The first table below looks at the demand for Test Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 17 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Yorkshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Management
Rank 98 89 87
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Management 21 22 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.82% 1.07% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.50% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 17
Average daily rate £388 £280 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.39% +24.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £324 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £352 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
-4.21% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1846 1469 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 71.77% 71.24% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 766 941
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.50 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Management
England

Test Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Management Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Management Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Management across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Test Management Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Management Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -25 19 £386 +33.01% 7
South Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Test Management
England

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 15 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 13 (25.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (25.49%) ISEB
4 12 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (21.57%) Oracle
6 10 (19.61%) Scrum
6 10 (19.61%) Retail
7 9 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
8 8 (15.69%) Banking
9 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
10 6 (11.76%) Java
10 6 (11.76%) .NET
10 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
10 6 (11.76%) QA
10 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
10 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
11 5 (9.80%) System Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Oracle Retail
11 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
11 5 (9.80%) ISEB Practitioner
11 5 (9.80%) RPG
11 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
11 5 (9.80%) Project Management
11 5 (9.80%) Workflow
11 5 (9.80%) AS400
12 4 (7.84%) Process Management
12 4 (7.84%) Business Objects

Test Management
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.96%) IIS
Business Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.96%) DVB
1 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
5 1 (1.96%) MS Access
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Selenium
1 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
2 3 (5.88%) MSTest
2 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.88%) LoadRunner
3 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.96%) FitNesse
4 1 (1.96%) JMeter
4 1 (1.96%) JIRA
4 1 (1.96%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.96%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
General
1 24 (47.06%) Finance
2 10 (19.61%) Retail
3 8 (15.69%) Banking
4 4 (7.84%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.96%) German Language
5 1 (1.96%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Test Manager
2 8 (15.69%) Test Analyst
2 8 (15.69%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Test Leader
4 4 (7.84%) Environment Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Test Environment Manager
4 4 (7.84%) QA Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Project Manager
4 4 (7.84%) Support Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Contracts Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Project Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Business Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
6 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (1.96%) Systems Test Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Tester
7 1 (1.96%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (5.88%) SOAP
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.92%) WCF
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) AS400
2 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
2 1 (1.96%) IVR
2 1 (1.96%) IPTV
2 1 (1.96%) Credit Risk
2 1 (1.96%) Open Source
2 1 (1.96%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.96%) Windows
1 1 (1.96%) Linux
1 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Test Strategy
2 13 (25.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.61%) Scrum
5 8 (15.69%) Test Scripting
6 7 (13.73%) PRINCE2
7 6 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 5 (9.80%) System Testing
8 5 (9.80%) Project Management
8 5 (9.80%) Workflow
8 5 (9.80%) Software Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Resource Management
9 4 (7.84%) Performance Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Process Management
9 4 (7.84%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (7.84%) Manual Testing
9 4 (7.84%) Analytics
10 3 (5.88%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) RPG
3 4 (7.84%) C#
4 2 (3.92%) C++
4 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.92%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby
5 1 (1.96%) SQL
5 1 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) ISEB
2 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
3 5 (9.80%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) QA
2 3 (5.88%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 9002
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Business Objects
3 1 (1.96%) SAP
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) HP
3 1 (1.96%) Citrix
3 1 (1.96%) Capita