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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 37 44 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.13% 0.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£338 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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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
276 277 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 83.89% 80.06% 61.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 203 117
Average daily rate £350 £370 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +112.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £32.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015, 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 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (57.14%) Selenium
3 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 7 (50.00%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) Java
5 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
5 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
5 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Appium
6 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
6 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
6 4 (28.57%) Android Development
6 4 (28.57%) iOS Development
6 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Android
6 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
6 4 (28.57%) Scrum
6 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 4 (28.57%) GIS
6 4 (28.57%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) Subversion
7 3 (21.43%) JIRA

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Selenium
2 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 5 (35.71%) WebDriver
4 4 (28.57%) Appium
5 3 (21.43%) Subversion
5 3 (21.43%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) Zephyr
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
1 7 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) GIS
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 5 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (35.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Load Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) Android Development
4 4 (28.57%) iOS Development
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle