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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 93 90 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -25
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 11 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.72% 1.01% 1.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.18% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 14
Median daily rate £450 £325 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £316 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £760 £363 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
1313 1188 1026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 86.27% 85.71% 83.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 935 856 725
Median daily rate £425 £363 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +9.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 17
Median hourly rate £12.10 £17.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +8.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.60 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (37.50%) Selenium
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) JIRA
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) QA
5 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Coaching
6 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Analytics
6 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
6 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
7 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
7 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.67%) BDD
7 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 3 (12.50%) Use Case
8 3 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
8 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (12.50%) Business Development
8 3 (12.50%) Ruby
8 3 (12.50%) Scrum

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
1 2 (8.33%) SNMP
1 2 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) NoSQL
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Selenium
2 7 (29.17%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.33%) JMeter
5 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
6 1 (4.17%) eggPlant
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Automation Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Architect
4 3 (12.50%) Consultant
4 3 (12.50%) Head of Development
4 3 (12.50%) Test Leader
5 2 (8.33%) Call Centre Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Head of IT
5 2 (8.33%) Head of IT Development
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) IVR
1 2 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
1 2 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Coaching
3 6 (25.00%) TDD
4 5 (20.83%) Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) Functional Testing
4 5 (20.83%) Integration Testing
5 4 (16.67%) BDD
5 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 4 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Business Development
6 3 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Performance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Scrum
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C
1 3 (12.50%) C#
1 3 (12.50%) Java
1 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 3 (12.50%) Perl
1 3 (12.50%) Python
1 3 (12.50%) Ruby
1 3 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
2 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix
2 2 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Guidewire