Period
to 24 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 October 2020 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 > South West
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - 203 205
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 0 22 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West - 0.34% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.40% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 15
Median daily rate - £369 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.24% +21.43%
England median daily rate £450 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
England median hourly rate £27.67 £42.00 £112.00
% change year-on-year -34.13% -62.50% +220.00%

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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,646 5,467 5,273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.11% 85.62% 86.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,043 3,455 3,272
Median daily rate £457 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £275
90th Percentile £626 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £473
% change year-on-year - +0.53% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 261 225
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +1.13% +18.66%
10th Percentile £12.94 £13.75 £13.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +14.29% -14.84%

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Test Planning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in the South West

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Test Planning in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Test Planning in the South West

Test Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Test Planning in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Test Planning in the South West