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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 104 102 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.60% 0.96% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.16% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 8
Median daily rate £550 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +36.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £358 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
1721 1899 1342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 85.45% 82.96% 79.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1152 1345 849
Median daily rate £420 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 53 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £10.44 £8.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West 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 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 26 August 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Leeds -9 11 £550 +29.41% 3
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (29.63%) TDD
3 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
4 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
5 6 (22.22%) QA
5 6 (22.22%) Selenium
5 6 (22.22%) .NET
5 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
6 5 (18.52%) Puppet
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 5 (18.52%) Public Cloud
6 5 (18.52%) Technical Analysis
6 5 (18.52%) Ansible
6 5 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (18.52%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (18.52%) Java
6 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
6 5 (18.52%) Windows
6 5 (18.52%) VPN

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) CMS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
1 5 (18.52%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (7.41%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Selenium
2 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (11.11%) SoapUI
4 2 (7.41%) Appium
4 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.41%) HP UFT
4 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 2 (7.41%) Ranorex
4 2 (7.41%) Subversion
4 2 (7.41%) Testopia
4 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Publishing
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Test Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Head of Development
2 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Call Centre Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Change Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Contracts Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Head of Engineering
3 2 (7.41%) Head of IT
3 2 (7.41%) Head of IT Development
3 2 (7.41%) Head of Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Public Cloud
1 5 (18.52%) Replication
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (7.41%) IVR
4 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (37.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (29.63%) Software Delivery
3 8 (29.63%) TDD
4 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (18.52%) Programme Management
5 5 (18.52%) Release Management
5 5 (18.52%) Resource Management
5 5 (18.52%) Service Management
5 5 (18.52%) Technical Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
6 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 4 (14.81%) Test Scripting
7 3 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (11.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (14.81%) ISEB
4 2 (7.41%) CCA
5 1 (3.70%) Degree
5 1 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (22.22%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
1 5 (18.52%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Ansible
1 5 (18.52%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (18.52%) Puppet
2 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) VMware
2 2 (7.41%) Citrix
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle