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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 308 317 266
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -51
Contract jobs citing Test Management 348 306 423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.58% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.78% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 197 269
Average daily rate
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£370 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +8 296 £375 -11.76% 79
London +2 110 £450 -5.26% 15
South East +29 76 £354 -5.66% 30
South West -24 30 £310 -17.33% 11
City of London +17 28 £500 +5.26% 8
Scotland -23 25 £333 -4.31% 5
Berkshire +20 21 £438 +15.13% 8
Buckinghamshire +7 21 £211 -33.98% 7
Yorkshire -4 21 £275 -13.72% 9
North West -1 18 £375 -1.63% 5
West Yorkshire +11 17 £269 -2.27% 7
East of England -14 17 £406 +1.56% 6
East Midlands +8 14 £450 -7.73%
South Wales +2 14 £345 -31.00% 2
Wales -8 14 £345 -31.00% 2
Glasgow -12 13 £375 +13.20% 3
Hampshire -13 12 £344 -19.11% 7
Edinburgh -5 10 £311 -18.36% 1
Bristol -6 9 £300 -13.04% 5
Leeds 0 8 £275 -8.33% 4
Surrey -1 8 £550 +18.91% 5
High Wycombe - 8 £229 - 5
Wiltshire - 8 £418 - 3
Cheshire +12 7 £370 -8.92% 1
Manchester -13 7 £358 +11.71% 3
West Midlands -17 6 £353 +28.18% 1
Derbyshire - 6 £406 -
Swindon - 6 £426 - 3
Somerset - 5 £288 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 4 £375 -6.25%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 228 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (30.35%) Test Scripting
3 210 (29.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 209 (29.23%) Finance
5 200 (27.97%) Test Strategy
6 187 (26.15%) ISEB
7 171 (23.92%) ISTQB
8 168 (23.50%) HP Quality Center
9 128 (17.90%) QA
10 127 (17.76%) Software Testing
11 118 (16.50%) SQL
12 114 (15.94%) Security Cleared
13 109 (15.24%) Scrum
14 99 (13.85%) HP
15 98 (13.71%) SC Cleared
16 88 (12.31%) Microsoft
17 86 (12.03%) Selenium
18 84 (11.75%) Integration Testing
18 84 (11.75%) Banking
19 81 (11.33%) JIRA
19 81 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
20 80 (11.19%) Oracle
21 78 (10.91%) Java
22 73 (10.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 72 (10.07%) Team Foundation Server
24 67 (9.37%) Test Planning
25 64 (8.95%) Regression Testing
26 63 (8.81%) Project Management
26 63 (8.81%) Test Automation
27 62 (8.67%) Migration

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (6.01%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.38%) Tomcat
3 15 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.96%) WebLogic
5 13 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (1.82%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (0.42%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.42%) Apache
6 3 (0.42%) IIS
7 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.28%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.28%) Confluence
7 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.14%) CICS
8 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.14%) Lync
Applications
1 42 (5.87%) MS Excel
2 34 (4.76%) MS Office
3 21 (2.94%) MS Project
4 16 (2.24%) MS Visio
5 13 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.42%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) Stata
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.68%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.98%) Agresso
2 7 (0.98%) Summit
2 7 (0.98%) TRIRIGA
3 6 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.56%) SAP HCM
4 4 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.56%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.56%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.56%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.42%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.28%) Magento
6 2 (0.28%) assyst
6 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.42%) Force.com
1 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.28%) IaaS
2 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.64%) HTTP
2 16 (2.24%) SSL
3 9 (1.26%) Internet
4 7 (0.98%) LTE
5 6 (0.84%) GGSN
5 6 (0.84%) SGSN
5 6 (0.84%) 3GPP
5 6 (0.84%) UMTS
6 4 (0.56%) 3G
6 4 (0.56%) Intranet
7 3 (0.42%) Extranet
7 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.28%) VLAN
8 2 (0.28%) GPRS
8 2 (0.28%) LAN
8 2 (0.28%) WAN
8 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.28%) FTP
8 2 (0.28%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.26%) MySQL
5 8 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 7 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.98%) Oracle BI EE
7 6 (0.84%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (0.84%) DB2
8 5 (0.70%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.42%) DataStage
11 2 (0.28%) Big Data
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.28%) QlikView
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 86 (12.03%) Selenium
2 81 (11.33%) JIRA
3 72 (10.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (6.15%) WebDriver
5 37 (5.17%) JUnit
6 35 (4.90%) JMeter
7 34 (4.76%) Jenkins
8 31 (4.34%) QuickTest Pro
9 29 (4.06%) Bugzilla
10 28 (3.92%) TestNG
11 27 (3.78%) Maven
12 25 (3.50%) Subversion
12 25 (3.50%) TestDirector
12 25 (3.50%) Cucumber
13 24 (3.36%) Ant
14 23 (3.22%) TortoiseSVN
15 22 (3.08%) LoadRunner
16 17 (2.38%) Visual Studio
17 12 (1.68%) SpecFlow
18 11 (1.54%) SoapUI
General
1 209 (29.23%) Finance
2 84 (11.75%) Banking
3 43 (6.01%) Retail
4 34 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 26 (3.64%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.10%) Legal
7 12 (1.68%) Billing
8 11 (1.54%) Advertising
9 9 (1.26%) Local Government
10 7 (0.98%) Back Office
10 7 (0.98%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.84%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.70%) Front Office
12 5 (0.70%) Marketing
12 5 (0.70%) German Language
13 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.42%) Automotive
15 2 (0.28%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 297 (41.54%) Test Manager
2 199 (27.83%) Analyst
3 168 (23.50%) Test Analyst
4 66 (9.23%) Tester
5 45 (6.29%) Test Leader
6 28 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (3.92%) Senior Test Analyst
7 27 (3.78%) Programme Manager
8 23 (3.22%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.08%) Programme Test Manager
10 21 (2.94%) Project Manager
11 19 (2.66%) Consultant
12 18 (2.52%) Test Engineer
13 17 (2.38%) QA Analyst
13 17 (2.38%) Agile Test Analyst
14 15 (2.10%) SAP Manager
15 14 (1.96%) UAT Manager
15 14 (1.96%) SAP Test Manager
16 13 (1.82%) Senior Manager
16 13 (1.82%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (8.25%) .NET
2 32 (4.48%) XML
3 30 (4.20%) SOAP
4 20 (2.80%) Web Services
4 20 (2.80%) .NET Framework
5 19 (2.66%) Middleware
6 18 (2.52%) HTML
7 16 (2.24%) REST
8 14 (1.96%) WSDL
8 14 (1.96%) JMS
9 12 (1.68%) ASP.NET
10 8 (1.12%) Gherkin
10 8 (1.12%) Ajax
11 7 (0.98%) JSP
12 6 (0.84%) ODBC
13 5 (0.70%) J2EE
14 4 (0.56%) JSON
15 3 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
15 3 (0.42%) HTML5
16 2 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.45%) Open Source
3 25 (3.50%) Client/Server
3 25 (3.50%) Management Information System
4 13 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 12 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 11 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.54%) User Experience
7 8 (1.12%) Derivative
8 7 (0.98%) CMDB
9 6 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.84%) Credit Risk
9 6 (0.84%) Statistics
10 5 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.70%) CESG
11 4 (0.56%) Smart Meter
11 4 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (0.56%) iSeries
11 4 (0.56%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.56%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 36 (5.03%) Windows
2 35 (4.90%) UNIX
3 15 (2.10%) Linux
4 10 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 8 (1.12%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.12%) Android
6 6 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.56%) AIX
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.28%) HPUX
8 2 (0.28%) Solaris
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.14%) bada
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (31.89%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (30.35%) Test Scripting
3 210 (29.37%) User Acceptance Testing
4 200 (27.97%) Test Strategy
5 127 (17.76%) Software Testing
6 109 (15.24%) Scrum
7 84 (11.75%) Integration Testing
8 81 (11.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 67 (9.37%) Test Planning
10 64 (8.95%) Regression Testing
11 63 (8.81%) Project Management
11 63 (8.81%) Test Automation
12 62 (8.67%) Migration
13 60 (8.39%) BDD
14 50 (6.99%) Performance Testing
14 50 (6.99%) Waterfall
15 47 (6.57%) Automated Testing
16 46 (6.43%) ITIL
17 44 (6.15%) TDD
18 41 (5.73%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 118 (16.50%) SQL
2 78 (10.91%) Java
3 46 (6.43%) C#
4 23 (3.22%) C
5 15 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 13 (1.82%) Python
7 11 (1.54%) Perl
7 11 (1.54%) Ruby
8 7 (0.98%) PHP
8 7 (0.98%) RPG
9 6 (0.84%) C++
9 6 (0.84%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.70%) VB
10 5 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.56%) Tcl
12 3 (0.42%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.42%) PL/1
12 3 (0.42%) VBScript
12 3 (0.42%) VBA
12 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 187 (26.15%) ISEB
2 171 (23.92%) ISTQB
3 114 (15.94%) Security Cleared
4 98 (13.71%) SC Cleared
5 73 (10.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 38 (5.31%) Degree
7 23 (3.22%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (2.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (1.68%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 6 (0.84%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.70%) CISSP
13 5 (0.70%) CEH
14 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 3 (0.42%) BC Cleared
16 2 (0.28%) CCNP
16 2 (0.28%) CCNA
16 2 (0.28%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (17.90%) QA
2 6 (0.84%) SLA
3 5 (0.70%) COBIT
3 5 (0.70%) EMIR
4 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.14%) Basel III
5 1 (0.14%) FATCA
5 1 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (0.28%) KVM
2 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 168 (23.50%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.56%) SCOM
3 3 (0.42%) SCCM
4 2 (0.28%) Nessus
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 99 (13.85%) HP
2 88 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 80 (11.19%) Oracle
4 53 (7.41%) SAP
5 35 (4.90%) IBM
6 14 (1.96%) Software AG
7 12 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.40%) SolarWinds
9 8 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.12%) Citrix
10 5 (0.70%) Remedy
10 5 (0.70%) Siebel
11 4 (0.56%) Avaloq
11 4 (0.56%) JBoss
11 4 (0.56%) Mercator
11 4 (0.56%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.42%) ATG
12 3 (0.42%) TIBCO
12 3 (0.42%) Murex
12 3 (0.42%) JD Edwards
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £350 per annum Rate is for an 8 hr day and 3 month renewa
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: 220-270
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bath, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £30 - £35 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Newport
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
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