The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 27 35 43
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Management 21 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.65% 0.93% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.71% 1.22% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 2
Average daily rate
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£418 £329 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.99% -24.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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 Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
368 246 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 81.42% 76.16% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 188 246
Average daily rate £450 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £520 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 8
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +55.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (14.29%) Network Security
4 3 (10.71%) FlexPod
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) Windows
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) UNIX
5 2 (7.14%) Murex
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
5 2 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) Validation
5 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
5 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 2 (7.14%) Retail
5 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (7.14%) Big Data
5 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk
6 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.57%) Analytics

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Findur
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) Big Data
General
1 16 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Legal
4 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (89.29%) Test Manager
2 3 (10.71%) Programme Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.57%) UAT Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Network Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Network Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) XML
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Equities
2 1 (3.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 2 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Validation
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Analytics
5 1 (3.57%) ETL
5 1 (3.57%) Information Management
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Citrix
2 2 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (7.14%) Murex
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Splunk