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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 109 80 103
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 37 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.70% 1.63% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 2.20% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 8
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£275 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -10.84%
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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
1895 1684 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 77.70% 74.38% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 990 761
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 64
Average hourly rate £15.79 £18.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.27% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.80 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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
South Yorkshire +9 10 £275 -29.03%
West Yorkshire -25 7 £400 +6.66% 12
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 15 (46.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 12 (37.50%) ISEB
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 11 (34.38%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 8 (25.00%) Migration
7 7 (21.88%) Scrum
7 7 (21.88%) Finance
7 7 (21.88%) CRM
7 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
7 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
8 6 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
8 6 (18.75%) System Testing
8 6 (18.75%) Data Migration
9 5 (15.63%) Load Testing
9 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (15.63%) Test Planning
10 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
10 4 (12.50%) Test Management
10 4 (12.50%) OLAP
10 4 (12.50%) .NET
10 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
10 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
11 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
11 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.13%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) OLAP Cube
2 4 (12.50%) OLAP
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) MySQL
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.25%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.13%) Selenium
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Test Manager
2 10 (31.25%) Test Analyst
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
5 2 (6.25%) Tester
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Database Developer
6 1 (3.13%) SAS Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.13%) Data Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Lead Designer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.13%) WCF
3 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (6.25%) FMCG
4 1 (3.13%) NHS
4 1 (3.13%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) Human Factors
4 1 (3.13%) Life Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (40.63%) Test Scripting
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (25.00%) Migration
5 7 (21.88%) Scrum
5 7 (21.88%) CRM
5 7 (21.88%) Integration Testing
6 6 (18.75%) System Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Data Migration
7 5 (15.63%) Load Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 4 (12.50%) Test Management
9 3 (9.38%) ETL
9 3 (9.38%) RUP
9 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (9.38%) Logistics
10 2 (6.25%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Usability Testing
10 2 (6.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) VB
4 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (37.50%) ISEB
2 7 (21.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
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