The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 58 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 2 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% 0.59% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.82% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£340 £280 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -26.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £38.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +17.82%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 490 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 74.36% 72.27% 70.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 310 207
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.70 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.49% -93.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Birmingham region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) RUP

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (33.33%) JMeter
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) V-Model
2 1 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) RUP
2 1 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle