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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 89 98 66
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 26 7 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.28% 0.40% 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 0.47% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 20
Average daily rate £485 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
1669 1475 1216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 82.10% 83.52% 78.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1139 1028 739
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £459
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £11.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £36.00 £152.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +11 25 £485 +21.25% 7
Halifax - 1 £284 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Selenium
3 16 (33.33%) Finance
4 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
5 11 (22.92%) JIRA
5 11 (22.92%) Test Management
6 10 (20.83%) Coaching
6 10 (20.83%) ISEB
7 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (16.67%) Retail
8 8 (16.67%) QA
8 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
8 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
9 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
9 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
9 7 (14.58%) JMeter
9 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
9 7 (14.58%) Oracle
10 6 (12.50%) Java
10 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
10 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
10 6 (12.50%) SDLC
11 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.42%) Line Management
11 5 (10.42%) Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) SAS
2 1 (2.08%) Moodle
2 1 (2.08%) nginx
2 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Data Mart
2 1 (2.08%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (37.50%) Selenium
2 11 (22.92%) JIRA
3 7 (14.58%) JMeter
3 7 (14.58%) LoadRunner
4 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 5 (10.42%) HP UFT
6 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.08%) Appium
8 1 (2.08%) Artifactory
8 1 (2.08%) eggPlant
8 1 (2.08%) ERwin
8 1 (2.08%) GitLab
8 1 (2.08%) Maven
8 1 (2.08%) TestDirector
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (16.67%) Retail
3 5 (10.42%) Banking
4 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (43.75%) Test Manager
2 10 (20.83%) Tester
3 9 (18.75%) Analyst
3 9 (18.75%) Test Analyst
4 8 (16.67%) Test Leader
5 6 (12.50%) Agile Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 6 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Penetration Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.17%) PKI
2 1 (2.08%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.08%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.08%) EPoS
2 1 (2.08%) Learning Management System
2 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.17%) Linux
1 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
1 2 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (2.08%) Android
2 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 11 (22.92%) Test Management
4 10 (20.83%) Coaching
5 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 9 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
7 7 (14.58%) Automation Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Defect Management
7 7 (14.58%) Functional Testing
7 7 (14.58%) Waterfall
8 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
8 6 (12.50%) SDLC
9 5 (10.42%) Change Management
9 5 (10.42%) Line Management
9 5 (10.42%) Project Management
9 5 (10.42%) Test Automation
10 4 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.33%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.50%) Java
2 3 (6.25%) C
2 3 (6.25%) C#
2 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.25%) Perl
2 3 (6.25%) Python
2 3 (6.25%) Ruby
2 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) C++
3 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) ISEB
2 8 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.08%) Degree
7 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.08%) Nagios
2 1 (2.08%) Opsview
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Remedy
3 3 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (2.08%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.08%) IBM
4 1 (2.08%) Informatica
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.08%) Wincor Nixdorf