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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 111 121 97
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Management 26 16 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.89% 0.52% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.66% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 40
Average daily rate £450 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +34.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £369 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £516 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.75 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+30.08% -16.32%
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
2289 2414 2524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.12% 78.02% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1493 1561 1571
Average daily rate £388 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 98 109
Average hourly rate £42.25 £36.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.75% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £14.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 11 £450 +4.34%
Somerset - 5 £491 - 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 £344 -21.42% 3
Wiltshire -4 4 £495 +4.21% 1
Devon - 1 - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
3 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (32.00%) ISEB
4 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
5 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
6 12 (24.00%) Defect Management
6 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
7 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 11 (22.00%) Test Strategy
8 10 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (20.00%) QA
8 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
9 9 (18.00%) Finance
9 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (18.00%) Oracle
10 7 (14.00%) TDD
10 7 (14.00%) Java
10 7 (14.00%) SAP
10 7 (14.00%) Unix
10 7 (14.00%) Scrum
10 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
11 6 (12.00%) Middleware
11 6 (12.00%) Windows
11 6 (12.00%) Python
11 6 (12.00%) Siebel

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 6 (12.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) DB2
3 1 (2.00%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (8.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.00%) JIRA
4 2 (4.00%) Selenium
4 2 (4.00%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.00%) JMeter
5 1 (2.00%) Maven
5 1 (2.00%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 5 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.00%) Electronics
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Marketing
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (2.00%) Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.00%) Test Manager
2 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 7 (14.00%) Tester
5 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Siebel Tester
6 4 (8.00%) Team Leader
6 4 (8.00%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (6.00%) Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Performance Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Developer
8 2 (4.00%) E-Commerce Manager
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Architect
8 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) UAT Lead
8 2 (4.00%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Middleware
1 6 (12.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.00%) REST
2 2 (4.00%) SOAP
2 2 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) User Experience
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Equities
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.00%) Unix
2 6 (12.00%) Windows
3 4 (8.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 13 (26.00%) Waterfall
4 12 (24.00%) Defect Management
4 12 (24.00%) Performance Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Test Strategy
6 10 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (14.00%) Scrum
8 7 (14.00%) TDD
9 6 (12.00%) Content Management
9 6 (12.00%) Functional Testing
9 6 (12.00%) SOA
10 5 (10.00%) Line Management
10 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
10 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (8.00%) ETL
11 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Java
2 6 (12.00%) Bash Shell
2 6 (12.00%) Python
2 6 (12.00%) Ruby
3 5 (10.00%) C++
3 5 (10.00%) Perl
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
2 16 (32.00%) ISEB
2 16 (32.00%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (8.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (6.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (18.00%) Oracle
2 7 (14.00%) SAP
3 6 (12.00%) Siebel
4 4 (8.00%) Informatica
4 4 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (6.00%) hybris
6 2 (4.00%) HP
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