The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 268 265 310
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +45
Contract jobs citing Test Management 429 386 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.72% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.95% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 212 176
Average daily rate
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£406 £350 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 10
Average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £30.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £42.40 £42.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management within the UK.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Test Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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
England +2 376 £413 +11.48% 81
London +10 138 £450 +5.88% 28
South East +56 126 £400 +16.36% 17
Surrey +47 51 £401 +2.88% 8
Scotland +26 40 £400 +36.75% 9
Leatherhead - 38 £401 - 2
North West -5 33 £401 -5.76% 7
West Yorkshire +9 24 £400 +45.45% 8
Yorkshire -7 24 £400 +45.45% 12
City of London -17 24 £438 -2.77% 12
Edinburgh +18 23 £400 +42.85% 3
Hampshire +14 22 £350 -3.44% 1
Berkshire +15 21 £375 - 3
Leeds -7 20 £400 +45.45% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 16 £425 +70.00% 3
South West -35 16 £375 +15.38% 3
Manchester -7 15 £350 -12.50% 6
East Midlands -14 13 £450 +50.00%
Milton Keynes +11 11 £425 - 2
West Sussex -3 10 £410 - 1
Cheshire +5 9 £468 +19.87%
Dundee -1 9 - - 2
East of England -23 9 £310 -24.39% 6
Southampton +2 8 £328 - 1
West Midlands -7 8 £340 -3.54% 2
Newbury - 8 £500 -
Northamptonshire +6 7 - -
Wiltshire -2 7 £350 +15.70%
Lancashire +7 5 £260 -47.20% 1
Glasgow +3 5 £325 - 3

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 258 (31.85%) Finance
2 226 (27.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 224 (27.65%) HP Quality Center
4 197 (24.32%) Test Strategy
5 174 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
6 160 (19.75%) SQL
7 147 (18.15%) Banking
8 144 (17.78%) ISTQB
9 143 (17.65%) QA
10 135 (16.67%) ISEB
11 133 (16.42%) Test Scripting
12 132 (16.30%) HP
13 131 (16.17%) Software Testing
14 118 (14.57%) Security Cleared
15 114 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
16 105 (12.96%) Telecoms
17 97 (11.98%) Test Automation
18 95 (11.73%) SC Cleared
19 90 (11.11%) SAP
20 88 (10.86%) Oracle
20 88 (10.86%) Project Management
21 87 (10.74%) Test Planning
22 84 (10.37%) Migration
22 84 (10.37%) XML
23 76 (9.38%) Microsoft
23 76 (9.38%) JIRA
24 65 (8.02%) SDLC
24 65 (8.02%) System Testing
25 64 (7.90%) Performance Testing
26 63 (7.78%) Use Case

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 23 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.49%) SAS
2 4 (0.49%) WebSphere
3 3 (0.37%) SugarCRM
3 3 (0.37%) Drupal
3 3 (0.37%) Confluence
4 2 (0.25%) CMS
4 2 (0.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (0.25%) IIS
4 2 (0.25%) JBoss
5 1 (0.12%) Apache
5 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.12%) Documentum
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.12%) FileNet
Applications
1 32 (3.95%) MS Office
1 32 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.98%) MS Project
3 11 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.25%) MODO
5 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.25%) Maya
5 2 (0.25%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 19 (2.35%) SAP FI
2 16 (1.98%) SAP ERP
3 14 (1.73%) SAP PSCD
3 14 (1.73%) SAP FI-CA
4 6 (0.74%) SAP HR
5 4 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.49%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.49%) SAP IS-U
5 4 (0.49%) Eagle PACE
5 4 (0.49%) thinkFolio
5 4 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.49%) Markit EDM
5 4 (0.49%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.37%) Maximo
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.37%) SAP BCA
6 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.25%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (0.99%) SaaS
2 3 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.12%) Office 365
3 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.60%) TCP/IP
2 9 (1.11%) Wireshark
2 9 (1.11%) LTE
2 9 (1.11%) VoLTE
3 8 (0.99%) Internet
3 8 (0.99%) 3G
4 7 (0.86%) 4G
5 6 (0.74%) ATM
5 6 (0.74%) GPRS
5 6 (0.74%) GSM
5 6 (0.74%) UMTS
5 6 (0.74%) Diameter Protocol
5 6 (0.74%) 2G
6 5 (0.62%) RNC
6 5 (0.62%) HSDPA
7 4 (0.49%) HTTP
8 3 (0.37%) INAP
8 3 (0.37%) ISUP
8 3 (0.37%) NAS
8 3 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.58%) Data Warehouse
2 28 (3.46%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.72%) SQL Server
4 16 (1.98%) Relational Database
5 8 (0.99%) SAP BW
6 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (0.62%) Data Mining
6 5 (0.62%) PowerCenter
7 4 (0.49%) DB2
7 4 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.37%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (0.37%) DataStage
8 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.37%) OLAP
8 3 (0.37%) Star Schema
9 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.25%) Essbase
9 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.25%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 76 (9.38%) JIRA
2 56 (6.91%) HP UFT
3 54 (6.67%) Selenium
4 43 (5.31%) SoapUI
5 32 (3.95%) LoadRunner
6 29 (3.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 28 (3.46%) Cucumber
8 24 (2.96%) WebDriver
9 14 (1.73%) Subversion
10 13 (1.60%) TestNG
10 13 (1.60%) SpecFlow
11 11 (1.36%) Jenkins
11 11 (1.36%) Bugzilla
11 11 (1.36%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.11%) JUnit
12 9 (1.11%) TestDirector
12 9 (1.11%) JMeter
12 9 (1.11%) Zephyr
13 8 (0.99%) WinDbg
14 7 (0.86%) FitNesse
General
1 258 (31.85%) Finance
2 147 (18.15%) Banking
3 105 (12.96%) Telecoms
4 53 (6.54%) Retail
5 34 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 26 (3.21%) Retail Banking
7 18 (2.22%) Billing
8 14 (1.73%) Back Office
8 14 (1.73%) General Ledger
9 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.62%) Marketing
10 5 (0.62%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.49%) Legal
11 4 (0.49%) Electronics
11 4 (0.49%) Front Office
12 3 (0.37%) Automotive
12 3 (0.37%) Publishing
12 3 (0.37%) Military
12 3 (0.37%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 433 (53.46%) Test Manager
2 171 (21.11%) Analyst
3 145 (17.90%) Test Analyst
4 76 (9.38%) Test Leader
5 53 (6.54%) Tester
6 31 (3.83%) Senior Manager
7 30 (3.70%) Programme Manager
7 30 (3.70%) Consultant
7 30 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
8 29 (3.58%) Programme Test Manager
9 27 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
10 23 (2.84%) Project Manager
10 23 (2.84%) Test Engineer
11 21 (2.59%) Senior Test Analyst
11 21 (2.59%) SAP Manager
12 16 (1.98%) Agile Test Analyst
12 16 (1.98%) SAP Test Manager
12 16 (1.98%) SAP Consultant
13 15 (1.85%) Architect
14 14 (1.73%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (10.37%) XML
2 50 (6.17%) .NET
3 46 (5.68%) SOAP
4 38 (4.69%) XML Messaging
5 22 (2.72%) Web Services
6 16 (1.98%) .NET Framework
7 8 (0.99%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.74%) Middleware
8 6 (0.74%) Gherkin
9 4 (0.49%) CGI
9 4 (0.49%) HTML
10 3 (0.37%) XSD
10 3 (0.37%) SAP XI
11 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.25%) JSON
11 2 (0.25%) XSLT
11 2 (0.25%) LAMP
11 2 (0.25%) JSP
11 2 (0.25%) Ruby on Rails
12 1 (0.12%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.72%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.60%) Equities
4 12 (1.48%) Client/Server
5 11 (1.36%) Derivative
6 10 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.23%) Smart Meter
6 10 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.11%) Data Centre
7 9 (1.11%) Device Driver
8 8 (0.99%) NHS
8 8 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 7 (0.86%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.86%) Mainframe
9 7 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (0.74%) Digital Media
10 6 (0.74%) GIS
11 5 (0.62%) iSeries
12 4 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
12 4 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (7.53%) UNIX
2 46 (5.68%) Windows
3 13 (1.60%) Android
4 11 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.11%) Linux
6 6 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.62%) Solaris
8 3 (0.37%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 226 (27.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 197 (24.32%) Test Strategy
3 174 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (16.42%) Test Scripting
5 131 (16.17%) Software Testing
6 114 (14.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 97 (11.98%) Test Automation
8 88 (10.86%) Project Management
9 87 (10.74%) Test Planning
10 84 (10.37%) Migration
11 65 (8.02%) System Testing
11 65 (8.02%) SDLC
12 64 (7.90%) Performance Testing
13 63 (7.78%) Use Case
14 60 (7.41%) Integration Testing
14 60 (7.41%) System Integration Testing
15 53 (6.54%) PRINCE2
16 50 (6.17%) Regression Testing
16 50 (6.17%) Functional Testing
17 48 (5.93%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 160 (19.75%) SQL
2 49 (6.05%) Java
3 38 (4.69%) PL/SQL
4 31 (3.83%) Perl
4 31 (3.83%) C#
5 25 (3.09%) Shell Script
6 21 (2.59%) C
7 15 (1.85%) C++
7 15 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.73%) Ruby
9 13 (1.60%) Python
10 11 (1.36%) VBA
11 6 (0.74%) VBScript
12 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.62%) PHP
12 5 (0.62%) PowerShell
12 5 (0.62%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.49%) VB
14 3 (0.37%) RPG
15 2 (0.25%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 144 (17.78%) ISTQB
2 135 (16.67%) ISEB
3 118 (14.57%) Security Cleared
4 95 (11.73%) SC Cleared
5 47 (5.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (3.21%) Degree
7 17 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
7 17 (2.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 13 (1.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 11 (1.36%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.62%) PMP
10 5 (0.62%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.37%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (0.25%) ACCA
12 2 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.25%) CCA
13 1 (0.12%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 143 (17.65%) QA
2 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.37%) GxP
3 3 (0.37%) SLA
3 3 (0.37%) P3O
4 2 (0.25%) EMIR
4 2 (0.25%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.25%) FATCA
5 1 (0.12%) Basel III
5 1 (0.12%) Basel II
System Software
1 4 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 224 (27.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.12%) Puppet
2 1 (0.12%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.12%) Netcool
2 1 (0.12%) SCCM
Vendors
1 132 (16.30%) HP
2 90 (11.11%) SAP
3 88 (10.86%) Oracle
4 76 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 20 (2.47%) IBM
6 12 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (1.23%) Splunk
8 8 (0.99%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (0.74%) Endeca
10 5 (0.62%) VMware
10 5 (0.62%) Siebel
11 4 (0.49%) Business Objects
11 4 (0.49%) Remedy
11 4 (0.49%) Charles River
11 4 (0.49%) Metastorm
11 4 (0.49%) Hyperion
11 4 (0.49%) Teradata
11 4 (0.49%) SimCorp
11 4 (0.49%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.49%) Avaloq
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day £350-£450
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £325 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £270 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
City Test Limited
Rate: £600 per day This rate is negotiable for excellent skills match
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Verticality Ltd
Rate: to £30k DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: 9 days ago
Docklands
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £750 - £760 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Posted: 16 days ago
Dundee
Real Staffing
Rate: £26 - £29 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago