Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 143 133 156
Rank change year-on-year -10 +23 -45
Contract jobs citing Test Management 24 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.70% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.64% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 14
West Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £404 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.31% +15.36% +22.81%
10th Percentile £254 £255 £252
90th Percentile £453 £499 £434
Yorkshire median daily rate £350 £450 £388
% change year-on-year -22.22% +16.13% +29.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,029 2,514 3,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 88.23% 86.84% 88.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,069 1,741 2,205
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £306 £275 £275
90th Percentile £550 £545 £539
Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 57 59
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.00 £14.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.72% -2.07% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £8.42 £10.20
90th Percentile £33.75 £26.25 £30.90
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.41 £14.20 £14.87
% change year-on-year +22.61% -4.47% +2.52%

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -1 19 £350 +4.87% 5
Halifax +3 2 £350 -20.45%
Bradford -15 2 - -
Wakefield - 1 - - 1
Test Management
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 9 (37.50%) Java
3 8 (33.33%) Selenium
4 7 (29.17%) SQL
4 7 (29.17%) C#
5 6 (25.00%) Finance
5 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
6 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
6 5 (20.83%) QA
7 4 (16.67%) ERP
7 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 4 (16.67%) SDET
8 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
8 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
8 3 (12.50%) User Stories
8 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
8 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (12.50%) BDD
8 3 (12.50%) JIRA
8 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (4.17%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP HCM
2 1 (4.17%) Infor CloudSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.50%) JIRA
3 3 (12.50%) SoapUI
3 3 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.33%) SpecFlow
4 2 (8.33%) TestNG
4 2 (8.33%) Vagrant
4 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.17%) Ant
5 1 (4.17%) Gatling
5 1 (4.17%) IntelliJ
5 1 (4.17%) JMeter
5 1 (4.17%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) NeoLoad
5 1 (4.17%) PyCharm
5 1 (4.17%) Subversion
General
1 6 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (4.17%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.17%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
1 10 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Lead Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Architect
6 2 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Manual Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) SAP Project Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Tester
7 1 (4.17%) Service Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 3 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) Test Automation
2 5 (20.83%) Defect Management
2 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Test Strategy
3 4 (16.67%) ERP
3 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (16.67%) SDET
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) BDD
4 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 3 (12.50%) Scrum
4 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 3 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Java
2 7 (29.17%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (4.17%) BC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) QA
2 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (4.17%) Grafana
2 1 (4.17%) Graphite
2 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) Infor
1 2 (8.33%) Oracle
1 2 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow