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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 108 102
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 6
Median daily rate £400 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £374 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £55.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +46.66%

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
1888 1949 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 78.96% 81.04% 71.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1065 895
Median daily rate £413 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 63 94
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.42 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.40 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 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 -2 4 £410 +11.56% 1
Warwickshire +1 2 £396 -
Staffordshire - 1 £363 - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
4 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
6 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
6 7 (22.58%) CRM
7 6 (19.35%) HP
7 6 (19.35%) Project Management
7 6 (19.35%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
9 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (12.90%) ISEB
9 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
10 3 (9.68%) MS Project
10 3 (9.68%) Java
10 3 (9.68%) Oracle
10 3 (9.68%) Unix
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
10 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
10 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (9.68%) JIRA
10 3 (9.68%) QA

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 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
1 2 (6.45%) JBoss
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (6.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
1 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
2 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.45%) LoadRunner
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
2 2 (6.45%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) JMeter
3 1 (3.23%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Test Manager
2 5 (16.13%) Agile Test Manager
2 5 (16.13%) CRM Manager
3 4 (12.90%) Coordinator
3 4 (12.90%) Test Coordinator
3 4 (12.90%) Tester
4 3 (9.68%) UAT Coordinator
5 2 (6.45%) Programme Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Test Strategy Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.23%) Finance Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Manager
6 1 (3.23%) IT Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Strategy Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Tester
6 1 (3.23%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) Unix
2 2 (6.45%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (45.16%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (35.48%) Test Strategy
4 9 (29.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (25.81%) Functional Testing
6 7 (22.58%) CRM
6 7 (22.58%) Test Scripting
7 6 (19.35%) Project Management
8 5 (16.13%) Defect Management
8 5 (16.13%) Migration
8 5 (16.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Identity Access Management
10 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
10 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
11 2 (6.45%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
3 1 (3.23%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Identity Management
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) HP
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) Guidewire
4 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.23%) Micro Focus
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
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