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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 101 95 95
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 40 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.31% 0.70% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.99% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 23
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£315 £445 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.21% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £366 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2219 1510 2112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.61% 70.86% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1485 979 1290
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 69 127
Average hourly rate £33.84 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.37% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
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 28 July 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 28 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol -9 14 £300 -34.78% 3
Somerset - 7 £288 - 2
Wiltshire -5 6 £435 -3.33% 1
Gloucestershire -11 5 £340 -9.33% 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 53 (56.38%) Test Scripting
2 49 (52.13%) Microsoft
3 47 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 44 (46.81%) Security Cleared
5 40 (42.55%) SC Cleared
6 38 (40.43%) ISEB
6 38 (40.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (35.11%) ISTQB
8 32 (34.04%) Software Testing
9 26 (27.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 23 (24.47%) Test Strategy
11 16 (17.02%) Scrum
12 15 (15.96%) Finance
12 15 (15.96%) SQL
13 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (13.83%) SAP
13 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
14 11 (11.70%) ITIL
14 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
15 10 (10.64%) Portfolio Management
15 10 (10.64%) Asset Management
15 10 (10.64%) Integration Testing
16 9 (9.57%) C#
16 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
16 9 (9.57%) SpecFlow
16 9 (9.57%) BDD
17 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
17 8 (8.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (8.51%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (1.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Maximo
2 2 (2.13%) assyst
2 2 (2.13%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.06%) Summit
3 1 (1.06%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Extranet
2 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) MySQL
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (40.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.57%) SpecFlow
3 8 (8.51%) JIRA
4 5 (5.32%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.26%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.26%) JMeter
5 4 (4.26%) Selenium
6 3 (3.19%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.19%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.06%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 15 (15.96%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.19%) Retail
3 3 (3.19%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.13%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 45 (47.87%) Analyst
2 44 (46.81%) Test Analyst
3 23 (24.47%) Test Manager
4 18 (19.15%) Tester
5 15 (15.96%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (15.96%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (8.51%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (7.45%) Team Leader
7 7 (7.45%) Test Team Leader
8 5 (5.32%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.26%) Business Test Analyst
9 4 (4.26%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Systems Test Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.19%) Systems Tester
10 3 (3.19%) Programme Manager
11 2 (2.13%) Performance Tester
11 2 (2.13%) QA Analyst
11 2 (2.13%) Integration Tester
11 2 (2.13%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.19%) .NET
3 2 (2.13%) SOAP
3 2 (2.13%) WCF
4 1 (1.06%) Mason
4 1 (1.06%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.06%) XML
4 1 (1.06%) LAMP
4 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.45%) CMDB
2 4 (4.26%) Replication
3 3 (3.19%) Open Source
3 3 (3.19%) NHS
4 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.06%) Linux
2 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.06%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (56.38%) Test Scripting
2 47 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (34.04%) Software Testing
4 23 (24.47%) Test Strategy
5 16 (17.02%) Scrum
6 13 (13.83%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (11.70%) ITIL
7 11 (11.70%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.64%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (10.64%) Integration Testing
8 10 (10.64%) Asset Management
9 9 (9.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (9.57%) Service Delivery
9 9 (9.57%) BDD
10 8 (8.51%) Test Automation
10 8 (8.51%) Service Management
10 8 (8.51%) Automated Testing
11 7 (7.45%) Operations Management
11 7 (7.45%) Migration
11 7 (7.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.96%) SQL
2 9 (9.57%) C#
3 5 (5.32%) PHP
4 4 (4.26%) Python
5 3 (3.19%) C++
5 3 (3.19%) Java
6 2 (2.13%) Ruby
6 2 (2.13%) C
7 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.06%) Perl
Qualifications
1 44 (46.81%) Security Cleared
2 40 (42.55%) SC Cleared
3 38 (40.43%) ISEB
4 33 (35.11%) ISTQB
5 26 (27.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (8.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.19%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.13%) Degree
8 2 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.06%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) QA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (52.13%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.83%) SAP
3 7 (7.45%) HP
4 6 (6.38%) SolarWinds
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle
6 2 (2.13%) Capita
6 2 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.06%) Telerik
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago