The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Manager
Rank 61 52 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 21 12 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.79% 1.57% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.65% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 17
Average daily rate £400 £308 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.08% +23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £283 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £36.25 £27.63
% change year-on-year
+6.20% +31.19%
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1096 726 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.44% 94.90% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 372 462
Average daily rate £350 £314 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.46% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 42
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.47% -11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.70 £40.00 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Test Manager
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 26 (63.41%) Test Strategy
2 14 (34.15%) QA
3 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (24.39%) Selenium
5 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
5 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
6 8 (19.51%) Test Management
7 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (17.07%) Finance
7 7 (17.07%) ISEB
8 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
9 4 (9.76%) Banking
9 4 (9.76%) Retail
9 4 (9.76%) Validation
9 4 (9.76%) Migration
9 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (7.32%) Linux
10 3 (7.32%) Python
10 3 (7.32%) Tcl
10 3 (7.32%) Perl
10 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
10 3 (7.32%) LAN
10 3 (7.32%) WAN
10 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
10 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
10 3 (7.32%) VLAN
10 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
10 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
10 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
1 3 (7.32%) Ethernet
1 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.32%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 10 (24.39%) Selenium
2 1 (2.44%) Ranorex
2 1 (2.44%) JMeter
2 1 (2.44%) TestDirector
2 1 (2.44%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.44%) JProfiler
2 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.44%) JBehave
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
2 4 (9.76%) Retail
3 2 (4.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Legal
4 1 (2.44%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.44%) AS400
1 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (63.41%) Test Strategy
2 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Automated Testing
3 9 (21.95%) Test Scripting
4 8 (19.51%) Test Management
5 7 (17.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.76%) Performance Testing
7 4 (9.76%) Validation
7 4 (9.76%) Migration
8 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.32%) Data Migration
9 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.88%) System Testing
9 2 (4.88%) Test Automation
10 1 (2.44%) Automation Testing
10 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (2.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) Python
1 3 (7.32%) Tcl
1 3 (7.32%) Perl
2 1 (2.44%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (17.07%) ISEB
2 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (34.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.88%) HP
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle