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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 99 86 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.68% 1.11% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.29% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 4
Median daily rate £450 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £496 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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
1299 1315 994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 88.13% 86.00% 84.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 925 977 713
Median daily rate £425 £360 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.05% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £511 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.89 £9.28 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £175.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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
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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 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 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 6 (30.00%) Coaching
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (25.00%) Selenium
4 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (20.00%) JIRA
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (15.00%) QA
6 3 (15.00%) Business Development
6 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 3 (15.00%) ERP
6 3 (15.00%) SOA
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (20.00%) JIRA
2 4 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Head of Development
4 2 (10.00%) Call Centre Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Head of IT
4 2 (10.00%) Head of IT Development
4 2 (10.00%) Head of Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Telephony Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) IVR
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (30.00%) Coaching
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 4 (20.00%) BDD
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Business Development
6 3 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) ERP
6 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) SOA
6 3 (15.00%) TOGAF
6 3 (15.00%) Use Case
6 3 (15.00%) Zachman Framework
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Guidewire