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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 98 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 47 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.43% 0.64% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.91% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 12
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£410 £360 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £504 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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
2399 1651 1812
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.85% 69.90% 67.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1082 1071
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 110 119
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £11.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Wiltshire +9 25 £410 +24.56%
Somerset -6 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Bristol - 7 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire -15 6 £463 +17.08% 1
Dorset - - - - 2
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.87%) User Acceptance Testing
3 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
4 18 (23.38%) ISEB
4 18 (23.38%) Software Testing
4 18 (23.38%) Test Scripting
5 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
5 16 (20.78%) Test Strategy
6 15 (19.48%) ISTQB
7 12 (15.58%) Scrum
8 11 (14.29%) SQL
9 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
9 10 (12.99%) Integration Testing
10 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
11 8 (10.39%) SAP
12 7 (9.09%) JIRA
12 7 (9.09%) Migration
12 7 (9.09%) Banking
12 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
12 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
12 7 (9.09%) User Stories
12 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (7.79%) SpecFlow
13 6 (7.79%) Gherkin
13 6 (7.79%) Rational Functional Tester
13 6 (7.79%) BDD
13 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (1.30%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (5.19%) MS Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.90%) SAP HCM
1 3 (3.90%) Maximo
2 2 (2.60%) Agresso
3 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.30%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.30%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) Network Security
2 3 (3.90%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.60%) HTTP
3 2 (2.60%) Firewall
4 1 (1.30%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.30%) GGSN
4 1 (1.30%) SGSN
4 1 (1.30%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.30%) UMTS
4 1 (1.30%) SSL
4 1 (1.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) Big Data
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.09%) JIRA
3 6 (7.79%) SpecFlow
3 6 (7.79%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (7.79%) LoadRunner
4 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.90%) Selenium
6 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.19%) Retail
5 3 (3.90%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Legal
6 2 (2.60%) Billing
7 1 (1.30%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.30%) Advertising
7 1 (1.30%) Back Office
7 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 41 (53.25%) Test Manager
2 24 (31.17%) Test Analyst
2 24 (31.17%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Agile Test Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (6.49%) Test Leader
6 4 (5.19%) Tester
6 4 (5.19%) Programme Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (3.90%) SAP Tester
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Test Programme Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (2.60%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) XML
3 1 (1.30%) Middleware
3 1 (1.30%) SOAP
3 1 (1.30%) WSDL
3 1 (1.30%) JMS
3 1 (1.30%) REST
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) User Experience
2 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.90%) FlexPod
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) Derivative
5 1 (1.30%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.79%) UNIX
2 3 (3.90%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.87%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (29.87%) User Acceptance Testing
2 18 (23.38%) Software Testing
2 18 (23.38%) Test Scripting
3 16 (20.78%) Test Strategy
4 12 (15.58%) Scrum
5 10 (12.99%) Automated Testing
5 10 (12.99%) Integration Testing
6 7 (9.09%) Migration
6 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 7 (9.09%) Functional Testing
6 7 (9.09%) User Stories
7 6 (7.79%) BDD
7 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.49%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.49%) System Testing
8 5 (6.49%) Time Management
9 4 (5.19%) Manual Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) C#
3 5 (6.49%) Java
4 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.19%) Perl
4 4 (5.19%) C++
4 4 (5.19%) Python
4 4 (5.19%) Ruby
5 3 (3.90%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) ISEB
2 16 (20.78%) Security Cleared
3 15 (19.48%) ISTQB
4 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
5 7 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 7 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.30%) Degree
6 1 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.30%) HND
6 1 (1.30%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 2 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Snort
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.39%) SAP
3 4 (5.19%) HP
4 3 (3.90%) Citrix
5 2 (2.60%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (2.60%) Murex
6 1 (1.30%) Sourcefire
6 1 (1.30%) Telerik
6 1 (1.30%) Serena
6 1 (1.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.30%) Software AG
6 1 (1.30%) Juniper
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle
6 1 (1.30%) IBM
6 1 (1.30%) F5
6 1 (1.30%) Splunk
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