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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 262 290 288
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 476 372 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.68% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.89% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 199 201
Average daily rate
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£400 £361 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.72% -13.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £544 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.96% -34.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £18.20 £30.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £35.80 £43.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%

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
44371 41642 38262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.77% 76.16% 74.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 28775 25771 23176
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1188 1113
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +38 428 £400 +6.66% 85
South East +66 149 £400 +12.67% 14
London +5 135 £475 +5.55% 23
Surrey +52 61 £400 +2.56% 4
North West +16 47 £400 +2.95% 8
Leatherhead - 45 £400 -
Scotland +15 40 £406 +38.88% 3
Yorkshire -9 37 £350 +27.27% 14
West Yorkshire -4 35 £370 +34.54% 9
Leeds -9 31 £375 +36.36% 5
Berkshire +12 26 £375 - 1
City of London -16 26 £475 -1.04% 5
Edinburgh +7 25 £419 +52.27% 1
Hampshire +16 23 £350 -17.64% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 23 £425 +102.38%
South West -19 23 £363 +15.07% 8
Manchester +1 22 £369 -7.81% 5
Milton Keynes +12 14 £430 +1.17%
West Midlands +9 14 £420 +37.70% 4
Newbury - 12 - -
West Sussex -1 11 £410 +18.84% 2
Wiltshire +9 9 £350 -19.54% 2
East of England -13 9 £305 -25.60% 9
Cumbria - 9 £508 -
Cheshire -3 8 £468 +19.87%
Glasgow +10 7 £325 -13.33% 1
Southampton +7 7 £338 - 1
Swindon +1 7 £363 -24.47% 2
East Midlands -21 7 - -
Northamptonshire +2 6 - -

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 272 (31.48%) Finance
2 232 (26.85%) HP Quality Center
3 228 (26.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 208 (24.07%) Test Strategy
5 187 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
6 175 (20.25%) SQL
7 159 (18.40%) ISTQB
8 149 (17.25%) Test Scripting
9 147 (17.01%) Banking
9 147 (17.01%) HP
10 144 (16.67%) Software Testing
11 141 (16.32%) Security Cleared
12 138 (15.97%) ISEB
13 136 (15.74%) QA
14 117 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
15 116 (13.43%) SC Cleared
16 112 (12.96%) Test Automation
17 109 (12.62%) Telecoms
18 105 (12.15%) Oracle
19 100 (11.57%) Test Planning
20 96 (11.11%) SAP
21 92 (10.65%) Project Management
22 89 (10.30%) XML
23 85 (9.84%) Migration
24 81 (9.38%) Microsoft
25 80 (9.26%) JIRA
26 70 (8.10%) Use Case
27 69 (7.99%) Performance Testing
27 69 (7.99%) UNIX
28 67 (7.75%) Selenium

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (2.89%) SharePoint
2 5 (0.58%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.46%) SAS
4 3 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (0.35%) Confluence
5 2 (0.23%) CMS
5 2 (0.23%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (0.23%) IIS
5 2 (0.23%) JBoss
6 1 (0.12%) Apache
6 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.12%) Documentum
6 1 (0.12%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (0.12%) FileNet
6 1 (0.12%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.12%) Drupal
6 1 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.13%) MS Office
3 16 (1.85%) MS Project
4 14 (1.62%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) CINEMA 4D
6 2 (0.23%) MODO
6 2 (0.23%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Maya
6 2 (0.23%) 3ds Max
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (2.31%) SAP FI
2 19 (2.20%) SAP ERP
3 17 (1.97%) SAP PSCD
4 15 (1.74%) SAP FI-CA
5 7 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.58%) Primavera
7 5 (0.58%) Oracle Financials
7 5 (0.58%) SAP HR
8 4 (0.46%) SAP CO
8 4 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.46%) Markit EDM
8 4 (0.46%) SAP IS-U
8 4 (0.46%) Eagle PACE
8 4 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.46%) SAP PLM
8 4 (0.46%) thinkFolio
8 4 (0.46%) SimCorp Dimension
9 3 (0.35%) Teamcenter
10 2 (0.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.04%) SaaS
2 3 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (1.74%) TCP/IP
2 12 (1.39%) Wireshark
3 11 (1.27%) LTE
3 11 (1.27%) GPRS
3 11 (1.27%) GSM
3 11 (1.27%) UMTS
3 11 (1.27%) VoLTE
4 10 (1.16%) Diameter Protocol
5 9 (1.04%) RNC
5 9 (1.04%) HSDPA
6 8 (0.93%) Internet
7 7 (0.81%) 2G
7 7 (0.81%) 3G
8 6 (0.69%) NAS
8 6 (0.69%) ATM
8 6 (0.69%) 4G
9 4 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.46%) ISUP
9 4 (0.46%) INAP
10 3 (0.35%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
2 34 (3.94%) Oracle Database
3 29 (3.36%) SQL Server
4 13 (1.50%) Relational Database
5 12 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (1.04%) SAP BW
7 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.58%) Data Mining
10 5 (0.58%) PowerCenter
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.46%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.46%) Star Schema
11 4 (0.46%) OLAP
11 4 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 80 (9.26%) JIRA
2 67 (7.75%) Selenium
3 59 (6.83%) HP UFT
4 51 (5.90%) SoapUI
5 42 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (4.05%) LoadRunner
7 34 (3.94%) Cucumber
8 25 (2.89%) WebDriver
9 24 (2.78%) Visual Studio
10 18 (2.08%) Subversion
11 17 (1.97%) SpecFlow
12 14 (1.62%) TestNG
13 13 (1.50%) Zephyr
14 11 (1.27%) Bugzilla
15 10 (1.16%) TestDirector
15 10 (1.16%) Jenkins
16 9 (1.04%) JUnit
16 9 (1.04%) JMeter
17 8 (0.93%) FitNesse
17 8 (0.93%) Appium
General
1 272 (31.48%) Finance
2 147 (17.01%) Banking
3 109 (12.62%) Telecoms
4 54 (6.25%) Retail
5 33 (3.82%) Investment Banking
6 29 (3.36%) Retail Banking
7 24 (2.78%) Billing
8 17 (1.97%) General Ledger
9 14 (1.62%) Back Office
10 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.81%) Legal
11 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.58%) Front Office
11 5 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.46%) Publishing
12 4 (0.46%) Marketing
12 4 (0.46%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.35%) Military
13 3 (0.35%) Automotive
13 3 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 443 (51.27%) Test Manager
2 185 (21.41%) Analyst
3 157 (18.17%) Test Analyst
4 80 (9.26%) Test Leader
5 62 (7.18%) Tester
6 34 (3.94%) Senior Manager
7 33 (3.82%) Consultant
8 32 (3.70%) Programme Manager
8 32 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 32 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
8 32 (3.70%) Senior Test Manager
9 31 (3.59%) Programme Test Manager
10 25 (2.89%) Senior Test Analyst
11 21 (2.43%) Test Engineer
12 20 (2.31%) Agile Test Analyst
13 19 (2.20%) SAP Consultant
13 19 (2.20%) SAP Manager
14 18 (2.08%) Architect
15 16 (1.85%) Business Analyst
15 16 (1.85%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (10.30%) XML
2 56 (6.48%) .NET
3 54 (6.25%) SOAP
4 48 (5.56%) XML Messaging
5 27 (3.13%) Web Services
6 16 (1.85%) .NET Framework
7 13 (1.50%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.93%) Gherkin
9 7 (0.81%) HTML
9 7 (0.81%) Middleware
10 4 (0.46%) CGI
10 4 (0.46%) SAP XI
11 3 (0.35%) AngularJS
11 3 (0.35%) XSD
11 3 (0.35%) JSP
12 2 (0.23%) XSLT
12 2 (0.23%) LAMP
12 2 (0.23%) MDX
12 2 (0.23%) jQuery
12 2 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 13 (1.50%) Client/Server
3 13 (1.50%) Equities
3 13 (1.50%) Derivative
4 10 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 10 (1.16%) Smart Meter
4 10 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 9 (1.04%) Device Driver
5 9 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 8 (0.93%) NHS
7 7 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 7 (0.81%) Digital Media
7 7 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.69%) GIS
8 6 (0.69%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.58%) iSeries
10 4 (0.46%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (7.99%) UNIX
