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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 94 106 104
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 26 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.11% 0.59% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.79% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 18
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£275 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £311 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £377 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £394
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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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
1740 1653 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 73.98% 74.43% 72.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1086 905 1053
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 72 51
Average hourly rate £15.69 £36.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.40% +105.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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
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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 20 £313 -10.71% 4
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £285 - 5
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 30 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 21 (31.82%) SQL
3 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (21.21%) ISEB
5 13 (19.70%) Finance
5 13 (19.70%) Web Services
5 13 (19.70%) Data Analysis
5 13 (19.70%) Performance Testing
6 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.64%) Test Management
9 6 (9.09%) QA
9 6 (9.09%) Banking
9 6 (9.09%) Retail
9 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
9 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (7.58%) Open Source
10 5 (7.58%) JProfiler
10 5 (7.58%) RUP
10 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
10 5 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (7.58%) Validation
10 5 (7.58%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.58%) Release Management
11 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

Applications
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.03%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.03%) VLAN
2 1 (1.52%) LAN
2 1 (1.52%) WAN
2 1 (1.52%) Internet
2 1 (1.52%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) OLAP
2 4 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) EDMS
3 1 (1.52%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (7.58%) JProfiler
2 4 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
3 3 (4.55%) JMeter
4 2 (3.03%) JIRA
4 2 (3.03%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.03%) Selenium
4 2 (3.03%) NeoLoad
5 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.52%) MSTest
5 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.52%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Billing
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (31.82%) Test Manager
2 13 (19.70%) Tester
3 12 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 11 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 11 (16.67%) Analyst
4 11 (16.67%) Performance Tester
5 4 (6.06%) Database Developer
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Developer
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Database Developer
5 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Performance Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) Solutions Designer
7 2 (3.03%) QA Manager
7 2 (3.03%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) Web Services
2 3 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.52%) WCF
3 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Open Source
2 2 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) IPTV
3 1 (1.52%) Online Games
3 1 (1.52%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.52%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
1 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Test Scripting
2 19 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (19.70%) Data Analysis
3 13 (19.70%) Performance Testing
4 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (15.15%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.64%) Test Management
7 6 (9.09%) Software Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Release Management
8 5 (7.58%) RUP
8 5 (7.58%) Regression Testing
8 5 (7.58%) Validation
8 5 (7.58%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.06%) Functional Testing
9 4 (6.06%) Unit Testing
9 4 (6.06%) ETL
9 4 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (6.06%) Scrum
10 3 (4.55%) Automated Testing
10 3 (4.55%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) VBScript
2 2 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (1.52%) Tcl
3 1 (1.52%) VB
3 1 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) ISEB
2 11 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 6 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.03%) BMC
2 2 (3.03%) Remedy
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle
3 1 (1.52%) Unica
3 1 (1.52%) JD Edwards
3 1 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.52%) HP
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