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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 95 91 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 30 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.33% 1.37% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.62% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 28 4
Median daily rate £385 £360 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.94% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £502 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
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
1278 1850 1432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.47% 84.55% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 846 1227 945
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 53 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £11.67 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £45.40 £32.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -10 4 £475 +18.38% 3
Halifax +5 1 £295 +1.63%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 (41.18%) VMware
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Public Cloud
3 5 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (29.41%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
3 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (29.41%) Puppet
3 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Analysis
3 5 (29.41%) Ansible
3 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
3 5 (29.41%) VPN
3 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
3 5 (29.41%) Resource Management
3 5 (29.41%) QA
3 5 (29.41%) Selenium

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Selenium
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (23.53%) Cucumber
2 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
3 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (11.76%) Appium
4 2 (11.76%) JMeter
4 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 2 (11.76%) Zephyr
5 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
1 4 (23.53%) Legal
2 2 (11.76%) Publishing
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Change Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (5.88%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) REST
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Public Cloud
1 5 (29.41%) Replication
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Software Delivery
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) Programme Management
3 5 (29.41%) Release Management
3 5 (29.41%) Resource Management
3 5 (29.41%) Service Management
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) Technical Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Management
6 2 (11.76%) Usability Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) C#
4 1 (5.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCA
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
1 5 (29.41%) Virtual Machines
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Ansible
1 5 (29.41%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (29.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle