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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 85 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 14 21 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.03% 1.73% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 2.13% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 2
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£325 £235 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.29% -10.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £203 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £435 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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
1132 985 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.42% 80.94% 75.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 699 323
Average daily rate £375 £340 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -51.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.63 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
2 9 (52.94%) Automation Testing
3 8 (47.06%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) Oracle
5 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Project Management
6 5 (29.41%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Test Management
8 2 (11.76%) BDD
8 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
8 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
9 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
9 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
9 1 (5.88%) Degree
9 1 (5.88%) Human Factors
9 1 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
9 1 (5.88%) SQL
9 1 (5.88%) VB
9 1 (5.88%) VBA
9 1 (5.88%) Process Management
9 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
9 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (5.88%) OLAP
9 1 (5.88%) MS Project
9 1 (5.88%) XML

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle OLAP
1 1 (5.88%) OLAP
1 1 (5.88%) OLAP Cube
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) QA Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Programmer
4 1 (5.88%) Quality Manager
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Human Factors
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Data Modelling
2 9 (52.94%) Automation Testing
3 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) BDD
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Process Management
7 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
7 1 (5.88%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VB
1 1 (5.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Oracle
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