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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 90 76
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 7 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.69% 0.55% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.65% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
Median daily rate £365 £438 £274
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +59.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £525 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £386
% change year-on-year - +3.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 870 1231 1026
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 85.80% 85.25% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 874 687
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 17
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £10.20 £12.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.46 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in Leeds

Test Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 7 (53.85%) QA
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
3 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
4 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
4 4 (30.77%) JMeter
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
5 3 (23.08%) C#
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Finance
5 3 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
5 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (15.38%) Redis
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Splunk

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 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) Confluence
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
1 2 (15.38%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) JMeter
2 4 (30.77%) LoadRunner
3 3 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (23.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (15.38%) Appium
4 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
4 2 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (15.38%) Mockito
4 2 (15.38%) TestNG
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Technical Tester
2 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) ERP Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Finance Manager
3 2 (15.38%) HR Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Test Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Test Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Selenium Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) jQuery
1 2 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (15.38%) Spring
1 2 (15.38%) Symfony
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
1 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Defect Tracking
1 5 (38.46%) Performance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Automation Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Automation
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Automated Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Functional Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) Kanban
4 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Software Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
4 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) Splunk
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4it Recruitment Ltd
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