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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 91 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.02% 1.09% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.36% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 6
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£423 £250 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.20% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £220 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
1369 811 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 82.42% 80.22% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 534 410
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 16 28
Average hourly rate £16.38 £11.43 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.32% -74.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 3 September 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 September 2015, 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 18 (52.94%) Test Management
2 14 (41.18%) Finance
3 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (32.35%) QA
6 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (29.41%) Data Modelling
7 9 (26.47%) Project Management
7 9 (26.47%) Automation Testing
7 9 (26.47%) SDLC
8 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
8 7 (20.59%) ISEB
8 7 (20.59%) Oracle
8 7 (20.59%) Programme Management
9 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
9 5 (14.71%) JIRA
9 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
10 4 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (11.76%) Coaching
10 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
11 3 (8.82%) System Testing
11 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
11 3 (8.82%) Zephyr
11 3 (8.82%) Banking
11 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
12 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
12 2 (5.88%) Retail
12 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 (2.94%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) JIRA
2 3 (8.82%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.94%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.94%) ERwin
3 1 (2.94%) JMeter
General
1 14 (41.18%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (61.76%) Test Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Test Leader
3 4 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) QA Specialist
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 2 (5.88%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Quality Manager
5 1 (2.94%) QA Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Business Analyst
5 1 (2.94%) Tester
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Senior Business Manager
5 1 (2.94%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (2.94%) OAT Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) IVR
1 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (52.94%) Test Management
2 13 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (29.41%) Data Modelling
5 9 (26.47%) Project Management
5 9 (26.47%) Automation Testing
5 9 (26.47%) SDLC
6 7 (20.59%) Programme Management
6 7 (20.59%) Business Analysis
7 5 (14.71%) PRINCE2
7 5 (14.71%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (14.71%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Coaching
9 3 (8.82%) System Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (5.88%) Integration Testing
10 2 (5.88%) Test Scripting
10 2 (5.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) C++
1 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) ISEB
2 4 (11.76%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
2 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft
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