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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 73 79 51
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.69% 0.27% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.31% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 15
Average daily rate £485 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
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
1236 965 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.74% 86.39% 81.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 699 471
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (39.13%) Selenium
3 14 (30.43%) Test Management
4 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
4 13 (28.26%) Finance
5 11 (23.91%) JIRA
5 11 (23.91%) Coaching
6 10 (21.74%) ISEB
7 9 (19.57%) QA
7 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
8 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
8 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (15.22%) JMeter
9 7 (15.22%) LoadRunner
9 7 (15.22%) Retail
9 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
9 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Automation Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
10 6 (13.04%) SDLC
10 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.04%) Java
11 5 (10.87%) Oracle
11 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
11 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.87%) Line Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (2.17%) Moodle
2 1 (2.17%) nginx
2 1 (2.17%) SAS
2 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) Data Mart
1 1 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.17%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (39.13%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) JIRA
3 7 (15.22%) JMeter
3 7 (15.22%) LoadRunner
4 6 (13.04%) Cucumber
5 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.52%) HP UFT
6 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.17%) Appium
7 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.17%) eggPlant
7 1 (2.17%) ERwin
7 1 (2.17%) GitLab
7 1 (2.17%) Maven
7 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (47.83%) Test Manager
2 10 (21.74%) Tester
3 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 8 (17.39%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.04%) Agile Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Automation Tester
4 6 (13.04%) Selenium Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Consultant
8 2 (4.35%) Functional Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Functional Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 2 (4.35%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.17%) REST
2 1 (2.17%) SOAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) PKI
2 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.17%) EPoS
2 1 (2.17%) IVR
2 1 (2.17%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.35%) Linux
1 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
1 2 (4.35%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (30.43%) Test Management
3 13 (28.26%) Test Scripting
4 11 (23.91%) Coaching
5 9 (19.57%) Mentoring
6 8 (17.39%) Performance Testing
6 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Automation Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Functional Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.04%) Defect Management
8 6 (13.04%) SDLC
9 5 (10.87%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Line Management
9 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
9 5 (10.87%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.70%) Project Management
10 4 (8.70%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (8.70%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) Java
2 3 (6.52%) C
2 3 (6.52%) C#
2 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.52%) Perl
2 3 (6.52%) Python
2 3 (6.52%) Ruby
2 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C++
3 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) ISEB
2 6 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.57%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.17%) Nagios
1 1 (2.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle
2 4 (8.70%) Remedy
3 3 (6.52%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.17%) IBM
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Wincor Nixdorf