Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 111 119 136
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 26 25 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.06% 0.85% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.01% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 9
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -16.67%
10th Percentile £125 £288 £300
90th Percentile £444 £447 £505
England median daily rate £425 £425 £416
% change year-on-year - +2.10% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £55.00 £44.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +3.53% -22.73%

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 2,054 2,485 2,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.39% 84.01% 82.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 1,594 1,649
East Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £275 £238 £213
90th Percentile £556 £560 £563
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 95 79
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +6.90% -9.69%
10th Percentile £9.58 £10.10 £9.75
90th Percentile £34.75 £47.80 £38.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +9 17 £375 -11.76% 1
Derbyshire +7 5 £125 -64.29%
Nottinghamshire +2 4 £450 +20.00% 4
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
2 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
3 15 (57.69%) Degree
3 15 (57.69%) HNC
3 15 (57.69%) HND
4 14 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
5 12 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
5 12 (46.15%) Rational Quality Manager
5 12 (46.15%) Remedy
5 12 (46.15%) Netcool
5 12 (46.15%) Wireless
5 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
6 11 (42.31%) Bugzilla
6 11 (42.31%) Windows
6 11 (42.31%) Self-Motivation
6 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
8 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
9 7 (26.92%) Coaching
9 7 (26.92%) OpenText
10 6 (23.08%) JIRA
11 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
11 5 (19.23%) SCCM
11 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (19.23%) Android
11 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (19.23%) VMware
11 5 (19.23%) Telecoms

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Wireless
2 5 (19.23%) Internet
3 4 (15.38%) DWDM
3 4 (15.38%) MPLS
3 4 (15.38%) SNMP
4 3 (11.54%) LTE
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) Rational DOORS
1 12 (46.15%) Rational Quality Manager
2 11 (42.31%) Bugzilla
3 6 (23.08%) JIRA
4 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.85%) JMeter
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium
4 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) Test Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Junior
5 3 (11.54%) Junior Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Junior Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Test Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) UAT Manager
6 2 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (42.31%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (15.38%) CCTV
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (42.31%) Windows
2 5 (19.23%) Android
2 5 (19.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Software Testing
2 14 (53.85%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
4 8 (30.77%) Test Strategy
5 7 (26.92%) Coaching
6 5 (19.23%) Configuration Management
6 5 (19.23%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 5 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
7 4 (15.38%) Customer Requirements
7 4 (15.38%) Network Management
7 4 (15.38%) Quality Management
8 3 (11.54%) Requirements Management
8 3 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 2 (7.69%) ERP
9 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (3.85%) Manual Testing
10 1 (3.85%) OOP
10 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (61.54%) ISTQB
2 15 (57.69%) Degree
2 15 (57.69%) HNC
2 15 (57.69%) HND
3 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 11 (42.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) Netcool
2 5 (19.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Remedy
1 12 (46.15%) SolarWinds
2 7 (26.92%) OpenText
3 5 (19.23%) Micro Focus
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) PeopleSoft