Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 130 152
Rank change year-on-year -8 +22 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Management 27 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.81% 0.61% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.71% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 22
West Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £370 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.78% - +34.55%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £388 £500 £535
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £375 £360
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +30.91%
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 2,914 2,393 3,402
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 87.06% 86.14% 85.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,960 1,600 2,334
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £280 £275 £279
90th Percentile £538 £563 £575
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 48 78
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -12.90% -11.43%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £10.20
90th Percentile £40.00 £33.02 £24.25
Yorkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £15.38
% change year-on-year +48.15% -12.22% -6.79%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 21 £338 -7.53% 2
Halifax - 4 £326 -
Bradford -1 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £350 - 1
Test Management
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) Selenium
3 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
4 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (40.74%) C#
6 10 (37.04%) Scrum
6 10 (37.04%) QA
6 10 (37.04%) Defect Tracking
7 9 (33.33%) SQL
8 7 (25.93%) Java
8 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
9 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
9 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (22.22%) Finance
10 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
10 5 (18.52%) SOAP
10 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
10 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (18.52%) User Stories
10 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
10 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
10 5 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Order to Cash
11 4 (14.81%) Record to Report
11 4 (14.81%) DevOps
11 4 (14.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) SAP CO
1 4 (14.81%) SAP FI
1 4 (14.81%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Firewall
1 1 (3.70%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
1 2 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Selenium
2 6 (22.22%) SoapUI
3 3 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
5 1 (3.70%) JMeter
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (3.70%) SpecFlow
5 1 (3.70%) Subversion
5 1 (3.70%) TestNG
5 1 (3.70%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.70%) VersaTest
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Tester
2 7 (25.93%) Test Leader
3 6 (22.22%) Automation Tester
4 5 (18.52%) Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Test Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Test Manager
5 4 (14.81%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (11.11%) Manual Tester
7 2 (7.41%) Agile Test Analyst
7 2 (7.41%) Migration Manager
7 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Agile Test Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Leader
8 1 (3.70%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 1 (3.70%) Software Integration Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Manager
8 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) SOAP
2 3 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
1 1 (3.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
2 13 (48.15%) Test Scripting
3 12 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (37.04%) Defect Tracking
4 10 (37.04%) Scrum
5 7 (25.93%) Test Strategy
6 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (18.52%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Manual Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (18.52%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (18.52%) Test Planning
7 5 (18.52%) User Stories
7 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
8 4 (14.81%) Order to Cash
8 4 (14.81%) Record to Report
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) C#
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) BC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
2 2 (7.41%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) HP ALM
1 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (3.70%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) SAP
2 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle