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 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 120 94 95
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.86% 1.33% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.79% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 8
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£325 £300 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £201 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £498 £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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
2357 1901 1355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 81.08% 74.26% 72.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1636 1261 749
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 48 46
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £100.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 May 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 28 May 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 -20 21 £338 +9.31% 7
South Yorkshire -17 2 £275 -12.00%
Humberside - 1 £325 -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (32.50%) Finance
4 11 (27.50%) QA
4 11 (27.50%) Automation Testing
5 10 (25.00%) SDLC
5 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 10 (25.00%) SQL
5 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 10 (25.00%) ISEB
5 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (22.50%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
8 7 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (17.50%) OLAP Cube
8 7 (17.50%) Project Management
8 7 (17.50%) OLAP
8 7 (17.50%) Oracle
9 6 (15.00%) RUP
9 6 (15.00%) ETL
9 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (15.00%) Migration
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (2.50%) SAS
1 1 (2.50%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Agresso
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (17.50%) OLAP Cube
2 7 (17.50%) OLAP
3 6 (15.00%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (15.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (32.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 10 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (17.50%) Test Leader
3 7 (17.50%) Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 4 (10.00%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Programmer
7 2 (5.00%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) QA Specialist
7 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Quality Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.50%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) SAS Programmer
8 1 (2.50%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) FMCG
1 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (5.00%) Life Science
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Human Factors
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (42.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (27.50%) Automation Testing
4 10 (25.00%) SDLC
4 10 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 9 (22.50%) Scrum
6 8 (20.00%) Integration Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Unit Testing
7 7 (17.50%) Project Management
8 6 (15.00%) RUP
8 6 (15.00%) ETL
8 6 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (15.00%) Migration
8 6 (15.00%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Test Management
10 4 (10.00%) Load Testing
10 4 (10.00%) System Testing
10 4 (10.00%) Data Migration
10 4 (10.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) VBA
3 1 (2.50%) C#
3 1 (2.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (27.50%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) HP
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