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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 243 301 303
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 529 362 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.65% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.85% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 191 208
Average daily rate
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£400 £372 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.67% -9.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £57.50 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £57.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £57.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +64.28%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +59 476 £400 +6.66% 75
South East +50 152 £395 +11.66% 14
London +39 152 £475 +5.55% 25
Surrey +47 58 £400 +2.56% 1
Yorkshire +2 51 £340 +23.63% 9
North West -2 50 £400 +2.62% 12
West Yorkshire +7 47 £318 +18.13% 7
Scotland +18 46 £400 +14.28% 5
Leeds +8 45 £285 +3.63% 7
Leatherhead - 45 £400 -
Berkshire +3 30 £375 - 4
South West -10 30 £363 +18.85% 1
City of London +5 29 £463 -9.75% 6
Manchester -1 27 £394 +10.13% 4
Hampshire +9 25 £343 +9.60% 3
Edinburgh 0 25 £413 +37.50% 4
Buckinghamshire -6 24 £375 +78.57%
Milton Keynes +4 14 £430 +1.17%
Glasgow +8 13 £400 +6.66%
East of England -6 13 £325 -13.33% 6
Newbury - 12 - -
West Midlands +3 11 £450 +36.36% 6
West Sussex -5 11 £275 -20.28% 1
Wiltshire +2 10 £333 -21.99%
North East -19 9 £275 - 2
Hertfordshire - 9 £325 - 3
Cumbria - 8 £438 -
Southampton +5 7 £310 -9.81%
Swindon -4 7 £350 -19.54%
Lancashire -6 7 £403 +40.00%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 281 (31.90%) Finance
2 222 (25.20%) Test Strategy
3 217 (24.63%) HP Quality Center
4 216 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 204 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
6 181 (20.54%) SQL
7 159 (18.05%) HP
8 156 (17.71%) Banking
9 155 (17.59%) Test Scripting
10 148 (16.80%) ISTQB
11 145 (16.46%) QA
12 142 (16.12%) Security Cleared
13 137 (15.55%) ISEB
14 130 (14.76%) Software Testing
15 127 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
16 116 (13.17%) SC Cleared
17 115 (13.05%) Test Automation
18 114 (12.94%) Telecoms
19 103 (11.69%) Test Planning
20 97 (11.01%) Oracle
21 96 (10.90%) SAP
22 95 (10.78%) Microsoft
23 94 (10.67%) Project Management
24 84 (9.53%) XML
25 77 (8.74%) JIRA
26 74 (8.40%) Selenium
26 74 (8.40%) Performance Testing
27 72 (8.17%) Use Case
27 72 (8.17%) UNIX
27 72 (8.17%) Migration

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
2 4 (0.45%) SAS
3 3 (0.34%) JBoss
3 3 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.23%) Confluence
4 2 (0.23%) IIS
4 2 (0.23%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.11%) Documentum
5 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.11%) Drupal
5 1 (0.11%) WordPress
5 1 (0.11%) Apache
5 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.11%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.11%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (0.11%) FileNet
5 1 (0.11%) CMS
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 37 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 33 (3.75%) MS Office
3 13 (1.48%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.48%) MS Project
4 8 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
5 2 (0.23%) MODO
5 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.23%) Maya
5 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (2.27%) SAP FI
2 16 (1.82%) SAP ERP
3 14 (1.59%) SAP PSCD
4 12 (1.36%) SAP FI-CA
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
6 7 (0.79%) SAP CO
7 5 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.57%) Primavera
8 4 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.45%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.45%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.45%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.45%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.45%) SAP PLM
8 4 (0.45%) SimCorp Dimension
8 4 (0.45%) thinkFolio
9 3 (0.34%) Agresso
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.02%) SaaS
2 3 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.11%) Office 365
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.36%) Wireshark
3 11 (1.25%) LTE
3 11 (1.25%) VoLTE
3 11 (1.25%) GPRS
3 11 (1.25%) GSM
3 11 (1.25%) UMTS
4 10 (1.14%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (1.02%) RNC
5 9 (1.02%) HSDPA
6 7 (0.79%) 3G
7 6 (0.68%) ATM
7 6 (0.68%) 2G
7 6 (0.68%) NAS
7 6 (0.68%) 4G
8 5 (0.57%) Internet
8 5 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.45%) ISUP
9 4 (0.45%) INAP
10 3 (0.34%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.20%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (3.86%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 14 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.02%) SAP BW
9 7 (0.79%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.57%) MySQL
11 5 (0.57%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.45%) OLAP
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.45%) OLAP Cube
12 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.34%) Big Data
13 3 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 77 (8.74%) JIRA
2 74 (8.40%) Selenium
3 58 (6.58%) SoapUI
4 54 (6.13%) HP UFT
5 51 (5.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 45 (5.11%) LoadRunner
7 37 (4.20%) Cucumber
8 34 (3.86%) Visual Studio
9 22 (2.50%) WebDriver
10 21 (2.38%) Subversion
11 16 (1.82%) SpecFlow
11 16 (1.82%) TestNG
12 14 (1.59%) Zephyr
13 13 (1.48%) Appium
14 11 (1.25%) eggPlant
14 11 (1.25%) TestDirector
14 11 (1.25%) Bugzilla
15 10 (1.14%) Jenkins
16 8 (0.91%) WinDbg
16 8 (0.91%) Eclipse
General
1 281 (31.90%) Finance
2 156 (17.71%) Banking
3 114 (12.94%) Telecoms
4 49 (5.56%) Retail
5 36 (4.09%) Investment Banking
6 29 (3.29%) Retail Banking
7 21 (2.38%) Billing
8 17 (1.93%) General Ledger
9 11 (1.25%) Back Office
10 9 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.02%) Legal
11 7 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 6 (0.68%) Front Office
13 5 (0.57%) Marketing
14 4 (0.45%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.45%) Publishing
15 3 (0.34%) Military
15 3 (0.34%) Automotive
15 3 (0.34%) Law
Job Titles
1 460 (52.21%) Test Manager
2 196 (22.25%) Analyst
3 163 (18.50%) Test Analyst
4 67 (7.60%) Test Leader
5 60 (6.81%) Tester
6 36 (4.09%) Programme Manager
6 36 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
6 36 (4.09%) Programme Test Manager
7 34 (3.86%) Project Manager
8 33 (3.75%) Senior Manager
9 32 (3.63%) Consultant
10 31 (3.52%) Senior Test Manager
11 29 (3.29%) Senior Test Analyst
12 25 (2.84%) SAP Manager
13 23 (2.61%) Agile Test Analyst
14 22 (2.50%) Test Engineer
15 19 (2.16%) Business Analyst
16 17 (1.93%) Architect
16 17 (1.93%) SAP Test Manager
17 16 (1.82%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (9.53%) XML
2 61 (6.92%) SOAP
3 53 (6.02%) XML Messaging
4 47 (5.33%) .NET
5 30 (3.41%) Web Services
6 13 (1.48%) ASP.NET
6 13 (1.48%) .NET Framework
7 11 (1.25%) Gherkin
8 9 (1.02%) HTML
9 6 (0.68%) Middleware
10 4 (0.45%) REST
11 3 (0.34%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.34%) JSON
11 3 (0.34%) SAP XI
11 3 (0.34%) CGI
11 3 (0.34%) XSD
11 3 (0.34%) JSP
12 2 (0.23%) XSLT
12 2 (0.23%) LAMP
12 2 (0.23%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 38 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (2.27%) Management Information System
3 15 (1.70%) Client/Server
4 13 (1.48%) Equities
4 13 (1.48%) Smart Meter
5 11 (1.25%) Derivative
6 10 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 9 (1.02%) Device Driver
8 8 (0.91%) Computer Science
8 8 (0.91%) Data Centre
9 7 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 6 (0.68%) FMCG
10 6 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.68%) NHS
11 5 (0.57%) GIS
11 5 (0.57%) iSeries
11 5 (0.57%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.45%) User Experience
12 4 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 72 (8.17%) UNIX
2 45 (5.11%) Windows
3 12 (1.36%) Linux
4 9 (1.02%) Android
4 9 (1.02%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.45%) Solaris
6 4 (0.45%) Windows NT
7 1 (0.11%) zOS
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (25.20%) Test Strategy
2 216 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
3 204 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
4 155 (17.59%) Test Scripting
5 130 (14.76%) Software Testing
6 127 (14.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 115 (13.05%) Test Automation
8 103 (11.69%) Test Planning
9 94 (10.67%) Project Management
10 74 (8.40%) Performance Testing
11 72 (8.17%) Use Case
11 72 (8.17%) Migration
11 72 (8.17%) System Integration Testing
12 69 (7.83%) SDLC
13 66 (7.49%) PRINCE2
14 58 (6.58%) Integration Testing
15 55 (6.24%) Manual Testing
15 55 (6.24%) Waterfall
15 55 (6.24%) Scrum
16 52 (5.90%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 181 (20.54%) SQL
2 61 (6.92%) Java
3 50 (5.68%) PL/SQL
4 40 (4.54%) Perl
5 29 (3.29%) C#
6 27 (3.06%) Shell Script
7 25 (2.84%) C
8 18 (2.04%) T-SQL
9 17 (1.93%) C++
10 14 (1.59%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.59%) Python
11 13 (1.48%) Ruby
12 9 (1.02%) PowerShell
13 8 (0.91%) VBA
13 8 (0.91%) VBScript
14 7 (0.79%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.34%) RPG
16 2 (0.23%) PHP
16 2 (0.23%) VB
17 1 (0.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 148 (16.80%) ISTQB
2 142 (16.12%) Security Cleared
3 137 (15.55%) ISEB
4 116 (13.17%) SC Cleared
5 37 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (3.41%) Degree
7 22 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 22 (2.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (1.82%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.34%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.23%) PMP
11 2 (0.23%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.23%) ACCA
11 2 (0.23%) CCA
11 2 (0.23%) HP AIS
12 1 (0.11%) APMP
12 1 (0.11%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.11%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (16.46%) QA
2 6 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.45%) GxP
3 4 (0.45%) SLA
3 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.34%) FATCA
4 3 (0.34%) P3O
4 3 (0.34%) MiFID
5 2 (0.23%) EMIR
5 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.11%) XenApp
4 1 (0.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 217 (24.63%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.11%) Netcool
2 1 (0.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 159 (18.05%) HP
2 97 (11.01%) Oracle
3 96 (10.90%) SAP
4 95 (10.78%) Microsoft
5 34 (3.86%) IBM
6 16 (1.82%) Splunk
7 12 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (1.25%) Tableau
9 10 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
10 9 (1.02%) Metastorm
11 7 (0.79%) OpenText
11 7 (0.79%) VMware
11 7 (0.79%) Siebel
11 7 (0.79%) Endeca
12 6 (0.68%) SimCorp
12 6 (0.68%) Remedy
13 5 (0.57%) Teradata
14 4 (0.45%) Charles River
14 4 (0.45%) Hyperion
14 4 (0.45%) Citrix
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £325.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hudson IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bury
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £150 - £185 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £650.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
NIIT Technologies
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hertfordshire
TRG
Rate: 250-295 Per Day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £465 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Yorkshire
TRG
Rate: 375-425 Per Day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £700 - £725 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago