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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 40 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 1.14% 0.29% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.41% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
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£435 £450 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +78.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £450 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% +27.27%
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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
334 241 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 76.26% 70.47% 68.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 174 158
Average daily rate £438 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Average hourly rate £23.85 £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% -22.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.69 £12.15 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £21.35 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
2 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Extranet
3 2 (20.00%) Project Management
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) Python
3 2 (20.00%) ISO 9002
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) MySQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (20.00%) Open Source
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Capita
3 2 (20.00%) JIRA
3 2 (20.00%) WCF
3 2 (20.00%) JMeter
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) SoapUI

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (20.00%) JMeter
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Web Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) C++
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
1 2 (20.00%) HP
1 2 (20.00%) Citrix
1 2 (20.00%) Capita
2 1 (10.00%) SAP