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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
West Yorkshire / Halifax
Rank 18 25 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.47% 1.00% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £295 £284 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +100.00%

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
61 82 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 89.71% 82.00% 80.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 69 117
Median daily rate £350 £356 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% -16.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £297 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Halifax region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 13 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) Groovy
1 1 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA