The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 82 86
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.53% 0.79% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.97% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
Median daily rate £363 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -22.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1282 1243 1245
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 85.07% 81.94% 77.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 810 773 767
Median daily rate £410 £420 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.38% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 32 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £14.75 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.28% -22.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £33.15 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the East Midlands

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in the East Midlands

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in the East Midlands

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the East 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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Nottinghamshire -5 5 £375 +22.95%
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Northamptonshire -5 1 £313 -28.57%
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (28.57%) ISEB
4 4 (28.57%) Java
4 4 (28.57%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) JIRA
4 4 (28.57%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 3 (21.43%) OOP
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) User Stories
5 3 (21.43%) RESTful
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (14.29%) IFRS
6 2 (14.29%) IFRS 9

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East 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:

Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) JIRA
3 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 2 (14.29%) Ant
4 2 (14.29%) Maven
5 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
5 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
5 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Test Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Banking Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) QA Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) QA Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Software Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Data Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Finance Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) OAT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Regulatory Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 2 (14.29%) JDBC
2 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 2 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Management
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 3 (21.43%) OO
5 3 (21.43%) OOP
5 3 (21.43%) Scenario Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) User Stories
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) High Availability
6 2 (14.29%) Planning and Forecasting
6 2 (14.29%) QA Automation
6 2 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) ISEB
1 4 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) IAS 39
2 2 (14.29%) IFRS
2 2 (14.29%) IFRS 9
2 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
2 2 (14.29%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com