Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 134 124
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 15 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.50% 0.47% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.58% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 9
East Midlands median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +20.57%
10th Percentile £319 £388 £296
90th Percentile £488 £500 £528
England median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -23.17% +6.49%

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 2,496 2,602 2,439
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 83.26% 81.93% 78.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,579 1,664 1,533
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
10th Percentile £236 £213 £240
90th Percentile £560 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 78 73
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.63 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -3.55% -0.31%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £51.00 £38.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £24.09 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -3.64% +6.38% +16.77%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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
Nottinghamshire - 8 £350 -
Northamptonshire +6 5 £438 +2.94%
Leicestershire - 2 £500 - 2
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) OO
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
4 8 (53.33%) Data Modelling
4 8 (53.33%) UML
5 7 (46.67%) Product Management
5 7 (46.67%) Portfolio Management
6 6 (40.00%) User Stories
6 6 (40.00%) User Experience
6 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
7 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (26.67%) DevOps
8 4 (26.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
9 3 (20.00%) JMeter
9 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) Selenium
9 3 (20.00%) Degree
9 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
9 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
9 3 (20.00%) BDD
10 2 (13.33%) Open Source
10 2 (13.33%) Business Process Improvement
10 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
10 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
10 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (13.33%) Ranorex
10 2 (13.33%) Feasibility Study

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%) JMeter
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) FitNesse
2 2 (13.33%) JUnit
2 2 (13.33%) NUnit
2 2 (13.33%) Ranorex
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
2 2 (13.33%) TestNG
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
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%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Business Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Test Leader
4 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Engineering Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Java Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
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
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) User Experience
2 4 (26.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (66.67%) OO
3 9 (60.00%) Scrum
4 8 (53.33%) Data Modelling
4 8 (53.33%) UML
5 7 (46.67%) Portfolio Management
5 7 (46.67%) Product Management
6 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
6 6 (40.00%) User Stories
7 5 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 4 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (26.67%) DevOps
8 4 (26.67%) Scaled Agile Framework
9 3 (20.00%) BDD
9 3 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
10 2 (13.33%) API Testing
10 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
10 2 (13.33%) Feasibility Study
10 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
10 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Capita
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Talend