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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 67 71 79
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.16% 0.75% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.95% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £350 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £378 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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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
811 735 867
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.59% 79.12% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 404 499
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 10
Average hourly rate £11.13 £45.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.27% +200.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.60 £30.13 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 17 (53.13%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Web Services
2 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (15.63%) ISEB
4 5 (15.63%) Open Source
4 5 (15.63%) JProfiler
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.50%) Test Management
5 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
6 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
6 3 (9.38%) QA
6 3 (9.38%) Fault Management
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.38%) JMeter
6 3 (9.38%) Change Control
6 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
6 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) NeoLoad
7 2 (6.25%) Finance
7 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.25%) Python
7 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.25%) VLAN

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) Ethernet
1 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
2 1 (3.13%) WAN
2 1 (3.13%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) JProfiler
2 3 (9.38%) JMeter
3 2 (6.25%) NeoLoad
4 1 (3.13%) JIRA
4 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Test Manager
2 7 (21.88%) Tester
3 6 (18.75%) Performance Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Solutions Designer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Test Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.13%) WCF
2 1 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) IPTV
2 1 (3.13%) Reference Data
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (53.13%) Test Scripting
2 8 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 8 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (12.50%) Test Management
6 3 (9.38%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.38%) Validation
6 3 (9.38%) Fault Management
6 3 (9.38%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.38%) Change Control
7 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 2 (6.25%) System Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 1 (3.13%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.13%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) C#
3 1 (3.13%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) ISEB
2 4 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 3 (9.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.13%) Unica
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.13%) Salesforce.com