Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 137 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 -37 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 3 8 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.13% 0.31% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.32% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 52
Leeds median daily rate £375 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.29% +1.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £363 £385 £290
90th Percentile £388 £506 £535
West Yorkshire median daily rate £390 £420 £425
% change year-on-year -7.14% -1.18% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £32.00
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2160 2482 3078
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.87% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1651 2129
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £546 £563 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 97
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -0.70% +0.70%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £8.84
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.82
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in Leeds

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in Leeds

Test Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Leeds

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) DevOps
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
1 1 (33.33%) Test Strategy
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) HP