The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 106 95
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.55% 0.74% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.84% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 15
Median daily rate £463 £331 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.62% -17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £256 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £443 £498
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1247 1778 1801
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 86.42% 87.37% 85.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3212 4826 5199
Median daily rate £408 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +19.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £309 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 28 68
Median hourly rate £10.00 £14.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.03% -58.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.20 £12.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £180.00 £47.50
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 West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Management in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Management in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Management in West Yorkshire

Test Management
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Management within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +19 8 £463 +46.24% 7
Bradford +8 1 - -
Test Management
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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (68.75%) QA
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (31.25%) Selenium
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
4 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Appium
5 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) ISEB
5 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) JIRA

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) LiveCycle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 3 (18.75%) Appium
3 3 (18.75%) HP UFT
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (12.50%) JMeter
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA Agile
5 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Manual Tester
3 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Regression Tester
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Manager
3 2 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Senior QA Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior QA Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 9 (56.25%) Waterfall
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (31.25%) Functional Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Quality Management
4 4 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Software Delivery
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (68.75%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Splunk