The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 East Midlands 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 85 80 75
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.75% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.68% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.21% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1180 886 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 73.57% 68.47% 64.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 437 439
Average daily rate £350 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 69 71
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% -38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £12.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +9 8 £350 -
Northamptonshire -15 3 £400 -23.80% 2
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (60.00%) TDD
2 13 (52.00%) Test Strategy
3 11 (44.00%) QA
4 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
4 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 8 (32.00%) Retail
5 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
6 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 7 (28.00%) BDD
7 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (24.00%) Open Source
7 6 (24.00%) Ruby on Rails
7 6 (24.00%) Selenium
7 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
7 6 (24.00%) Ruby
8 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
10 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
11 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
11 2 (8.00%) Android
11 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
11 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
11 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Selenium
1 6 (24.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.00%) FitNesse
3 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (32.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (32.00%) Quality Manager
2 8 (32.00%) QA Manager
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) ScrumMaster
5 1 (4.00%) Agile Coach
5 1 (4.00%) Defect Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Android
1 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
2 1 (4.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) TDD
2 13 (52.00%) Test Strategy
3 9 (36.00%) Waterfall
3 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Software Testing
4 8 (32.00%) Incident Management
4 8 (32.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) BDD
5 7 (28.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (24.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.00%) ATDD
8 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Integration Testing
9 1 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
9 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.00%) SunGard
3 1 (4.00%) SAP