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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 41 40 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.44% 1.15% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 1.47% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
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£350 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.54% -3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £39.13
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +46.94%
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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
370 339 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 76.29% 78.11% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 262 183
Average daily rate £450 £430 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £526 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £21.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £125.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (44.44%) Splunk
2 4 (44.44%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
2 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 3 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Use Case
4 2 (22.22%) Release Management
4 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Hyperion
5 1 (11.11%) zOS
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) SAP
5 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
5 1 (11.11%) SAS
5 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Resource Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (11.11%) SAS
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
1 4 (44.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Test Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 2 (22.22%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Use Case
3 2 (22.22%) Release Management
3 2 (22.22%) Statistical Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Modelling
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) Splunk
2 1 (11.11%) SAP
2 1 (11.11%) Hyperion