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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 102 113 91
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -22
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.58% 0.24% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.33% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£420 £305 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.70% -19.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £285 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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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
1791 1826 1367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.50% 74.56% 68.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1092 977 688
Average daily rate £390 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 128 61
Average hourly rate £28.69 £30.20 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -20.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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
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 31 July 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 2015. 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 +2 2 £340 +21.42% 1
Shropshire -4 2 - -
Solihull - 1 £390 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £288 -
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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%) SQL
1 7 (35.00%) SAP
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (25.00%) Finance
3 5 (25.00%) Project Management
3 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (20.00%) SDLC
4 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (15.00%) XML
5 3 (15.00%) UNIX
5 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (15.00%) SAP BW
5 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
6 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.00%) BDD
6 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (10.00%) SAP BI
6 2 (10.00%) MKS
6 2 (10.00%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP CRM
1 1 (5.00%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) SMTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTP
1 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
1 1 (5.00%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) BusinessObjects
1 3 (15.00%) SAP BW
2 2 (10.00%) SAP BI
2 2 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) OLAP
3 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (10.00%) TestComplete
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Test Leader
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) QA Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Automated Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) EMV
1 1 (5.00%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) UNIX
2 1 (5.00%) Windows
2 1 (5.00%) Solaris
2 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 5 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 4 (20.00%) SDLC
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (15.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (10.00%) BDD
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) System Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Kanban
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Testing
5 2 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) C#
2 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) Data Quality
2 2 (10.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) SAP
2 2 (10.00%) IBM
2 2 (10.00%) MKS
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) Endeca
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) HP