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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 96 90 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.47% 0.80% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.93% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Median daily rate £563 £450 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £364 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £33.78
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.26%
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
1292 1399 877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 87.65% 85.57% 83.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 1033 599
Median daily rate £425 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 16
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.00 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £175.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +15.09%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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
2 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) Coaching
4 5 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Public Cloud
5 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Ansible
5 4 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Release Management
5 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (20.00%) Puppet
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (20.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (20.00%) Replication
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 4 (20.00%) 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
1 4 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (15.00%) Legal
4 2 (10.00%) Publishing
5 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Head of Development
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Call Centre Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Head of Engineering
3 2 (10.00%) Head of IT
3 2 (10.00%) Head of IT Development
3 2 (10.00%) Head of Software Development
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Telephony Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Public Cloud
1 4 (20.00%) Replication
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) IVR
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (35.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (30.00%) TDD
4 5 (25.00%) Coaching
4 5 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Analytics
5 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (20.00%) Programme Management
5 4 (20.00%) Release Management
5 4 (20.00%) Resource Management
5 4 (20.00%) Service Management
5 4 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.00%) Change Management
6 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.00%) Scrum
6 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) CCA
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Ansible
1 4 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (10.00%) Citrix
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle