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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / South West
Rank 111 122 89
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -33
Contract jobs citing Test Management 21 21 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.70% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.85% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 36
Median daily rate £370 £335 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.36% -19.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £309 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £478 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £393
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +62.96%

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
2052 2462 2293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 79.75% 82.23% 75.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1736 1539
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 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 117 111
Median hourly rate £37.50 £41.80 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.28% +19.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £20.63 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-10.89% +52.94%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +2 7 £370 -20.00% 2
Bristol +7 6 £325 -3.91% 8
Somerset +9 3 £350 +8.52%
Wiltshire -2 2 £400 +26.98% 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 12 (34.29%) HP
2 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
3 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
5 8 (22.86%) Unix
6 7 (20.00%) Java
6 7 (20.00%) Oracle
6 7 (20.00%) ISEB
6 7 (20.00%) Ruby
6 7 (20.00%) Banking
6 7 (20.00%) Retail
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) Retail Banking
7 6 (17.14%) SQL
7 6 (17.14%) XML
7 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
7 6 (17.14%) Zephyr
8 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 5 (14.29%) JIRA
8 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (14.29%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting

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 (8.57%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.71%) MS Office
1 2 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) PPP
1 3 (8.57%) SSH
2 2 (5.71%) BGP
2 2 (5.71%) HSRP
2 2 (5.71%) MPLS
2 2 (5.71%) OSPF
2 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) RS-232
3 1 (2.86%) RS-422
3 1 (2.86%) RTP
3 1 (2.86%) SNMP
3 1 (2.86%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) VLAN
3 1 (2.86%) VoIP
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) BusinessObjects XI
1 3 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (17.14%) Zephyr
2 5 (14.29%) JIRA
3 4 (11.43%) LoadRunner
4 3 (8.57%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
4 3 (8.57%) JMeter
4 3 (8.57%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
4 3 (8.57%) Subversion
4 3 (8.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (5.71%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.86%) JUnit
6 1 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 13 (37.14%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
2 7 (20.00%) Retail
3 6 (17.14%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.71%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.71%) Law
4 2 (5.71%) Legal
4 2 (5.71%) Multimedia
4 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.86%) Electronics
5 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Test Manager
2 7 (20.00%) Analyst
2 7 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Test Leader
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Migration Manager
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Telephony Manager
5 2 (5.71%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 2 (5.71%) Test Specialist
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications Manager
5 2 (5.71%) XML Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) Automation Tester
6 1 (2.86%) Data Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
2 3 (8.57%) Gherkin
2 3 (8.57%) REST
2 3 (8.57%) SOAP
2 3 (8.57%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.86%) Unix
2 4 (11.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (22.86%) Configuration Management
2 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (17.14%) Migration
3 6 (17.14%) Test Strategy
4 5 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 5 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (11.43%) Functional Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Regression Testing
5 4 (11.43%) SDLC
5 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
5 4 (11.43%) System Testing
5 4 (11.43%) Test Scripting
6 3 (8.57%) BDD
6 3 (8.57%) Data Transformation
6 3 (8.57%) Dimensional Modelling
6 3 (8.57%) Kimball Methodology
6 3 (8.57%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Java
1 7 (20.00%) Ruby
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
3 4 (11.43%) C++
3 4 (11.43%) Perl
3 4 (11.43%) Python
4 3 (8.57%) C#
4 3 (8.57%) F#
4 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
4 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
4 3 (8.57%) VBScript
5 2 (5.71%) Scala
6 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 10 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO 9000
2 2 (5.71%) QA
3 1 (2.86%) Basel II
3 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) HP
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.57%) Reuters
4 3 (8.57%) Teradata
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) SAP