The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 181 166 182
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 57 64 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 1.08% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 42 28
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£355 £375 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £436 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6664 5946 6806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.64% 70.23% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3661 3169 3242
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 260 316
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.90 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +15 20 £375 -12.27% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 18 £210 -34.37% 6
Hampshire -25 6 £425 - 3
Kent - 3 £350 -
M4 Corridor +8 2 - -
West Sussex -7 2 £345 -10.96% 2
East Sussex -7 1 £365 +142.52% 3
Surrey -8 1 £390 -6.58% 2
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 37 (29.13%) Finance
1 37 (29.13%) QA
2 33 (25.98%) ISEB
3 32 (25.20%) Test Scripting
4 31 (24.41%) ISTQB
5 23 (18.11%) Test Strategy
5 23 (18.11%) SQL
6 21 (16.54%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
8 16 (12.60%) Automated Testing
8 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
8 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (12.60%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (12.60%) HP
9 15 (11.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (10.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (10.24%) .NET
10 13 (10.24%) Oracle
10 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
10 13 (10.24%) Integration Testing
10 13 (10.24%) Selenium
11 12 (9.45%) Software Testing
12 11 (8.66%) E-Commerce
13 10 (7.87%) Windows
13 10 (7.87%) PRINCE2
13 10 (7.87%) Regression Testing
13 10 (7.87%) Scrum
13 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (7.87%) Degree
13 10 (7.87%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (2.36%) Apache
1 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.57%) Mingle
2 2 (1.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.57%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.57%) Summit
2 2 (1.57%) Magento
3 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.79%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.79%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.79%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.79%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) VoIP
2 3 (2.36%) Firewall
3 2 (1.57%) GGSN
3 2 (1.57%) SGSN
3 2 (1.57%) LTE
3 2 (1.57%) MVNO
3 2 (1.57%) 3G
4 1 (0.79%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.79%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.79%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.79%) HSPA
4 1 (0.79%) Wireless
4 1 (0.79%) 2G
4 1 (0.79%) GPRS
4 1 (0.79%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.79%) UMTS
4 1 (0.79%) WAN
4 1 (0.79%) FTP
4 1 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.15%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.36%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (12.60%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (10.24%) Selenium
3 10 (7.87%) JIRA
4 9 (7.09%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.30%) TestDirector
5 8 (6.30%) JUnit
6 6 (4.72%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.94%) Maven
7 5 (3.94%) TestNG
8 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
8 4 (3.15%) MSBuild
8 4 (3.15%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.15%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.15%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.15%) CruiseControl
9 3 (2.36%) TestComplete
9 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.57%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.79%) LabVIEW
General
1 37 (29.13%) Finance
2 13 (10.24%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Marketing
4 5 (3.94%) Retail
5 4 (3.15%) Billing
6 3 (2.36%) Local Government
7 2 (1.57%) Banking
7 2 (1.57%) Legal
7 2 (1.57%) Electronics
8 1 (0.79%) Back Office
8 1 (0.79%) Law
8 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 55 (43.31%) Test Manager
2 32 (25.20%) Analyst
3 21 (16.54%) Test Analyst
4 12 (9.45%) Project Manager
5 9 (7.09%) Release Manager
6 8 (6.30%) QA Analyst
7 7 (5.51%) Portfolio Manager
8 6 (4.72%) Quality Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Tester
9 5 (3.94%) Programme Manager
9 5 (3.94%) Business Analyst
9 5 (3.94%) Test Leader
10 4 (3.15%) QA Leader
10 4 (3.15%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.15%) Consultant
10 4 (3.15%) Test Engineer
11 3 (2.36%) Test Consultant
11 3 (2.36%) Senior Test Analyst
11 3 (2.36%) Business Test Analyst
11 3 (2.36%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.24%) .NET
2 5 (3.94%) ASP.NET
2 5 (3.94%) JSP
2 5 (3.94%) HTML
3 2 (1.57%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Management Information System
2 7 (5.51%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.36%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.57%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.57%) Firmware
5 1 (0.79%) DTV
5 1 (0.79%) Replication
5 1 (0.79%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.79%) iPhone
5 1 (0.79%) Open Source
5 1 (0.79%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.79%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.87%) Windows
2 5 (3.94%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.15%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.15%) Linux
3 4 (3.15%) Android
4 3 (2.36%) UNIX
5 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Test Scripting
2 23 (18.11%) Test Strategy
3 19 (14.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (12.60%) Test Automation
4 16 (12.60%) Stakeholder Management
4 16 (12.60%) Automated Testing
5 13 (10.24%) Integration Testing
6 12 (9.45%) Software Testing
7 11 (8.66%) E-Commerce
8 10 (7.87%) PRINCE2
8 10 (7.87%) Regression Testing
8 10 (7.87%) Scrum
8 10 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (7.87%) Release Management
9 9 (7.09%) ITIL
10 8 (6.30%) Performance Testing
10 8 (6.30%) Wealth Management
11 7 (5.51%) V-Model
11 7 (5.51%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.51%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.11%) SQL
2 9 (7.09%) C#
2 9 (7.09%) JavaScript
2 9 (7.09%) Python
3 8 (6.30%) Perl
4 7 (5.51%) Java
5 5 (3.94%) Ruby
6 4 (3.15%) RPG
6 4 (3.15%) VB
7 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.57%) C
9 1 (0.79%) VBA
9 1 (0.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (25.98%) ISEB
2 31 (24.41%) ISTQB
3 15 (11.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 13 (10.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (7.87%) Degree
6 8 (6.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 8 (6.30%) PMP
6 8 (6.30%) PMI Certification
7 7 (5.51%) Security Cleared
8 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
9 4 (3.15%) ISEB Practitioner
10 3 (2.36%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.57%) CCNP
11 2 (1.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (29.13%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (16.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (12.60%) HP
2 13 (10.24%) Oracle
3 5 (3.94%) SAP
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.36%) Remedy
4 3 (2.36%) ATG
5 2 (1.57%) hybris
5 2 (1.57%) Lotus
5 2 (1.57%) Demandware
6 1 (0.79%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.79%) Agilent
6 1 (0.79%) Citrix
6 1 (0.79%) BMC
Milton Keynes
HFG
Rate: £41000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £400 - 450 per day all inclusive
Posted: 25 days ago