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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 87 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.48% 0.38% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 0.54% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £451 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.75% +12.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £422 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £510 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.11 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.25 £30.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+64.16% -29.41%
Test Management
England

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
1147 1117 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.31% 70.43% 65.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 626 583 449
Average daily rate £388 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £140 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 45 80
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.75 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.86% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £36.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 October 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Derbyshire +1 3 £288 - 2
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 14 (48.28%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (44.83%) QA
3 10 (34.48%) Retail
4 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 8 (27.59%) SQL
4 8 (27.59%) HP
5 7 (24.14%) IBM
5 7 (24.14%) SAP
5 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (20.69%) Logistics
6 6 (20.69%) Selenium
6 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
6 6 (20.69%) Project Management
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) Mainframe
7 5 (17.24%) MS Office
7 5 (17.24%) UNIX
7 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
7 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
7 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.24%) Open Source
7 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
7 5 (17.24%) BDD
7 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
7 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
7 5 (17.24%) TDD
8 4 (13.79%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
8 4 (13.79%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 5 (17.24%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
3 4 (13.79%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.90%) ClearQuest
4 2 (6.90%) ClearCase
4 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (3.45%) JIRA
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 6 (20.69%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Test Manager
2 13 (44.83%) Test Analyst
2 13 (44.83%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Test Manager
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (6.90%) UAT Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Programme Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.45%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Functional Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Functional Test Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Defect Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Selenium Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Mainframe
1 5 (17.24%) Open Source
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.24%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Test Scripting
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Logistics
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
3 6 (20.69%) Test Automation
4 5 (17.24%) BDD
4 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
4 5 (17.24%) TDD
4 5 (17.24%) Performance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Scrum
5 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 4 (13.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (10.34%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) Regression Testing
7 2 (6.90%) Requirements Management
7 2 (6.90%) Coaching
7 2 (6.90%) Business Process Mapping
7 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 14 (48.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) HP
2 7 (24.14%) SAP
2 7 (24.14%) IBM
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) T-Plan
5 1 (3.45%) Dell