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 22 June 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.

Test Management
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 66 64
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

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 503 684 608
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 81.79% 83.52% 77.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 481 406
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 13
Median hourly rate £14.22 £25.00 £47.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.14% -47.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £12.50 £22.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £42.50 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Selenium
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
3 1 (20.00%) JIRA
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Pega
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) CollabNet
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing

Test Management
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Payments Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Logistics
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) SDLC
3 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) V-Model
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) CollabNet
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) Pega