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 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 64 60 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.31% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.44% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£353 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% -2.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+43.75% +18.51%
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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
497 456 452
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 64.97% 69.62% 67.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 312 249
Average daily rate £375 £365 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -3.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 3 11
Average hourly rate £22.00 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.42% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (16.67%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) TRIRIGA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) SAP Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
1 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (33.33%) Data Governance
1 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Coaching
2 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Cognos
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft