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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 116 118 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Management 16 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.29% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 5
Median daily rate £375 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £403 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £423 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £369 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.37% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
- +15.64%
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
2267 2039 1752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.89% 79.22% 73.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1136 1003
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 78 94
Median hourly rate £19.61 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.63% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £11.26 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Worcestershire - 4 £350 -
Warwickshire 0 3 £350 -12.50%
Birmingham - 3 £450 - 2
Staffordshire - 2 £470 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 16 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 15 (44.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
5 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
6 6 (17.65%) QA
7 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.71%) HP
7 5 (14.71%) CRM
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
8 4 (11.76%) Unix
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle
8 4 (11.76%) ISEB
8 4 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (8.82%) Degree
9 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
9 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
9 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
9 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing

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 3 (8.82%) JBoss
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Application Server
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.88%) Apache
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) HTTP
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (2.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 2 (5.88%) Selenium
1 2 (5.88%) WebLogic Workshop
2 1 (2.94%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.94%) JMeter
2 1 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.94%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Test Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Test Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Programme Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Coordinator
3 4 (11.76%) CRM Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Programme Test Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Test Coordinator
3 4 (11.76%) Test Programme Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Integration Manager
4 3 (8.82%) UAT Coordinator
5 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Strategy Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Manual Tester
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Unix
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Test Strategy
2 15 (44.12%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (20.59%) Functional Testing
5 7 (20.59%) Project Management
5 7 (20.59%) Test Scripting
6 6 (17.65%) Defect Management
7 5 (14.71%) CRM
7 5 (14.71%) Migration
8 4 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
8 4 (11.76%) Programme Management
8 4 (11.76%) System Integration Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (8.82%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Service Management
9 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (8.82%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) C++
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Identity Management
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (14.71%) HP
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle
3 2 (5.88%) Guidewire
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft