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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 92 86 65
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.89% 1.29% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.51% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 6
Median daily rate £550 £412 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.65% +56.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £323 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £455 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
1152 1387 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 85.33% 84.99% 79.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 972 517
Median daily rate £420 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 19
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £10.66 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.04 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

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 September 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 September 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 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Software Delivery
2 7 (31.82%) TDD
2 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) QA
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
4 5 (22.73%) .NET
4 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
4 5 (22.73%) Windows
4 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 5 (22.73%) DNS
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) Selenium
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) Replication
4 5 (22.73%) Resource Management
4 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
4 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
4 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
4 5 (22.73%) Release Management
4 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS

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 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
1 5 (22.73%) VPN
2 2 (9.09%) LAN
2 2 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Selenium
1 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (22.73%) Visual Studio
2 4 (18.18%) Cucumber
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Subversion
3 2 (9.09%) Appium
3 2 (9.09%) JMeter
3 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 2 (9.09%) SoapUI
3 2 (9.09%) Zephyr
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Legal
3 2 (9.09%) Publishing
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Games
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Test Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Head of Development
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 2 (9.09%) Call Centre Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Change Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Head of IT
3 2 (9.09%) Head of IT Development
3 2 (9.09%) Head of Software Development
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) JSON
3 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Public Cloud
1 5 (22.73%) Replication
2 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.09%) IVR
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (22.73%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (36.36%) Software Delivery
2 7 (31.82%) TDD
2 7 (31.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (22.73%) Programme Management
4 5 (22.73%) Release Management
4 5 (22.73%) Resource Management
4 5 (22.73%) Scrum
4 5 (22.73%) Service Management
4 5 (22.73%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Test Automation
6 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.64%) System Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Test Management
6 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
6 3 (13.64%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB
1 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (13.64%) ISEB
3 2 (9.09%) CCA
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (31.82%) QA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
1 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Ansible
1 5 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (22.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) VMware
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle