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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 318 308 267
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs citing Test Management 349 311 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.59% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.80% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 206 269
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 £258 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £556 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -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
42763 39046 42056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.99% 74.08% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26736 24118 24356
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 £367 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +1.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1083 1556
Average hourly rate £23.66 £27.50 £30.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.98% -8.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 +15 300 £375 -11.76% 85
London +1 112 £450 -7.21% 20
South East +21 79 £354 -5.66% 29
City of London +8 29 £494 +2.86% 10
South West -6 29 £310 -17.33% 13
Scotland -21 25 £315 -9.35% 5
Berkshire +25 23 £431 +13.48% 8
Buckinghamshire +7 22 £213 -33.59% 7
Yorkshire -2 22 £275 -13.72% 9
North West +4 18 £375 -1.63% 7
West Yorkshire -1 18 £275 - 7
East of England -22 16 £375 -6.25% 4
East Midlands +8 14 £450 -7.73%
South Wales +3 14 £345 -31.00% 1
Wales -14 14 £345 -31.00% 1
Hampshire -12 13 £344 -19.11% 7
Glasgow -19 13 £375 +13.20% 2
Edinburgh -5 10 £308 -19.34% 2
Bristol -7 9 £300 -13.04% 4
Wiltshire - 9 £418 - 5
Surrey 0 8 £550 +18.91% 4
Leeds 0 8 £275 -8.33% 4
High Wycombe - 8 £229 - 5
Cheshire +8 7 £370 -8.92% 1
Manchester -12 7 £358 +11.71% 5
Swindon - 7 £426 - 5
West Midlands -12 6 £353 +28.18% 3
Derbyshire - 6 £406 -
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £375 -6.25%
Milton Keynes +2 4 £425 +41.66%

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 230 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (29.72%) Test Scripting
3 209 (29.03%) Finance
4 208 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 200 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 184 (25.56%) ISEB
7 175 (24.31%) HP Quality Center
8 172 (23.89%) ISTQB
9 128 (17.78%) QA
10 126 (17.50%) Software Testing
11 119 (16.53%) SQL
12 117 (16.25%) Security Cleared
13 109 (15.14%) Scrum
14 103 (14.31%) HP
15 100 (13.89%) SC Cleared
16 91 (12.64%) Microsoft
17 87 (12.08%) Banking
18 86 (11.94%) Selenium
19 84 (11.67%) Integration Testing
20 82 (11.39%) JIRA
20 82 (11.39%) Oracle
21 81 (11.25%) Java
22 80 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
23 72 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
23 72 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 68 (9.44%) Test Planning
25 65 (9.03%) Project Management
26 64 (8.89%) Regression Testing
27 63 (8.75%) Test Automation
28 60 (8.33%) BDD

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 44 (6.11%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.36%) Tomcat
3 16 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 14 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
4 14 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 14 (1.94%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (0.42%) IIS
5 3 (0.42%) Apache
5 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.28%) CMS
6 2 (0.28%) Confluence
6 2 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.14%) CICS
7 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.14%) Lync
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 42 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.00%) MS Office
3 22 (3.06%) MS Project
4 17 (2.36%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.42%) Mingle
7 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Stata
Business Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.97%) TRIRIGA
3 7 (0.97%) Agresso
3 7 (0.97%) Summit
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
4 4 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.56%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.42%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.28%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.28%) assyst
6 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.28%) Magento
6 2 (0.28%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.42%) Force.com
1 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.42%) IaaS
2 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.89%) HTTP
2 17 (2.36%) SSL
3 9 (1.25%) Internet
4 7 (0.97%) LTE
5 6 (0.83%) GGSN
5 6 (0.83%) SGSN
5 6 (0.83%) 3GPP
5 6 (0.83%) UMTS
6 4 (0.56%) Intranet
6 4 (0.56%) 3G
7 3 (0.42%) Extranet
7 3 (0.42%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.28%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.28%) FTP
8 2 (0.28%) LAN
8 2 (0.28%) GPRS
8 2 (0.28%) WAN
8 2 (0.28%) 2G
8 2 (0.28%) VLAN
8 2 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 9 (1.25%) MySQL
5 8 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (0.97%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.83%) DB2
7 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.69%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.42%) DataStage
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.28%) QlikView
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 86 (11.94%) Selenium
2 82 (11.39%) JIRA
3 72 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 44 (6.11%) WebDriver
5 37 (5.14%) JUnit
6 35 (4.86%) JMeter
7 34 (4.72%) Jenkins
8 30 (4.17%) Bugzilla
8 30 (4.17%) QuickTest Pro
9 28 (3.89%) TestNG
10 27 (3.75%) Maven
10 27 (3.75%) TestDirector
11 26 (3.61%) Subversion
12 25 (3.47%) Cucumber
13 24 (3.33%) Ant
14 23 (3.19%) TortoiseSVN
15 22 (3.06%) LoadRunner
