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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 125 95 104
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.50% 0.94% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 9
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£425 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £226 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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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
2377 1781 1549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 79.68% 75.98% 74.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1109 843
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 51 63
Average hourly rate £21.53 £15.39 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.90% -59.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -25 14 £425 +54.54% 4
East Yorkshire +3 1 £350 +27.27% 2
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (38.46%) Finance
4 12 (30.77%) Test Management
5 11 (28.21%) Automation Testing
5 11 (28.21%) QA
6 10 (25.64%) Data Modelling
6 10 (25.64%) SDLC
7 9 (23.08%) Project Management
8 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (17.95%) Programme Management
9 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
9 7 (17.95%) Business Analysis
10 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (15.38%) OLAP Cube
10 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (15.38%) ETL
10 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.38%) SQL
10 6 (15.38%) Oracle
10 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
10 6 (15.38%) OLAP
10 6 (15.38%) RUP
10 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (15.38%) Scrum

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (2.56%) CICS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) OLAP
1 6 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 6 (15.38%) OLAP Cube
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.56%) JMeter
General
1 15 (38.46%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Test Manager
2 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 7 (17.95%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
4 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Tester
6 2 (5.13%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) OAT Manager
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Test Architect
7 1 (2.56%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.56%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) FMCG
2 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.56%) Smartcard
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.56%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.56%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (30.77%) Test Management
4 11 (28.21%) Automation Testing
5 10 (25.64%) SDLC
5 10 (25.64%) Data Modelling
6 9 (23.08%) Project Management
7 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (17.95%) Programme Management
8 7 (17.95%) Business Analysis
8 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
9 6 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (15.38%) Scrum
9 6 (15.38%) ETL
9 6 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.38%) RUP
10 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
10 5 (12.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (12.82%) Integration Testing
11 4 (10.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.38%) Oracle
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
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