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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Management
Rank 95 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 6 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 1.04% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 1.22% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 8
Average daily rate £438 £285 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.50% -26.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £238 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £413 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -17.00%
Test Management
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
1333 1151 968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.34% 85.83% 82.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 959 790 660
Average daily rate £425 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.43% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 12 14
Average hourly rate £12.10 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.60 £15.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.07 £29.40 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016, 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 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) Selenium
3 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
3 8 (34.78%) Finance
3 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
4 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 7 (30.43%) ISEB
5 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
5 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
5 6 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
6 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 5 (21.74%) Scrum
7 4 (17.39%) JIRA
7 4 (17.39%) QA
7 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 3 (13.04%) User Stories
8 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
8 3 (13.04%) Appium
8 3 (13.04%) System Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (13.04%) Retail
8 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
8 3 (13.04%) SOAP

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1 (4.35%) Confluence
1 1 (4.35%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payroll
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Selenium
2 6 (26.09%) Cucumber
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
4 3 (13.04%) Appium
4 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
4 3 (13.04%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
5 2 (8.70%) FitNesse
5 2 (8.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
6 1 (4.35%) JMeter
6 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
6 1 (4.35%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (34.78%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Test Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (17.39%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) QA Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Agile Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Automation Tester
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Payroll Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Test Programme Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) WSDL
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) XSD
3 1 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (4.35%) Gherkin
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Android
2 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Waterfall
3 7 (30.43%) Test Strategy
4 6 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (26.09%) Manual Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Test Scripting
5 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
6 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
7 3 (13.04%) Regression Testing
7 3 (13.04%) System Testing
7 3 (13.04%) User Stories
8 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
8 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) C
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 7 (30.43%) ISEB
3 2 (8.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle