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 4 May 2016 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 22 25 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 2.04% 0.61% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 0.73% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £350 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £350 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
Test Strategy
West Yorkshire

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
76 137 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 77.55% 84.05% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 102 118
Median daily rate £415 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £283 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £9.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.50% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -1.61%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) V-Model
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) Testopia
2 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) RUP
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (33.33%) MS Project
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) HP UFT
2 2 (66.67%) Ranorex
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) Testopia
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) Retail
3 1 (33.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Finance Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) RUP
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
1 2 (66.67%) V-Model
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB
1 1 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center