The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 July 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 South Yorkshire 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 31 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 1.59% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.51% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£294 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
199 194 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 63.38% 63.61% 64.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 121 100
Average daily rate £350 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 11
Average hourly rate £15.39 £44.60 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.50% +85.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £33.47 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Yorkshire region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Yorkshire region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 26 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (16.67%) Banking
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) EDMS
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Strategy Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle