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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 99 58 77
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 47 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.90% 2.66% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 3.41% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 7
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£325 £317 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £210 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £460 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +8.75%
Test Strategy
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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
1678 1377 948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.48% 77.84% 73.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1085 952 498
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £454 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 18 29
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £15.05 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 -33 11 £325 +38.29% 9
Bradford -15 6 - - 2
Halifax -2 1 £350 -10.25%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) QA
3 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
4 8 (32.00%) OLAP Cube
4 8 (32.00%) OLAP
4 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (28.00%) Scrum
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (28.00%) RUP
5 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (28.00%) ETL
5 7 (28.00%) Oracle
5 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (12.00%) Project Management
7 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 2 (8.00%) Test Management
8 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (8.00%) C#
8 2 (8.00%) .NET
8 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) OLAP
2 8 (32.00%) OLAP Cube
3 7 (28.00%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (28.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (24.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 9 (36.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
1 7 (28.00%) Test Manager
1 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (12.00%) Programmer
5 2 (8.00%) QA Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Test Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) UAT Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) QA Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
1 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Human Factors
1 1 (4.00%) User Experience
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
2 9 (36.00%) Automation Testing
3 8 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) ETL
4 7 (28.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (28.00%) RUP
4 7 (28.00%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Test Management
6 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) Data Reconciliation
7 1 (4.00%) Market Research
7 1 (4.00%) Process Management
7 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) C#
3 1 (4.00%) VB
3 1 (4.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (36.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) HP
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