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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 288 258 278
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Management 335 347 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.71% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.96% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 197 194
Average daily rate
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£415 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £385
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -

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
37746 36266 32728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.34% 74.25% 72.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24225 22016 19460
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 992 1106 1306
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Test Management Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 January 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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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 -19 306 £418 +0.60% 86
London -14 121 £488 +4.27% 29
South East +7 78 £375 +1.35% 17
South West +7 50 £418 +39.16% 13
City of London +3 39 £521 +4.25% 12
Wiltshire +15 24 £400 +45.45% 3
Berkshire +10 24 £263 -26.57% 4
Swindon +8 20 £410 +42.43% 2
North West +3 18 £406 +6.20% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 18 £350 +24.44% 1
Scotland -16 18 £365 -1.88% 6
West Yorkshire -15 15 £263 -33.33% 8
Yorkshire -22 15 £263 -32.25% 11
Edinburgh -6 14 £350 -9.67% 4
East of England +7 12 £350 -24.32% 4
Bristol +1 12 £425 -15.00% 7
West Sussex -7 12 £444 +2.01% 1
Leeds -14 12 £263 -33.33% 4
Surrey +8 11 £425 +13.33% 4
Manchester +7 11 £436 +39.60% 1
Milton Keynes 0 9 £295 +2.60%
West Midlands +5 8 £325 -13.33% 1
Slough +2 8 £275 -
Glasgow -8 5 £405 +10.35% 2
Gloucestershire -12 4 £494 - 1
Oxfordshire -15 4 £225 -36.84% 1
Hampshire -27 4 £150 -62.59% 3
Essex +10 3 £425 -8.10% 2
Reading +8 3 £113 -68.42% 2
Hertfordshire +3 3 £220 - 1

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 244 (34.46%) Finance
2 223 (31.50%) Test Strategy
3 204 (28.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 191 (26.98%) HP Quality Center
5 184 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
6 170 (24.01%) ISEB
7 157 (22.18%) Test Scripting
8 142 (20.06%) QA
9 136 (19.21%) Banking
10 114 (16.10%) Software Testing
11 113 (15.96%) ISTQB
12 107 (15.11%) SQL
13 97 (13.70%) HP
14 82 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
14 82 (11.58%) JIRA
15 75 (10.59%) Performance Testing
16 73 (10.31%) Project Management
17 71 (10.03%) Security Cleared
17 71 (10.03%) Test Planning
18 70 (9.89%) SAP
19 66 (9.32%) Integration Testing
20 65 (9.18%) Scrum
21 63 (8.90%) Microsoft
22 61 (8.62%) Test Automation
23 58 (8.19%) Telecoms
24 57 (8.05%) Oracle
25 53 (7.49%) System Testing
26 52 (7.34%) Waterfall
27 50 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
28 49 (6.92%) Selenium

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 24 (3.39%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.69%) WebSphere
3 11 (1.55%) WebSphere Process Server
3 11 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (1.27%) CMS
5 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.56%) Drupal
6 4 (0.56%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.42%) Lync
7 3 (0.42%) SugarCRM
7 3 (0.42%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.28%) JBoss
8 2 (0.28%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.14%) Mule
9 1 (0.14%) SAS
9 1 (0.14%) IIS
Applications
1 37 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.10%) MS Office
3 16 (2.26%) MS Project
4 15 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (2.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (1.98%) SAP FI
2 13 (1.84%) SAP ERP
3 11 (1.55%) SAP PSCD
4 10 (1.41%) SAP FI-CA
5 8 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
6 5 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.71%) Agresso
6 5 (0.71%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.56%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.42%) TRIRIGA
8 3 (0.42%) Maximo
8 3 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.28%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.28%) SAP BCA
9 2 (0.28%) SAP HCM
9 2 (0.28%) VisionPLUS
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.56%) IaaS
2 3 (0.42%) Force.com
3 1 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
3 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.39%) HTTP
2 11 (1.55%) SSL
3 5 (0.71%) Internet
4 4 (0.56%) Firewall
4 4 (0.56%) Network Security
5 3 (0.42%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.42%) LTE
5 3 (0.42%) Intranet
6 2 (0.28%) DHCP
6 2 (0.28%) DNS
6 2 (0.28%) 3G
6 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.28%) 4G
6 2 (0.28%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.28%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.14%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.14%) GGSN
7 1 (0.14%) SGSN
7 1 (0.14%) VLAN
7 1 (0.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.40%) Relational Database
4 14 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.55%) Oracle ODI
6 9 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
7 8 (1.13%) SAP BW
8 6 (0.85%) MySQL
8 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.71%) Big Data
10 4 (0.56%) DB2
10 4 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.42%) DataStage
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.28%) SQLPlus
12 2 (0.28%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.28%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 82 (11.58%) JIRA
2 50 (7.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 49 (6.92%) Selenium
4 40 (5.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 39 (5.51%) Jenkins
6 36 (5.08%) LoadRunner
7 29 (4.10%) Cucumber
8 26 (3.67%) TestDirector
9 22 (3.11%) Subversion
10 21 (2.97%) Bugzilla
11 20 (2.82%) WebDriver
12 14 (1.98%) TortoiseSVN
13 13 (1.84%) JMeter
14 11 (1.55%) Maven
14 11 (1.55%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.55%) JUnit
15 10 (1.41%) SoapUI
16 9 (1.27%) TestNG
16 9 (1.27%) Ant
17 7 (0.99%) MSTest
General
1 244 (34.46%) Finance
2 136 (19.21%) Banking
3 58 (8.19%) Telecoms
4 47 (6.64%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.53%) Retail
6 14 (1.98%) Law
6 14 (1.98%) Billing
7 13 (1.84%) Legal
8 11 (1.55%) Marketing
8 11 (1.55%) General Ledger
9 10 (1.41%) Manufacturing
10 8 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.85%) Back Office
11 6 (0.85%) Electronics
12 5 (0.71%) Advertising
12 5 (0.71%) Front Office
13 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.28%) Automotive
15 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 355 (50.14%) Test Manager
2 128 (18.08%) Analyst
3 102 (14.41%) Test Analyst
4 63 (8.90%) Test Leader
5 60 (8.47%) Tester
6 29 (4.10%) Consultant
7 27 (3.81%) Programme Manager
8 24 (3.39%) Programme Test Manager
8 24 (3.39%) Head of Testing
9 22 (3.11%) Project Manager
10 21 (2.97%) SAP Manager
10 21 (2.97%) SAP Test Manager
11 20 (2.82%) Test Engineer
12 18 (2.54%) Business Analyst
13 14 (1.98%) SAP Consultant
14 13 (1.84%) Software Engineer
15 12 (1.69%) Test Consultant
16 11 (1.55%) Agile Test Analyst
16 11 (1.55%) Developer
17 10 (1.41%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.64%) .NET
2 42 (5.93%) XML
3 33 (4.66%) SOAP
4 22 (3.11%) Web Services
5 19 (2.68%) REST
6 13 (1.84%) .NET Framework
6 13 (1.84%) JMS
7 11 (1.55%) WSDL
7 11 (1.55%) Middleware
8 10 (1.41%) Ajax
9 9 (1.27%) ODBC
10 8 (1.13%) ASP.NET
11 7 (0.99%) SAP XI
12 6 (0.85%) HTML
13 5 (0.71%) JSON
13 5 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
13 5 (0.71%) FpML
14 4 (0.56%) Gherkin
15 3 (0.42%) XML Messaging
15 3 (0.42%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.11%) Open Source
2 22 (3.11%) Derivative
3 21 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 18 (2.54%) User Experience
5 14 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.55%) Equities
7 10 (1.41%) Mainframe
7 10 (1.41%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.27%) Reference Data
8 9 (1.27%) Credit Risk
9 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.85%) AS400
11 5 (0.71%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (0.71%) DTV
11 5 (0.71%) PMI
11 5 (0.71%) NHS
12 4 (0.56%) SWIFT
12 4 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 42 (5.93%) UNIX
2 25 (3.53%) Windows
3 13 (1.84%) Linux
4 8 (1.13%) Android
4 8 (1.13%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.56%) AIX
6 3 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.42%) HPUX
6 3 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (31.50%) Test Strategy
2 204 (28.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 184 (25.99%) Agile Software Development
4 157 (22.18%) Test Scripting
5 114 (16.10%) Software Testing
6 82 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
7 75 (10.59%) Performance Testing
8 73 (10.31%) Project Management
9 71 (10.03%) Test Planning
10 66 (9.32%) Integration Testing
11 65 (9.18%) Scrum
12 61 (8.62%) Test Automation
13 53 (7.49%) System Testing
14 52 (7.34%) Waterfall
15 47 (6.64%) Regression Testing
16 41 (5.79%) Automated Testing
17 39 (5.51%) Release Management
17 39 (5.51%) ITIL
18 38 (5.37%) Migration
19 35 (4.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.11%) SQL
2 48 (6.78%) Java
3 29 (4.10%) C#
4 22 (3.11%) C
5 17 (2.40%) Python
5 17 (2.40%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 8 (1.13%) PHP
7 8 (1.13%) VB.NET
8 7 (0.99%) Ruby
8 7 (0.99%) PL/SQL
8 7 (0.99%) Perl
8 7 (0.99%) C++
9 6 (0.85%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.56%) RPG
10 4 (0.56%) VB
11 3 (0.42%) Tcl
12 2 (0.28%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.28%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.28%) Korn
Qualifications
1 170 (24.01%) ISEB
2 113 (15.96%) ISTQB
3 71 (10.03%) Security Cleared
4 46 (6.50%) SC Cleared
5 40 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (4.24%) Degree
7 29 (4.10%) ISEB Practitioner
8 14 (1.98%) DV Cleared
9 12 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 8 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.99%) PMI Certification
12 6 (0.85%) CCA
13 5 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 3 (0.42%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.42%) PMP
15 2 (0.28%) ACCA
15 2 (0.28%) CIMA
16 1 (0.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (20.06%) QA
2 10 (1.41%) EMIR
3 5 (0.71%) FATCA
4 4 (0.56%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) Basel III
6 1 (0.14%) MiFID
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.56%) KVM
3 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 191 (26.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.28%) Nessus
3 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 97 (13.70%) HP
2 70 (9.89%) SAP
3 63 (8.90%) Microsoft
4 57 (8.05%) Oracle
5 22 (3.11%) IBM
6 13 (1.84%) Murex
7 11 (1.55%) Software AG
8 10 (1.41%) Calypso
9 8 (1.13%) Business Objects
10 7 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.99%) webMethods
11 5 (0.71%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.56%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.56%) Citrix
12 4 (0.56%) SunGard
12 4 (0.56%) Cisco
12 4 (0.56%) VMware
13 3 (0.42%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.42%) JD Edwards
13 3 (0.42%) Serena
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Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds
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Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
Rate: £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £225 - £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
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Rate: £517 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Halifax
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £470 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Real Staffing
Rate: £420 - £470 per day
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Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
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Halifax
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
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Bristol
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London
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Bristol
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