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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 133 108 99
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.39% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.51% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £314 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.55% -10.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £261 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+17.21% -10.29%
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
2461 1776 1775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.90% 76.32% 76.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1469 1102 945
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 72 130
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.05 £41.10 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +5 2 £420 +68.00%
Birmingham -4 2 £350 +2.94% 4
Shropshire -30 1 £340 -
Warwickshire - 1 £350 -
Wolverhampton - 1 £375 - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 13 (46.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (21.43%) ISEB
5 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Validation
6 4 (14.29%) JIRA
6 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 4 (14.29%) QA
6 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Master Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
7 3 (10.71%) QlikView
7 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
7 3 (10.71%) CRM
7 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
7 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
7 3 (10.71%) Windows
7 3 (10.71%) MS Project
7 3 (10.71%) TDD
7 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (10.71%) Data Management
7 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (10.71%) Migration

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 1 (3.57%) Confluence
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Data Mining
1 3 (10.71%) QlikView
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.57%) Gatling
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.57%) Local Government
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (64.29%) Test Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Programme Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Programme Test Manager
2 6 (21.43%) Test Programme Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Programme Manager
3 5 (17.86%) Senior Test Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Manager
5 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Release Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 2 (7.14%) UAT Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Migration Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Project Change Manager
6 1 (3.57%) QA Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) CSS
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) SCADA
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Test Strategy
3 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 4 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) CRM
5 3 (10.71%) Data Management
5 3 (10.71%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Master Data Management
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Scrum
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) TDD
5 3 (10.71%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) Groovy
1 1 (3.57%) Java
1 1 (3.57%) Scala
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ISEB
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
3 1 (3.57%) webMethods
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