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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 299 318 252
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -66
Contract jobs citing Test Management 372 307 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.58% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.79% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 210 267
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £340 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.30% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 4
Average hourly rate £49.25 £32.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.53% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.06 £19.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £69.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+51.53% -23.52%

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +5 316 £413 -8.33% 97
London -33 120 £500 - 26
South East +30 83 £364 -4.27% 21
City of London +14 39 £500 +2.56% 13
Yorkshire 0 31 £313 -3.84% 10
West Yorkshire +6 27 £325 -2.25% 6
Wales +1 26 £325 -23.52% 1
South West -16 26 £400 +4.57% 16
Scotland -13 25 £363 +7.40% 6
Berkshire +25 24 £400 +5.26% 3
South Wales +11 24 £325 -23.52% 1
Buckinghamshire +15 23 £313 +4.16% 3
North West -9 22 £350 +18.64% 6
Newport 0 18 £334 -21.47% 1
Hampshire -2 16 £375 +10.29% 7
Leeds +3 15 £550 +69.23% 4
East of England -20 15 £340 +21.42% 10
Glasgow -7 13 £375 +11.11% 1
East Midlands +6 10 £400 -11.20% 2
Surrey +2 10 £563 +12.50% 3
Edinburgh 0 10 £311 -11.07% 3
Manchester -6 10 £333 +38.54% 4
Wiltshire -5 9 £418 +12.83% 4
Swindon -3 8 £418 +12.83% 4
Cheshire +7 7 £370 -8.92% 2
Milton Keynes -2 7 £285 -5.00%
West Midlands -11 6 £394 +36.95% 2
Somerset - 6 £400 - 7
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £375 -6.25% 1
Oxfordshire -5 5 £400 - 1

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 225 (30.08%) Finance
2 224 (29.95%) Test Strategy
3 222 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
4 211 (28.21%) Test Scripting
5 205 (27.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 204 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
7 192 (25.67%) ISEB
8 165 (22.06%) ISTQB
9 144 (19.25%) QA
10 129 (17.25%) Software Testing
11 124 (16.58%) SQL
12 113 (15.11%) Banking
13 110 (14.71%) HP
14 103 (13.77%) Scrum
15 97 (12.97%) Security Cleared
16 91 (12.17%) JIRA
17 82 (10.96%) Selenium
18 81 (10.83%) Integration Testing
19 79 (10.56%) SC Cleared
19 79 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
19 79 (10.56%) Project Management
20 77 (10.29%) Java
21 76 (10.16%) Oracle
22 74 (9.89%) Performance Testing
23 72 (9.63%) Regression Testing
23 72 (9.63%) Test Planning
24 69 (9.22%) Test Automation
25 64 (8.56%) .NET
25 64 (8.56%) Microsoft
25 64 (8.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 42 (5.61%) SharePoint
2 16 (2.14%) WebSphere
3 14 (1.87%) WebSphere Process Server
3 14 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 14 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.80%) JBoss
6 5 (0.67%) CMS
7 4 (0.53%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.40%) IIS
8 3 (0.40%) Apache
9 2 (0.27%) Lync
9 2 (0.27%) Confluence
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.13%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.13%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.13%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 36 (4.81%) MS Office
2 35 (4.68%) MS Excel
3 22 (2.94%) MS Project
4 18 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.40%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 11 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.94%) Summit
4 5 (0.67%) Agresso
5 4 (0.53%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.53%) SAP HCM
6 3 (0.40%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
7 2 (0.27%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.27%) assyst
7 2 (0.27%) Magento
7 2 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
7 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
7 2 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.13%) Hyperion Planning
8 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.53%) IaaS
2 3 (0.40%) Force.com
3 2 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.01%) HTTP
2 17 (2.27%) SSL
3 7 (0.94%) Internet
4 6 (0.80%) GGSN
4 6 (0.80%) SGSN
4 6 (0.80%) LTE
5 5 (0.67%) 3GPP
5 5 (0.67%) UMTS
6 4 (0.53%) 3G
6 4 (0.53%) Firewall
7 3 (0.40%) Intranet
7 3 (0.40%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.40%) VLAN
8 2 (0.27%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.27%) WAN
8 2 (0.27%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.27%) LAN
8 2 (0.27%) DVB
9 1 (0.13%) Wireless
9 1 (0.13%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.88%) Data Warehouse
2 26 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 14 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.47%) MySQL
5 11 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
5 11 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
6 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.80%) DB2
8 5 (0.67%) Data Mining
9 4 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.53%) DataStage
9 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.40%) SAP BW
10 3 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
10 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle OWB
11 2 (0.27%) SQLPlus
11 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 91 (12.17%) JIRA
2 82 (10.96%) Selenium
3 55 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 53 (7.09%) Jenkins
5 44 (5.88%) WebDriver
6 40 (5.35%) Cucumber
7 36 (4.81%) QuickTest Pro
8 33 (4.41%) TestDirector
8 33 (4.41%) Bugzilla
9 31 (4.14%) Subversion
10 30 (4.01%) JUnit
11 29 (3.88%) JMeter
12 26 (3.48%) LoadRunner
13 25 (3.34%) TortoiseSVN
14 23 (3.07%) Maven
14 23 (3.07%) TestNG
15 20 (2.67%) Ant
16 16 (2.14%) Visual Studio
17 11 (1.47%) SoapUI
18 9 (1.20%) TestLink
General
1 225 (30.08%) Finance
2 113 (15.11%) Banking
3 41 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 40 (5.35%) Retail
5 36 (4.81%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.01%) Billing
6 15 (2.01%) Legal
7 13 (1.74%) Law
8 11 (1.47%) Advertising
9 9 (1.20%) Back Office
9 9 (1.20%) Marketing
10 7 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 7 (0.94%) Front Office
10 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.67%) German Language
12 3 (0.40%) Local Government
12 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 335 (44.79%) Test Manager
2 179 (23.93%) Analyst
3 145 (19.39%) Test Analyst
4 74 (9.89%) Tester
5 50 (6.68%) Test Leader
6 32 (4.28%) Programme Manager
7 28 (3.74%) Programme Test Manager
8 21 (2.81%) Project Manager
8 21 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
8 21 (2.81%) Senior Test Analyst
9 20 (2.67%) Test Engineer
9 20 (2.67%) Head of Testing
10 19 (2.54%) Business Analyst
11 18 (2.41%) Consultant
11 18 (2.41%) QA Analyst
12 17 (2.27%) Performance Tester
13 16 (2.14%) Senior Manager
14 15 (2.01%) Software Engineer
14 15 (2.01%) Senior Test Manager
14 15 (2.01%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (8.56%) .NET
2 37 (4.95%) SOAP
3 35 (4.68%) XML
4 23 (3.07%) Web Services
5 21 (2.81%) .NET Framework
6 20 (2.67%) REST
6 20 (2.67%) Middleware
7 16 (2.14%) HTML
8 15 (2.01%) JMS
8 15 (2.01%) WSDL
9 12 (1.60%) ASP.NET
10 11 (1.47%) Ajax
11 9 (1.20%) ODBC
12 8 (1.07%) Gherkin
13 7 (0.94%) JSP
14 6 (0.80%) JSON
15 5 (0.67%) J2EE
16 3 (0.40%) FpML
16 3 (0.40%) HTML5
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 43 (5.75%) Open Source
2 42 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.34%) Client/Server
4 23 (3.07%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.01%) User Experience
6 14 (1.87%) Mainframe
6 14 (1.87%) Derivative
7 13 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.74%) Mobile App
8 10 (1.34%) Credit Risk
9 8 (1.07%) Fixed Income
10 7 (0.94%) AS400
10 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (0.80%) PMI
12 5 (0.67%) NHS
12 5 (0.67%) Statistics
13 4 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
13 4 (0.53%) Reference Data
13 4 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.53%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.28%) UNIX
2 35 (4.68%) Windows
3 19 (2.54%) Linux
4 9 (1.20%) Android
4 9 (1.20%) Apple iOS
5 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (0.67%) AIX
7 3 (0.40%) HPUX
7 3 (0.40%) Solaris
7 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (29.95%) Test Strategy
2 222 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (28.21%) Test Scripting
4 205 (27.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 129 (17.25%) Software Testing
6 103 (13.77%) Scrum
7 81 (10.83%) Integration Testing
8 79 (10.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (10.56%) Project Management
9 74 (9.89%) Performance Testing
10 72 (9.63%) Regression Testing
10 72 (9.63%) Test Planning
11 69 (9.22%) Test Automation
12 62 (8.29%) Migration
13 59 (7.89%) BDD
14 51 (6.82%) TDD
15 46 (6.15%) Automated Testing
15 46 (6.15%) Waterfall
16 45 (6.02%) System Testing
17 42 (5.61%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 124 (16.58%) SQL
2 77 (10.29%) Java
3 45 (6.02%) C#
4 27 (3.61%) C
5 19 (2.54%) Python
6 16 (2.14%) JavaScript
7 14 (1.87%) Perl
8 12 (1.60%) Ruby
9 10 (1.34%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.07%) C++
10 8 (1.07%) VB
10 8 (1.07%) VB.NET
11 7 (0.94%) RPG
11 7 (0.94%) PHP
12 5 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.67%) Tcl
12 5 (0.67%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.40%) PL/1
13 3 (0.40%) VBScript
14 2 (0.27%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 192 (25.67%) ISEB
2 165 (22.06%) ISTQB
3 97 (12.97%) Security Cleared
4 79 (10.56%) SC Cleared
5 64 (8.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 34 (4.55%) Degree
7 24 (3.21%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (2.81%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 14 (1.87%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (1.07%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 4 (0.53%) CEH
12 4 (0.53%) CISSP
12 4 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.40%) PMP
13 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.27%) ACCA
14 2 (0.27%) CIMA
14 2 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (19.25%) QA
2 7 (0.94%) EMIR
3 6 (0.80%) SLA
4 3 (0.40%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.27%) FATCA
System Software
1 4 (0.53%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.53%) KVM
2 3 (0.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) Firmware
3 1 (0.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 204 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.53%) SCOM
3 3 (0.40%) SCCM
4 2 (0.27%) Nessus
5 1 (0.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 110 (14.71%) HP
2 76 (10.16%) Oracle
3 64 (8.56%) Microsoft
4 51 (6.82%) SAP
5 38 (5.08%) IBM
6 15 (2.01%) Software AG
7 12 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.34%) Red Hat
9 6 (0.80%) Citrix
9 6 (0.80%) Murex
9 6 (0.80%) Business Objects
10 5 (0.67%) Siebel
11 4 (0.53%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (0.53%) Remedy
11 4 (0.53%) TIBCO
11 4 (0.53%) JD Edwards
11 4 (0.53%) CheckPoint
11 4 (0.53%) Capita
11 4 (0.53%) Avaloq
11 4 (0.53%) SolarWinds
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Perth & Kinross
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
IC Software
Rate: £17.00 - £19.00 per hour + £17-£19 per hour, initial 6 month contract
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £435.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Ipswich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
Truphone
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
South East England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Cheltenham
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Taunton
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £3500 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 15 days ago
Taunton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago