The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 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
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 49 -
Contract jobs citing Test Management 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire - 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £497 -
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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 280 369 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 83.58% 83.48% 79.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 1111 710
Median daily rate £450 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £281 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £544 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 21
Median hourly rate £22.75 £20.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.97% +64.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £11.20 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £23.75 £25.00
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 South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in South Yorkshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Command Line

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared