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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 113 81 99
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 11 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.42% 1.61% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 2.12% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 30 17
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£300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £325 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £445 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.70%
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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
2001 1697 1803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 75.71% 75.73% 73.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1021 902
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 50 64
Average hourly rate £16.34 £17.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.62% -15.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £29.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.56%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -29 7 £260 -30.66% 7
South Yorkshire +2 4 £400 +60.00% 1
North Yorkshire - - - - 3
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
3 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.00%) ISEB
3 9 (25.00%) SQL
4 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 7 (19.44%) Finance
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
6 6 (16.67%) RUP
6 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Test Management
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (13.89%) OLAP Cube
7 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (13.89%) OLAP
7 5 (13.89%) ETL
7 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 4 (11.11%) .NET
8 4 (11.11%) Change Control
8 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (11.11%) System Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.78%) Internet
1 1 (2.78%) LAN
1 1 (2.78%) WAN
1 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (13.89%) OLAP Cube
2 5 (13.89%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (13.89%) OLAP
2 5 (13.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (5.56%) Selenium
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.78%) MSTest
4 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Test Manager
2 10 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 10 (27.78%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Developer
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Database Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Database Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Test Consultant
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Tester
5 2 (5.56%) UAT Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Testing Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Senior SQL Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) WCF
2 1 (2.78%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.78%) NHS
2 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
2 1 (2.78%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
3 8 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 6 (16.67%) Scrum
4 6 (16.67%) RUP
4 6 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 6 (16.67%) Test Management
5 5 (13.89%) ETL
5 5 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.11%) Regression Testing
6 4 (11.11%) Change Control
6 4 (11.11%) System Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Release Management
7 3 (8.33%) Fault Management
7 3 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) ISEB
2 8 (22.22%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle
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