The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 59 67 64
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 10 9 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.01% 1.03% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.31% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 15
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £205 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £45.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+43.75% -
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West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
769 689 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.76% 78.65% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 387 459
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 11
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.50 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Management across the Leeds region.

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the Leeds region.

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management.

1 6 (35.29%) QA
1 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 5 (29.41%) ISEB
3 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (17.65%) Fault Management
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle
4 3 (17.65%) SOAP
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
5 2 (11.76%) MPEG
5 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
5 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region citing Test Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
1 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.76%) DVB
1 2 (11.76%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
2 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.76%) MSTest
2 2 (11.76%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
5 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
4 1 (5.88%) LAMP
4 1 (5.88%) Ajax
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) XML
4 1 (5.88%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
1 2 (11.76%) MPEG
1 2 (11.76%) AS400
1 2 (11.76%) IPTV
1 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 2 (11.76%) iSeries
1 2 (11.76%) Video on Demand
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Integration Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Project Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Fault Management
4 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) BDD
4 3 (17.65%) Change Control
4 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) ATDD
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
1 3 (17.65%) C++
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) PHP
2 2 (11.76%) Tcl
2 2 (11.76%) C
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
3 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Capita
3 1 (5.88%) HP