The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Leeds region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 47 54 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 36 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 3.07% 1.31% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.92% 1.73% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 6
Average daily rate £230 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £182 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £330 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
919 579 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 78.35% 75.69% 71.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 310 371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.10 £12.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £24.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 30 (50.85%) Test Scripting
2 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (30.51%) SQL
4 13 (22.03%) Web Services
4 13 (22.03%) Data Analysis
4 13 (22.03%) QA
5 9 (15.25%) Selenium
5 9 (15.25%) Performance Testing
5 9 (15.25%) Finance
5 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
6 7 (11.86%) JMeter
6 7 (11.86%) ISEB
7 6 (10.17%) Oracle
8 5 (8.47%) .NET
8 5 (8.47%) LoadRunner
8 5 (8.47%) Open Source
8 5 (8.47%) JProfiler
8 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.78%) Data Reconciliation
9 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
9 4 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Test Management
9 4 (6.78%) VLAN
9 4 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (6.78%) Python
9 4 (6.78%) SAS
9 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
9 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
9 4 (6.78%) Business Objects

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (6.78%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (6.78%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Project
2 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) VLAN
1 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.08%) LAN
2 3 (5.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) DVB
3 1 (1.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (15.25%) Selenium
2 7 (11.86%) JMeter
3 5 (8.47%) LoadRunner
3 5 (8.47%) JProfiler
4 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.39%) NeoLoad
6 1 (1.69%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.69%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (15.25%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (44.07%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.03%) Tester
2 13 (22.03%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Test Leader
4 9 (15.25%) Test Analyst
5 8 (13.56%) Performance Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) Technical Tester
8 3 (5.08%) QA Manager
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
8 3 (5.08%) Business Objects Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Business Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) MI Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Tester
9 2 (3.39%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) JSF
4 1 (1.69%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Open Source
2 1 (1.69%) AS400
2 1 (1.69%) IPTV
2 1 (1.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (50.85%) Test Scripting
2 23 (38.98%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Data Analysis
4 9 (15.25%) Performance Testing
4 9 (15.25%) Automated Testing
5 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.78%) Data Reconciliation
6 4 (6.78%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (6.78%) Test Management
6 4 (6.78%) Validation
6 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (6.78%) Change Management
7 3 (5.08%) Migration
7 3 (5.08%) Volume Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (3.39%) V-Model
8 2 (3.39%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.39%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) Python
2 4 (6.78%) VB.NET
2 4 (6.78%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) Perl
3 3 (5.08%) Tcl
4 1 (1.69%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) ISEB
2 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.03%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) Oracle
2 4 (6.78%) Business Objects
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft