The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Manager
Rank 82 82 81
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 4 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.39% 0.94% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.97% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 6
Median daily rate - £444 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 - £60.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 988 1340 1095
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.24% 96.47% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 927 724
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 42
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Test Manager in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Manager in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in Leeds

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (22.22%) MSTest
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Service Design
5 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement

Test Manager Skill Set
Top Related 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 (22.22%) SharePoint
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle Financials
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MSTest
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Gherkin
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Strategy
3 3 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) ERP
4 2 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 2 (22.22%) IT Strategy
4 2 (22.22%) Kanban
4 2 (22.22%) Manual Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Supplier Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) BDD
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Service Design
5 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
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