The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 84 47 72
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 28 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.41% 2.83% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 3.57% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -7.50%
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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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
985 784 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 80.67% 79.27% 75.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 705 488 388
Average daily rate £375 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% +8.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Test Management
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) Change Control
3 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (17.65%) Fault Management
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) ISEB
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (11.76%) OLAP
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) JIRA
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (11.76%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (5.88%) User Experience
6 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) OLAP
1 2 (11.76%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Test Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
2 2 (11.76%) Architect
2 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Designer
3 1 (5.88%) Software Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Senior Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Programmer
3 1 (5.88%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
3 1 (5.88%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Lead Architect
3 1 (5.88%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) XML
1 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.88%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Human Factors
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
1 6 (35.29%) Test Management
2 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Test Planning
3 4 (23.53%) Change Control
3 4 (23.53%) Project Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Fault Management
4 3 (17.65%) System Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Matrix Management
6 1 (5.88%) Usability Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) VBA
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle