Period
to 24 February 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 24 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 > Midlands
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 210 217
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 39 46 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.49% 0.53% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 0.65% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 38 13
Midlands median daily rate £388 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.63% -1.29% +6.51%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £257
90th Percentile £471 £481 £510
England median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £27.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £55.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -42.73% +42.86%

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 6,581 7,103 6,922
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 83.45% 82.17% 80.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,153 4,407 4,042
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +6.16%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £245
90th Percentile £560 £550 £550
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 220 208
Midlands median hourly rate £21.37 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% +2.78% -4.00%
10th Percentile £10.85 £10.75 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.88 £41.05 £42.50
England median hourly rate £24.30 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -2.82% +6.38% +16.05%

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 24 February 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 24 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
West Midlands +2 24 £375 -7.41% 5
East Midlands 0 15 £438 +2.94%
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Planning.

1 20 (51.28%) Scrum
2 18 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (30.77%) Banking
5 11 (28.21%) ISEB
5 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
6 10 (25.64%) OO
7 9 (23.08%) Migration
7 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 8 (20.51%) Finance
8 8 (20.51%) Data Modelling
8 8 (20.51%) UML
9 7 (17.95%) Portfolio Management
9 7 (17.95%) Product Management
10 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (15.38%) User Stories
10 6 (15.38%) User Experience
11 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
11 5 (12.82%) JIRA
11 5 (12.82%) HP
11 5 (12.82%) HP ALM
12 4 (10.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 4 (10.26%) DevOps
12 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
12 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
13 3 (7.69%) Cucumber

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
1 1 (2.56%) HTTP
1 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) Megaco
1 1 (2.56%) RTCP
1 1 (2.56%) RTP
1 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) JIRA
2 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.69%) JMeter
2 3 (7.69%) Selenium
3 2 (5.13%) FitNesse
3 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.13%) JUnit
3 2 (5.13%) NUnit
3 2 (5.13%) Ranorex
3 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.13%) TestNG
3 2 (5.13%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (30.77%) Banking
2 8 (20.51%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Automotive
4 1 (2.56%) Electronics
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Test Manager
3 8 (20.51%) Test Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Business Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Payments Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Scrum Master
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Lead Business Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) XML
1 3 (7.69%) XML Messaging
2 2 (5.13%) CSS
2 2 (5.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) User Experience
2 4 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Smart Meter
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Scrum
2 18 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 17 (43.59%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.64%) OO
6 9 (23.08%) Migration
6 9 (23.08%) Test Strategy
7 8 (20.51%) Data Modelling
7 8 (20.51%) UML
8 7 (17.95%) Portfolio Management
8 7 (17.95%) Product Management
9 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.38%) User Stories
10 5 (12.82%) Defect Management
11 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (10.26%) DevOps
11 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
11 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
12 3 (7.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Java
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (28.21%) ISEB
1 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (5.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (12.82%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) Capita
2 2 (5.13%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco
3 1 (2.56%) Juniper
3 1 (2.56%) Mitel
3 1 (2.56%) Talend
3 1 (2.56%) VMware