The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank - - 32
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax - - 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
119 129 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 77.27% 78.18% 79.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 92 153
Average daily rate £425 £390 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £24.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Halifax region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Test Strategy
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITSM
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) BMC
1 2 (100.00%) Remedy