The first table below looks at the demand for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 28 July 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 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 25 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.58% - 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% - 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
123 133 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.93% 59.38% 61.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 45 50
Average daily rate £425 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £334 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Average hourly rate £175.00 £175.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +311.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
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Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Management
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) TRIRIGA
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) CRM Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Salesforce.com