Period
to 25 May 2018

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 6 months to 25 May 2018 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
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 130 131 105
Rank change year-on-year +1 -26 +26
Contract jobs citing Test Management 15 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.51% 0.50% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.61% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 32
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% -5.56%
10th Percentile £345 £300 £250
90th Percentile £526 £497 £750
England median daily rate £400 £403 £400
% change year-on-year -0.62% +0.63% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate - £46.69 £60.00
% change year-on-year - -22.19% +46.85%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,477 2,465 2,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 84.65% 82.72% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,509 1,536 1,591
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £243 £249 £236
90th Percentile £550 £550 £563
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 73 74
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -7.71% +0.27%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.28 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £42.48
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -13.73% +10.87% +9.52%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 6 months to 25 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +1 3 £463 +48.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -13 3 £356 - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £400 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 5 (33.33%) SQL
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) System Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) JMeter
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (20.00%) JIRA
3 3 (20.00%) QA
3 3 (20.00%) ETL
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) Selenium
4 2 (13.33%) Degree

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) WildFly
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JIRA
1 3 (20.00%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) Appium
3 1 (6.67%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) WinRunner
General
1 1 (6.67%) Law
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Java Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Test Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Tester
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Data Architect
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Hadoop Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Java Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) CGI
1 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
1 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scenario Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
3 3 (20.00%) ETL
3 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
3 3 (20.00%) System Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Critical Success Factor
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) Delphix
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Informatica
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp