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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 50 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 0.61% 2.62% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 3.28% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Average daily rate £650 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.36% -29.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £366
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
367 274 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 75.20% 79.88% 63.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 177 116
Average daily rate £400 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 14
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.79 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -12.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £30.00 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 3 £650 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) QA
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
4 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
5 6 (31.58%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (31.58%) Selenium
5 6 (31.58%) PKI
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) Confluence
5 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 6 (31.58%) JMeter
5 6 (31.58%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) Windows
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
5 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
5 6 (31.58%) Mac OS X
5 6 (31.58%) SNMP
5 6 (31.58%) HP
6 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) Java
6 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
6 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Informatica
7 3 (15.79%) CRM
7 3 (15.79%) SOA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) Confluence
2 3 (15.79%) SAS
3 2 (10.53%) nginx
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) SNMP
2 3 (15.79%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (42.11%) Jenkins
2 6 (31.58%) Cucumber
2 6 (31.58%) HP UFT
2 6 (31.58%) JIRA
2 6 (31.58%) JMeter
2 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
2 6 (31.58%) Selenium
3 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
3 2 (10.53%) GitLab
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) ERwin
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Test Leader
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Digital Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Tester
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) PKI
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Linux
1 6 (31.58%) Mac OS X
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 2 (10.53%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (42.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (36.84%) Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (31.58%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 5 (26.32%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Project Management
6 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 5 (26.32%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) CRM
7 3 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Migration
7 3 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (15.79%) SDLC
7 3 (15.79%) SOA
7 3 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) System Testing
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) C++
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Nagios
1 2 (10.53%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 3 (15.79%) Informatica
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle