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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 117 103 88
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Management 9 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.61% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.83% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Average daily rate
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£288 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £380 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £440 £468
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 £34.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +9.67%
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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
1836 1686 1200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.76% 72.86% 71.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1144 884 584
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 111 75
Average hourly rate £27.75 £33.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.16% -11.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 29 May 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 2 £250 -
Coventry +1 1 - -
Solihull - 1 £390 -
Worcestershire - 1 £288 -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (41.18%) SQL
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
4 4 (23.53%) SAP
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) ISEB
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (17.65%) Scrum
5 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
5 3 (17.65%) QA
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) OLAP Cube
6 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
6 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.76%) System Testing

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP CRM
1 1 (5.88%) SAP IS-U
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SMTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTP
1 1 (5.88%) HTTPS
1 1 (5.88%) Internet
1 1 (5.88%) X.400
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) OLAP Cube
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (11.76%) TestComplete
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) IntelliJ
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Automated Tester
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Test Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Manager
5 1 (5.88%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) EMV
1 1 (5.88%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Solaris
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) BDD
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.76%) System Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Release Management
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
1 4 (23.53%) SAP
2 2 (11.76%) MKS
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft