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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 119 87 100
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 22 58 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 1.75% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 2.28% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 44 23
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£438 £325 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -14.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £393 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £360 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.25%
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
2441 2547 1696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 76.59% 76.79% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 1570 1059
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 112 62
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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 +10 9 £418 +38.01%
Bristol -3 5 £431 +15.00%
Gloucestershire -7 4 £438 +16.66% 1
Somerset -31 1 £250 -23.07%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
4 16 (22.54%) ISEB
4 16 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
6 14 (19.72%) Test Strategy
6 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
7 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
7 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
8 11 (15.49%) Banking
9 9 (12.68%) JIRA
10 8 (11.27%) Rational Functional Tester
10 8 (11.27%) Functional Testing
10 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
10 8 (11.27%) MS Office
10 8 (11.27%) UNIX
10 8 (11.27%) DV Cleared
11 7 (9.86%) Configuration Management
11 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
11 7 (9.86%) QA
11 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
12 6 (8.45%) Ruby
12 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
12 6 (8.45%) Time Management
12 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
12 6 (8.45%) Python
12 6 (8.45%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Maximo
2 1 (1.41%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Network Security
2 3 (4.23%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.41%) HTTP
3 1 (1.41%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) JIRA
2 8 (11.27%) LoadRunner
2 8 (11.27%) Rational Functional Tester
3 6 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.82%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.82%) Selenium
5 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (33.80%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.82%) Legal
4 2 (2.82%) Electronics
4 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Billing
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (60.56%) Test Manager
2 18 (25.35%) Test Analyst
2 18 (25.35%) Analyst
3 7 (9.86%) Agile Test Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Test Leader
4 5 (7.04%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (7.04%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (5.63%) Lead Test Analyst
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Manager
6 3 (4.23%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Test Manager
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Manager
8 1 (1.41%) Delivery Manager
8 1 (1.41%) Data Manager
8 1 (1.41%) Systems Test Analyst
8 1 (1.41%) Electronics Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) SAP Manager
8 1 (1.41%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.63%) Credit Risk
1 4 (5.63%) User Experience
2 3 (4.23%) FlexPod
2 3 (4.23%) NHS
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Equities
4 1 (1.41%) Derivative
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) UNIX
2 3 (4.23%) Windows
3 2 (2.82%) Linux
4 1 (1.41%) Android
4 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (26.76%) Software Testing
3 16 (22.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (21.13%) Test Scripting
5 14 (19.72%) Test Strategy
6 8 (11.27%) Functional Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Integration Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Automated Testing
7 7 (9.86%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.45%) Time Management
8 6 (8.45%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.04%) User Stories
9 5 (7.04%) Use Case
9 5 (7.04%) Project Management
9 5 (7.04%) Migration
9 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (7.04%) Scrum
10 4 (5.63%) TDD
10 4 (5.63%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) C++
1 6 (8.45%) Java
1 6 (8.45%) Perl
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
1 6 (8.45%) Python
1 6 (8.45%) Ruby
1 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.82%) C#
2 2 (2.82%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) ISEB
2 12 (16.90%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.90%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.86%) QA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.41%) Snort
1 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (19.72%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.04%) HP
3 3 (4.23%) SAP
3 3 (4.23%) Citrix
4 1 (1.41%) Juniper
4 1 (1.41%) VMware
4 1 (1.41%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.41%) F5
4 1 (1.41%) Splunk
4 1 (1.41%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.41%) Sun
4 1 (1.41%) Murex
4 1 (1.41%) EMC