The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Management
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 98 85
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.74% 0.68% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.76% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Median daily rate £463 £316 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.24% -23.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £256 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 957 1310 1326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 88.45% 88.87% 86.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 931 984
Median daily rate £403 £425 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.29% +21.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £565 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.17% -12.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.20 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.34 £170.00 £175.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Leeds

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Leeds

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in Leeds over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in Leeds

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (66.67%) QA
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 5 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Quality Management
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) Appium
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) JIRA
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) SQL
5 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
6 2 (13.33%) Java

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) LiveCycle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 4 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (26.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (20.00%) Appium
3 3 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (20.00%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (13.33%) JMeter
5 1 (6.67%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Manual Tester
3 2 (13.33%) QA Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Quality Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Regression Tester
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior QA Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
2 8 (53.33%) Waterfall
3 5 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Quality Management
4 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 4 (26.67%) Test Strategy
5 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Software Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Kanban
6 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 2 (13.33%) Splunk