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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 70 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 19 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.56% 0.91% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 1.15% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £383 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £333 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £406 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £391 £365 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £36.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -19.44%
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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
985 784 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.67% 79.27% 75.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 488 388
Average daily rate £375 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
3 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Finance
3 6 (21.43%) Banking
4 5 (17.86%) ISEB
4 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (17.86%) Law
4 5 (17.86%) QA
4 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
4 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
5 4 (14.29%) JIRA
5 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Fault Management
6 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
6 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
6 3 (10.71%) HP
6 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
6 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 3 (10.71%) .NET
6 3 (10.71%) SOAP
6 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 3 (10.71%) Change Control
6 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (10.71%) Test Automation

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Cucumber
1 8 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) JIRA
3 2 (7.14%) Selenium
3 2 (7.14%) MSTest
3 2 (7.14%) SoapUI
3 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.14%) TestDirector
3 2 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
1 6 (21.43%) Banking
2 5 (17.86%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Test Manager
2 9 (32.14%) Head of Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) QA Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Architect
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.57%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
1 3 (10.71%) .NET
2 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.14%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) ODBC
3 1 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.14%) AS400
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
2 6 (21.43%) Test Strategy
2 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Test Planning
3 5 (17.86%) Data Protection
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Fault Management
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.71%) Regression Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Risk Management
5 3 (10.71%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) BDD
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) ISEB
2 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) HP
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft