Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 148 127
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Management 20 11 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.66% 0.34% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 0.40% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 48
West Yorkshire median daily rate £313 £415 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.64% +46.90% -8.87%
10th Percentile £255 £245 £263
90th Percentile £463 £458 £501
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £408 £300
% change year-on-year -17.18% +35.83% +4.35%
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 2,550 2,726 3,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.27% 84.63% 84.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,740 1,784 2,415
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +5.48%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £265
90th Percentile £550 £539 £558
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 70 105
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -5.57% +5.90%
10th Percentile £9.81 £10.19 £9.99
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.55 £30.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.73% -0.90% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +12 14 £263 -28.08% 8
Halifax - 5 £338 -
Bradford - 1 - -
Test Management
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
2 8 (40.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) C#
3 7 (35.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) SOAP
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (35.00%) User Stories
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) QA
3 7 (35.00%) Selenium
3 7 (35.00%) Defect Tracking
4 6 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
4 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
5 5 (25.00%) Banking
5 5 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps
6 4 (20.00%) Order to Cash
6 4 (20.00%) Record to Report
6 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (20.00%) SAP FI
6 4 (20.00%) SAP CO
6 4 (20.00%) Finance
6 4 (20.00%) SAP

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 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) SAP CO
1 4 (20.00%) SAP FI
1 4 (20.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Slack
Development Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Selenium
1 7 (35.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (10.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) Burp Suite
3 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.00%) JMeter
3 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) VersaTest
General
1 5 (25.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Test Leader
2 7 (35.00%) Tester
3 5 (25.00%) Manual Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Migration Manager
5 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Test Scripting
2 8 (40.00%) Manual Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (35.00%) Scrum
3 7 (35.00%) User Stories
4 6 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (30.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (30.00%) Test Planning
4 6 (30.00%) Test Strategy
4 6 (30.00%) Waterfall
5 5 (25.00%) DevOps
5 5 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Order to Cash
6 4 (20.00%) Record to Report
6 4 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
7 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 7 (35.00%) C#
2 7 (35.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ISEB
1 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (35.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Nessus
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (5.00%) HP