Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 21 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 Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 171 155
Rank change year-on-year -1 -16 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Management 12 35 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.57% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.68% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 8
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £375 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -14.29% +33.59%
10th Percentile £318 £300 £382
90th Percentile £438 £518 £475
England median daily rate £415 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +2.47% +1.25% -1.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £41.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -30.43%

Test Management 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 West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4013 5120 3900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.91% 83.05% 79.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2559 3069 2234
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £238
90th Percentile £550 £550 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 178
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £39.50 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.74% +8.53% +18.42%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in the West Midlands

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in the West Midlands

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 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
Birmingham +11 7 £425 -
Coventry +18 2 - -
Shropshire +16 1 - -
Warwickshire -1 1 - -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) QA
2 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) Coaching
3 3 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB
4 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) Serena
4 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (16.67%) Selenium
4 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) V-Model
4 2 (16.67%) CollabNet

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Automotive
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 3 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Payments Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) SDLC
1 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 4 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 3 (25.00%) Coaching
2 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) CRM
3 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 2 (16.67%) V-Model
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB
2 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) CollabNet
1 2 (16.67%) HP
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle
1 2 (16.67%) Serena
2 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft