The table below looks at the statistics for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Management
Rank 98 84 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Management 15 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.75% 1.03% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.32% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 11
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£285 £357 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £36.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-15.64% +14.84%
Test Management
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1674 1359 955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.57% 77.70% 73.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1076 935 501
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +17.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £15.05 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £29.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Management across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -3 14 £280 -27.41% 8
Test Management
Yorkshire

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 17 (58.62%) ISEB
2 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
3 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (31.03%) Finance
5 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
6 7 (24.14%) Banking
6 7 (24.14%) Web Testing
6 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
7 6 (20.69%) Coaching
8 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
8 5 (17.24%) JIRA
9 4 (13.79%) Time Management
9 4 (13.79%) HP
9 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
9 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (13.79%) Change Management
10 3 (10.34%) AS400
10 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (10.34%) System Testing
10 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
10 3 (10.34%) QA
11 2 (6.90%) Resource Management
11 2 (6.90%) Degree
11 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
11 2 (6.90%) Risk Assessment

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) DB2
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) JIRA
2 2 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (6.90%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.45%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Banking
3 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (48.28%) Test Manager
2 11 (37.93%) Test Analyst
2 11 (37.93%) Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Tester
4 2 (6.90%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.45%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Test Leader
5 1 (3.45%) UAT Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Testing Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.45%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Contracts Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) AS400
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Software Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (24.14%) Web Testing
5 6 (20.69%) Mentoring
5 6 (20.69%) Coaching
6 5 (17.24%) Integration Testing
7 4 (13.79%) Time Management
7 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
7 4 (13.79%) Change Management
8 3 (10.34%) System Testing
8 3 (10.34%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.90%) Manual Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Security Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Information Assurance
9 2 (6.90%) Test Strategy
9 2 (6.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Test Planning
9 2 (6.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (58.62%) ISEB
2 8 (27.59%) ISTQB
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (6.90%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) HP