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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 118 113 99
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 30 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.92% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.26% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 5
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£363 £305 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -18.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £458 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +46.94%
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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
2514 2381 1594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 75.54% 73.33% 72.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1674 1570 1057
Average daily rate £400 £399 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +7.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 92 76
Average hourly rate £39.25 £34.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.62% +54.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.27 £42.50 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Wiltshire +6 9 £341 -19.94%
Bristol -9 7 £520 +73.33%
Somerset +7 4 £349 +26.72%
Gloucestershire -9 4 £363 +2.11%
Dorset - 4 £443 - 2
Devon - 2 £475 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 15 (34.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
6 12 (27.27%) ISEB
7 11 (25.00%) LoadRunner
8 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
9 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (18.18%) Java
9 8 (18.18%) Ruby
9 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (15.91%) Finance
10 7 (15.91%) Perl
10 7 (15.91%) SQL
10 7 (15.91%) C++
10 7 (15.91%) Python
10 7 (15.91%) UNIX
10 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
10 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
10 7 (15.91%) Rational Functional Tester
10 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.91%) Bash Shell
10 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
11 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (13.64%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Maximo
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 7 (15.91%) Rational Functional Tester
2 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (11.36%) SpecFlow
4 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
5 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.82%) Selenium
6 2 (4.55%) JIRA
7 1 (2.27%) JBehave
7 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Local Government
3 1 (2.27%) Publishing
3 1 (2.27%) Military
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
2 18 (40.91%) Test Manager
2 18 (40.91%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.27%) Portfolio Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Test Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (2.27%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Testing Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Head of Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Defect Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Agile Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) UNIX
2 1 (2.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Software Testing
2 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Functional Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (15.91%) Test Strategy
6 7 (15.91%) Manual Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.64%) Scrum
7 6 (13.64%) Integration Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.36%) Use Case
8 5 (11.36%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
9 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.82%) Migration
10 3 (6.82%) TDD
10 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Java
1 8 (18.18%) Ruby
2 7 (15.91%) Bash Shell
2 7 (15.91%) C++
2 7 (15.91%) Perl
2 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) Python
3 4 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (27.27%) ISEB
3 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
4 8 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
1 1 (2.27%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) Splunk
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Hyperion
5 1 (2.27%) Northgate
5 1 (2.27%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) Sun