The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 26 June 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 Management
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 39 42
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.38% 1.14% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.33% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Median daily rate £375 £305 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -15.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 311 375 364
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 85.91% 85.42% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 198 224
Median daily rate £400 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -70.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Nottingham

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) OOP
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
3 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) RESTful
3 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 3 (42.86%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) JDBC
4 2 (28.57%) SOAP
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) XML
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) Ant
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Maven

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Ant
3 2 (28.57%) Maven
4 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
4 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) JDBC
2 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Defect Management
2 4 (57.14%) Functional Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) OO
3 3 (42.86%) OOP
3 3 (42.86%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) User Stories
4 2 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (28.57%) CRM
4 2 (28.57%) MVC
4 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com