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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 110 108 107
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 29 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.40% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.21% 0.57% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 25
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£305 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £351 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £375 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+46.94% +15.94%
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
2393 1592 2212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.80% 71.17% 69.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1585 1072 1314
Average daily rate £395 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.75% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 77 152
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £11.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 9 £300 -13.04% 4
Wiltshire - 8 £418 - 3
Gloucestershire -12 4 £355 -5.33%
Somerset - 4 £275 - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 45 (54.88%) Test Scripting
2 40 (48.78%) Microsoft
3 38 (46.34%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (45.12%) Security Cleared
5 33 (40.24%) ISEB
5 33 (40.24%) SC Cleared
6 28 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 27 (32.93%) Software Testing
7 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (32.93%) ISTQB
8 22 (26.83%) Test Strategy
8 22 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 17 (20.73%) Finance
10 16 (19.51%) Scrum
11 14 (17.07%) SAP
12 12 (14.63%) ITIL
13 11 (13.41%) Portfolio Management
14 10 (12.20%) MS Excel
15 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
15 9 (10.98%) SQL
15 9 (10.98%) Integration Testing
15 9 (10.98%) BDD
15 9 (10.98%) SpecFlow
16 8 (9.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 8 (9.76%) Asset Management
16 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing
16 8 (9.76%) Service Management
17 7 (8.54%) C#
17 7 (8.54%) Operations Management
17 7 (8.54%) CMDB

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.22%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) SAP HCM
2 2 (2.44%) assyst
3 1 (1.22%) Agresso
3 1 (1.22%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.22%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.66%) Extranet
2 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
2 1 (1.22%) HTTP
2 1 (1.22%) SSL
Development Applications
1 28 (34.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (10.98%) SpecFlow
3 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.88%) Selenium
5 3 (3.66%) JIRA
6 2 (2.44%) JMeter
7 1 (1.22%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.22%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 17 (20.73%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Retail
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (46.34%) Analyst
2 37 (45.12%) Test Analyst
3 22 (26.83%) Test Manager
4 15 (18.29%) Senior Analyst
4 15 (18.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (12.20%) Tester
6 7 (8.54%) Team Leader
6 7 (8.54%) Test Team Leader
6 7 (8.54%) Agile Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.88%) Business Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) SAP Tester
9 3 (3.66%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.44%) Systems Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Programme Test Manager
10 2 (2.44%) Systems Test Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Test Programme Manager
11 1 (1.22%) Defect Manager
11 1 (1.22%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) Gherkin
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
2 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.22%) SOAP
2 1 (1.22%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) JMS
2 1 (1.22%) WSDL
2 1 (1.22%) Middleware
2 1 (1.22%) Mason
2 1 (1.22%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.22%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) CMDB
2 4 (4.88%) User Experience
3 3 (3.66%) NHS
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Open Source
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.22%) UNIX
1 1 (1.22%) Windows
1 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (54.88%) Test Scripting
2 38 (46.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (32.93%) Software Testing
4 22 (26.83%) Test Strategy
5 16 (19.51%) Scrum
6 12 (14.63%) ITIL
7 11 (13.41%) Portfolio Management
8 9 (10.98%) BDD
8 9 (10.98%) Integration Testing
8 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
9 8 (9.76%) Service Management
9 8 (9.76%) Asset Management
9 8 (9.76%) Automated Testing
10 7 (8.54%) Operations Management
10 7 (8.54%) Waterfall
10 7 (8.54%) Capacity Management
11 6 (7.32%) Regression Testing
12 5 (6.10%) Migration
12 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.98%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) C#
3 4 (4.88%) PHP
4 3 (3.66%) C
5 2 (2.44%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) Python
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby
6 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (45.12%) Security Cleared
2 33 (40.24%) ISEB
2 33 (40.24%) SC Cleared
3 27 (32.93%) ISTQB
4 22 (26.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (9.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) HND
8 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (48.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.07%) SAP
3 6 (7.32%) SolarWinds
4 4 (4.88%) HP
5 1 (1.22%) Software AG
5 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.22%) Telerik
5 1 (1.22%) IBM
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.22%) Murex
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