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 31 August 2016 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 129 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing Test Management 17 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.44% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.58% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
Median daily rate £413 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £383 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -46.95%
Test Management
England

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
2670 1908 1931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 76.57% 76.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1140 1011
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 92 132
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.87 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Staffordshire - 4 £500 -
Warwickshire -2 2 £350 -
Shropshire -20 2 £500 -
Birmingham -11 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
Test Management
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Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, 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 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
1 14 (43.75%) Test Strategy
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 6 (18.75%) QA
3 6 (18.75%) Migration
3 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
5 4 (12.50%) ISEB
5 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 4 (12.50%) MS Project
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) Windows
6 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
6 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
7 2 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (6.25%) SDLC
7 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (6.25%) Test Planning
7 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
7 2 (6.25%) High Availability
7 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center

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 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.13%) Confluence
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Project
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (3.13%) Data Mining
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.13%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 21 (65.63%) Test Manager
2 9 (28.13%) Programme Manager
3 8 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 8 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Programme Manager
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (9.38%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Integration Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Manual Tester
6 2 (6.25%) QA Manager
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Tester
6 2 (6.25%) UAT Manager
6 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) ERP Manager
7 1 (3.13%) QA Test Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Test Data Analyst
7 1 (3.13%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) SAML
1 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) SCADA
3 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) Test Strategy
1 14 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 5 (15.63%) Functional Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (9.38%) Defect Management
5 3 (9.38%) Regression Testing
5 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.25%) CRM
6 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.25%) ERP
6 2 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Risk Management
6 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) Java
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle
2 2 (6.25%) HP
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.13%) webMethods