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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 168 174 172
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 89 93 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 0.99% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 1.28% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 52 31
Average daily rate £388 £356 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% -2.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £455 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 £33.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+77.77% -20.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+54.83% -8.82%
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
6728 7288 6385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 79.68% 77.43% 74.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4146 4014 3407
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 236 265
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Test Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 13 February 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
Hampshire +28 23 £331 -22.05% 4
Surrey +4 21 £440 +10.00% 4
West Sussex +11 14 £300 -40.88%
Berkshire -4 13 £350 +34.61% 3
Buckinghamshire -1 9 £421 +25.74% 1
Kent -4 5 £450 +28.57%
Oxfordshire +1 4 £320 -8.57% 2
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 65 (34.95%) HP
1 65 (34.95%) HP Quality Center
2 63 (33.87%) SQL
3 58 (31.18%) Security Cleared
4 52 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (25.81%) Oracle
5 48 (25.81%) SC Cleared
6 46 (24.73%) XML
7 45 (24.19%) ISTQB
7 45 (24.19%) Defect Management
8 42 (22.58%) SoapUI
9 40 (21.51%) Test Scripting
9 40 (21.51%) User Acceptance Testing
9 40 (21.51%) Test Automation
10 39 (20.97%) Test Strategy
11 37 (19.89%) Finance
12 33 (17.74%) Functional Testing
13 32 (17.20%) SOAP
14 30 (16.13%) Selenium
15 29 (15.59%) ISEB
16 28 (15.05%) QA
17 27 (14.52%) XML Messaging
17 27 (14.52%) Non-Functional Testing
18 25 (13.44%) Integration Testing
19 24 (12.90%) Oracle Database
19 24 (12.90%) Telecoms
19 24 (12.90%) SAP
19 24 (12.90%) Java
19 24 (12.90%) Linux
20 23 (12.37%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 9 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.30%) WebLogic
3 5 (2.69%) SAS
4 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.54%) MTS
4 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.15%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.15%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (1.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (6.45%) SAP ERP
1 12 (6.45%) SAP PSCD
2 5 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.69%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (2.69%) SAP CO
2 5 (2.69%) SAP FI
2 5 (2.69%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (2.69%) SAP FI-CA
3 3 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.61%) SAP HR
4 2 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.08%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.54%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.54%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.08%) SaaS
3 1 (0.54%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.61%) HTTP
3 2 (1.08%) FTP
3 2 (1.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.08%) LAN
3 2 (1.08%) Value-Added Service
3 2 (1.08%) WAN
4 1 (0.54%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.54%) GPRS
4 1 (0.54%) GSM
4 1 (0.54%) HSDPA
4 1 (0.54%) Intranet
4 1 (0.54%) LTE
4 1 (0.54%) Network Security
4 1 (0.54%) SS7
4 1 (0.54%) UMTS
4 1 (0.54%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.54%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.54%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.90%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.30%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.69%) Data Mining
4 4 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.61%) GIS
5 3 (1.61%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.08%) PowerCenter
6 2 (1.08%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.54%) Informix
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 42 (22.58%) SoapUI
2 30 (16.13%) Selenium
3 22 (11.83%) JIRA
4 17 (9.14%) Subversion
5 15 (8.06%) HP UFT
6 13 (6.99%) Cucumber
7 10 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (4.84%) TestNG
9 8 (4.30%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.76%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.76%) WebDriver
11 5 (2.69%) Appium
11 5 (2.69%) JUnit
11 5 (2.69%) TestComplete
11 5 (2.69%) WATIR
11 5 (2.69%) Zephyr
12 3 (1.61%) LoadRunner
12 3 (1.61%) StarTeam
12 3 (1.61%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.08%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 37 (19.89%) Finance
2 24 (12.90%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.76%) Aerospace
4 6 (3.23%) Banking
4 6 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.69%) General Ledger
6 3 (1.61%) Automotive
7 2 (1.08%) Billing
7 2 (1.08%) Electronics
7 2 (1.08%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (34.41%) Test Manager
2 62 (33.33%) Analyst
3 56 (30.11%) Test Analyst
4 16 (8.60%) Consultant
5 15 (8.06%) Test Leader
6 13 (6.99%) SAP Consultant
7 10 (5.38%) XML Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Integration Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Integration Test Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) SAP FI Consultant
8 9 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
8 9 (4.84%) Tester
9 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) Messaging Analyst
10 7 (3.76%) Test Engineer
11 6 (3.23%) Developer
11 6 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
12 5 (2.69%) Automation Test Lead
12 5 (2.69%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (24.73%) XML
2 32 (17.20%) SOAP
3 27 (14.52%) XML Messaging
4 23 (12.37%) Web Services
5 12 (6.45%) Middleware
6 6 (3.23%) SAP XI
7 5 (2.69%) HTML
8 4 (2.15%) .NET
8 4 (2.15%) Gherkin
8 4 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.08%) JDBC
9 2 (1.08%) ODBC
10 1 (0.54%) CGI
10 1 (0.54%) CSS
10 1 (0.54%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.91%) Management Information System
3 7 (3.76%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.69%) Smart Meter
5 4 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.15%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.15%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.61%) PKI
7 2 (1.08%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.54%) CCTV
8 1 (0.54%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 24 (12.90%) Linux
2 21 (11.29%) Windows
3 19 (10.22%) Unix
4 4 (2.15%) Android
4 4 (2.15%) Apple iOS
4 4 (2.15%) Windows Server
4 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (1.61%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.08%) AIX
6 2 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.08%) Solaris
7 1 (0.54%) VMS
7 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (27.96%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (24.19%) Defect Management
3 40 (21.51%) Test Automation
3 40 (21.51%) Test Scripting
3 40 (21.51%) User Acceptance Testing
4 39 (20.97%) Test Strategy
5 33 (17.74%) Functional Testing
6 27 (14.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 25 (13.44%) Integration Testing
8 23 (12.37%) Test Planning
8 23 (12.37%) Use Case
9 22 (11.83%) Mentoring
10 21 (11.29%) ERP
10 21 (11.29%) Software Testing
11 20 (10.75%) Waterfall
12 19 (10.22%) Scrum
13 18 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 18 (9.68%) Regression Testing
14 16 (8.60%) System Testing
15 15 (8.06%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 63 (33.87%) SQL
2 24 (12.90%) Java
3 11 (5.91%) PL/SQL
4 10 (5.38%) VBA
5 8 (4.30%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.76%) C#
7 6 (3.23%) VB
8 5 (2.69%) Perl
9 4 (2.15%) C++
10 3 (1.61%) ABAP
10 3 (1.61%) JavaScript
10 3 (1.61%) PHP
10 3 (1.61%) Python
10 3 (1.61%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 58 (31.18%) Security Cleared
2 48 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 45 (24.19%) ISTQB
4 29 (15.59%) ISEB
5 13 (6.99%) Degree
6 10 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 7 (3.76%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 5 (2.69%) CCA
10 3 (1.61%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.05%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.61%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 65 (34.95%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.08%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.08%) nmon
Vendors
1 65 (34.95%) HP
2 48 (25.81%) Oracle
3 24 (12.90%) SAP
4 14 (7.53%) Microsoft
5 9 (4.84%) VMware
6 6 (3.23%) PeopleSoft
6 6 (3.23%) webMethods
7 5 (2.69%) Remedy
7 5 (2.69%) Telerik
8 4 (2.15%) Netezza
8 4 (2.15%) Teradata
9 2 (1.08%) Informatica
9 2 (1.08%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.54%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.54%) Huawei
10 1 (0.54%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.54%) Nokia
10 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.54%) Sybase
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