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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 124 178 184
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 152 73 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.56% 0.79% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 1.06% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 41 38
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£395 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £208 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £451 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+18.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +70.37%
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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
7454 6888 6498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.73% 74.26% 73.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4565 3867 3575
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 261 262
Average hourly rate £33.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £12.30 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +48 58 £400 +2.56%
Berkshire +13 30 £375 - 4
Hampshire +13 25 £343 +9.60% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 24 £375 +78.57%
West Sussex -4 11 £275 -20.28% 1
Middlesex - 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire -19 2 £395 +5.19% 2
Kent +3 1 £400 +14.28% 1
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England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 115 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 94 (40.87%) HP
3 81 (35.22%) Telecoms
4 79 (34.35%) Security Cleared
5 77 (33.48%) SC Cleared
6 74 (32.17%) SQL
7 65 (28.26%) XML
8 63 (27.39%) ISTQB
9 56 (24.35%) Finance
9 56 (24.35%) Test Strategy
10 53 (23.04%) Use Case
11 51 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (21.74%) SOAP
13 49 (21.30%) Test Planning
14 48 (20.87%) SoapUI
15 46 (20.00%) XML Messaging
15 46 (20.00%) Test Automation
16 44 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
16 44 (19.13%) Oracle
17 43 (18.70%) Test Scripting
18 40 (17.39%) PL/SQL
19 38 (16.52%) UNIX
20 34 (14.78%) Java
21 32 (13.91%) Validation
21 32 (13.91%) QA
21 32 (13.91%) Software Testing
22 30 (13.04%) ISEB
23 29 (12.61%) Perl
24 28 (12.17%) Selenium
25 26 (11.30%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.43%) IIS
2 1 (0.43%) JBoss
Applications
1 6 (2.61%) MS Excel
1 6 (2.61%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.17%) MS Project
3 3 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (6.09%) SAP FI
1 14 (6.09%) SAP ERP
1 14 (6.09%) SAP PSCD
2 12 (5.22%) SAP FI-CA
3 2 (0.87%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.87%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.87%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.39%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.22%) Wireshark
3 11 (4.78%) LTE
3 11 (4.78%) UMTS
3 11 (4.78%) GPRS
3 11 (4.78%) GSM
3 11 (4.78%) VoLTE
4 9 (3.91%) Diameter Protocol
4 9 (3.91%) RNC
4 9 (3.91%) HSDPA
5 6 (2.61%) NAS
5 6 (2.61%) 3G
6 5 (2.17%) 2G
6 5 (2.17%) 4G
7 3 (1.30%) VoIP
7 3 (1.30%) ISUP
7 3 (1.30%) INAP
8 1 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.43%) Wireless
8 1 (0.43%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (10.87%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.74%) PowerCenter
2 4 (1.74%) SAP BW
3 3 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.30%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.87%) Essbase
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.87%) OLAP
4 2 (0.87%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.43%) SAP BI
5 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (20.87%) SoapUI
2 28 (12.17%) Selenium
3 17 (7.39%) JIRA
4 15 (6.52%) HP UFT
4 15 (6.52%) Subversion
5 12 (5.22%) Cucumber
6 11 (4.78%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.91%) TestNG
8 8 (3.48%) Eclipse
9 5 (2.17%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.17%) Appium
10 4 (1.74%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.87%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.87%) Zephyr
12 1 (0.43%) Ranorex
12 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
12 1 (0.43%) JUnit
12 1 (0.43%) JMeter
General
1 81 (35.22%) Telecoms
2 56 (24.35%) Finance
3 11 (4.78%) Banking
4 7 (3.04%) Billing
5 6 (2.61%) Marketing
6 5 (2.17%) Retail
7 4 (1.74%) Spanish Language
8 3 (1.30%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.87%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.87%) Automotive
9 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.43%) German Language
Job Titles
1 99 (43.04%) Test Manager
2 58 (25.22%) Analyst
3 54 (23.48%) Test Analyst
4 22 (9.57%) Tester
5 16 (6.96%) Consultant
6 14 (6.09%) SAP Consultant
6 14 (6.09%) Test Leader
7 13 (5.65%) Senior Test Analyst
7 13 (5.65%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (4.78%) Architect
8 11 (4.78%) Technical Tester
8 11 (4.78%) Test Architect
9 8 (3.48%) Agile Test Analyst
10 7 (3.04%) Programme Test Manager
10 7 (3.04%) Test Engineer
10 7 (3.04%) Programme Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.61%) Testing Manager
12 4 (1.74%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (1.74%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (28.26%) XML
2 50 (21.74%) SOAP
3 46 (20.00%) XML Messaging
4 13 (5.65%) .NET
5 6 (2.61%) Web Services
5 6 (2.61%) HTML
6 4 (1.74%) .NET Framework
6 4 (1.74%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.87%) JSP
7 2 (0.87%) SAP XI
7 2 (0.87%) MDX
7 2 (0.87%) jQuery
8 1 (0.43%) REST
8 1 (0.43%) JSON
8 1 (0.43%) JSF
8 1 (0.43%) CGI
8 1 (0.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.35%) Smart Meter
1 10 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (1.74%) Mobile App
2 4 (1.74%) GIS
3 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.87%) PKI
3 2 (0.87%) NHS
3 2 (0.87%) W3C
3 2 (0.87%) Data Centre
3 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.87%) iSeries
4 1 (0.43%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.43%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.43%) User Experience
4 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.43%) DTV
4 1 (0.43%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.43%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (16.52%) UNIX
2 8 (3.48%) Windows
3 7 (3.04%) Linux
4 4 (1.74%) Windows NT
4 4 (1.74%) Android
4 4 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.43%) Solaris
5 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (24.35%) Test Strategy
2 53 (23.04%) Use Case
3 51 (22.17%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (21.30%) Test Planning
5 46 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 44 (19.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 43 (18.70%) Test Scripting
8 32 (13.91%) Software Testing
8 32 (13.91%) Validation
9 26 (11.30%) System Testing
10 23 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (9.57%) System Integration Testing
12 21 (9.13%) BDD
12 21 (9.13%) Performance Testing
13 20 (8.70%) Security Testing
13 20 (8.70%) Scrum
14 19 (8.26%) Waterfall
15 17 (7.39%) ERP
16 16 (6.96%) Incident Management
16 16 (6.96%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (32.17%) SQL
2 40 (17.39%) PL/SQL
3 34 (14.78%) Java
4 29 (12.61%) Perl
5 24 (10.43%) Shell Script
6 9 (3.91%) PowerShell
7 7 (3.04%) VBScript
7 7 (3.04%) C#
8 6 (2.61%) VBA
9 4 (1.74%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.87%) C
10 2 (0.87%) RPG
10 2 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.87%) VB
11 1 (0.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 79 (34.35%) Security Cleared
2 77 (33.48%) SC Cleared
3 63 (27.39%) ISTQB
4 30 (13.04%) ISEB
5 16 (6.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.61%) Degree
7 5 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 4 (1.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.87%) ACCA
9 2 (0.87%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.87%) CCA
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.43%) MCITP
10 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.43%) MCSE
10 1 (0.43%) CCNA
10 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.43%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.91%) QA
2 2 (0.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.43%) GxP
System Software
1 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 115 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.43%) Netcool
Vendors
1 94 (40.87%) HP
2 44 (19.13%) Oracle
3 23 (10.00%) SAP
4 7 (3.04%) Microsoft
5 6 (2.61%) PeopleSoft
6 4 (1.74%) Remedy
7 3 (1.30%) Cisco
8 2 (0.87%) Siebel
8 2 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.87%) webMethods
9 1 (0.43%) Infovista
9 1 (0.43%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.43%) Splunk
9 1 (0.43%) IBM
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix
9 1 (0.43%) BMC
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
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Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
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