The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Halifax region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 24 23 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.59% 0.85% 2.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.04% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Average daily rate £360 £315 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £315 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £315 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
141 96 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 74.60% 81.36% 81.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 74 187
Average daily rate £350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Average hourly rate - - £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%
Test Strategy
West Yorkshire

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 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Retail
4 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (33.33%) ISEB
6 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (22.22%) Data Management
6 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (22.22%) Release Management
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
7 1 (11.11%) Private Banking
7 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (11.11%) NFC
7 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
7 1 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (11.11%) ITSM
7 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (11.11%) Remedy
7 1 (11.11%) Project Management
7 1 (11.11%) BMC
7 1 (11.11%) MS Project
7 1 (11.11%) ATM

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) NFC
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (100.00%) Banking
2 7 (77.78%) Finance
3 6 (66.67%) Retail
4 4 (44.44%) Retail Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Private Banking
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Data Management
2 2 (22.22%) Release Management
2 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Remedy
1 1 (11.11%) BMC