Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for Test Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Planning over the 6 months to 11 December 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 Planning
England > East Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 135 137
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 11 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.41% 0.47% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.56% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
East Midlands median daily rate £225 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.06% -15.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £188 £320 £413
90th Percentile £365 £485 £640
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +12.86% +25.00% -30.00%

Test Planning 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 2,212 2,692 2,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.23% 84.10% 82.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,445 1,709 1,680
East Midlands median daily rate £404 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.26% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £275 £247 £230
90th Percentile £550 £550 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 75
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.88 £15.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.11% +8.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £9.52 £9.79 £8.76
90th Percentile £33.25 £47.50 £41.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in the East Midlands

Test Planning
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 Planning in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Planning in the East Midlands

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Planning in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Planning in the East Midlands

Test Planning
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 Planning within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 December 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 - 11 £225 -
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Planning 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 Planning.

1 11 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Configuration Management
3 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
3 9 (81.82%) Defect Tracking
4 7 (63.64%) JIRA
5 6 (54.55%) Scenario Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
6 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
6 5 (45.45%) Finance
7 4 (36.36%) Oracle
7 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (27.27%) People Management
8 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (27.27%) Android
8 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
8 3 (27.27%) Test Management
8 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
8 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
8 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
8 3 (27.27%) SCCM
8 3 (27.27%) Time Management
8 3 (27.27%) Data Protection

Test Planning
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 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) JIRA
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Android
1 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (90.91%) Software Testing
3 9 (81.82%) Configuration Management
3 9 (81.82%) Defect Tracking
3 9 (81.82%) Test Automation
4 6 (54.55%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Business Continuity
5 5 (45.45%) Functional Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Regression Testing
6 4 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
7 3 (27.27%) Data Protection
7 3 (27.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 3 (27.27%) Integration Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Mathematics
7 3 (27.27%) People Management
7 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (27.27%) Test Management
7 3 (27.27%) Time Management
8 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (27.27%) Micro Focus
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware