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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 126 105 107
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 20 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.68% 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.92% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 7
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£338 £304 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £234 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £483 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £353 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-22.09% +22.85%
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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
2395 1744 1433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.30% 74.40% 72.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1690 1141 793
Average daily rate £375 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 55
Average hourly rate £15.39 £15.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -58.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -8 18 £350 -5.40% 4
South Yorkshire -18 1 £275 -12.00% 1
Humberside - 1 £325 -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (34.29%) Finance
4 11 (31.43%) Automation Testing
5 10 (28.57%) SDLC
5 10 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 10 (28.57%) QA
6 9 (25.71%) Scrum
6 9 (25.71%) Project Management
6 9 (25.71%) SQL
6 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
6 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) ISEB
8 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (17.14%) OLAP Cube
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (17.14%) Test Management
9 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (17.14%) ETL
9 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (17.14%) RUP
9 6 (17.14%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (17.14%) OLAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 (2.86%) CICS
Business Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (17.14%) OLAP
2 6 (17.14%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (17.14%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 8 (22.86%) Test Manager
2 8 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 7 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 7 (20.00%) Developer
4 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (11.43%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Programmer
6 2 (5.71%) Tester
6 2 (5.71%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) QA Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Mainframe Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Senior Mainframe Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Architect
7 1 (2.86%) CRM Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Lead Tester
7 1 (2.86%) Programme Manager
7 1 (2.86%) Architect
7 1 (2.86%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Life Science
2 2 (5.71%) FMCG
2 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Smartcard
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (31.43%) Automation Testing
4 10 (28.57%) SDLC
4 10 (28.57%) Data Modelling
5 9 (25.71%) Project Management
5 9 (25.71%) Scrum
6 7 (20.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Integration Testing
6 7 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 6 (17.14%) Test Management
7 6 (17.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (17.14%) Business Analysis
7 6 (17.14%) ETL
7 6 (17.14%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (17.14%) RUP
8 5 (14.29%) PRINCE2
8 5 (14.29%) Migration
8 5 (14.29%) Programme Management
8 5 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.86%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) ISEB
2 4 (11.43%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Oracle
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