The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 33 43 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.05% 1.65% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.97% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate £358 £350 £545
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% -35.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
Test Management
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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 Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
214 355 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 74.56% 83.53% 75.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 260 209
Average daily rate £375 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -51.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Southampton region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 8 (66.67%) BDD
2 8 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
3 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Appium
4 4 (33.33%) Zephyr
4 4 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle Database
2 3 (25.00%) Data Mining
3 2 (16.67%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (33.33%) Appium
2 4 (33.33%) JIRA
2 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (33.33%) Zephyr
3 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (16.67%) RubyMine
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) BDD
2 8 (66.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Functional Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (33.33%) Load Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Manual Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 4 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 3 (25.00%) Automation Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (16.67%) Data Management
6 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) SAP