Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 20 July 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 143 193
Rank change year-on-year -45 +50 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 14 35 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.27% 0.79% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.95% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 13
West Midlands median daily rate £353 £303 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.53% -13.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £306 £256 £219
90th Percentile £448 £475 £456
England median daily rate £425 £368 £400
% change year-on-year +15.65% -8.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £31.00 -
England median hourly rate £112.00 £37.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year +198.67% +64.84% -40.91%

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 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 4,332 3,673 5,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.29% 83.14% 83.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,606 2,311 2,903
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £243
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 134 113
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.96 £10.73
90th Percentile £36.65 £49.25 £38.95
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -8.16% +4.26% +11.90%

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in the West Midlands

Test Planning
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 Planning in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Planning in the West Midlands

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Planning in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Planning in the West Midlands

Test Planning
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Planning in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Planning in the West Midlands

Test Planning
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 Planning within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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 -15 9 £338 -6.90% 1
Coventry -16 1 £355 -11.25%
Test Planning
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Planning also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Planning.

1 8 (57.14%) Test Management
2 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Robotic Process Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Due Diligence
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Legal
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (28.57%) BCP
5 4 (28.57%) Business Forecasting
5 4 (28.57%) PMO
5 4 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
5 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (28.57%) Power BI
5 4 (28.57%) Contingency Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Management
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (28.57%) Coaching
5 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
7 2 (14.29%) ERP

Test Planning
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 1 (7.14%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Legal
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Test Coordinator
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Process Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) REST
1 1 (7.14%) SOAP
1 1 (7.14%) XML
1 1 (7.14%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Test Management
2 7 (50.00%) Test Strategy
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Due Diligence
4 5 (35.71%) Robotic Process Automation
4 5 (35.71%) Scenario Testing
5 4 (28.57%) BCP
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity
5 4 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Business Forecasting
5 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (28.57%) Coaching
5 4 (28.57%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (28.57%) Contingency Planning
5 4 (28.57%) Decision-Making
5 4 (28.57%) Demand Forecasting
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Management
5 4 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PMO
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle