Period
to 25 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the 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 25 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 > Midlands
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 198 241
Rank change year-on-year -43 +43 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 18 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.22% 0.55% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.65% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 25 22
Midlands median daily rate £338 £350 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -1.75% -13.11%
10th Percentile £208 £256 £282
90th Percentile £428 £460 £463
England median daily rate £425 £363 £383
% change year-on-year +17.24% -5.23% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6,670 6,579 8,076
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.25% 84.53% 83.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,080 4,133 4,935
Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £271 £250 £250
90th Percentile £563 £550 £575
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 244 182
Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +24.30% -15.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £37.50 £52.50 £40.27
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.25 £22.85
% change year-on-year -9.68% +1.77% +4.05%

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in the Midlands

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Planning in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Planning in the Midlands

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Planning in the Midlands over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Planning in the Midlands

Test Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Planning in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Planning in the Midlands

Test Planning
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 25 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
West Midlands -47 12 £350 - 12
East Midlands +3 6 £218 -48.82% 3
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Planning.

1 11 (61.11%) Scenario Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Test Management
3 9 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
6 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
6 5 (27.78%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (27.78%) Due Diligence
7 4 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (22.22%) Decision-Making
7 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (22.22%) Contingency Planning
7 4 (22.22%) Business Forecasting
7 4 (22.22%) PMO
7 4 (22.22%) Power BI
7 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Business Continuity Planning
7 4 (22.22%) Demand Forecasting
7 4 (22.22%) Coaching
7 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
7 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel

Test Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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:

Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Power BI
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) JIRA
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Legal
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Coordinator
5 2 (11.11%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Junior
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Process Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML
1 1 (5.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Android
1 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Scenario Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Test Management
3 9 (50.00%) Business Continuity
4 7 (38.89%) Test Scripting
5 6 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 6 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Configuration Management
6 5 (27.78%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (27.78%) Due Diligence
6 5 (27.78%) Robotic Process Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
6 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
7 4 (22.22%) BCP
7 4 (22.22%) Business Forecasting
7 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (22.22%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (22.22%) Contingency Planning
7 4 (22.22%) Decision-Making
7 4 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Micro Focus
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle