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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 285 269 282
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Management 384 386 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.69% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.95% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 243 188
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £30.50 £36.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £31.35 £26.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £42.15 £51.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-17.00% +14.84%

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
42679 40798 35545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.47% 74.90% 73.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26665 25518 21197
Average daily rate £413 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1239 1169 1080
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 320 £400 +3.59% 67
London 0 134 £437 +9.31% 34
South East +26 100 £350 -6.66% 16
Scotland +20 43 £460 +20.26% 8
Edinburgh +20 28 £420 +46.08% 4
Surrey - 27 £375 - 5
Hampshire +4 23 £363 -14.70% 4
North West -23 23 £345 -17.36% 2
City of London -8 18 £425 +10.06% 8
South West -33 16 £438 +34.61%
Berkshire -1 15 £280 -30.00% 2
Yorkshire -12 13 £275 -14.06% 1
South Wales +5 12 £325 -3.70% 1
Wales 0 12 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire -2 12 £295 +18.00% 1
Manchester -10 12 £340 +6.25% 2
West Yorkshire -14 12 £275 -11.29% 1
East Midlands -9 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Leeds -14 11 £268 -21.78% 1
Milton Keynes +3 10 £295 -9.23% 1
West Sussex -13 10 £454 +27.81%
Glasgow -5 8 £550 +40.12% 3
Southampton -11 7 £350 -35.77%
Oxfordshire -19 7 £350 +8.52% 2
West Midlands -21 7 £288 -28.12% 4
Wiltshire +3 6 £475 +54.47%
Lancashire +3 6 £350 -28.93%
Croydon +2 6 £475 +5.55%
East of England -8 6 £335 -10.66% 4
Leatherhead - 6 £450 -

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 244 (33.52%) Finance
2 207 (28.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 200 (27.47%) Test Strategy
4 176 (24.18%) HP Quality Center
5 163 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
6 152 (20.88%) ISEB
7 146 (20.05%) QA
8 139 (19.09%) Banking
9 129 (17.72%) Test Scripting
10 124 (17.03%) ISTQB
10 124 (17.03%) SQL
11 122 (16.76%) Software Testing
12 100 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
13 96 (13.19%) HP
14 91 (12.50%) SAP
15 79 (10.85%) JIRA
16 77 (10.58%) Telecoms
17 72 (9.89%) Project Management
18 71 (9.75%) Security Cleared
19 70 (9.62%) Test Automation
20 69 (9.48%) Integration Testing
20 69 (9.48%) Microsoft
21 64 (8.79%) Oracle
22 61 (8.38%) System Testing
23 60 (8.24%) Test Planning
24 55 (7.55%) Migration
25 53 (7.28%) XML
26 49 (6.73%) SC Cleared
26 49 (6.73%) Performance Testing
27 47 (6.46%) Retail

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 17 (2.34%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.82%) WebLogic
3 5 (0.69%) CMS
4 4 (0.55%) Drupal
5 3 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.41%) SugarCRM
5 3 (0.41%) SAS
5 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.41%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (0.27%) Confluence
6 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.14%) Mule
7 1 (0.14%) IIS
7 1 (0.14%) JBoss
7 1 (0.14%) FileNet
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.14%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 32 (4.40%) MS Office
3 18 (2.47%) MS Project
4 15 (2.06%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (3.16%) SAP ERP
2 21 (2.88%) SAP FI
3 19 (2.61%) SAP PSCD
4 18 (2.47%) SAP FI-CA
5 9 (1.24%) SAP HR
6 4 (0.55%) Markit EDM
6 4 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.55%) SAP BPC
6 4 (0.55%) Maximo
6 4 (0.55%) Agresso
6 4 (0.55%) SimCorp Dimension
6 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 4 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (0.55%) thinkFolio
6 4 (0.55%) Eagle PACE
7 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.41%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.41%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.10%) Internet
2 6 (0.82%) 3G
3 5 (0.69%) 4G
4 4 (0.55%) VoLTE
4 4 (0.55%) 2G
4 4 (0.55%) HTTP
4 4 (0.55%) Network Security
4 4 (0.55%) LTE
5 3 (0.41%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.41%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (0.41%) ATM
5 3 (0.41%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.41%) VoIP
5 3 (0.41%) Firewall
6 2 (0.27%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.14%) GGSN
7 1 (0.14%) SGSN
7 1 (0.14%) PSTN
7 1 (0.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.71%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (3.02%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.47%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.24%) SAP BW
6 7 (0.96%) Data Mining
7 5 (0.69%) DB2
7 5 (0.69%) Big Data
8 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.41%) DataStage
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 2 (0.27%) SAP BI
10 2 (0.27%) Essbase
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.27%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.27%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 79 (10.85%) JIRA
2 41 (5.63%) QuickTest Pro
3 33 (4.53%) Selenium
4 31 (4.26%) LoadRunner
4 31 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (2.20%) WebDriver
6 15 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 13 (1.79%) TestDirector
7 13 (1.79%) Bugzilla
8 10 (1.37%) Jenkins
8 10 (1.37%) JUnit
8 10 (1.37%) Subversion
9 9 (1.24%) TestNG
9 9 (1.24%) JMeter
10 8 (1.10%) SoapUI
10 8 (1.10%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.10%) Rational Functional Tester
11 7 (0.96%) Zephyr
11 7 (0.96%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.69%) WinDbg
General
1 244 (33.52%) Finance
2 139 (19.09%) Banking
3 77 (10.58%) Telecoms
4 47 (6.46%) Retail
4 47 (6.46%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.88%) Billing
6 20 (2.75%) General Ledger
7 19 (2.61%) Retail Banking
8 13 (1.79%) Back Office
9 11 (1.51%) Legal
10 9 (1.24%) Marketing
10 9 (1.24%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.82%) Front Office
12 5 (0.69%) Electronics
13 4 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.55%) Military
13 4 (0.55%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.41%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.41%) Advertising
14 3 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 389 (53.43%) Test Manager
2 136 (18.68%) Analyst
3 115 (15.80%) Test Analyst
4 76 (10.44%) Test Leader
5 53 (7.28%) Tester
6 39 (5.36%) Consultant
7 25 (3.43%) SAP Manager
8 24 (3.30%) Programme Manager
9 23 (3.16%) SAP Test Manager
9 23 (3.16%) SAP Consultant
10 22 (3.02%) Project Manager
10 22 (3.02%) Senior Manager
11 21 (2.88%) Test Engineer
11 21 (2.88%) Programme Test Manager
11 21 (2.88%) Senior Test Manager
12 17 (2.34%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (2.06%) Senior Test Analyst
14 13 (1.79%) Business Analyst
15 12 (1.65%) QA Manager
16 11 (1.51%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (7.28%) XML
2 40 (5.49%) .NET
3 22 (3.02%) Web Services
4 14 (1.92%) SOAP
4 14 (1.92%) .NET Framework
5 11 (1.51%) XML Messaging
6 9 (1.24%) SAP XI
7 6 (0.82%) Middleware
8 5 (0.69%) HTML
9 4 (0.55%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.55%) CGI
9 4 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.41%) XSD
10 3 (0.41%) REST
11 2 (0.27%) AngularJS
11 2 (0.27%) Gherkin
11 2 (0.27%) FpML
11 2 (0.27%) XSLT
11 2 (0.27%) JMS
11 2 (0.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 19 (2.61%) Derivative
4 16 (2.20%) Equities
5 13 (1.79%) Open Source
6 9 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.24%) NHS
6 9 (1.24%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.10%) User Experience
7 8 (1.10%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 7 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 7 (0.96%) Smart Meter
8 7 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (0.82%) Digital Media
9 6 (0.82%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
10 5 (0.69%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 47 (6.46%) UNIX
2 30 (4.12%) Windows
3 13 (1.79%) Android
4 11 (1.51%) Apple iOS
5 9 (1.24%) Linux
6 4 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (0.27%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.14%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.14%) Solaris
8 1 (0.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (28.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 200 (27.47%) Test Strategy
3 163 (22.39%) Agile Software Development
4 129 (17.72%) Test Scripting
5 122 (16.76%) Software Testing
6 100 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (9.89%) Project Management
8 70 (9.62%) Test Automation
9 69 (9.48%) Integration Testing
10 61 (8.38%) System Testing
11 60 (8.24%) Test Planning
12 55 (7.55%) Migration
13 49 (6.73%) Performance Testing
14 43 (5.91%) PRINCE2
14 43 (5.91%) Regression Testing
15 42 (5.77%) Scrum
16 41 (5.63%) Manual Testing
16 41 (5.63%) Waterfall
17 39 (5.36%) Functional Testing
18 38 (5.22%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (17.03%) SQL
2 36 (4.95%) Java
3 25 (3.43%) C#
4 18 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 16 (2.20%) Shell Script
6 15 (2.06%) PL/SQL
7 12 (1.65%) Python
7 12 (1.65%) C++
7 12 (1.65%) C
8 11 (1.51%) Ruby
8 11 (1.51%) Perl
9 9 (1.24%) VBA
10 6 (0.82%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.55%) PHP
12 3 (0.41%) RPG
12 3 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.41%) VBScript
13 2 (0.27%) RPG IV
13 2 (0.27%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 152 (20.88%) ISEB
2 124 (17.03%) ISTQB
3 71 (9.75%) Security Cleared
4 49 (6.73%) SC Cleared
5 39 (5.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (3.85%) Degree
7 23 (3.16%) ISEB Practitioner
8 13 (1.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 12 (1.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 12 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 7 (0.96%) CCA
11 4 (0.55%) PMP
11 4 (0.55%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 3 (0.41%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.27%) ACCA
14 1 (0.14%) MCITP
14 1 (0.14%) CCNA
14 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (20.05%) QA
2 7 (0.96%) EMIR
3 4 (0.55%) FATCA
4 2 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.27%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.27%) Basel III
4 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.14%) HL7
5 1 (0.14%) SLA
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) Basel II
System Software
1 3 (0.41%) Hyper-V
2 2 (0.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.14%) Snort
Systems Management
1 176 (24.18%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.14%) SCCM
2 1 (0.14%) Puppet
2 1 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.14%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 96 (13.19%) HP
2 91 (12.50%) SAP
3 69 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 64 (8.79%) Oracle
5 16 (2.20%) IBM
6 11 (1.51%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (1.10%) Murex
7 8 (1.10%) Calypso
8 6 (0.82%) webMethods
9 5 (0.69%) Siebel
9 5 (0.69%) Business Objects
10 4 (0.55%) Charles River
10 4 (0.55%) Metastorm
10 4 (0.55%) Cisco
10 4 (0.55%) SimCorp
10 4 (0.55%) Avaloq
11 3 (0.41%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.41%) Apple
11 3 (0.41%) BMC
11 3 (0.41%) Cerner
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £42750 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: From £0 to £1 per day £competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £517 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Negotialble
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Axiom Software Solutions
Rate: £0 - £175 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 20 days ago
Newbury
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago