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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 90 78 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.77% 1.21% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.54% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 16
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£300 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £334 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £395 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -31.87%
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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
1263 1170 1370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 74.96% 78.63% 77.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 668 730
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 35 36
Average hourly rate £14.87 £22.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.93% +32.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £14.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -10 8 £300 -20.00% 5
Bradford -1 5 £276 - 1
Halifax - - - - 1
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
3 6 (22.22%) Finance
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 5 (18.52%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (18.52%) RUP
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (14.81%) OLAP
5 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) ETL
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Change Control
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (11.11%) Fault Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) OLAP
2 4 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Billing
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Test Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Database Developer
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Developer
3 4 (14.81%) SQL Database Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.41%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Solutions Designer
4 2 (7.41%) UAT Test Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Designer
5 1 (3.70%) QA Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Designer
5 1 (3.70%) Software Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Lead Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 5 (18.52%) Test Management
4 5 (18.52%) Test Scripting
4 5 (18.52%) RUP
4 5 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (14.81%) Scrum
5 4 (14.81%) ETL
5 4 (14.81%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) Change Control
6 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.11%) System Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Performance Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Fault Management
6 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 3 (11.11%) Risk Management
6 3 (11.11%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) HP
2 1 (3.70%) BMC
2 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (3.70%) Remedy
2 1 (3.70%) Unica