Period
to 11 December 2017

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 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 Planning
England > East Midlands
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 136 128
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 15 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.47% 0.25% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.30% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 7
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +20.57%
10th Percentile £320 £413 £280
90th Percentile £485 £640 £510
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -30.00% +26.76%

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 2653 2639 2479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.88% 81.93% 78.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1668 1572
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £249 £229 £225
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
England median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 73 87
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.45 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.36% -12.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £9.31 £8.76 £10.36
90th Percentile £47.85 £42.00 £38.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

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 2017.

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 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 - 9 £350 -
Northamptonshire +12 4 £425 -1.16%
Leicestershire - 2 £500 -
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Planning 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 Planning.

1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) OO
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
4 7 (46.67%) UML
5 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (40.00%) Product Management
5 6 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (40.00%) User Stories
6 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 5 (33.33%) User Experience
7 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
7 4 (26.67%) QA
8 3 (20.00%) Selenium
8 3 (20.00%) Degree
8 3 (20.00%) Finance
8 3 (20.00%) Java
8 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (20.00%) DevOps
8 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
8 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
8 3 (20.00%) BDD
9 2 (13.33%) Open Source
9 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
9 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
9 2 (13.33%) TestNG
9 2 (13.33%) Ranorex
9 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (13.33%) JMeter
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Ranorex
2 2 (13.33%) TestNG
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Business Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Business Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) User Experience
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (60.00%) OO
3 8 (53.33%) Scrum
4 7 (46.67%) Data Modelling
4 7 (46.67%) UML
5 6 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (40.00%) Product Management
5 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (40.00%) User Stories
6 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
7 3 (20.00%) BDD
7 3 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (20.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (20.00%) DevOps
7 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (13.33%) Acceptance Criteria
8 2 (13.33%) Conflict Management
8 2 (13.33%) Feasibility Study
8 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
8 2 (13.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Capita
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Talend