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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 65 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.16% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.22% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£353 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £349 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.81% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £35.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -17.64%
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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
487 453 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 63.91% 70.67% 68.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 311 251
Average daily rate £375 £360 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -36.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.30 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £52.60 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 October 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%) SAP
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (20.00%) Military
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) TRIRIGA
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Data Management
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
1 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (40.00%) Data Governance
2 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft