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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Management
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 94 105 92
Rank change year-on-year +11 -13  
Contract jobs citing Test Management 8 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.59% 0.42% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.51% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 15
Median daily rate £365 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.57% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £300 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £525 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £389
% change year-on-year - +2.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.54 - £41.72

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 1153 1584 1537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 84.53% 82.63% 85.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1106 986
Median daily rate £400 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.43% +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.46% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £9.12 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £21.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +7 7 £365 -16.57% 3
Test Management
Yorkshire

Test Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 9 (56.25%) QA
2 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
3 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
4 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) JMeter
5 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Scrum
5 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 3 (18.75%) C#
5 3 (18.75%) SQL
5 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
5 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (12.50%) Splunk
6 2 (12.50%) TestNG

Test Management
Top Related 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%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) Confluence
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LDAP
1 2 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
2 2 (12.50%) Redis
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 4 (25.00%) JMeter
2 4 (25.00%) LoadRunner
3 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (12.50%) Appium
4 2 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Mockito
4 2 (12.50%) TestNG
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Technical Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) ERP Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Finance Manager
3 2 (12.50%) HR Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Splunk Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Test Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) jQuery
1 2 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (12.50%) Spring
1 2 (12.50%) Symfony
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Defect Tracking
1 5 (31.25%) Performance Testing
1 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
1 5 (31.25%) Test Planning
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Manual Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
3 3 (18.75%) Scrum
3 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) C#
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (56.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Splunk