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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 121 74 91
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 21 51 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.72% 2.01% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 2.73% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 8
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£325 £317 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £208 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £480 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +8.75%
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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
2327 1866 1483
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 80.13% 73.49% 71.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1523 1215 779
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 41 56
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.15 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £86.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -41 16 £325 +2.52% 12
South Yorkshire -7 3 £275 -45.00% 2
Humberside - 1 £325 -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
3 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
4 12 (31.58%) ISEB
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 11 (28.95%) Finance
5 11 (28.95%) Scrum
5 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
6 10 (26.32%) QA
7 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
7 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
8 8 (21.05%) OLAP Cube
8 8 (21.05%) Migration
8 8 (21.05%) OLAP
8 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
9 7 (18.42%) ETL
9 7 (18.42%) RUP
9 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (15.79%) Data Migration
10 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
10 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
10 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (15.79%) CRM

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1 (2.63%) CICS
1 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) LAN
1 1 (2.63%) WAN
1 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) OLAP Cube
2 8 (21.05%) OLAP
3 7 (18.42%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.63%) DB2
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 9 (23.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (28.95%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Analyst
2 10 (26.32%) Test Manager
2 10 (26.32%) Test Analyst
3 8 (21.05%) Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (13.16%) SQL Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
6 4 (10.53%) Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) Programmer
7 3 (7.89%) Tester
7 3 (7.89%) Test Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) QA Specialist
8 2 (5.26%) CRM Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.26%) QA Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) SAS Programmer
9 1 (2.63%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (7.89%) FMCG
3 2 (5.26%) Life Science
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.63%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.63%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (28.95%) Scrum
3 11 (28.95%) Test Scripting
4 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Integration Testing
4 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
5 8 (21.05%) Migration
5 8 (21.05%) Data Modelling
6 7 (18.42%) ETL
6 7 (18.42%) RUP
6 7 (18.42%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (15.79%) Data Migration
7 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
7 6 (15.79%) CRM
8 5 (13.16%) System Testing
9 4 (10.53%) Logistics
9 4 (10.53%) Project Management
10 3 (7.89%) Test Planning
10 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) COBOL
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) ISEB
2 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (26.32%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) HP
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