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 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 119 85 94
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Management 15 62 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 2.09% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 2.72% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 48 14
Average daily rate
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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 £367 £275 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £400 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £34.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +9.67%
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
2254 2281 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.96% 76.98% 71.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1521 913
Average daily rate £400 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 116 67
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.84 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.56% +9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Gloucestershire 0 6 £438 +30.59%
Bristol +3 4 £431 +15.00% 1
Wiltshire +1 4 £495 +40.92%
Dorset +1 1 £500 - 3
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
2 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
3 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (19.30%) Banking
5 10 (17.54%) ISEB
6 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
6 8 (14.04%) MS Office
6 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
7 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (12.28%) QA
7 7 (12.28%) JIRA
8 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
8 6 (10.53%) Time Management
8 6 (10.53%) DV Cleared
8 6 (10.53%) UNIX
8 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (8.77%) Java
9 5 (8.77%) HP
9 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
9 5 (8.77%) Project Management
9 5 (8.77%) Rational Functional Tester
9 5 (8.77%) Functional Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Ruby
10 4 (7.02%) Credit Risk
10 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
10 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
10 4 (7.02%) Perl

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (5.26%) Network Security
2 1 (1.75%) Firewall
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.51%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) JIRA
2 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
2 5 (8.77%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (3.51%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.75%) JBehave
4 1 (1.75%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 20 (35.09%) Finance
2 11 (19.30%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.51%) Legal
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Billing
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 37 (64.91%) Test Manager
2 10 (17.54%) Test Analyst
2 10 (17.54%) Analyst
3 4 (7.02%) Agile Test Analyst
3 4 (7.02%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 3 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (3.51%) Test Architect
5 2 (3.51%) Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Test Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Service Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (1.75%) Systems Tester
6 1 (1.75%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (1.75%) Team Leader
6 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Delivery Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Data Manager
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics Engineer
6 1 (1.75%) Senior Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Credit Risk
1 4 (7.02%) User Experience
2 3 (5.26%) FlexPod
2 3 (5.26%) NHS
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) UNIX
2 3 (5.26%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (22.81%) Software Testing
1 13 (22.81%) Test Scripting
2 12 (21.05%) Test Strategy
3 11 (19.30%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (10.53%) Time Management
4 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.77%) Project Management
5 5 (8.77%) Functional Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.26%) Test Planning
7 3 (5.26%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (5.26%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.26%) PRINCE2
7 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.26%) Use Case
7 3 (5.26%) Release Management
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Security Testing
8 2 (3.51%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) Java
1 5 (8.77%) Ruby
2 4 (7.02%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.02%) Perl
2 4 (7.02%) C++
2 4 (7.02%) Python
3 2 (3.51%) MATLAB
3 2 (3.51%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISEB
2 8 (14.04%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.53%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Snort
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) HP
3 3 (5.26%) SAP
3 3 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (1.75%) VMware
4 1 (1.75%) Sourcefire
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.75%) Juniper
4 1 (1.75%) EMC
4 1 (1.75%) Sun
4 1 (1.75%) F5
4 1 (1.75%) Splunk