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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 180 198 186
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 77 42 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.46% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.63% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 26
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£400 £325 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -15.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £234 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +6.25%
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
7134 6680 5835
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.32% 72.77% 71.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4086 3703 3089
Average daily rate £398 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £250 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 264 243
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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
Surrey - 26 £475 - 2
Hampshire +7 17 £400 +21.21% 6
Berkshire +11 11 £325 -22.38% 2
West Sussex -11 9 £410 +2.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £320 +28.00% 3
Oxfordshire -18 3 £425 +31.78% 3
Middlesex +9 2 £400 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 70 (38.25%) HP Quality Center
2 59 (32.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 55 (30.05%) Finance
4 54 (29.51%) Test Strategy
5 48 (26.23%) ISTQB
6 47 (25.68%) QA
6 47 (25.68%) SQL
7 44 (24.04%) ISEB
8 41 (22.40%) Telecoms
8 41 (22.40%) HP
9 37 (20.22%) Software Testing
9 37 (20.22%) Test Scripting
10 35 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
12 31 (16.94%) SC Cleared
13 30 (16.39%) XML
14 29 (15.85%) System Testing
14 29 (15.85%) SDLC
15 28 (15.30%) SAP
16 27 (14.75%) Oracle
17 25 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
18 20 (10.93%) Waterfall
19 19 (10.38%) Performance Testing
20 18 (9.84%) JIRA
20 18 (9.84%) UNIX
20 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
20 18 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
21 17 (9.29%) System Integration Testing
21 17 (9.29%) Selenium
22 16 (8.74%) Use Case

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.09%) Confluence
3 1 (0.55%) IIS
3 1 (0.55%) JBoss
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 7 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.19%) MS Project
2 4 (2.19%) MS Office
2 4 (2.19%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (7.10%) SAP ERP
2 11 (6.01%) SAP FI-CA
2 11 (6.01%) SAP PSCD
2 11 (6.01%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.64%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.64%) SAP BCA
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.73%) 3G
2 4 (2.19%) VoLTE
2 4 (2.19%) LTE
2 4 (2.19%) 4G
3 3 (1.64%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.64%) VoIP
3 3 (1.64%) 2G
4 2 (1.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.55%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.55%) GGSN
5 1 (0.55%) SGSN
5 1 (0.55%) WAN
5 1 (0.55%) LAN
5 1 (0.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 7 (3.83%) SAP BW
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.73%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.09%) Essbase
7 1 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.55%) Ingres
7 1 (0.55%) DB2
7 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.55%) DataStage
7 1 (0.55%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (9.84%) JIRA
2 17 (9.29%) Selenium
3 10 (5.46%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (4.92%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.83%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.73%) LoadRunner
6 5 (2.73%) TestDirector
7 4 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.64%) Cucumber
8 3 (1.64%) TestNG
8 3 (1.64%) Subversion
8 3 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 3 (1.64%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.64%) Zephyr
8 3 (1.64%) Appium
9 2 (1.09%) Jenkins
9 2 (1.09%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.55%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.55%) WinRunner
General
1 55 (30.05%) Finance
2 41 (22.40%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.01%) Billing
4 5 (2.73%) Marketing
4 5 (2.73%) Retail
5 3 (1.64%) Banking
5 3 (1.64%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.09%) Aerospace
6 2 (1.09%) Automotive
6 2 (1.09%) Military
6 2 (1.09%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
Job Titles
1 91 (49.73%) Test Manager
2 41 (22.40%) Analyst
3 38 (20.77%) Test Analyst
4 30 (16.39%) Test Leader
5 17 (9.29%) Consultant
6 12 (6.56%) SAP Consultant
7 10 (5.46%) Test Engineer
8 8 (4.37%) Tester
9 7 (3.83%) Testing Manager
10 5 (2.73%) QA Manager
10 5 (2.73%) Project Manager
11 4 (2.19%) Programme Manager
11 4 (2.19%) Release Manager
11 4 (2.19%) Test Consultant
11 4 (2.19%) Programme Test Manager
11 4 (2.19%) Automation Engineer
12 3 (1.64%) Test Automation Engineer
12 3 (1.64%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (1.64%) Senior Test Manager
12 3 (1.64%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.39%) XML
2 12 (6.56%) .NET
3 9 (4.92%) SOAP
4 7 (3.83%) XML Messaging
5 5 (2.73%) Web Services
6 2 (1.09%) SAP XI
6 2 (1.09%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.55%) JSF
7 1 (0.55%) CGI
7 1 (0.55%) HTML
7 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.55%) JSP
7 1 (0.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.37%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.83%) Smart Meter
3 5 (2.73%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.64%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.64%) GIS
5 3 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.09%) NHS
6 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.09%) iSeries
7 1 (0.55%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.55%) PKI
7 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (9.84%) UNIX
2 7 (3.83%) Windows
3 5 (2.73%) Android
4 4 (2.19%) Linux
4 4 (2.19%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (32.24%) User Acceptance Testing
2 54 (29.51%) Test Strategy
3 37 (20.22%) Software Testing
3 37 (20.22%) Test Scripting
4 35 (19.13%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (15.85%) System Testing
5 29 (15.85%) SDLC
6 25 (13.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (10.93%) Waterfall
8 19 (10.38%) Performance Testing
9 17 (9.29%) System Integration Testing
10 16 (8.74%) Use Case
10 16 (8.74%) Integration Testing
10 16 (8.74%) V-Model
10 16 (8.74%) Test Automation
10 16 (8.74%) Validation
11 14 (7.65%) Release Management
12 13 (7.10%) ERP
13 12 (6.56%) ITIL
13 12 (6.56%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.68%) SQL
2 10 (5.46%) Java
3 9 (4.92%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.37%) PL/SQL
5 7 (3.83%) C#
6 4 (2.19%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.64%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.64%) Perl
7 3 (1.64%) VBA
8 2 (1.09%) RPG
8 2 (1.09%) VBScript
8 2 (1.09%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.55%) VB
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (26.23%) ISTQB
2 44 (24.04%) ISEB
3 32 (17.49%) Security Cleared
4 31 (16.94%) SC Cleared
5 18 (9.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (6.01%) Degree
7 7 (3.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 5 (2.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.09%) ACCA
10 2 (1.09%) PMP
10 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 2 (1.09%) CCA
10 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.55%) HP AIS
11 1 (0.55%) MCITP
11 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.55%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.68%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.55%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 70 (38.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.55%) Netcool
Vendors
1 41 (22.40%) HP
2 28 (15.30%) SAP
3 27 (14.75%) Oracle
4 18 (9.84%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.64%) Cisco
5 3 (1.64%) Siebel
6 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.09%) IBM
7 1 (0.55%) RedPrairie
7 1 (0.55%) Citrix
7 1 (0.55%) JDA
7 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.55%) Remedy
7 1 (0.55%) Infovista
7 1 (0.55%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.55%) Apple
7 1 (0.55%) webMethods
West Sussex
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 9 days ago