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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 76 85 99
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 19 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.12% 0.84% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.08% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Average daily rate
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£313 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £317 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £382 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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%
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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
1316 1206 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.32% 77.96% 75.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 835 646 798
Average daily rate £355 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 33
Average hourly rate £11.43 £31.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.14% +103.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £17.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 2014.

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 August 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
Leeds +4 12 £250 -28.57% 1
Bradford 0 7 £350 -6.66%
Halifax - - - - 1
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) SQL
3 11 (24.44%) ISEB
3 11 (24.44%) Performance Testing
4 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 9 (20.00%) Finance
6 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (17.78%) Web Services
6 8 (17.78%) Data Analysis
7 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
8 5 (11.11%) RUP
8 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
8 5 (11.11%) Open Source
8 5 (11.11%) JProfiler
8 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (8.89%) Test Management
9 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
9 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.89%) ETL
9 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (8.89%) OLAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Project
1 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) VLAN
1 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) LAN
2 1 (2.22%) WAN
2 1 (2.22%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.89%) OLAP
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (11.11%) JProfiler
2 4 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (6.67%) JMeter
3 3 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.44%) NeoLoad
4 2 (4.44%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 9 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Retail
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Test Manager
2 9 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 8 (17.78%) Tester
4 7 (15.56%) Performance Tester
5 5 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Developer
6 4 (8.89%) SQL Database Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Database Developer
6 4 (8.89%) SQL Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
8 2 (4.44%) Designer
8 2 (4.44%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Performance Test Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (4.44%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) WCF
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
2 1 (2.22%) IPTV
2 1 (2.22%) Reference Data
2 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (37.78%) Test Scripting
2 12 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (24.44%) Performance Testing
4 8 (17.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (17.78%) Data Analysis
5 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.11%) RUP
6 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.89%) Test Management
7 4 (8.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.89%) ETL
7 4 (8.89%) Scrum
7 4 (8.89%) Validation
8 3 (6.67%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.67%) Project Management
8 3 (6.67%) Project Planning
8 3 (6.67%) Fault Management
8 3 (6.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Python
3 1 (2.22%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) ISEB
2 10 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Remedy
2 2 (4.44%) BMC
3 1 (2.22%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.22%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.22%) Unica