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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 188 174 188
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 57 62 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.73% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 1.03% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 31
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£355 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £297 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £444 £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
6692 6003 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.75% 70.57% 69.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3660 3211 3273
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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 245 259 312
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £45.00
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 29 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 29 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 +19 20 £375 -25.73% 4
Buckinghamshire 0 18 £210 -34.37% 6
Hampshire -16 6 £425 - 4
Kent - 3 £350 -
M4 Corridor +8 2 - -
West Sussex -7 2 £345 -10.96%
East Sussex -3 1 £365 +142.52% 4
Surrey -5 1 £390 -6.58% 1
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 35 (29.17%) Finance
2 34 (28.33%) QA
3 31 (25.83%) Test Scripting
4 30 (25.00%) ISEB
5 28 (23.33%) ISTQB
6 23 (19.17%) Test Strategy
7 21 (17.50%) SQL
8 19 (15.83%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (15.83%) User Acceptance Testing
9 16 (13.33%) HP
10 15 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
11 14 (11.67%) Automated Testing
11 14 (11.67%) Test Automation
12 13 (10.83%) Integration Testing
12 13 (10.83%) Selenium
12 13 (10.83%) Oracle
12 13 (10.83%) Telecoms
12 13 (10.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 12 (10.00%) Software Testing
14 11 (9.17%) .NET
14 11 (9.17%) E-Commerce
15 10 (8.33%) Windows
15 10 (8.33%) Regression Testing
15 10 (8.33%) Scrum
15 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (8.33%) JIRA
16 8 (6.67%) Release Management
16 8 (6.67%) TestDirector

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 (2.50%) Apache
1 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.67%) Mingle
2 2 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (1.67%) Summit
2 2 (1.67%) Magento
3 1 (0.83%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.83%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.83%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) VoIP
2 3 (2.50%) Firewall
3 2 (1.67%) GGSN
3 2 (1.67%) SGSN
3 2 (1.67%) LTE
3 2 (1.67%) MVNO
3 2 (1.67%) 3G
4 1 (0.83%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.83%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.83%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.83%) HSPA
4 1 (0.83%) Wireless
4 1 (0.83%) 2G
4 1 (0.83%) GPRS
4 1 (0.83%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.83%) UMTS
4 1 (0.83%) WAN
4 1 (0.83%) FTP
4 1 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.83%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 13 (10.83%) Selenium
3 10 (8.33%) JIRA
4 8 (6.67%) TestDirector
4 8 (6.67%) JUnit
5 7 (5.83%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (4.17%) Maven
7 5 (4.17%) TestNG
8 4 (3.33%) LoadRunner
8 4 (3.33%) Bugzilla
8 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.67%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.67%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.67%) CruiseControl
10 2 (1.67%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.67%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.83%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.83%) LabVIEW
General
1 35 (29.17%) Finance
2 13 (10.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.00%) Marketing
4 5 (4.17%) Retail
5 4 (3.33%) Billing
6 3 (2.50%) Local Government
7 2 (1.67%) Banking
7 2 (1.67%) Legal
7 2 (1.67%) Electronics
8 1 (0.83%) Back Office
8 1 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.83%) Military
Job Titles
1 52 (43.33%) Test Manager
2 32 (26.67%) Analyst
3 21 (17.50%) Test Analyst
4 11 (9.17%) Project Manager
5 8 (6.67%) QA Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) Release Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Portfolio Manager
7 6 (5.00%) Quality Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Tester
8 5 (4.17%) Programme Manager
8 5 (4.17%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.17%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.33%) QA Leader
9 4 (3.33%) Consultant
10 3 (2.50%) Administrator
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Business Test Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (2.50%) Test Engineer
10 3 (2.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) .NET
2 5 (4.17%) ASP.NET
2 5 (4.17%) JSP
2 5 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (1.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.83%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.50%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.67%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.67%) Firmware
5 1 (0.83%) DTV
5 1 (0.83%) Replication
5 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.83%) iPhone
5 1 (0.83%) Open Source
5 1 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.83%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.33%) Windows
2 5 (4.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.33%) Linux
3 4 (3.33%) Android
4 3 (2.50%) UNIX
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.83%) Test Scripting
2 23 (19.17%) Test Strategy
3 19 (15.83%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 14 (11.67%) Automated Testing
5 14 (11.67%) Test Automation
6 13 (10.83%) Integration Testing
7 12 (10.00%) Software Testing
8 11 (9.17%) E-Commerce
9 10 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 10 (8.33%) Scrum
9 10 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (6.67%) Release Management
11 7 (5.83%) Performance Testing
11 7 (5.83%) V-Model
11 7 (5.83%) Business Analysis
11 7 (5.83%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.83%) Functional Testing
12 6 (5.00%) ITIL
12 6 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.50%) SQL
2 8 (6.67%) Perl
3 7 (5.83%) C#
3 7 (5.83%) Java
3 7 (5.83%) JavaScript
3 7 (5.83%) Python
4 5 (4.17%) Ruby
5 4 (3.33%) RPG
5 4 (3.33%) VB
6 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.67%) C
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (25.00%) ISEB
2 28 (23.33%) ISTQB
3 13 (10.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 12 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (5.83%) Security Cleared
5 7 (5.83%) Degree
6 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (4.17%) PMP
7 5 (4.17%) PMI Certification
8 4 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.50%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.67%) CCNP
10 2 (1.67%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (28.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (15.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (13.33%) HP
2 13 (10.83%) Oracle
3 5 (4.17%) SAP
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.50%) Remedy
4 3 (2.50%) ATG
5 2 (1.67%) hybris
5 2 (1.67%) Lotus
5 2 (1.67%) Demandware
6 1 (0.83%) Appcelerator
6 1 (0.83%) Agilent
6 1 (0.83%) Citrix
6 1 (0.83%) BMC
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