The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Yorkshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 82 88 92
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.88% 0.66% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.88% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £304 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £377 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1314 1135 1358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 77.52% 75.07% 73.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 604 767
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 34
Average hourly rate £15.00 £36.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.33% +132.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.10 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £56.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +3 11 £250 -28.57% 6
Bradford -1 4 £375 +6.38%
Halifax - - - - 2
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Web Services
3 13 (22.03%) Data Analysis
4 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
5 11 (18.64%) ISEB
6 10 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
7 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (13.56%) Finance
8 6 (10.17%) Test Management
9 5 (8.47%) JProfiler
9 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (8.47%) Validation
9 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Open Source
9 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
9 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
9 5 (8.47%) QA
9 5 (8.47%) Banking
9 5 (8.47%) Retail
10 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (6.78%) C#
10 4 (6.78%) .NET
10 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
10 4 (6.78%) RUP
11 3 (5.08%) Python
11 3 (5.08%) VB.NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.69%) MS Project
1 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
1 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.08%) VLAN
2 2 (3.39%) LAN
2 2 (3.39%) WAN
3 1 (1.69%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (3.39%) OLAP
2 2 (3.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.69%) MS Access
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) JProfiler
2 3 (5.08%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.08%) LoadRunner
2 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.08%) JMeter
3 2 (3.39%) NeoLoad
3 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.69%) JIRA
General
1 8 (13.56%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Test Manager
2 14 (23.73%) Tester
3 13 (22.03%) Test Leader
4 11 (18.64%) Analyst
4 11 (18.64%) Test Analyst
5 10 (16.95%) Performance Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
6 3 (5.08%) QA Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Tester
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Technical Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Technical Tester
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Performance Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 4 (6.78%) .NET
3 3 (5.08%) JSF
4 1 (1.69%) WCF
4 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.47%) Open Source
2 1 (1.69%) NHS
2 1 (1.69%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.69%) Reference Data
2 1 (1.69%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.03%) Data Analysis
4 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (13.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (10.17%) Test Management
8 5 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (8.47%) Validation
8 5 (8.47%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.78%) Software Testing
9 4 (6.78%) RUP
10 3 (5.08%) Risk Management
10 3 (5.08%) Project Management
10 3 (5.08%) Volume Testing
10 3 (5.08%) Fault Management
10 3 (5.08%) Project Planning
10 3 (5.08%) Change Control
11 2 (3.39%) Functional Testing
11 2 (3.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.42%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) C#
3 3 (5.08%) Python
3 3 (5.08%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.39%) Tcl
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) ISEB
2 8 (13.56%) ISTQB
3 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) Remedy
2 2 (3.39%) BMC
3 1 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.69%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.69%) Unica
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