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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.51% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.62% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £371 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £415 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +54.83%

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
1914 2099 1662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 79.16% 82.38% 73.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1228 1188 964
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 45 103
Median hourly rate £25.50 £19.25 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.46% -32.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.08 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Test Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 4 £410 +11.56% 3
Worcestershire 0 3 £350 -12.50%
Warwickshire -3 1 £443 -
Staffordshire - 1 £363 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (48.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (20.69%) JIRA
4 6 (20.69%) CRM
4 6 (20.69%) ISEB
4 6 (20.69%) Defect Management
5 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
5 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (17.24%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
6 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.34%) Java
7 3 (10.34%) SQL
7 3 (10.34%) Oracle
7 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
7 3 (10.34%) Unix
7 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) IIS
1 2 (6.90%) JBoss
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) HTTP
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.90%) QlikView
2 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.90%) Selenium
3 2 (6.90%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (3.45%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.45%) JMeter
4 1 (3.45%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.45%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Test Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Test Manager
2 4 (13.79%) CRM Manager
2 4 (13.79%) Test Leader
2 4 (13.79%) Tester
3 3 (10.34%) Coordinator
3 3 (10.34%) Test Coordinator
3 3 (10.34%) UAT Coordinator
4 2 (6.90%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (3.45%) Finance Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Payments Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Strategy Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (3.45%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.45%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) SAML
2 1 (3.45%) JSON
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.34%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (48.28%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (27.59%) Test Strategy
3 7 (24.14%) Migration
4 6 (20.69%) CRM
4 6 (20.69%) Defect Management
4 6 (20.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.24%) Data Migration
5 5 (17.24%) Functional Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Test Scripting
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
7 3 (10.34%) Programme Management
7 3 (10.34%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.34%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Smoke Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) C++
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ISEB
2 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.45%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) HP
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Guidewire
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Micro Focus