Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Solihull 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 12 December 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
West Midlands > Solihull
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 2.09% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Solihull median daily rate £403 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £403 £413
% change year-on-year -6.89% -2.36% +32.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Solihull median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 Solihull with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Solihull
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 155 180 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Solihull 81.15% 70.87% 79.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 44 83
Solihull median daily rate £410 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +1.35% +10.86%
10th Percentile £245 £269 £276
90th Percentile £578 £568 £485
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 7
Solihull median hourly rate £42.50 £15.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +174.19% -61.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £12.45 £15.25 £18.70
90th Percentile £52.71 £15.75 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £19.43 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85% -

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in Solihull

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in Solihull

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Solihull region with a requirement for Test Planning.

1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (50.00%) RTCP
2 2 (50.00%) RTP
2 2 (50.00%) Megaco
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Mitel
2 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Presales
2 2 (50.00%) Service Design
2 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Demand Management
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System

Test Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in Solihull 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) HTTP
2 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) Megaco
2 2 (50.00%) RTCP
2 2 (50.00%) RTP
3 1 (25.00%) DSL
3 1 (25.00%) SDH
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Presales
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Design
1 2 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Demand Management
2 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) Mitel
1 2 (50.00%) VMware