The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 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 93 109 101
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.94% 0.57% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 0.79% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 20
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£275 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £258 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1731 1522 1804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.82% 72.51% 70.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1077 829 982
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 62 55
Average hourly rate £15.00 £38.50 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.03% +118.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Yorkshire region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Yorkshire region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
West Yorkshire +6 15 £275 -21.42% 8
South Yorkshire - 5 £294 -
North Yorkshire -3 1 £295 +21.64% 3
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 31 (44.93%) Test Scripting
2 17 (24.64%) SQL
3 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (20.29%) ISEB
5 13 (18.84%) Web Services
5 13 (18.84%) Data Analysis
5 13 (18.84%) Performance Testing
6 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (14.49%) Finance
8 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
8 9 (13.04%) Test Management
9 6 (8.70%) QA
9 6 (8.70%) Banking
9 6 (8.70%) Retail
9 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
10 5 (7.25%) Validation
10 5 (7.25%) .NET
10 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
10 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
10 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (7.25%) Open Source
10 5 (7.25%) JProfiler
10 5 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (5.80%) Functional Testing
11 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
11 4 (5.80%) C#
11 4 (5.80%) RUP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.45%) MS Project
2 1 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) VLAN
1 3 (4.35%) Ethernet
1 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.90%) LAN
2 2 (2.90%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.90%) OLAP
2 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.45%) EDMS
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) JProfiler
2 4 (5.80%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (4.35%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.35%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.35%) JMeter
4 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.90%) NeoLoad
4 2 (2.90%) TestDirector
5 1 (1.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.45%) MSTest
5 1 (1.45%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
2 6 (8.70%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.45%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 16 (23.19%) Test Analyst
2 16 (23.19%) Analyst
3 15 (21.74%) Tester
4 13 (18.84%) Test Leader
5 11 (15.94%) Performance Tester
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Tester
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Tester
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) QA Manager
7 3 (4.35%) Senior Technical Tester
8 2 (2.90%) Performance Consultant
8 2 (2.90%) Designer
8 2 (2.90%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (2.90%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) Web Services
2 5 (7.25%) .NET
3 3 (4.35%) JSF
4 1 (1.45%) WCF
4 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Open Source
2 2 (2.90%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.45%) Online Games
3 1 (1.45%) IPTV
3 1 (1.45%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.35%) Linux
2 2 (2.90%) Windows
3 1 (1.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.93%) Test Scripting
2 16 (23.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.84%) Data Analysis
3 13 (18.84%) Performance Testing
4 11 (15.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (15.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (13.04%) Test Management
6 6 (8.70%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Validation
7 5 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.80%) Functional Testing
8 4 (5.80%) RUP
8 4 (5.80%) Release Management
9 3 (4.35%) Fault Management
9 3 (4.35%) Project Planning
9 3 (4.35%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.35%) E-Commerce
9 3 (4.35%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.64%) SQL
2 4 (5.80%) C#
3 3 (4.35%) Python
3 3 (4.35%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.90%) Perl
4 2 (2.90%) VBScript
4 2 (2.90%) Tcl
5 1 (1.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (20.29%) ISEB
2 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.90%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.45%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.90%) Remedy
2 2 (2.90%) BMC
2 2 (2.90%) Oracle
3 1 (1.45%) Unica
3 1 (1.45%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
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