 16 (12.90%) Oracle
11 15 (12.10%) Telecoms
11 15 (12.10%) Regression Testing
11 15 (12.10%) Integration Testing
11 15 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (11.29%) .NET
13 13 (10.48%) Java
13 13 (10.48%) Test Planning
13 13 (10.48%) Test Automation
14 12 (9.68%) V-Model
15 11 (8.87%) Selenium
15 11 (8.87%) Automated Testing
15 11 (8.87%) QuickTest Pro
15 11 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (8.06%) Waterfall
17 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (4.03%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (4.03%) WebSphere Process Server
1 5 (4.03%) WebSphere
2 3 (2.42%) Apache
2 3 (2.42%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) CMS
4 1 (0.81%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Mingle
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.61%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.42%) Summit
2 2 (1.61%) Magento
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.81%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.81%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.81%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) HTTP
1 5 (4.03%) SSL
2 2 (1.61%) GGSN
2 2 (1.61%) SGSN
2 2 (1.61%) LTE
2 2 (1.61%) 3G
3 1 (0.81%) DNS
3 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.81%) IPv6
3 1 (0.81%) GPRS
3 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.81%) UMTS
3 1 (0.81%) VoIP
3 1 (0.81%) WAN
3 1 (0.81%) FTP
3 1 (0.81%) Wireless
3 1 (0.81%) 2G
3 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.81%) HSPA
3 1 (0.81%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.61%) MySQL
3 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.81%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (13.71%) TestDirector
2 11 (8.87%) Selenium
2 11 (8.87%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (6.45%) JIRA
4 6 (4.84%) WebDriver
4 6 (4.84%) JUnit
5 5 (4.03%) Bugzilla
5 5 (4.03%) TestNG
6 3 (2.42%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.42%) Maven
7 2 (1.61%) QARun
7 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.61%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.61%) Toad
7 2 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.81%) LabVIEW
General
1 42 (33.87%) Finance
2 15 (12.10%) Telecoms
3 8 (6.45%) Retail
4 5 (4.03%) Banking
4 5 (4.03%) Billing
4 5 (4.03%) Marketing
5 3 (2.42%) Local Government
6 2 (1.61%) Electronics
6 2 (1.61%) Legal
6 2 (1.61%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.81%) Automotive
7 1 (0.81%) German Language
Job Titles
1 55 (44.35%) Test Manager
2 36 (29.03%) Analyst
3 22 (17.74%) Test Analyst
4 11 (8.87%) Programme Manager
5 9 (7.26%) QA Analyst
5 9 (7.26%) Programme Test Manager
6 7 (5.65%) Tester
6 7 (5.65%) Project Manager
6 7 (5.65%) Business Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) Quality Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) QA Leader
8 3 (2.42%) Systems Tester
8 3 (2.42%) Test Coordinator
8 3 (2.42%) Administrator
8 3 (2.42%) Coordinator
8 3 (2.42%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.42%) Developer
8 3 (2.42%) DevOps Administrator
8 3 (2.42%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (2.42%) Business Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) .NET
2 7 (5.65%) XML
3 5 (4.03%) JMS
3 5 (4.03%) WSDL
3 5 (4.03%) SOAP
3 5 (4.03%) Middleware
3 5 (4.03%) REST
4 3 (2.42%) HTML
4 3 (2.42%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.42%) JSP
5 2 (1.61%) Django
5 2 (1.61%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.81%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.84%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.42%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.61%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.61%) Data Extraction
4 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Replication
5 1 (0.81%) DTV
5 1 (0.81%) EPoS
5 1 (0.81%) Firmware
5 1 (0.81%) Open Source
5 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.81%) iPhone
5 1 (0.81%) User Experience
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.65%) Windows
2 3 (2.42%) Linux
2 3 (2.42%) UNIX
2 3 (2.42%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.81%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) Test Scripting
2 35 (28.23%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.58%) Test Strategy
4 22 (17.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (13.71%) Scrum
5 17 (13.71%) Software Testing
6 15 (12.10%) Regression Testing
6 15 (12.10%) Integration Testing
7 13 (10.48%) Test Planning
7 13 (10.48%) Test Automation
8 12 (9.68%) V-Model
9 11 (8.87%) Automated Testing
9 11 (8.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (8.06%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.26%) Manual Testing
12 8 (6.45%) Web Testing
12 8 (6.45%) Business Analysis
12 8 (6.45%) ITIL
12 8 (6.45%) SOA
13 7 (5.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 29 (23.39%) SQL
2 13 (10.48%) Java
3 7 (5.65%) Python
3 7 (5.65%) Perl
3 7 (5.65%) RPG
4 5 (4.03%) C#
4 5 (4.03%) Ruby
5 4 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.23%) C
5 4 (3.23%) VB
6 3 (2.42%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (20.97%) ISTQB
1 26 (20.97%) ISEB
2 15 (12.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (7.26%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (6.45%) Degree
5 6 (4.84%) ISEB Practitioner
5 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.61%) PMP
8 2 (1.61%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.61%) CCNP
8 2 (1.61%) CCNA
8 2 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (28.23%) QA
Systems Management
1 22 (17.74%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (15.32%) HP
2 16 (12.90%) Oracle
3 5 (4.03%) IBM
3 5 (4.03%) Software AG
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.42%) ATG
4 3 (2.42%) Remedy
5 2 (1.61%) Demandware
5 2 (1.61%) hybris
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco
5 2 (1.61%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) BMC
6 1 (0.81%) Agilent
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