Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Test Manager was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 162 110
Rank change year-on-year +15 -52 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Test Manager 12 13 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.39% 0.36% 1.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.37% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 57
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -1.18% +8.97%
10th Percentile £340 £371 £293
90th Percentile £427 £499 £535
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £415 £425
% change year-on-year -9.64% -2.35% +7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 2955 3473 4164
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 96.42% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 2253 2805
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £258 £259
90th Percentile £544 £550 £525
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 99 179
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +9.00%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.75 £8.62
90th Percentile £40.00 £24.70 £34.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.58 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +4.11% +2.98% +0.70%

Test Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Test Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Manager in West Yorkshire

Test Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Manager in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Manager in West Yorkshire

Test Manager
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 Manager in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Manager in West Yorkshire

Test Manager
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 Manager within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 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
Halifax - 6 £375 -
Bradford +19 3 £425 +6.25%
Leeds +4 3 £375 -13.29%
Test Manager
Yorkshire

Test Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Test Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Yorkshire region featuring Test Manager in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (16.67%) Legal
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
5 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) IVR
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) EPoS
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
5 1 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement

Test Manager Skill Set
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:

General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
1 5 (41.67%) Retail Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (16.67%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) EPoS
1 1 (8.33%) IVR
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Migration
1 4 (33.33%) Test Management
1 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco
1 1 (8.33%) HP