Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 132 136
Rank change year-on-year +13 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 19 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.70% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.65% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 12
East Midlands median daily rate £175 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% - -1.41%
10th Percentile £125 £278 £194
90th Percentile £409 £454 £449
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £38.75 £47.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -18.42% +31.94% -

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 2,216 2,625 2,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 81.41% 84.90% 82.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,439 1,657 1,747
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £260
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 104 62
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -13.58%
10th Percentile £10.03 £9.65 £8.76
90th Percentile £43.63 £51.00 £42.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 October 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 21 October 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
Derbyshire +15 10 £125 -58.33%
Nottinghamshire -3 4 £338 -6.90% 3
Northamptonshire -12 3 £415 -
Leicestershire +13 1 £395 - 1
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (63.16%) JIRA
2 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
3 10 (52.63%) VMware
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 10 (52.63%) Micro Focus
3 10 (52.63%) SCCM
3 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (52.63%) Android
3 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (52.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 10 (52.63%) Apple iOS
3 10 (52.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Virtual Team
5 5 (26.32%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
7 3 (15.79%) ERP
7 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
8 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (10.53%) Test Strategy

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) Internet
1 2 (10.53%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 12 (63.16%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
2 2 (10.53%) Selenium
3 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.26%) JMeter
3 1 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.26%) Rational Quality Manager
3 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.26%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Junior
3 5 (26.32%) Junior Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Junior Test Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Gherkin
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Android
1 10 (52.63%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Integration Testing
2 10 (52.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 10 (52.63%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Test Automation
4 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
6 3 (15.79%) Configuration Management
6 3 (15.79%) ERP
6 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Test Planning
6 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (10.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Java
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) HNC
3 1 (5.26%) HND
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Netcool
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Micro Focus
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
1 10 (52.63%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) PeopleSoft
2 2 (10.53%) Remedy
2 2 (10.53%) SolarWinds