The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 69 68 58
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Management 11 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.06% 1.03% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.34% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 20
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£275 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £187 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £343 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-14.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £37.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £32.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.92% +18.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
824 671 805
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 79.15% 76.77% 72.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 557 373 483
Average daily rate £350 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £38.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.78% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £29.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £45.00 £57.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Test Management
West Yorkshire

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 7 (38.89%) Integration Testing
2 5 (27.78%) QA
2 5 (27.78%) C++
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) MySQL
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 4 (22.22%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) .NET
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (16.67%) Retail
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Capita
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (16.67%) IPTV
4 3 (16.67%) VLAN
4 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 3 (16.67%) DVB
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) C#
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
4 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VLAN
1 3 (16.67%) Ethernet
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 3 (16.67%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.56%) NeoLoad
3 1 (5.56%) LoadUI
3 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 6 (33.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Release Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) CSS
2 2 (11.11%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) LAMP
3 1 (5.56%) WCF
3 1 (5.56%) SOAP
3 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) IPTV
1 3 (16.67%) Video on Demand
2 2 (11.11%) AS400
2 2 (11.11%) iSeries
2 2 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) MPEG
2 2 (11.11%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.56%) Device Driver
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (11.11%) Mac OS
2 2 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Integration Testing
2 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Test Strategy
3 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Change Control
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Fault Management
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) C++
2 3 (16.67%) C#
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) C
3 2 (11.11%) Tcl
3 2 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
1 4 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Capita
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Citrix