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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 112 101 95
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 30 42 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 1.37% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 1.80% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 32 26
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£438 £310 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.12% -21.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £411 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.72 £30.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+39.05% -9.77%
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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
2473 2333 1748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.07% 76.02% 71.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1606 1423 1101
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 92 70
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £12.31 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+9.81% -14.06%

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 +6 10 £401 +36.59%
Bristol 0 10 £425 +3.03% 2
Gloucestershire -9 4 £438 +16.66%
Somerset -24 1 £250 -17.69% 1
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
2 20 (25.32%) Test Strategy
3 19 (24.05%) ISEB
4 18 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (18.99%) Test Scripting
5 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
6 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
7 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
8 11 (13.92%) Banking
9 9 (11.39%) JIRA
9 9 (11.39%) Rational Functional Tester
9 9 (11.39%) DV Cleared
9 9 (11.39%) LoadRunner
9 9 (11.39%) UNIX
9 9 (11.39%) Functional Testing
10 8 (10.13%) MS Office
10 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
10 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (10.13%) Automated Testing
11 7 (8.86%) Ruby
11 7 (8.86%) QA
11 7 (8.86%) Bash Shell
11 7 (8.86%) Integration Testing
11 7 (8.86%) Python
11 7 (8.86%) C++
11 7 (8.86%) Java
11 7 (8.86%) Perl
11 7 (8.86%) SAP

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (10.13%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Maximo
2 1 (1.27%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.06%) Network Security
2 3 (3.80%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.53%) Firewall
4 1 (1.27%) GGSN
4 1 (1.27%) SGSN
4 1 (1.27%) LTE
4 1 (1.27%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.27%) UMTS
4 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Big Data
2 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (11.39%) JIRA
1 9 (11.39%) Rational Functional Tester
1 9 (11.39%) LoadRunner
2 6 (7.59%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.53%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
3 2 (2.53%) Selenium
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (32.91%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) General Ledger
4 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 2 (2.53%) Billing
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 50 (63.29%) Test Manager
2 19 (24.05%) Analyst
2 19 (24.05%) Test Analyst
3 7 (8.86%) Agile Test Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (7.59%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (6.33%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.06%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (3.80%) SAP Test Manager
7 3 (3.80%) SAP Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.80%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Programme Manager
8 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (1.27%) UAT Test Manager
9 1 (1.27%) Programme Test Manager
9 1 (1.27%) Integration Tester
9 1 (1.27%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) Gherkin
1 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 1 (1.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) User Experience
1 4 (5.06%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.80%) NHS
2 3 (3.80%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Derivative
4 1 (1.27%) Equities
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (11.39%) UNIX
2 3 (3.80%) Windows
3 2 (2.53%) Linux
4 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.32%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (25.32%) Software Testing
1 20 (25.32%) Test Strategy
2 18 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (18.99%) Test Scripting
4 9 (11.39%) Functional Testing
5 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
5 8 (10.13%) Automated Testing
6 7 (8.86%) Integration Testing
6 7 (8.86%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.59%) Scrum
7 6 (7.59%) Time Management
7 6 (7.59%) Test Automation
7 6 (7.59%) Migration
8 5 (6.33%) TDD
8 5 (6.33%) Use Case
8 5 (6.33%) Manual Testing
8 5 (6.33%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.33%) Project Management
8 5 (6.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) Ruby
1 7 (8.86%) Bash Shell
1 7 (8.86%) Python
1 7 (8.86%) C++
1 7 (8.86%) Java
1 7 (8.86%) Perl
2 6 (7.59%) SQL
3 2 (2.53%) C#
3 2 (2.53%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (24.05%) ISEB
2 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
3 13 (16.46%) Security Cleared
4 9 (11.39%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.80%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.80%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.27%) Degree
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) QA
2 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Snort
1 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.86%) SAP
3 5 (6.33%) HP
4 3 (3.80%) Citrix
5 1 (1.27%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.27%) F5
5 1 (1.27%) Splunk
5 1 (1.27%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) Juniper
5 1 (1.27%) EMC
5 1 (1.27%) Sun
5 1 (1.27%) Murex
5 1 (1.27%) PeopleSoft
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