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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 112 94 98
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 30 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.95% 0.67% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.95% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 25
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£305 £440 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.68% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £366 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £453 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+76.92% +18.18%
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
2263 1586 2144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 71.32% 71.06% 68.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1500 1046 1275
Average daily rate £388 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 69 154
Average hourly rate £34.50 £17.23 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.29% -44.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £8.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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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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 -11 11 £300 -25.46% 3
Wiltshire -4 7 £426 -5.27%
Gloucestershire -20 4 £355 -5.33%
Somerset - 4 £275 - 6
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 52 (55.91%) Test Scripting
2 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 47 (50.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (48.39%) Security Cleared
5 40 (43.01%) SC Cleared
6 37 (39.78%) ISEB
7 36 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (34.41%) ISTQB
9 31 (33.33%) Software Testing
10 26 (27.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 22 (23.66%) Test Strategy
12 17 (18.28%) Scrum
13 16 (17.20%) Finance
14 14 (15.05%) SAP
15 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
16 12 (12.90%) ITIL
16 12 (12.90%) SQL
17 11 (11.83%) Portfolio Management
17 11 (11.83%) Waterfall
18 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
19 9 (9.68%) C#
19 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
19 9 (9.68%) BDD
19 9 (9.68%) SpecFlow
20 8 (8.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 8 (8.60%) Service Management
20 8 (8.60%) Integration Testing
20 8 (8.60%) Asset Management
20 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
20 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (1.08%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.15%) assyst
3 1 (1.08%) Maximo
3 1 (1.08%) Summit
3 1 (1.08%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.23%) Extranet
2 1 (1.08%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.08%) HTTP
2 1 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) MySQL
2 2 (2.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 36 (38.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.68%) SpecFlow
3 5 (5.38%) JIRA
3 5 (5.38%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.30%) JMeter
4 4 (4.30%) Selenium
5 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.15%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.15%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.08%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 16 (17.20%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (47.31%) Analyst
2 43 (46.24%) Test Analyst
3 23 (24.73%) Test Manager
4 17 (18.28%) Tester
5 15 (16.13%) Senior Analyst
5 15 (16.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (8.60%) Agile Test Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (7.53%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.38%) Test Leader
9 4 (4.30%) Business Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Business Test Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) SAP Tester
10 3 (3.23%) Systems Test Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Systems Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Programme Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Test Programme Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Performance Tester
11 2 (2.15%) Programme Test Manager
12 1 (1.08%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) Gherkin
2 3 (3.23%) .NET
2 3 (3.23%) SOAP
3 2 (2.15%) WCF
4 1 (1.08%) LAMP
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) WSDL
4 1 (1.08%) JMS
4 1 (1.08%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Mason
4 1 (1.08%) SAP PI
4 1 (1.08%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) CMDB
2 4 (4.30%) Replication
3 3 (3.23%) NHS
3 3 (3.23%) Open Source
4 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.15%) Windows
2 1 (1.08%) Linux
2 1 (1.08%) UNIX
2 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (55.91%) Test Scripting
2 47 (50.54%) User Acceptance Testing
3 31 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 22 (23.66%) Test Strategy
5 17 (18.28%) Scrum
6 12 (12.90%) ITIL
7 11 (11.83%) Portfolio Management
7 11 (11.83%) Waterfall
8 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 9 (9.68%) BDD
10 8 (8.60%) Service Management
10 8 (8.60%) Integration Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Asset Management
10 8 (8.60%) Automated Testing
10 8 (8.60%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.53%) Operations Management
11 7 (7.53%) Capacity Management
11 7 (7.53%) Test Automation
12 6 (6.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.90%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) C#
3 5 (5.38%) PHP
4 4 (4.30%) Java
4 4 (4.30%) Python
5 3 (3.23%) C++
5 3 (3.23%) C
6 2 (2.15%) Ruby
7 1 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 45 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 40 (43.01%) SC Cleared
3 37 (39.78%) ISEB
4 32 (34.41%) ISTQB
5 26 (27.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (8.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.15%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.08%) HND
9 1 (1.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) QA
2 2 (2.15%) ISO 9002
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 14001
3 1 (1.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 14 (15.05%) SAP
3 7 (7.53%) HP
4 6 (6.45%) SolarWinds
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle
5 2 (2.15%) Citrix
5 2 (2.15%) Capita
6 1 (1.08%) Telerik
6 1 (1.08%) Software AG
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) IBM
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