The first table below looks at the demand for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 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 West 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 112 94 93
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.56% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.84% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 7
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£305 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £476 £396
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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1764 1310 1554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 73.38% 66.60% 68.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 653 747
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 58 67
Average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.63 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
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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
Birmingham -5 3 £280 -33.33% 1
Coventry -12 1 - - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (30.00%) TRIRIGA
2 6 (30.00%) Time Management
2 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 5 (25.00%) ISEB
3 5 (25.00%) SAP
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (20.00%) MS Office
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (15.00%) UNIX
5 3 (15.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) C
6 2 (10.00%) HTML
6 2 (10.00%) SQL
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) JMeter
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (30.00%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (10.00%) Retail
1 2 (10.00%) Military
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Automotive
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
1 7 (35.00%) Test Manager
1 7 (35.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) SAP Manager
3 2 (10.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Head of Data Management
4 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Head of Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
1 3 (15.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 7 (35.00%) Test Strategy
2 6 (30.00%) Time Management
2 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.00%) Data Management
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.00%) CRM
6 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Data Governance
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
7 1 (5.00%) Project Governance
7 1 (5.00%) Master Data Management
7 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Pega
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) webMethods
5 1 (5.00%) Cognos