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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 69 67 70
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Management 33 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 2.03% 1.04% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.42% 1.27% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 3
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£388 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £268 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £342 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £27.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -16.92%
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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
1361 869 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.75% 81.90% 78.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 595 376
Average daily rate £375 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +8.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -65.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.76 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015, 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 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 14 (29.79%) ISEB
3 12 (25.53%) Visual Studio
3 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 11 (23.40%) Test Strategy
4 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (23.40%) SQL
5 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
6 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
6 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
7 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
7 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
7 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
7 7 (14.89%) JIRA
7 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
8 6 (12.77%) Selenium
8 6 (12.77%) Project Management
8 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
8 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
8 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
9 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
9 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (10.64%) eggPlant
9 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (25.53%) Visual Studio
1 12 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.89%) JIRA
3 6 (12.77%) Selenium
4 5 (10.64%) eggPlant
5 3 (6.38%) Zephyr
5 3 (6.38%) Appium
6 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.13%) FitNesse
7 1 (2.13%) MSTest
7 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.13%) SoapUI
7 1 (2.13%) SpecFlow
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.38%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (51.06%) Test Manager
2 13 (27.66%) Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Test Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Tester
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Manager
5 4 (8.51%) Test Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Business Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.13%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.13%) QA Leader
7 1 (2.13%) Testing Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Manual Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) SOAP
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
1 1 (2.13%) XML
1 1 (2.13%) XSD
1 1 (2.13%) WSDL
1 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) IVR
1 3 (6.38%) Visualisation
2 2 (4.26%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
1 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (23.40%) Stakeholder Management
2 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
2 11 (23.40%) Test Strategy
3 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) Business Analysis
4 8 (17.02%) Programme Management
4 8 (17.02%) PRINCE2
5 7 (14.89%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.89%) Mentoring
5 7 (14.89%) Manual Testing
6 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
6 6 (12.77%) Project Management
7 5 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.51%) ETL
8 4 (8.51%) System Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Web Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Coaching
9 3 (6.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (29.79%) ISEB
2 7 (14.89%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.13%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Tableau
3 3 (6.38%) HP
3 3 (6.38%) Capita
4 1 (2.13%) Splunk
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