2 47 (5.44%) Windows
3 14 (1.62%) Android
4 12 (1.39%) Apple iOS
5 8 (0.93%) Linux
6 7 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 5 (0.58%) Solaris
8 4 (0.46%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
9 2 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 228 (26.39%) User Acceptance Testing
2 208 (24.07%) Test Strategy
3 187 (21.64%) Agile Software Development
4 149 (17.25%) Test Scripting
5 144 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 117 (13.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 112 (12.96%) Test Automation
8 100 (11.57%) Test Planning
9 92 (10.65%) Project Management
10 85 (9.84%) Migration
11 70 (8.10%) Use Case
12 69 (7.99%) Performance Testing
13 62 (7.18%) SDLC
14 60 (6.94%) System Testing
15 59 (6.83%) PRINCE2
16 58 (6.71%) Functional Testing
17 57 (6.60%) Integration Testing
18 55 (6.37%) System Integration Testing
19 54 (6.25%) Waterfall
20 51 (5.90%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 175 (20.25%) SQL
2 54 (6.25%) Java
3 49 (5.67%) PL/SQL
4 37 (4.28%) Perl
5 35 (4.05%) C#
6 27 (3.13%) Shell Script
7 25 (2.89%) C
8 17 (1.97%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.85%) C++
10 14 (1.62%) Ruby
11 13 (1.50%) Python
12 12 (1.39%) VBA
13 11 (1.27%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.04%) VBScript
15 7 (0.81%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.69%) Bash Shell
17 3 (0.35%) VB
17 3 (0.35%) RPG
18 2 (0.23%) PHP
18 2 (0.23%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 159 (18.40%) ISTQB
2 141 (16.32%) Security Cleared
3 138 (15.97%) ISEB
4 116 (13.43%) SC Cleared
5 48 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 29 (3.36%) Degree
7 17 (1.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 16 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 13 (1.50%) ISEB Practitioner
9 13 (1.50%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.35%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (0.35%) PMP
11 3 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.35%) CCA
12 2 (0.23%) ACCA
12 2 (0.23%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.12%) APMP
13 1 (0.12%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 136 (15.74%) QA
2 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.35%) GxP
3 3 (0.35%) SLA
3 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.35%) P3O
4 2 (0.23%) EMIR
4 2 (0.23%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.23%) FATCA
5 1 (0.12%) Basel III
5 1 (0.12%) Basel II
5 1 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.12%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.12%) XenApp
4 1 (0.12%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 232 (26.85%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.23%) SCCM
3 1 (0.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 147 (17.01%) HP
2 105 (12.15%) Oracle
3 96 (11.11%) SAP
4 81 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 32 (3.70%) IBM
6 13 (1.50%) Splunk
7 12 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.16%) PeopleSoft
9 7 (0.81%) Metastorm
9 7 (0.81%) VMware
9 7 (0.81%) Endeca
10 6 (0.69%) Tableau
10 6 (0.69%) Siebel
11 5 (0.58%) Remedy
11 5 (0.58%) Teradata
12 4 (0.46%) SimCorp
12 4 (0.46%) Avaloq
12 4 (0.46%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.46%) Charles River
12 4 (0.46%) BMC
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £270 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: Up to £280 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
NCC Group
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £423.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £360 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield
TRG
Rate: 300-360 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Sussex
Stealth IT
Rate: Please call to discuss rates (we are unable to advertise specific rate due to client request)
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Dundee
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Redhill
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £270.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago