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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 119 104 117
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 27 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.60% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 11
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£400 £395 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +6.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £373 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £606 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.16% -29.41%
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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
2430 1509 2077
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.28% 70.58% 68.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1005 1208
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 89 150
Average hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £28.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +3.63%

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 October 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 October 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 -5 9 £418 +12.83% 4
Somerset - 7 £400 - 7
Bristol - 5 £343 -
Gloucestershire -15 3 £450 +15.38% 2
Dorset - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 28 (40.58%) Test Scripting
2 24 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
4 21 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 21 (30.43%) ISEB
5 19 (27.54%) Finance
6 18 (26.09%) Software Testing
7 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
8 16 (23.19%) ISTQB
9 13 (18.84%) SAP
9 13 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 11 (15.94%) Scrum
11 8 (11.59%) Automated Testing
11 8 (11.59%) SQL
12 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
13 6 (8.70%) BDD
13 6 (8.70%) SpecFlow
13 6 (8.70%) Banking
14 5 (7.25%) Migration
14 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (7.25%) Business Continuity
14 5 (7.25%) System Testing
14 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
14 5 (7.25%) C#
14 5 (7.25%) ITIL
14 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
14 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.90%) Agresso
2 2 (2.90%) assyst
3 1 (1.45%) Maximo
3 1 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.45%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) GGSN
1 1 (1.45%) SGSN
1 1 (1.45%) Wireshark
1 1 (1.45%) Firewall
1 1 (1.45%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.45%) UMTS
1 1 (1.45%) HTTP
1 1 (1.45%) SSL
1 1 (1.45%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (8.70%) SpecFlow
3 4 (5.80%) Selenium
4 3 (4.35%) JIRA
4 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.90%) Rational Functional Tester
5 2 (2.90%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
General
1 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.80%) Retail
4 3 (4.35%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Billing
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (46.38%) Test Manager
2 27 (39.13%) Test Analyst
2 27 (39.13%) Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (14.49%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (10.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Tester
6 4 (5.80%) Programme Manager
7 3 (4.35%) SAP Tester
7 3 (4.35%) Business Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.90%) Test Programme Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Manager
8 2 (2.90%) SAP Manager
8 2 (2.90%) SAP Test Manager
8 2 (2.90%) Systems Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
3 1 (1.45%) Mason
3 1 (1.45%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) JMS
3 1 (1.45%) WSDL
3 1 (1.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.45%) XML
3 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) REST
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.80%) User Experience
2 3 (4.35%) NHS
2 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) Test Scripting
2 24 (34.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 18 (26.09%) Software Testing
5 17 (24.64%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (15.94%) Scrum
7 8 (11.59%) Automated Testing
8 7 (10.14%) Integration Testing
9 6 (8.70%) BDD
10 5 (7.25%) Migration
10 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (7.25%) Business Continuity
10 5 (7.25%) System Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.25%) ITIL
11 4 (5.80%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.80%) User Stories
11 4 (5.80%) Test Automation
11 4 (5.80%) ERP
11 4 (5.80%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 5 (7.25%) C#
3 3 (4.35%) Java
3 3 (4.35%) C
4 2 (2.90%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) C++
4 2 (2.90%) Python
4 2 (2.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 21 (30.43%) ISEB
3 17 (24.64%) SC Cleared
4 16 (23.19%) ISTQB
5 13 (18.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (5.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.45%) Degree
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.45%) HND
8 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (31.88%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.84%) SAP
3 4 (5.80%) HP
4 2 (2.90%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.45%) Serena
5 1 (1.45%) Telerik
5 1 (1.45%) Software AG
5 1 (1.45%) Murex
5 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 hours ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Taunton
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £3500 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 16 days ago