Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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 > Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 241 212
Rank change year-on-year +42 -29 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 50 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.61% 0.35% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.42% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 27 7
Midlands median daily rate £375 £415 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +1.22% +16.31%
10th Percentile £311 £325 £280
90th Percentile £479 £500 £470
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Midlands median hourly rate - - £20.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.43 £40.00
% change year-on-year +43.27% -38.93% +14.29%

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 6824 8073 6631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 82.99% 82.62% 78.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4344 4930 3923
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £232
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 213 260
Midlands median hourly rate £20.89 £17.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.90% -8.21% +2.89%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.00 £42.67
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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
West Midlands +45 41 £375 -7.52% 1
East Midlands -2 9 £425 -22.73% 1
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Planning.

1 27 (54.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
4 18 (36.00%) ISEB
5 17 (34.00%) Scenario Testing
6 15 (30.00%) Scrum
6 15 (30.00%) Banking
7 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
8 11 (22.00%) Defect Management
9 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (20.00%) Migration
10 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
10 9 (18.00%) System Testing
11 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (16.00%) Finance
12 7 (14.00%) JIRA
12 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
13 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
13 6 (12.00%) Change Management
13 6 (12.00%) HP
14 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
14 5 (10.00%) QA
14 5 (10.00%) SDLC
15 4 (8.00%) Selenium
15 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
15 4 (8.00%) Retail Banking
15 4 (8.00%) Data Analysis
15 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing

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 3 (6.00%) TRIRIGA
2 2 (4.00%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.00%) VoIP
2 2 (4.00%) Firewall
2 2 (4.00%) HTTP
2 2 (4.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) Megaco
2 2 (4.00%) RTCP
2 2 (4.00%) RTP
3 1 (2.00%) DSL
3 1 (2.00%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) JIRA
2 5 (10.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.00%) Selenium
4 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (6.00%) JMeter
4 3 (6.00%) LoadUI
5 2 (4.00%) FitNesse
5 2 (4.00%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.00%) JUnit
5 2 (4.00%) NUnit
5 2 (4.00%) Ranorex
5 2 (4.00%) TestNG
5 2 (4.00%) WebDriver
6 1 (2.00%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
General
1 15 (30.00%) Banking
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 4 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Automotive
4 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (2.00%) Billing
5 1 (2.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (46.00%) Analyst
2 21 (42.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 8 (16.00%) Test Leader
5 4 (8.00%) Payments Test Manager
5 4 (8.00%) Scrum Master
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Test Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Architect
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) OAT Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.00%) UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) XML
2 3 (6.00%) XML Messaging
3 2 (4.00%) CSS
3 2 (4.00%) HTML
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Smart Meter
4 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.00%) Linux
1 1 (2.00%) Unix
1 1 (2.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 25 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 17 (34.00%) Scenario Testing
4 15 (30.00%) Scrum
5 12 (24.00%) Test Strategy
6 11 (22.00%) Defect Management
7 10 (20.00%) Migration
8 9 (18.00%) System Testing
8 9 (18.00%) Test Automation
9 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (14.00%) Functional Testing
11 6 (12.00%) Change Management
11 6 (12.00%) Risk Analysis
12 5 (10.00%) SDLC
13 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
13 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
13 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
13 4 (8.00%) Integration Testing
13 4 (8.00%) Manual Testing
13 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) Java
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) C#
3 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
2 18 (36.00%) ISEB
3 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.00%) HNC
6 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 10 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (12.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) SAP
3 2 (4.00%) Capita
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Juniper
3 2 (4.00%) Mitel
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Talend