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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 277 290 274
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Management 398 340 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.89% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 217 218
Average daily rate
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£418 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £551 £534
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%

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
41096 38070 35468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.49% 73.77% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 26903 23461 20857
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1109 1170 1452
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 +2 354 £425 - 62
London +27 159 £500 +1.52% 18
South East +7 78 £356 -10.93% 9
City of London +15 49 £550 +10.00% 8
South West +10 47 £410 +13.75% 6
Wiltshire +9 25 £410 +24.56%
West Yorkshire -8 25 £375 +2.73% 5
Yorkshire -13 25 £375 -1.96% 7
Swindon +10 22 £418 +26.99%
Scotland -7 22 £400 +9.58% 3
Buckinghamshire +2 21 £295 +2.60% 2
Leeds +6 20 £438 +14.37% 5
Berkshire +11 18 £300 -14.28% 3
North West -9 17 £350 - 7
Wales -12 14 £300 -21.05% 1
East of England -16 14 £374 +52.55% 8
South Wales -10 12 £288 -24.34%
Edinburgh -10 12 £358 -2.05% 1
Manchester 0 11 £350 +45.83% 5
Milton Keynes -5 10 £285 -10.58%
Glasgow -7 9 £410 +11.71%
Hampshire -17 9 £300 -25.18% 2
West Sussex +2 8 £444 -9.89% 1
Newport -2 8 £328 -13.81%
Surrey -5 7 £400 +23.07%
Somerset -6 7 £350 +7.69% 1
Oxfordshire -18 7 £400 +14.28%
Bristol - 7 £350 - 2
Taunton -8 6 £350 -
West Midlands -13 6 £313 -7.25% 2

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (30.83%) Finance
2 218 (29.22%) Test Strategy
3 210 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (28.02%) User Acceptance Testing
5 181 (24.26%) Test Scripting
5 181 (24.26%) HP Quality Center
6 180 (24.13%) ISEB
7 145 (19.44%) QA
8 143 (19.17%) ISTQB
9 131 (17.56%) Banking
10 122 (16.35%) SQL
11 120 (16.09%) Software Testing
12 100 (13.40%) HP
13 86 (11.53%) JIRA
14 83 (11.13%) Scrum
15 80 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
16 79 (10.59%) Project Management
17 77 (10.32%) Security Cleared
18 73 (9.79%) Performance Testing
18 73 (9.79%) Integration Testing
19 71 (9.52%) Test Planning
20 68 (9.12%) Oracle
21 66 (8.85%) SAP
22 64 (8.58%) Microsoft
22 64 (8.58%) Regression Testing
23 59 (7.91%) Selenium
24 58 (7.77%) Test Automation
24 58 (7.77%) Java
25 52 (6.97%) Migration
25 52 (6.97%) SC Cleared

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 30 (4.02%) SharePoint
2 14 (1.88%) WebSphere
2 14 (1.88%) Tomcat
3 13 (1.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 13 (1.74%) WebLogic
3 13 (1.74%) WebSphere Process Server
4 9 (1.21%) CMS
5 6 (0.80%) JBoss
6 4 (0.54%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.40%) Apache
7 3 (0.40%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.40%) Lync
8 2 (0.27%) Confluence
8 2 (0.27%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (0.13%) SAS
9 1 (0.13%) IIS
9 1 (0.13%) Mule
9 1 (0.13%) Drupal
9 1 (0.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 44 (5.90%) MS Excel
2 33 (4.42%) MS Office
3 22 (2.95%) MS Project
4 19 (2.55%) MS Visio
4 19 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (1.74%) SAP FI
2 12 (1.61%) SAP ERP
3 10 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (1.34%) SAP PSCD
4 9 (1.21%) SAP FI-CA
5 6 (0.80%) Summit
5 6 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.67%) SAP HCM
7 4 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (0.54%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.54%) Agresso
8 3 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
8 3 (0.40%) Maximo
8 3 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.40%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
9 2 (0.27%) TRIRIGA
9 2 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
9 2 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.54%) IaaS
2 3 (0.40%) Force.com
3 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.13%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.49%) HTTP
2 13 (1.74%) SSL
3 6 (0.80%) Internet
4 5 (0.67%) Firewall
5 4 (0.54%) Network Security
6 3 (0.40%) Intranet
6 3 (0.40%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.27%) GGSN
7 2 (0.27%) SGSN
7 2 (0.27%) LTE
7 2 (0.27%) DNS
7 2 (0.27%) 3GPP
7 2 (0.27%) UMTS
7 2 (0.27%) DHCP
8 1 (0.13%) VoIP
8 1 (0.13%) GSM
8 1 (0.13%) LAN
8 1 (0.13%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.35%) Data Warehouse
2 24 (3.22%) SQL Server
3 17 (2.28%) Oracle Database
3 17 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (1.21%) MySQL
5 9 (1.21%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (0.94%) DB2
6 7 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.67%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.67%) SAP BW
7 5 (0.67%) Big Data
8 4 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.40%) DataStage
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.27%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 86 (11.53%) JIRA
2 59 (7.91%) Selenium
3 49 (6.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 45 (6.03%) Jenkins
5 43 (5.76%) QuickTest Pro
6 35 (4.69%) LoadRunner
7 31 (4.16%) Cucumber
8 30 (4.02%) TestDirector
9 27 (3.62%) WebDriver
10 24 (3.22%) Bugzilla
11 23 (3.08%) Subversion
12 17 (2.28%) Visual Studio
13 16 (2.14%) TortoiseSVN
13 16 (2.14%) JMeter
14 15 (2.01%) JUnit
15 14 (1.88%) Maven
16 12 (1.61%) TestNG
17 10 (1.34%) SpecFlow
17 10 (1.34%) Ant
18 9 (1.21%) SoapUI
General
1 230 (30.83%) Finance
2 131 (17.56%) Banking
3 47 (6.30%) Telecoms
4 46 (6.17%) Investment Banking
5 27 (3.62%) Retail
6 15 (2.01%) Legal
6 15 (2.01%) Billing
7 14 (1.88%) Law
8 11 (1.47%) Marketing
9 9 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.21%) Advertising
9 9 (1.21%) Retail Banking
10 8 (1.07%) General Ledger
11 7 (0.94%) Back Office
12 6 (0.80%) Front Office
13 5 (0.67%) German Language
14 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.40%) Electronics
15 2 (0.27%) Automotive
15 2 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 345 (46.25%) Test Manager
2 157 (21.05%) Analyst
3 124 (16.62%) Test Analyst
4 67 (8.98%) Tester
5 64 (8.58%) Test Leader
6 35 (4.69%) Programme Manager
7 31 (4.16%) Programme Test Manager
8 26 (3.49%) Consultant
9 25 (3.35%) Head of Testing
10 24 (3.22%) Project Manager
11 22 (2.95%) Business Analyst
12 20 (2.68%) SAP Test Manager
12 20 (2.68%) SAP Manager
13 17 (2.28%) Test Engineer
14 15 (2.01%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (2.01%) Senior Test Analyst
15 14 (1.88%) UAT Test Manager
15 14 (1.88%) UAT Manager
15 14 (1.88%) Agile Test Analyst
15 14 (1.88%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.70%) .NET
2 40 (5.36%) XML
3 34 (4.56%) SOAP
4 27 (3.62%) Web Services
5 19 (2.55%) REST
6 16 (2.14%) Middleware
7 14 (1.88%) JMS
8 13 (1.74%) WSDL
9 12 (1.61%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.47%) HTML
11 10 (1.34%) Ajax
11 10 (1.34%) ASP.NET
12 9 (1.21%) ODBC
12 9 (1.21%) Gherkin
13 7 (0.94%) SAP XI
14 5 (0.67%) FpML
14 5 (0.67%) JSP
15 4 (0.54%) JSON
15 4 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
16 3 (0.40%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 42 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (3.62%) Open Source
3 23 (3.08%) Derivative
4 19 (2.55%) User Experience
5 18 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.14%) Mainframe
7 15 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.47%) Equities
9 9 (1.21%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.21%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.21%) Reference Data
10 8 (1.07%) Mobile App
11 7 (0.94%) Credit Risk
11 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.80%) PMI
12 6 (0.80%) AS400
13 5 (0.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 4 (0.54%) CESG
14 4 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 49 (6.57%) UNIX
2 31 (4.16%) Windows
3 20 (2.68%) Linux
4 10 (1.34%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.34%) Android
5 6 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (0.54%) AIX
7 3 (0.40%) HPUX
7 3 (0.40%) Solaris
7 3 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.27%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.13%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (29.22%) Test Strategy
2 210 (28.15%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (28.02%) User Acceptance Testing
4 181 (24.26%) Test Scripting
5 120 (16.09%) Software Testing
6 83 (11.13%) Scrum
7 80 (10.72%) Stakeholder Management
8 79 (10.59%) Project Management
9 73 (9.79%) Performance Testing
9 73 (9.79%) Integration Testing
10 71 (9.52%) Test Planning
11 64 (8.58%) Regression Testing
12 58 (7.77%) Test Automation
13 52 (6.97%) Migration
14 49 (6.57%) Automated Testing
15 48 (6.43%) Waterfall
16 44 (5.90%) BDD
17 43 (5.76%) System Testing
18 42 (5.63%) CRM
19 40 (5.36%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 122 (16.35%) SQL
2 58 (7.77%) Java
3 37 (4.96%) C#
4 24 (3.22%) C
5 22 (2.95%) Python
6 13 (1.74%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.61%) Ruby
7 12 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.34%) Perl
9 8 (1.07%) C++
9 8 (1.07%) VB.NET
10 7 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 7 (0.94%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.80%) RPG
11 6 (0.80%) VB
12 5 (0.67%) PHP
13 3 (0.40%) Tcl
13 3 (0.40%) PL/1
14 2 (0.27%) Korn
14 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 180 (24.13%) ISEB
2 143 (19.17%) ISTQB
3 77 (10.32%) Security Cleared
4 52 (6.97%) SC Cleared
5 51 (6.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (4.02%) Degree
7 28 (3.75%) ISEB Practitioner
8 19 (2.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 17 (2.28%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 7 (0.94%) PMI Certification
11 6 (0.80%) CCA
12 5 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (0.54%) CEH
13 4 (0.54%) CISSP
14 3 (0.40%) BC Cleared
15 2 (0.27%) PMP
15 2 (0.27%) ACCA
15 2 (0.27%) CIMA
16 1 (0.13%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (19.44%) QA
2 10 (1.34%) EMIR
3 5 (0.67%) FATCA
4 4 (0.54%) Dodd-Frank
4 4 (0.54%) SLA
5 2 (0.27%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) HL7
6 1 (0.13%) MiFID
6 1 (0.13%) Basel III
System Software
1 5 (0.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.54%) KVM
2 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 181 (24.26%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.54%) SCOM
3 2 (0.27%) Nessus
4 1 (0.13%) SCCM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (0.13%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 100 (13.40%) HP
2 68 (9.12%) Oracle
3 66 (8.85%) SAP
4 64 (8.58%) Microsoft
5 34 (4.56%) IBM
6 14 (1.88%) Murex
7 13 (1.74%) Software AG
8 10 (1.34%) Red Hat
8 10 (1.34%) Calypso
9 8 (1.07%) Business Objects
9 8 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (0.94%) webMethods
11 5 (0.67%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (0.54%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.54%) Cisco
12 4 (0.54%) SunGard
12 4 (0.54%) Citrix
12 4 (0.54%) VMware
12 4 (0.54%) TIBCO
13 3 (0.40%) Remedy
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Slough
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