16 19 (2.64%) Visual Studio
17 12 (1.67%) SoapUI
17 12 (1.67%) SpecFlow
General
1 209 (29.03%) Finance
2 87 (12.08%) Banking
3 43 (5.97%) Retail
4 35 (4.86%) Investment Banking
5 25 (3.47%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.08%) Legal
7 12 (1.67%) Billing
8 11 (1.53%) Advertising
9 9 (1.25%) Local Government
10 7 (0.97%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.97%) Back Office
11 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.69%) Front Office
12 5 (0.69%) Marketing
12 5 (0.69%) German Language
13 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.42%) Automotive
15 2 (0.28%) Law
15 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 300 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 199 (27.64%) Analyst
3 168 (23.33%) Test Analyst
4 68 (9.44%) Tester
5 43 (5.97%) Test Leader
6 28 (3.89%) Programme Manager
6 28 (3.89%) Senior Analyst
6 28 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
7 23 (3.19%) Business Analyst
7 23 (3.19%) Programme Test Manager
8 20 (2.78%) Project Manager
9 19 (2.64%) Consultant
10 18 (2.50%) Test Engineer
11 17 (2.36%) Agile Test Analyst
11 17 (2.36%) QA Analyst
12 14 (1.94%) UAT Manager
12 14 (1.94%) SAP Manager
12 14 (1.94%) Performance Tester
13 13 (1.81%) Senior Manager
13 13 (1.81%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.33%) .NET
2 33 (4.58%) XML
3 32 (4.44%) SOAP
4 20 (2.78%) Web Services
4 20 (2.78%) Middleware
4 20 (2.78%) .NET Framework
5 18 (2.50%) REST
5 18 (2.50%) HTML
6 15 (2.08%) WSDL
6 15 (2.08%) JMS
7 12 (1.67%) ASP.NET
8 9 (1.25%) Ajax
9 8 (1.11%) Gherkin
10 7 (0.97%) JSP
10 7 (0.97%) ODBC
11 5 (0.69%) J2EE
11 5 (0.69%) JSON
12 3 (0.42%) HTML5
12 3 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
13 2 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.42%) Open Source
3 25 (3.47%) Client/Server
4 24 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 12 (1.67%) User Experience
7 11 (1.53%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.11%) Derivative
9 7 (0.97%) CMDB
10 6 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 6 (0.83%) Statistics
10 6 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.69%) CESG
11 5 (0.69%) PMI
11 5 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.56%) NHS
12 4 (0.56%) AS400
12 4 (0.56%) iSeries
12 4 (0.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 37 (5.14%) UNIX
2 35 (4.86%) Windows
3 16 (2.22%) Linux
4 8 (1.11%) Android
4 8 (1.11%) Windows 7
4 8 (1.11%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.56%) AIX
7 2 (0.28%) HPUX
7 2 (0.28%) Solaris
7 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.14%) bada
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
2 214 (29.72%) Test Scripting
3 208 (28.89%) User Acceptance Testing
4 200 (27.78%) Test Strategy
5 126 (17.50%) Software Testing
6 109 (15.14%) Scrum
7 84 (11.67%) Integration Testing
8 80 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 68 (9.44%) Test Planning
10 65 (9.03%) Project Management
11 64 (8.89%) Regression Testing
12 63 (8.75%) Test Automation
13 60 (8.33%) BDD
14 58 (8.06%) Migration
15 51 (7.08%) Performance Testing
16 50 (6.94%) Waterfall
17 47 (6.53%) Automated Testing
17 47 (6.53%) ITIL
18 44 (6.11%) TDD
19 42 (5.83%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 119 (16.53%) SQL
2 81 (11.25%) Java
3 46 (6.39%) C#
4 24 (3.33%) C
5 15 (2.08%) JavaScript
6 14 (1.94%) Python
7 12 (1.67%) Perl
8 11 (1.53%) Ruby
9 8 (1.11%) PHP
10 7 (0.97%) RPG
10 7 (0.97%) C++
11 6 (0.83%) VB.NET
11 6 (0.83%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.69%) VB
13 4 (0.56%) Tcl
14 3 (0.42%) PL/1
14 3 (0.42%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.42%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.42%) VBA
14 3 (0.42%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 184 (25.56%) ISEB
2 172 (23.89%) ISTQB
3 117 (16.25%) Security Cleared
4 100 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 72 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 37 (5.14%) Degree
7 21 (2.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 21 (2.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 12 (1.67%) DV Cleared
9 9 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.97%) PMI Certification
12 5 (0.69%) CISSP
12 5 (0.69%) CEH
13 4 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.42%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.28%) PMP
15 2 (0.28%) ACCA
15 2 (0.28%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (17.78%) QA
2 6 (0.83%) SLA
2 6 (0.83%) COBIT
3 5 (0.69%) 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 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (0.42%) KVM
3 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 175 (24.31%) 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
1 103 (14.31%) HP
2 91 (12.64%) Microsoft
3 82 (11.39%) Oracle
4 51 (7.08%) SAP
5 36 (5.00%) IBM
6 15 (2.08%) Software AG
7 12 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.39%) SolarWinds
9 9 (1.25%) Red Hat
10 6 (0.83%) Remedy
10 6 (0.83%) Citrix
11 5 (0.69%) Siebel
12 4 (0.56%) JBoss
12 4 (0.56%) CheckPoint
12 4 (0.56%) Avaloq
13 3 (0.42%) ATG
13 3 (0.42%) Serena
13 3 (0.42%) Capita
13 3 (0.42%) Mercator
13 3 (0.42%) TIBCO
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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: 4 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: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: 220-270
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bath
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Redhill
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
High Wycombe
The People Network
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Newport
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Perth & Kinross
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £430.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago