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 3 months to 28 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.

Test Management
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 114 117
Rank change year-on-year +9 +3  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.55% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.67% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 8
Median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £280 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £410 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1779 2248 1946
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.03% 82.16% 75.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1247 1121
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 45 110
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.24% -39.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.73 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 28 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
Birmingham +2 4 £350 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 £350 -
Test Management
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
4 6 (23.08%) Defect Management
4 6 (23.08%) ISEB
5 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
5 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 5 (19.23%) JIRA
5 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (15.38%) HP
6 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 4 (15.38%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) CRM
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Finance
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
7 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing

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 (7.69%) Apache
1 2 (7.69%) IIS
1 2 (7.69%) JBoss
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Application Server
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.69%) QlikView
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
2 2 (7.69%) Selenium
2 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) WebLogic Workshop
3 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (53.85%) Test Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Tester
3 3 (11.54%) Coordinator
3 3 (11.54%) Test Coordinator
3 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
3 3 (11.54%) UAT Coordinator
4 2 (7.69%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (7.69%) CRM Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Finance Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (3.85%) IT Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Payments Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Strategy Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (3.85%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAML
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Unix
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (26.92%) Test Strategy
4 6 (23.08%) Defect Management
5 5 (19.23%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) CRM
6 4 (15.38%) Data Migration
6 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (11.54%) Programme Management
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (11.54%) User Stories
8 2 (7.69%) Data Management
8 2 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 2 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) ISEB
2 5 (19.23%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Identity Management
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle
4 2 (7.69%) Guidewire
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.85%) Pega