The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 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 West 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 85 98 79
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Management 57 29 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 1.21% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 1.74% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 23 23
Average daily rate £325 £380 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.47% +12.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £314 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.34% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2533 1670 2541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.39% 69.96% 70.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1556 1042 1512
Average daily rate £375 £350 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 62 156
Average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.50 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Management
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Somerset - 33 £325 - 2
Wiltshire -10 7 £303 -
Bristol -23 6 £375 -11.76% 2
Gloucestershire -1 1 £375 -1.31%
Dorset -9 1 - - 4
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
1 40 (54.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 34 (45.95%) Security Cleared
4 31 (41.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 30 (40.54%) SC Cleared
5 30 (40.54%) ISEB
6 23 (31.08%) ISTQB
7 22 (29.73%) Software Testing
8 16 (21.62%) Scrum
9 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
10 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (14.86%) Integration Testing
12 10 (13.51%) SQL
12 10 (13.51%) Finance
12 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
13 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (12.16%) System Testing
13 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
13 9 (12.16%) SAP
14 8 (10.81%) Replication
14 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
14 8 (10.81%) Migration
14 8 (10.81%) Portfolio Management
15 7 (9.46%) Regression Testing
15 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
16 6 (8.11%) QA
16 6 (8.11%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (1.35%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Maximo
1 3 (4.05%) Summit
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.35%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.05%) Wireshark
2 2 (2.70%) GGSN
2 2 (2.70%) SGSN
2 2 (2.70%) Extranet
2 2 (2.70%) 3GPP
2 2 (2.70%) UMTS
2 2 (2.70%) LTE
3 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) MySQL
2 2 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 31 (41.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.76%) WebDriver
2 5 (6.76%) JIRA
2 5 (6.76%) Selenium
3 4 (5.41%) JMeter
3 4 (5.41%) SpecFlow
4 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
4 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.05%) Back Office
2 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.70%) Billing
4 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (36.49%) Analyst
2 26 (35.14%) Test Analyst
3 20 (27.03%) Tester
4 13 (17.57%) Test Manager
5 9 (12.16%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (12.16%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Team Leader
6 6 (8.11%) Test Team Leader
7 5 (6.76%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Test Specialist
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Tester
9 3 (4.05%) Automation Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (4.05%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) QA Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) Systems Test Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) Performance Tester
10 2 (2.70%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) HTML
1 4 (5.41%) HTML5
2 2 (2.70%) WCF
2 2 (2.70%) SOAP
2 2 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.35%) XML
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) XHTML
3 1 (1.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Replication
2 5 (6.76%) CMDB
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.05%) iPad
4 3 (4.05%) Open Source
4 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.05%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.70%) Windows
3 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (54.05%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 22 (29.73%) Software Testing
4 16 (21.62%) Scrum
5 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
6 13 (17.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (14.86%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (14.86%) Integration Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Waterfall
9 9 (12.16%) System Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
10 8 (10.81%) Asset Management
10 8 (10.81%) Migration
10 8 (10.81%) Portfolio Management
11 7 (9.46%) Regression Testing
11 7 (9.46%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
12 6 (8.11%) ITIL
12 6 (8.11%) User Stories
13 5 (6.76%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) PHP
2 5 (6.76%) C#
3 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.05%) Python
4 2 (2.70%) Java
4 2 (2.70%) C++
5 1 (1.35%) C
5 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (45.95%) Security Cleared
2 30 (40.54%) SC Cleared
2 30 (40.54%) ISEB
3 23 (31.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) Degree
4 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.05%) ISO 14001
3 2 (2.70%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.16%) SAP
3 6 (8.11%) HP
4 5 (6.76%) SolarWinds
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) Capita
6 2 (2.70%) Agilent
6 2 (2.70%) Citrix
7 1 (1.35%) Progress
South West
The 100 Company
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
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