The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for TestPartner skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TestPartner over the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Compuware TestPartner
UK
Rank 606 630 621
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Contract jobs citing TestPartner 3 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.021% 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.039% 0.14% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £700 £475 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.36% +91.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 - £248
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £33.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £33.00 -

TestPartner is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7747 7746 6990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.56% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5227 5162 4464
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 188 132
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.89 £31.80 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00%  

TestPartner
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing TestPartner as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for TestPartner in the UK

TestPartner
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TestPartner in the UK

TestPartner
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TestPartner over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TestPartner in the UK

TestPartner
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TestPartner.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TestPartner in the UK

TestPartner
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TestPartner within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 3 £700 +47.36%
London +28 2 £700 +47.36%
Bromley - 2 £700 -
East of England - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £450 -

TestPartner
Top 17 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TestPartner also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TestPartner.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Local Government
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management

TestPartner
Top Related IT Skills 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:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Programme Test Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Test Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Re-Platforming
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (33.33%) Information Security
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS