Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 99 84
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.44% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Birmingham median daily rate £425 - £340
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £438
% change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +33.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1294 1239 1037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 81.13% 81.46% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 801 647
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £231 £250 £230
90th Percentile £525 £550 £503
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.83 £10.40
90th Percentile £45.35 £31.21 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.20 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.40% -9.03% -

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 23 November 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Line Management
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Serena
4 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) CollabNet
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) HP UFT
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Payments Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) CRM
3 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 2 (28.57%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Regression Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
3 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 2 (28.57%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) People Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) CollabNet
1 2 (28.57%) HP
1 2 (28.57%) Serena
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle