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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / Yorkshire
Rank 111 97 113
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 1.25% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.53% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 28 6
Median daily rate £475 £390 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.79% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £528 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
1808 2285 1992
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 83.01% 81.84% 80.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1184 1480 1382
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 73 40
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +23.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 16 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Yorkshire -8 5 £475 +128.09%
West Yorkshire -11 5 £369 -13.74% 3
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Resource Management
2 6 (35.29%) QA
2 6 (35.29%) Selenium
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Re-Platforming
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) JIRA
4 4 (23.53%) Subversion
4 4 (23.53%) Internet
4 4 (23.53%) Java
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) SOAP
5 3 (17.65%) Unix
5 3 (17.65%) ISEB
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) SoapUI

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) GitHub
2 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (11.76%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 5 (29.41%) Cucumber
3 4 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 4 (23.53%) JIRA
3 4 (23.53%) Subversion
4 3 (17.65%) SoapUI
5 2 (11.76%) Appium
5 2 (11.76%) JMeter
5 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
5 2 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (11.76%) Zephyr
6 1 (5.88%) FitNesse
6 1 (5.88%) Hudson
6 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
6 1 (5.88%) JUnit
6 1 (5.88%) NUnit
6 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Legal
3 1 (5.88%) Billing
3 1 (5.88%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Automation Tester
2 4 (23.53%) Finance Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Change Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Rollout Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 1 (5.88%) Apache CXF
4 1 (5.88%) JSON
4 1 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Unix
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) Resource Management
3 5 (29.41%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Re-Platforming
4 4 (23.53%) Software Delivery
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 4 (23.53%) Waterfall
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (17.65%) Integration Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Service Management
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) User Stories
6 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) C
3 1 (5.88%) C#
3 1 (5.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) ISEB
1 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCA
3 1 (5.88%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) VMware
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle