Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 135 143 137
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.22% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
East Midlands median daily rate £218 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.82% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £175 £363 £350
90th Percentile £238 £468 £640
England median daily rate £425 £363 £381
% change year-on-year +17.24% -4.92% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £112.00 £37.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year +198.67% +45.63% -35.63%

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 2,230 2,680 2,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 81.63% 84.78% 83.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,424 1,687 1,688
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 103 57
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -20.00%
10th Percentile £10.33 £9.60 £8.76
90th Percentile £43.75 £52.50 £41.30
England median hourly rate £20.90 £23.14 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.70% +1.31% +3.82%

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
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 22 September 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 +23 6 £218 -
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 6 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
2 5 (83.33%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) Business Continuity
3 4 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (50.00%) Micro Focus
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Android
4 3 (50.00%) JIRA
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
6 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team

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 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Analyst
1 6 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Android
1 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Scenario Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (83.33%) Business Continuity
2 5 (83.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (83.33%) Defect Tracking
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
3 4 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Test Management
5 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Micro Focus
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware