The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 111 112 85
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 31 16 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.06% 0.63% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.79% 2.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 8 21
Average daily rate £485 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.36% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.21% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
Test Strategy
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2345 2034 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.53% 80.24% 75.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1398 995
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £510 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 35
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 8 February 2016.

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 8 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
West Yorkshire +10 26 £485 +21.25% 7
South Yorkshire -16 4 £650 +136.36%
Humberside - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (35.21%) Selenium
3 24 (33.80%) Test Scripting
4 21 (29.58%) Finance
5 18 (25.35%) JIRA
5 18 (25.35%) QA
6 16 (22.54%) Functional Testing
7 15 (21.13%) Test Management
8 14 (19.72%) JMeter
8 14 (19.72%) LoadRunner
9 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
9 13 (18.31%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
10 12 (16.90%) Jenkins
10 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
10 12 (16.90%) HP UFT
10 12 (16.90%) ISEB
10 12 (16.90%) Java
11 11 (15.49%) Project Management
11 11 (15.49%) Coaching
11 11 (15.49%) Defect Management
12 10 (14.08%) HP
13 9 (12.68%) Mac OS X
13 9 (12.68%) Windows
13 9 (12.68%) Linux
13 9 (12.68%) SNMP
13 9 (12.68%) PKI
13 9 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 9 (12.68%) Retail

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (12.68%) Confluence
2 5 (7.04%) SAS
3 3 (4.23%) nginx
3 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Project
2 1 (1.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Payroll
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.68%) SNMP
2 3 (4.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) MongoDB
1 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.82%) Data Mart
2 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 25 (35.21%) Selenium
2 18 (25.35%) JIRA
3 14 (19.72%) JMeter
3 14 (19.72%) LoadRunner
4 13 (18.31%) Cucumber
5 12 (16.90%) HP UFT
5 12 (16.90%) Jenkins
6 4 (5.63%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.23%) Artifactory
7 3 (4.23%) GitLab
7 3 (4.23%) Maven
8 1 (1.41%) Appium
8 1 (1.41%) eggPlant
8 1 (1.41%) ERwin
8 1 (1.41%) TestDirector
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 9 (12.68%) Retail
3 7 (9.86%) Banking
4 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (42.25%) Test Manager
2 19 (26.76%) Test Leader
3 14 (19.72%) Analyst
3 14 (19.72%) Test Analyst
4 12 (16.90%) Tester
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Tester
5 6 (8.45%) Automation Tester
5 6 (8.45%) Selenium Tester
6 4 (5.63%) Performance Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Automation Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Digital Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Functional Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Functional Tester
8 2 (2.82%) Lead Tester
8 2 (2.82%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 2 (2.82%) Senior Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) .NET
2 3 (4.23%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) Middleware
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.41%) REST
3 1 (1.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.68%) PKI
2 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.41%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.41%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.41%) EPoS
3 1 (1.41%) IVR
3 1 (1.41%) Learning Management System
3 1 (1.41%) Life Science
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.68%) Linux
1 9 (12.68%) Mac OS X
1 9 (12.68%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) CentOS
3 1 (1.41%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (45.07%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (33.80%) Test Scripting
3 16 (22.54%) Functional Testing
4 15 (21.13%) Test Management
5 13 (18.31%) Continuous Improvement
5 13 (18.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.49%) Coaching
7 11 (15.49%) Defect Management
7 11 (15.49%) Project Management
8 9 (12.68%) Mentoring
8 9 (12.68%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (12.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (12.68%) SDLC
8 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (12.68%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 8 (11.27%) Integration Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Performance Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Software Testing
10 7 (9.86%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.90%) Java
2 5 (7.04%) C
2 5 (7.04%) C#
2 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
2 5 (7.04%) Perl
2 5 (7.04%) Python
2 5 (7.04%) Ruby
2 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.63%) SQL
4 1 (1.41%) C++
4 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (16.90%) ISEB
2 8 (11.27%) ISTQB
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.35%) QA
2 5 (7.04%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.23%) Nagios
1 3 (4.23%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (14.08%) HP
2 7 (9.86%) Oracle
3 4 (5.63%) Informatica
3 4 (5.63%) Remedy
4 1 (1.41%) Guidewire
4 1 (1.41%) IBM
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.41%) Wincor Nixdorf