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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 89 84 95
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.34% 1.40% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.67% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 3
Median daily rate £369 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.74% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £523 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £357
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
1221 1612 1427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.74% 83.44% 83.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 788 1078 1012
Median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 23
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.32 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £45.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -19 4 £375 -12.79% 3
Halifax +7 1 £295 +4.05%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Selenium
3 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 4 (33.33%) JIRA
4 4 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (25.00%) ISEB
5 3 (25.00%) Service Management
5 3 (25.00%) Unix
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (25.00%) User Stories
5 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 3 (25.00%) REST
5 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) GitHub
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
3 1 (8.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Selenium
2 5 (41.67%) Cucumber
3 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (33.33%) Subversion
4 3 (25.00%) SoapUI
5 2 (16.67%) Appium
5 2 (16.67%) JMeter
5 2 (16.67%) LoadRunner
5 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
5 2 (16.67%) Zephyr
6 1 (8.33%) FitNesse
6 1 (8.33%) Hudson
6 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (8.33%) JUnit
6 1 (8.33%) NUnit
6 1 (8.33%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
2 1 (8.33%) Billing
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Automation Tester
1 4 (33.33%) Tester
2 3 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Change Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (25.00%) REST
3 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) Apache CXF
4 1 (8.33%) JSON
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Public Cloud
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (8.33%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Software Delivery
2 4 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 4 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) User Stories
3 3 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
4 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 2 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
1 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Ansible
1 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle