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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 52 46 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.97% 0.77% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.02% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £475 £650 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% +136.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +100.00%

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
430 391 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 83.01% 75.48% 76.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 266 152
Median daily rate £425 £410 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £587 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 9
Median hourly rate £21.50 £13.00 £15.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.38% -17.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £9.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £25.00 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield -6 1 £363 -44.23%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (66.67%) Re-Platforming
3 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Hudson
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Big Data
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) GitHub
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (16.67%) Service Design
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) NUnit

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (16.67%) GitHub
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) FitNesse
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) NUnit
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Finance Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Manager
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
3 1 (16.67%) ERP Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Apache CXF
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (66.67%) Re-Platforming
3 4 (66.67%) Resource Management
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) BDD
5 1 (16.67%) Build Automation
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Service Design
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA