The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Manager role 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 Manager in their job title 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 Manager
Rank 94 80 83
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 28 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.29% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.13% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 3
Average daily rate
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£414 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.14% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £273 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £37.00
Test Manager
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 West Yorkshire 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
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2018 1587 1425
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 92.87% 93.68% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1425 1001 751
Average daily rate £360 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 57 63
Average hourly rate £13.18 £13.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.15% -24.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.00 £10.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £24.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Test Manager
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Manager Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Manager Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Manager
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Manager across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Test Manager Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Manager
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Manager Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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 -11 24 £412 +37.16% 3
Halifax +1 2 £504 +29.10% 1
Bradford -3 2 £403 +0.62% 3
Test Manager
Yorkshire

Test Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 25 (56.82%) Test Management
2 14 (31.82%) Test Strategy
3 13 (29.55%) Finance
4 12 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (22.73%) ISEB
5 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
7 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 7 (15.91%) Programme Management
8 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
9 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
9 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
9 6 (13.64%) JIRA
9 6 (13.64%) QA
9 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
10 5 (11.36%) Banking
10 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Coaching
11 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 4 (9.09%) Zephyr
11 4 (9.09%) SDLC
11 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (9.09%) Time Management
11 4 (9.09%) Oracle
11 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
11 4 (9.09%) Change Management

Test Manager
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 (4.55%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) HP Helion
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Zephyr
3 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.27%) JMeter
4 1 (2.27%) HP UFT
General
1 13 (29.55%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.36%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) .NET
1 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
1 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) IVR
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.27%) Windows
1 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Test Management
2 14 (31.82%) Test Strategy
3 12 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Programme Management
6 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
7 6 (13.64%) System Integration Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Business Analysis
7 6 (13.64%) PRINCE2
8 5 (11.36%) Coaching
8 5 (11.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 4 (9.09%) SDLC
9 4 (9.09%) Project Management
9 4 (9.09%) Change Management
9 4 (9.09%) Risk Assessment
9 4 (9.09%) Time Management
10 3 (6.82%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.82%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) ISEB
2 9 (20.45%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle
2 3 (6.82%) Capita
3 2 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Splunk
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £423.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago