The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 120 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.38% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.56% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 10
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£330 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £327 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £39.13 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+46.94% +42.29%
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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 West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1825 1424 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.49% 67.14% 68.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 972 743 802
Average daily rate £375 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 63 75
Average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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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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 0 2 £316 -6.98% 2
Coventry -12 1 - -
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England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 7 (31.82%) ISEB
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 6 (27.27%) Time Management
3 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 6 (27.27%) TRIRIGA
4 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 4 (18.18%) Windows
5 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle
5 4 (18.18%) MS Office
5 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
5 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
6 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (13.64%) Data Management
6 3 (13.64%) SAP
6 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
6 3 (13.64%) SQL
6 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
7 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 2 (9.09%) webMethods
7 2 (9.09%) Project Management
7 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 2 (9.09%) JMeter

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 2 (9.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (27.27%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner
2 2 (9.09%) JMeter
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Military
1 2 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Test Manager
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Data Management
4 1 (4.55%) Head of Testing
4 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Manager
4 1 (4.55%) CRM Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) UNIX
1 4 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
1 8 (36.36%) Test Strategy
2 6 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 6 (27.27%) Time Management
3 5 (22.73%) Integration Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Software Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 4 (18.18%) Regression Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Data Management
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Data Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Project Management
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
7 1 (4.55%) Workflow
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C
2 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 7 (31.82%) ISEB
3 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 2 (9.09%) webMethods
5 1 (4.55%) Pega
5 1 (4.55%) Cognos
5 1 (4.55%) IBM
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Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
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Rate: £340 - £365 per day
Posted: 25 days ago