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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 125 118 119
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 34 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 1.03% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.34% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 21 19
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £40.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -30.43%
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
2199 2537 2578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.51% 76.48% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1466 1679 1714
Median daily rate £375 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 86
Median hourly rate £38.00 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.18% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.50 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +5 8 £405 +11.72% 2
Bristol -2 5 £365 -9.87% 2
Wiltshire -2 1 £625 +87.96%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 13 (33.33%) HP
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (25.64%) Finance
4 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
4 10 (25.64%) Unix
5 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
6 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
6 8 (20.51%) Ruby
7 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
7 7 (17.95%) Python
7 7 (17.95%) Perl
7 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
7 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 6 (15.38%) SQL
8 6 (15.38%) Java
8 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
8 6 (15.38%) Migration
8 6 (15.38%) TDD
9 5 (12.82%) JIRA
9 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
9 5 (12.82%) C++
9 5 (12.82%) Zephyr
9 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
10 4 (10.26%) Rational Functional Tester
10 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) CMS
1 1 (2.56%) Confluence
1 1 (2.56%) SAS
1 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.56%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) DHCP
1 2 (5.13%) DNS
1 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
1 2 (5.13%) LAN
1 2 (5.13%) PPP
1 2 (5.13%) RS-232
1 2 (5.13%) RS-422
1 2 (5.13%) RTP
1 2 (5.13%) SNMP
1 2 (5.13%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (5.13%) SSH
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.13%) VLAN
1 2 (5.13%) VoIP
1 2 (5.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.56%) BGP
2 1 (2.56%) CTI
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
2 1 (2.56%) MPLS
2 1 (2.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
1 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
1 5 (12.82%) Zephyr
2 4 (10.26%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (7.69%) JMeter
3 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.13%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.56%) Maven
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.56%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (2.56%) TestComplete
5 1 (2.56%) TestRail
5 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 4 (10.26%) Retail Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.13%) Electronics
4 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.56%) Billing
5 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 6 (15.38%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 5 (12.82%) Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Test Specialist
5 3 (7.69%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Migration Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Performance Architect
6 2 (5.13%) Technical Tester
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Test Expert
7 1 (2.56%) HR Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Network Communications Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Network Integration Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Test Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Lead
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
1 2 (5.13%) REST
1 2 (5.13%) SOAP
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (2.56%) iPad
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.64%) Unix
2 4 (10.26%) Linux
3 1 (2.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (25.64%) Configuration Management
3 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 8 (20.51%) Waterfall
5 7 (17.95%) Functional Testing
6 6 (15.38%) Defect Management
6 6 (15.38%) Migration
6 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
6 6 (15.38%) TDD
6 6 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) ITIL
7 4 (10.26%) Test Planning
7 4 (10.26%) Validation
8 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (7.69%) Kanban
8 3 (7.69%) Project Management
8 3 (7.69%) Service Management
8 3 (7.69%) System Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Ruby
2 7 (17.95%) Bash Shell
2 7 (17.95%) Perl
2 7 (17.95%) Python
3 6 (15.38%) Java
3 6 (15.38%) SQL
4 5 (12.82%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) ISTQB
3 5 (12.82%) DV Cleared
4 4 (10.26%) ISEB
4 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.56%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Control-M
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 3 (7.69%) SAP
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) Teradata