The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the West 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 29 June 2015 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 98 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.85% 0.58% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.73% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 6
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£350 £370 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £226 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £522 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-22.09% +22.85%
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1775 1377 1030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 84.04% 79.60% 73.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1285 942 563
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 21 34
Average hourly rate £23.75 £15.00 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -48.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £9.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.90 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. 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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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
Leeds -12 17 £350 +48.93% 4
Bradford -16 1 - -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (48.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
3 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
3 9 (36.00%) SDLC
4 8 (32.00%) QA
4 8 (32.00%) Project Management
5 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Test Management
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (24.00%) OLAP Cube
6 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (24.00%) RUP
6 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (24.00%) ETL
6 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) SQL
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (24.00%) OLAP
6 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (24.00%) OLAP
1 6 (24.00%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (24.00%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Test Manager
2 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Test Leader
2 6 (24.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (8.00%) QA Specialist
4 2 (8.00%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Programmer
5 1 (4.00%) Quality Manager
5 1 (4.00%) QA Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
2 9 (36.00%) SDLC
3 8 (32.00%) Project Management
4 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Business Analysis
5 6 (24.00%) Test Management
5 6 (24.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) ETL
5 6 (24.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (24.00%) RUP
6 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (20.00%) Programme Management
7 2 (8.00%) BDD
8 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (4.00%) Functional Testing
8 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (32.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
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