The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.84% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.20% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£275 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-11.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
Test Strategy
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 South Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
249 243 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 69.94% 63.12% 67.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 148 131
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 10
Average hourly rate £15.39 £44.60 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.50% +71.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £24.88 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £50.00 £29.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield - 2 £313 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
3 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) VB
4 1 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) EDMS
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) EDMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) TestDirector
1 2 (33.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
1 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) 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
3 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Usability Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Document Management
4 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (16.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle
1 1 (16.67%) HP