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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Rank 85 77 86
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.94% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 1.11% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 3
Median daily rate £365 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.61% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £550 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
928 1167 985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 84.90% 84.63% 86.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 815 690
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 11
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £19.38 £25.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +40.35%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) QA
2 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Subversion
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Ruby
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) JMeter
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Relational Database

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) GitHub
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Cucumber
1 5 (62.50%) Selenium
2 4 (50.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (12.50%) FitNesse
4 1 (12.50%) Hudson
4 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (12.50%) JUnit
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
General
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Automation Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Apache CXF
1 1 (12.50%) JSON
1 1 (12.50%) REST
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Performance Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) User Stories
4 3 (37.50%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) Automation Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Extreme Programming
5 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Kanban
5 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Service Design
5 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
6 1 (12.50%) B2B
6 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (62.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) VMware