The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 37 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.31% 0.75% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 1.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £545 £337 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
270 180 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 70.68% 67.16% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 122 92
Average daily rate £325 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Average hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £23.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
Hampshire

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 19 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Release Management
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Wealth Management
3 3 (50.00%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (16.67%) System Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
5 1 (16.67%) C

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Release Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Portfolio Manager
3 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (16.67%) Platform Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Release Management
2 4 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Wealth Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Resource Management
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (16.67%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA