The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 88 74 80
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.79% 1.14% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.59% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 5
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£450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -6.25%
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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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1243 1071 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 75.56% 72.12% 69.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 747 547 418
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 72 53
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -34.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £10.59 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £64.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the East Midlands region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
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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
Northamptonshire +1 4 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -14 3 £363 +3.57%
Derbyshire -3 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
3 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) User Stories
3 4 (28.57%) Endeca
3 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (14.29%) Middleware
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) IBM
5 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 2 (14.29%) Web Services
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) iSeries
6 1 (7.14%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) DevOps
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Java EE
6 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
6 1 (7.14%) System Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
6 1 (7.14%) UNIX

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Test Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration Manager
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Data Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Portfolio Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) iSeries
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Data Extraction
2 1 (7.14%) AS400
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) UNIX
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 4 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) User Stories
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 2 (14.29%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) System Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Endeca
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Sun