Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 145 132
Rank change year-on-year +20 -13 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Management 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.60% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 5
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% -10.00%
10th Percentile £280 £302 £323
90th Percentile £453 £510 £558
England median daily rate £422 £414 £400
% change year-on-year +1.87% +3.44% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate £40.00 - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -30.43%

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 2628 2693 2528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.24% 82.15% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1710 1602
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £249 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.62% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 68 84
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -14.37% +5.48%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.75 £40.18
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.41 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.49% +18.42%

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 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 19 November 2017. 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
Nottinghamshire +12 11 £353 +15.57% 2
Derbyshire -9 2 £300 -14.29%
Northamptonshire +5 1 - -
Leicestershire -5 1 - -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
1 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
2 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
2 7 (36.84%) Scrum
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (26.32%) QA
4 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
4 5 (26.32%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) JIRA
5 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 4 (21.05%) User Stories
6 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 3 (15.79%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
6 3 (15.79%) Windows
7 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange

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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) BlazeMeter
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Selenium
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (26.32%) Cucumber
4 4 (21.05%) JIRA
5 2 (10.53%) git-flow
5 2 (10.53%) JMeter
5 2 (10.53%) SpecFlow
5 2 (10.53%) TestRail
5 2 (10.53%) Toad
5 2 (10.53%) WebDriver
6 1 (5.26%) Ant
6 1 (5.26%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.26%) Maven
General
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Tester
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Agile Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Manual Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Agile Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Test Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) CGI
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
2 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.26%) JDBC
2 1 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Smart Meter
2 2 (10.53%) User Experience
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Linux
3 1 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (42.11%) Test Strategy
2 7 (36.84%) Defect Management
2 7 (36.84%) Scrum
2 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Manual Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Software Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) User Stories
4 4 (21.05%) Validation
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
5 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum-ban
6 2 (10.53%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 5 (26.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) ISEB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) TickIT
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) HP
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) NetApp
2 2 (10.53%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com