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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 124 95 108
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.79% 1.06% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.38% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 9
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£425 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £229 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £385 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
2491 1806 1683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 78.75% 76.40% 75.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1123 921
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 52 76
Average hourly rate £15.37 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.08% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.12 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015. 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 -20 21 £424 +35.68% 5
South Yorkshire -16 4 £500 +81.81%
East Yorkshire +5 1 £350 +27.27%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.00%) Test Management
4 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (26.00%) QA
5 13 (26.00%) SDLC
5 13 (26.00%) Project Management
6 11 (22.00%) Data Modelling
6 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (22.00%) Automation Testing
7 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (16.00%) Oracle
8 8 (16.00%) ISEB
9 7 (14.00%) ETL
9 7 (14.00%) Programme Management
9 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
9 7 (14.00%) System Testing
10 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (12.00%) SQL
10 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
10 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (10.00%) OLAP
11 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 5 (10.00%) RUP
11 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (10.00%) Scrum
11 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (10.00%) OLAP Cube

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (8.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) OLAP
2 5 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
2 5 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) Data Mart
3 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) JIRA
1 5 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (6.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.00%) ERwin
3 1 (2.00%) JMeter
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 11 (22.00%) Test Leader
3 6 (12.00%) Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Tester
5 3 (6.00%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Business Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Programmer
6 2 (4.00%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) QA Specialist
7 1 (2.00%) OAT Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Business Manager
7 1 (2.00%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.00%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Test Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.00%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.00%) IVR
2 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.00%) Life Science
2 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.00%) FMCG
2 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.00%) Test Management
3 16 (32.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 13 (26.00%) Project Management
4 13 (26.00%) SDLC
5 11 (22.00%) Data Modelling
5 11 (22.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (22.00%) Automation Testing
6 9 (18.00%) Test Scripting
7 7 (14.00%) System Testing
7 7 (14.00%) Programme Management
7 7 (14.00%) ETL
7 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
8 6 (12.00%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
9 5 (10.00%) RUP
9 5 (10.00%) Scrum
9 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C++
2 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
2 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (26.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.00%) Informatica
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