Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 136 90
Rank change year-on-year +15 -46 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Management 13 11 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.58% 0.42% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.48% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 59
Leeds median daily rate £260 £279 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.73% -20.36% +11.11%
10th Percentile £255 £235 £255
90th Percentile £438 £423 £503
West Yorkshire median daily rate £326 £329 £325
% change year-on-year -0.99% +1.15% +14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £32.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1944 2293 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.17% 87.65% 87.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1390 1547 2002
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £282 £265
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 67
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £13.58 £10.20 £8.61
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.13 £39.70
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Test Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 November 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 8 (61.54%) SQL
1 8 (61.54%) Manual Testing
2 7 (53.85%) QA
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
2 7 (53.85%) User Stories
2 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Java
2 7 (53.85%) SOAP
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
3 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
3 6 (46.15%) Exploratory Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
6 2 (15.38%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (15.38%) SAP FI
6 2 (15.38%) SAP CO
6 2 (15.38%) SAP
6 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing

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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP CO
1 2 (15.38%) SAP FI
1 2 (15.38%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Slack
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
1 7 (53.85%) SoapUI
2 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 1 (7.69%) Burp Suite
3 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.69%) JMeter
3 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Tester
2 5 (38.46%) Manual Tester
3 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Software Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) SOAP
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Manual Testing
2 7 (53.85%) Defect Tracking
2 7 (53.85%) Scrum
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 7 (53.85%) User Stories
3 6 (46.15%) Exploratory Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (46.15%) Test Automation
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
5 3 (23.08%) DevOps
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Order to Cash
6 2 (15.38%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (15.38%) Record to Report
6 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) C#
2 7 (53.85%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) SAP