The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 95 93 103
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 50 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.60% 1.09% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.54% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 20
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.16% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £433 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £370 £388
% change year-on-year
+5.20% -4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-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 West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2262 1757 1761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.25% 70.90% 69.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1526 1136 1101
Average daily rate £413 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 94 102
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £13.00 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £37.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the South West region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the South West region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the South West region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 January 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
Wiltshire +10 24 £400 +42.22%
Bristol +1 12 £425 -15.00% 5
Gloucestershire -15 4 £494 - 2
Somerset -18 1 £250 -16.66% 2
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
3 18 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 18 (23.08%) ISEB
4 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
4 16 (20.51%) Software Testing
5 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
7 11 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (12.82%) Banking
9 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (11.54%) JIRA
10 8 (10.26%) MS Office
10 8 (10.26%) SAP
11 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Time Management
11 7 (8.97%) SQL
11 7 (8.97%) HP
11 7 (8.97%) QA
11 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
11 7 (8.97%) Scrum
12 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
12 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (7.69%) Functional Testing
13 5 (6.41%) User Stories
13 5 (6.41%) User Experience
13 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
13 5 (6.41%) Rational Functional Tester

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.28%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (10.26%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Maximo
2 2 (2.56%) Agresso
3 1 (1.28%) Findur
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Network Security
2 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.28%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.28%) UMTS
4 1 (1.28%) GGSN
4 1 (1.28%) SGSN
4 1 (1.28%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.54%) JIRA
2 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.41%) Rational Functional Tester
3 5 (6.41%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.56%) Selenium
4 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.13%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.56%) Billing
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.28%) Back Office
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (62.82%) Test Manager
2 16 (20.51%) Test Analyst
2 16 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (10.26%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (6.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (5.13%) Senior Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
6 3 (3.85%) SAP Manager
6 3 (3.85%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.56%) Tester
7 2 (2.56%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.56%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 1 (1.28%) UAT Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Junior
8 1 (1.28%) Software Engineer
8 1 (1.28%) Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.56%) Web Services
1 2 (2.56%) XML
1 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.28%) SOAP
2 1 (1.28%) JMS
2 1 (1.28%) WSDL
2 1 (1.28%) Middleware
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) User Experience
2 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.85%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.28%) Equities
5 1 (1.28%) Derivative
5 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.41%) UNIX
2 3 (3.85%) Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Linux
4 1 (1.28%) Android
4 1 (1.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.64%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (25.64%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (23.08%) Test Strategy
3 16 (20.51%) Software Testing
4 14 (17.95%) Test Scripting
5 9 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (8.97%) Scrum
6 7 (8.97%) Automated Testing
6 7 (8.97%) Time Management
6 7 (8.97%) Integration Testing
7 6 (7.69%) Functional Testing
7 6 (7.69%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.41%) User Stories
8 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
9 4 (5.13%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.13%) System Testing
9 4 (5.13%) Project Management
9 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.13%) UML
9 4 (5.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Java
3 3 (3.85%) Perl
3 3 (3.85%) Python
3 3 (3.85%) Ruby
3 3 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.85%) C++
4 2 (2.56%) MATLAB
4 2 (2.56%) C
4 2 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) ISEB
2 13 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 11 (14.10%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.41%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) Degree
7 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.28%) Snort
1 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) SAP
3 7 (8.97%) HP
4 3 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (2.56%) Murex
5 2 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle
6 1 (1.28%) IBM
6 1 (1.28%) EMC
6 1 (1.28%) Software AG
6 1 (1.28%) Juniper
6 1 (1.28%) VMware
6 1 (1.28%) Serena
6 1 (1.28%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.28%) F5
6 1 (1.28%) Splunk
South West
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £33 - 36 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Connectus
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £570 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago