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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 130 117 101
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 1.07% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 1.32% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 28 33
Median daily rate £400 £345 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -15.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £307 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £409 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.37% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +15.64%
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
2131 2567 2566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.63% 80.45% 76.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1442 1794 1742
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 124
Median hourly rate £38.00 £41.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.31% +43.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £20.63 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the South West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +7 7 £400 -15.78% 4
Somerset +14 1 - -
Bristol +3 1 £275 -18.69% 1
Wiltshire -13 1 £625 +95.31%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
2 10 (37.04%) HP
3 9 (33.33%) Unix
4 7 (25.93%) Banking
4 7 (25.93%) Retail
4 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (22.22%) Ruby
5 6 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 6 (22.22%) Migration
5 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
6 5 (18.52%) Python
6 5 (18.52%) Perl
6 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
7 4 (14.81%) Zephyr
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Oracle
7 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (14.81%) ISEB
7 4 (14.81%) Java
7 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
7 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
8 3 (11.11%) Scrum
8 3 (11.11%) Teradata
8 3 (11.11%) Subversion
8 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DHCP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) PPP
1 2 (7.41%) RS-232
1 2 (7.41%) RS-422
1 2 (7.41%) RTP
1 2 (7.41%) SNMP
1 2 (7.41%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) VLAN
1 2 (7.41%) VoIP
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) CTI
2 1 (3.70%) HSRP
2 1 (3.70%) MPLS
2 1 (3.70%) OSPF
2 1 (3.70%) SSH
2 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
1 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Zephyr
2 3 (11.11%) JMeter
2 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
2 3 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.70%) JUnit
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (3.70%) Selenium
4 1 (3.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Retail
3 6 (22.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Electronics
5 1 (3.70%) Law
5 1 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Test Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Test Specialist
2 4 (14.81%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) Migration Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Data Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Junior
5 1 (3.70%) Junior Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Service Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) .NET
1 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.70%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.70%) REST
2 1 (3.70%) SOAP
2 1 (3.70%) Web Services
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Data Conversion
1 1 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (3.70%) iPad
1 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Configuration Management
2 7 (25.93%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Migration
3 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (18.52%) Functional Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
6 3 (11.11%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (11.11%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (11.11%) Quality Management
6 3 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Scrum
6 3 (11.11%) SDLC
6 3 (11.11%) System Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 2 (7.41%) Defect Management
7 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
7 2 (7.41%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Ruby
2 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
2 5 (18.52%) Perl
2 5 (18.52%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) SQL
4 3 (11.11%) C++
4 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) ISEB
2 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) ISO 9000
2 1 (3.70%) Basel II
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) HP
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Teradata
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Reuters
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