Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 157 111
Rank change year-on-year +16 -46 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Management 14 16 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.47% 0.44% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.51% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 56
West Yorkshire median daily rate £265 £338 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.48% +17.29% -0.78%
10th Percentile £255 £251 £255
90th Percentile £488 £436 £491
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £400 £310
% change year-on-year -15.63% +29.03% +12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00

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 2547 3136 3796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.93% 86.34% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1759 2066 2620
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 108
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.08 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £37.53 £30.63 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.93 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.12% -

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 11 £260 -7.96% 5
Halifax - 2 £440 -
Bradford +16 1 - -
Test Management
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7 (50.00%) SQL
1 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (42.86%) QA
2 6 (42.86%) Selenium
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 6 (42.86%) User Stories
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 3 (21.43%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Finance
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
6 2 (14.29%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Order to Cash
6 2 (14.29%) Record to Report
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) SAP CO

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 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP CO
1 2 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 2 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Slack
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Selenium
1 6 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) Burp Suite
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (7.14%) JMeter
3 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Test Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Manual Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Implementation Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Implementation Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Software Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) REST
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Fintech
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 6 (42.86%) Defect Tracking
2 6 (42.86%) Scrum
2 6 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 6 (42.86%) User Stories
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (35.71%) Test Automation
4 4 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 4 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 3 (21.43%) DevOps
5 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) Coaching
6 2 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (14.29%) SDLC
6 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) WCAG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Nessus
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) SAP