The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 57 62
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.62% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 526 526 557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.05% 81.55% 76.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 329 344
Median daily rate £421 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.18% +0.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Birmingham

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Birmingham

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Pega
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Micro Focus
4 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (12.50%) JIRA
4 1 (12.50%) QA
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Payments Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Logistics
3 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Micro Focus
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Pega