The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Manager
Rank 76 80 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 19 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.29% 0.62% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.66% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 14
Average daily rate £493 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £359 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £435 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £60.00 -
Test Manager
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1397 1059 927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 94.71% 93.72% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 757 567
Average daily rate £385 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 23
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £18.00 £20.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title.

1 22 (51.16%) Test Strategy
2 17 (39.53%) Test Management
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (27.91%) Finance
5 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
6 10 (23.26%) Coaching
7 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
7 9 (20.93%) Selenium
7 9 (20.93%) Project Management
7 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (18.60%) ISEB
8 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
9 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
10 6 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
10 6 (13.95%) SDLC
10 6 (13.95%) LoadRunner
10 6 (13.95%) Banking
10 6 (13.95%) JMeter
11 5 (11.63%) BGP
11 5 (11.63%) MPLS
11 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
11 5 (11.63%) Linux
11 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
11 5 (11.63%) QA
11 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
12 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (9.30%) Smart Meter

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Test Manager in their job title 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 with Test Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) BGP
1 5 (11.63%) MPLS
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 1 (2.33%) SNMP
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Selenium
2 6 (13.95%) JMeter
2 6 (13.95%) LoadRunner
3 4 (9.30%) JIRA
4 3 (6.98%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.33%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.33%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Retail
4 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Legal
6 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.30%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.33%) CESG
3 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.33%) IVR
3 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.63%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (51.16%) Test Strategy
2 17 (39.53%) Test Management
3 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
5 10 (23.26%) Coaching
6 9 (20.93%) Mentoring
6 9 (20.93%) Project Management
6 9 (20.93%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (16.28%) Defect Management
8 7 (16.28%) Waterfall
9 6 (13.95%) SDLC
9 6 (13.95%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (11.63%) PRINCE2
10 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
11 4 (9.30%) Functional Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Line Management
11 4 (9.30%) Migration
11 4 (9.30%) Risk Analysis
12 3 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) C#
2 1 (2.33%) C
2 1 (2.33%) Java
2 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.33%) Perl
2 1 (2.33%) Python
2 1 (2.33%) Ruby
2 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) ISEB
2 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.30%) ISEB Practitioner
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.33%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.33%) GPG13
3 1 (2.33%) WAI
3 1 (2.33%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco
1 4 (9.30%) F5
1 4 (9.30%) Red Hat
1 4 (9.30%) Remedy
2 3 (6.98%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Guidewire
3 1 (2.33%) IBM
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle