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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 56 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.31% 0.91% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.16% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
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£275 £369 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.42% +18.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £350 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £406 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-11.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-39.57% -7.42%
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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
769 689 821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 77.76% 78.65% 76.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 387 459
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £249 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 11
Average hourly rate £11.43 £45.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.61% +221.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £17.50 £10.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

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 30 September 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) ISEB
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
5 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (15.79%) System Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) JIRA
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (5.26%) Software Architecture
7 1 (5.26%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Games
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Billing
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Test Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) UAT Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) UAT Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Designer
3 2 (10.53%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Software Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Software Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
3 5 (26.32%) Test Management
4 4 (21.05%) Change Control
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (15.79%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) Risk Management
5 3 (15.79%) Fault Management
5 3 (15.79%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Functional Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
6 2 (10.53%) SOA
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Matrix Management
7 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C#
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISEB
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.26%) Unica