The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 40 87 81
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 58 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 4.07% 0.31% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.31% 0.41% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 3 5
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£400 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £350 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £558 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%
Test Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1092 969 935
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 76.58% 75.88% 74.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 643 590 554
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £522 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 28 39
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.00 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.05 £53.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Leatherhead - 45 £400 -
Epsom - 3 £351 -
Redhill - 2 £444 -
Guildford - 1 £400 -
Test Management
South East

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 64 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (78.75%) SC Cleared
3 61 (76.25%) HP Quality Center
4 58 (72.50%) XML
4 58 (72.50%) HP
5 52 (65.00%) SQL
6 47 (58.75%) Use Case
7 45 (56.25%) SoapUI
7 45 (56.25%) SOAP
7 45 (56.25%) XML Messaging
8 41 (51.25%) ISTQB
9 39 (48.75%) PL/SQL
10 35 (43.75%) Telecoms
11 30 (37.50%) UNIX
12 27 (33.75%) Perl
13 26 (32.50%) Oracle
14 25 (31.25%) Test Planning
15 24 (30.00%) Test Scripting
16 21 (26.25%) Shell Script
17 18 (22.50%) Oracle Database
18 16 (20.00%) Security Testing
18 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
18 16 (20.00%) Validation
19 14 (17.50%) Java
20 13 (16.25%) Incident Management
20 13 (16.25%) System Testing
21 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
21 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
22 8 (10.00%) Selenium
22 8 (10.00%) PowerShell

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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.

Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Project
1 2 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
1 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 45 (56.25%) SoapUI
2 8 (10.00%) Selenium
2 8 (10.00%) TestNG
2 8 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 8 (10.00%) Subversion
3 4 (5.00%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.50%) HP UFT
General
1 35 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.00%) Finance
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.75%) Billing
4 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (41.25%) Analyst
2 31 (38.75%) Test Analyst
3 29 (36.25%) Test Manager
4 13 (16.25%) Senior Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Senior Test Analyst
5 11 (13.75%) Architect
5 11 (13.75%) Test Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Tester
7 5 (6.25%) Programme Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Test Leader
8 4 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Automation Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Test Automation Engineer
10 2 (2.50%) AWS Developer
10 2 (2.50%) Automation Tester
10 2 (2.50%) QA Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
10 2 (2.50%) Financial Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (72.50%) XML
2 45 (56.25%) XML Messaging
2 45 (56.25%) SOAP
3 4 (5.00%) Web Services
3 4 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (1.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.75%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.50%) W3C
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.50%) UNIX
2 3 (3.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (58.75%) Use Case
2 25 (31.25%) Test Planning
3 24 (30.00%) Test Scripting
4 16 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 16 (20.00%) Validation
5 13 (16.25%) Incident Management
5 13 (16.25%) System Testing
6 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.50%) Test Strategy
7 6 (7.50%) SDLC
8 5 (6.25%) Software Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Usability Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Performance Testing
9 4 (5.00%) TDD
9 4 (5.00%) ITIL
9 4 (5.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (3.75%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 52 (65.00%) SQL
2 39 (48.75%) PL/SQL
3 27 (33.75%) Perl
4 21 (26.25%) Shell Script
5 14 (17.50%) Java
6 8 (10.00%) PowerShell
7 6 (7.50%) VBA
8 2 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 63 (78.75%) SC Cleared
3 41 (51.25%) ISTQB
4 6 (7.50%) ISEB
5 4 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (2.50%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 61 (76.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 58 (72.50%) HP
2 26 (32.50%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.25%) Remedy