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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 82 73 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 32 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.35% 1.97% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 2.27% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 29 5
Median daily rate £475 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
961 1412 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.74% 87.11% 82.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 949 692
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £566 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% -3.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Leeds 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 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
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 5 (33.33%) Puppet
3 5 (33.33%) Replication
3 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (33.33%) Ansible
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
3 5 (33.33%) Release Management
3 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Resource Management
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (33.33%) .NET
3 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 5 (33.33%) VPN
3 5 (33.33%) DNS
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 5 (33.33%) Service Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (13.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 4 (26.67%) Cucumber
2 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (26.67%) JIRA
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Subversion
3 2 (13.33%) Appium
3 2 (13.33%) JMeter
3 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (13.33%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (13.33%) Publishing
4 1 (6.67%) Billing
4 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (13.33%) Change Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Tester
3 1 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) REST
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) JSON
3 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Public Cloud
1 5 (33.33%) Replication
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (40.00%) Software Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 5 (33.33%) Release Management
2 5 (33.33%) Resource Management
2 5 (33.33%) Service Management
2 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 5 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 5 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCA
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Ansible
1 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle