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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 82 51 72
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 2.48% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 3.08% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £153
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +145.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -15.66%
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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
884 780 611
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 83.00% 80.75% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 640 476 328
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 15
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £4.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £27.00 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 29 January 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 4 (40.00%) Finance
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) OLAP
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agresso
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) VB
4 1 (10.00%) VBA
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (10.00%) MS Project
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) RUP
4 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) ETL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) OLAP Cube
1 2 (20.00%) OLAP
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (10.00%) SAS Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (10.00%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) System Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) RUP
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) ETL
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) HP