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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 71 90 73
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 49 21 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.91% 1.02% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 1.43% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 25
Average daily rate £302 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £183 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £365 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1846 1469 1814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 71.77% 71.24% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 766 941
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 54 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £12.50 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +6 46 £302 +0.75% 5
South Yorkshire -1 1 £500 -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 35 (39.77%) Test Scripting
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (29.55%) Finance
4 18 (20.45%) SQL
5 16 (18.18%) QA
6 15 (17.05%) Test Management
6 15 (17.05%) ISEB
7 14 (15.91%) Web Services
7 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
8 13 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (14.77%) Selenium
8 13 (14.77%) Data Analysis
8 13 (14.77%) Automated Testing
9 11 (12.50%) Banking
9 11 (12.50%) Retail
9 11 (12.50%) Oracle
10 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (9.09%) LoadRunner
11 7 (7.95%) JMeter
12 6 (6.82%) MS Project
12 6 (6.82%) .NET
12 6 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
12 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
13 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (5.68%) Open Source
13 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
13 5 (5.68%) JProfiler
13 5 (5.68%) Non-Functional Testing
13 5 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (5.68%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (4.55%) SAS
1 4 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.14%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Project
2 3 (3.41%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Ethernet
1 4 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 4 (4.55%) VLAN
2 3 (3.41%) LAN
2 3 (3.41%) WAN
3 1 (1.14%) FTP
3 1 (1.14%) NFC
3 1 (1.14%) DVB
3 1 (1.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.14%) MS Access
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (14.77%) Selenium
2 8 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 7 (7.95%) JMeter
4 5 (5.68%) JProfiler
5 4 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.27%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.14%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
7 1 (1.14%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 26 (29.55%) Finance
2 11 (12.50%) Banking
2 11 (12.50%) Retail
3 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.55%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.14%) German Language
5 1 (1.14%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (46.59%) Test Manager
2 18 (20.45%) Analyst
3 16 (18.18%) Tester
4 14 (15.91%) Test Analyst
4 14 (15.91%) Test Leader
5 10 (11.36%) Performance Tester
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Senior Test Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.55%) Technical Tester
7 4 (4.55%) QA Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Tester
8 3 (3.41%) Business Objects Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) MI Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Senior Technical Tester
9 2 (2.27%) Performance Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) Web Services
2 6 (6.82%) .NET
3 3 (3.41%) JSF
4 1 (1.14%) Ajax
4 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.68%) Open Source
2 4 (4.55%) AS400
3 1 (1.14%) IPTV
3 1 (1.14%) Online Games
3 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.14%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.77%) Test Scripting
2 27 (30.68%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.05%) Test Management
4 14 (15.91%) Performance Testing
5 13 (14.77%) Data Analysis
5 13 (14.77%) Automated Testing
5 13 (14.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 8 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (5.68%) Waterfall
8 5 (5.68%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.68%) Project Management
8 5 (5.68%) Change Management
8 5 (5.68%) Validation
8 5 (5.68%) Software Testing
9 4 (4.55%) Workflow
9 4 (4.55%) Scrum
9 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.55%) Data Reconciliation
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) SQL
2 4 (4.55%) VB.NET
2 4 (4.55%) Python
2 4 (4.55%) C#
2 4 (4.55%) RPG
3 3 (3.41%) Perl
3 3 (3.41%) Java
3 3 (3.41%) Tcl
4 1 (1.14%) VB
4 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) ISEB
2 6 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (5.68%) ISTQB
3 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.41%) Degree
4 3 (3.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.50%) Oracle
2 4 (4.55%) Business Objects
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.14%) BMC
4 1 (1.14%) Remedy