The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 272 295 274
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Management 385 313 377
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.61% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.84% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 199 242
Average daily rate
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£361 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £312 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £542 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
Average hourly rate £27.00 £41.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.93% +50.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +20 329 £375 -11.24% 71
London +31 141 £450 -5.26% 27
South East -3 62 £345 -8.00% 20
South West +2 40 £315 -29.21% 5
City of London +23 36 £465 -2.10% 11
Scotland -15 25 £293 -22.25% 2
East of England -18 24 £424 +5.93% 4
Berkshire +17 21 £375 -25.73% 3
Buckinghamshire +9 20 £210 -34.37% 5
East Midlands +12 19 £400 +14.28% 2
Wales +2 19 £325 -35.00%
Yorkshire +1 18 £275 -0.90% 6
West Yorkshire +1 15 £275 +10.00% 3
South Wales -5 14 £325 -35.00%
Bristol -10 14 £300 -34.78% 1
North West +3 13 £388 -14.83% 4
Edinburgh -23 12 £275 -32.92%
Leeds -5 11 £275 -4.34% 3
Manchester -5 8 £400 -12.08% 1
Northamptonshire - 8 £225 - 2
Hampshire -15 7 £350 -17.64% 3
West Midlands -24 7 £305 -19.73% 1
Somerset - 7 £288 - 1
Northampton - 7 £225 - 2
High Wycombe - 7 £210 - 3
Glasgow 0 6 £375 +17.18%
Wiltshire -5 6 £435 -3.33% 1
Nottinghamshire +16 5 £450 -14.28%
Gloucestershire -16 5 £340 -9.33% 1
Bedfordshire -24 5 £438 +16.66% 3

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 236 (30.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 217 (28.37%) Test Strategy
3 213 (27.84%) Finance
4 204 (26.67%) Test Scripting
5 197 (25.75%) ISEB
6 174 (22.75%) ISTQB
7 173 (22.61%) HP Quality Center
8 128 (16.73%) SQL
8 128 (16.73%) QA
9 125 (16.34%) Software Testing
10 112 (14.64%) Security Cleared
11 110 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
12 107 (13.99%) Scrum
13 101 (13.20%) HP
13 101 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
14 98 (12.81%) SC Cleared
14 98 (12.81%) Integration Testing
14 98 (12.81%) Microsoft
15 92 (12.03%) JIRA
15 92 (12.03%) Banking
16 91 (11.90%) Selenium
17 87 (11.37%) Test Automation
18 81 (10.59%) Oracle
19 77 (10.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 76 (9.93%) Migration
20 76 (9.93%) Project Management
21 73 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
22 69 (9.02%) Java
23 62 (8.10%) SAP
23 62 (8.10%) TDD

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 33 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 15 (1.96%) WebLogic
4 7 (0.92%) IBM Notes
4 7 (0.92%) MS Exchange
4 7 (0.92%) WebSphere
5 5 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (0.52%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.39%) Apache
8 2 (0.26%) IIS
8 2 (0.26%) Confluence
8 2 (0.26%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.13%) CICS
Applications
1 47 (6.14%) MS Excel
2 31 (4.05%) MS Office
3 19 (2.48%) MS Project
4 15 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.39%) Mingle
7 1 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.18%) Agresso
3 7 (0.92%) Summit
3 7 (0.92%) TRIRIGA
4 5 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 5 (0.65%) SAP HR
4 5 (0.65%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (0.52%) Maximo
5 4 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.39%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.26%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.26%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.96%) HTTP
2 12 (1.57%) Internet
3 11 (1.44%) SSL
4 7 (0.92%) LTE
5 6 (0.78%) GGSN
5 6 (0.78%) SGSN
5 6 (0.78%) 3GPP
5 6 (0.78%) UMTS
6 5 (0.65%) Firewall
7 4 (0.52%) 3G
7 4 (0.52%) VoIP
7 4 (0.52%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.39%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.39%) LAN
8 3 (0.39%) WAN
8 3 (0.39%) DVB
8 3 (0.39%) Extranet
8 3 (0.39%) VLAN
9 2 (0.26%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.26%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.71%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (1.70%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.18%) MySQL
5 8 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.78%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (0.65%) DB2
8 5 (0.65%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (0.39%) Big Data
10 3 (0.39%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.26%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.26%) QlikView
11 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 92 (12.03%) JIRA
2 91 (11.90%) Selenium
3 73 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 43 (5.62%) QuickTest Pro
5 42 (5.49%) WebDriver
6 40 (5.23%) JUnit
7 37 (4.84%) LoadRunner
7 37 (4.84%) Cucumber
8 34 (4.44%) Jenkins
9 32 (4.18%) Maven
9 32 (4.18%) JMeter
10 23 (3.01%) Bugzilla
10 23 (3.01%) Subversion
11 22 (2.88%) Ant
11 22 (2.88%) TestNG
12 20 (2.61%) SoapUI
13 18 (2.35%) TestDirector
14 17 (2.22%) TortoiseSVN
15 15 (1.96%) Visual Studio
16 14 (1.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 213 (27.84%) Finance
2 92 (12.03%) Banking
3 55 (7.19%) Retail
4 36 (4.71%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.96%) Legal
7 14 (1.83%) Retail Banking
8 12 (1.57%) Billing
9 10 (1.31%) Local Government
9 10 (1.31%) Back Office
10 8 (1.05%) Advertising
11 7 (0.92%) Front Office
11 7 (0.92%) Marketing
12 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.52%) German Language
14 3 (0.39%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.39%) Publishing
14 3 (0.39%) Military
14 3 (0.39%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 328 (42.88%) Test Manager
2 199 (26.01%) Analyst
3 170 (22.22%) Test Analyst
4 71 (9.28%) Tester
5 57 (7.45%) Test Leader
6 28 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (3.66%) Senior Test Analyst
7 24 (3.14%) Consultant
8 23 (3.01%) Business Analyst
9 21 (2.75%) SAP Manager
10 20 (2.61%) Project Manager
11 19 (2.48%) Programme Manager
11 19 (2.48%) SAP Test Manager
12 18 (2.35%) Senior Manager
12 18 (2.35%) Test Engineer
12 18 (2.35%) Agile Test Analyst
13 17 (2.22%) Senior Test Manager
14 16 (2.09%) Release Manager
15 15 (1.96%) QA Analyst
15 15 (1.96%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (6.01%) .NET
2 32 (4.18%) XML
3 22 (2.88%) HTML
3 22 (2.88%) Web Services
4 18 (2.35%) SOAP
5 17 (2.22%) .NET Framework
6 10 (1.31%) Middleware
7 9 (1.18%) ASP.NET
8 8 (1.05%) J2EE
8 8 (1.05%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.92%) JSP
9 7 (0.92%) RESTful
10 6 (0.78%) JSON
10 6 (0.78%) JMS
11 5 (0.65%) WSDL
11 5 (0.65%) REST
12 3 (0.39%) WCF
12 3 (0.39%) EDI
12 3 (0.39%) CSS
13 2 (0.26%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 37 (4.84%) Open Source
2 30 (3.92%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.61%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 15 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 10 (1.31%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.18%) Derivative
9 7 (0.92%) CMDB
9 7 (0.92%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.78%) Equities
10 6 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.65%) Video on Demand
11 5 (0.65%) Mathematics
11 5 (0.65%) Replication
11 5 (0.65%) CESG
11 5 (0.65%) IPTV
11 5 (0.65%) Statistics
12 4 (0.52%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.14%) Windows
2 39 (5.10%) UNIX
3 20 (2.61%) Windows 7
4 15 (1.96%) Linux
5 12 (1.57%) Android
5 12 (1.57%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.26%) Mac OS
7 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.13%) bada
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.13%) zOS
8 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (30.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 217 (28.37%) Test Strategy
3 204 (26.67%) Test Scripting
4 125 (16.34%) Software Testing
5 110 (14.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 107 (13.99%) Scrum
7 101 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (12.81%) Integration Testing
9 87 (11.37%) Test Automation
10 76 (9.93%) Migration
10 76 (9.93%) Project Management
11 62 (8.10%) TDD
12 59 (7.71%) BDD
12 59 (7.71%) Performance Testing
13 56 (7.32%) Automated Testing
14 47 (6.14%) Waterfall
15 46 (6.01%) Regression Testing
16 39 (5.10%) ITIL
17 38 (4.97%) E-Commerce
17 38 (4.97%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 128 (16.73%) SQL
2 69 (9.02%) Java
3 45 (5.88%) C#
4 18 (2.35%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.09%) Ruby
6 15 (1.96%) C
7 13 (1.70%) Perl
7 13 (1.70%) Python
8 10 (1.31%) C++
9 9 (1.18%) PHP
10 7 (0.92%) VB
10 7 (0.92%) XPath
11 6 (0.78%) Groovy
11 6 (0.78%) XQuery
11 6 (0.78%) VBScript
12 5 (0.65%) VBA
13 4 (0.52%) RPG
13 4 (0.52%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.39%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.39%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 197 (25.75%) ISEB
2 174 (22.75%) ISTQB
3 112 (14.64%) Security Cleared
4 98 (12.81%) SC Cleared
5 77 (10.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 43 (5.62%) Degree
7 23 (3.01%) ISEB Practitioner
7 23 (3.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 9 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (1.18%) DV Cleared
8 9 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (1.05%) PMI Certification
10 5 (0.65%) PMP
10 5 (0.65%) CISSP
10 5 (0.65%) CEH
11 4 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.26%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.26%) CCNP
12 2 (0.26%) CCNA
12 2 (0.26%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (16.73%) QA
2 6 (0.78%) SLA
3 4 (0.52%) EMIR
3 4 (0.52%) COBIT
4 3 (0.39%) ISO 9002
5 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
6 1 (0.13%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 173 (22.61%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.52%) SCOM
3 3 (0.39%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 101 (13.20%) HP
2 98 (12.81%) Microsoft
3 81 (10.59%) Oracle
4 62 (8.10%) SAP
5 26 (3.40%) IBM
6 17 (2.22%) Citrix
7 10 (1.31%) SolarWinds
8 8 (1.05%) Lotus
8 8 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.78%) Red Hat
10 5 (0.65%) TIBCO
10 5 (0.65%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.65%) Remedy
10 5 (0.65%) Software AG
10 5 (0.65%) Avaloq
11 4 (0.52%) Capita
11 4 (0.52%) Murex
11 4 (0.52%) JBoss
11 4 (0.52%) Informatica
12 3 (0.39%) JD Edwards
Stirling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £245 - £255 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £565.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Mason Frank
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Milton Keynes
HFG
Rate: £41000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 22 days ago