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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 99 105 94
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.37% 0.19% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.27% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
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£325 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £355 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £395 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -
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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
1469 1456 1234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 67.91% 69.87% 68.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 858 783 610
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 107
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.78 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £77.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Coventry - 3 £250 -
Staffordshire +7 1 £325 -18.75%
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (43.75%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) ISEB
4 4 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
6 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
6 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) SAP
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) Change Management
6 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Banking
6 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
6 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Coaching
7 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (6.25%) Scala

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) JMeter
2 1 (6.25%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) IntelliJ
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk Project Manager
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Selenium Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) CRM Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Manager
5 1 (6.25%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Coordinator
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) Play Framework
2 1 (6.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Release Management
5 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Security Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Testing
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) webMethods