The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Birmingham region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 59 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.81% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 1.23% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£280 £420 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +15.06%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
492 408 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 68.52% 65.91% 70.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 251 244
Average daily rate £351 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 13
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £84.10 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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West Midlands

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 1 August 2014, 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 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Project Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Cognos
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft