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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 129 119 92
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -27
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 16 25 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.57% 0.88% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.07% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 15 21
Median daily rate £450 £325 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £295 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.35%
Test Strategy
England

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
2361 2344 1933
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 83.46% 82.65% 76.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1614 1285
Median daily rate £425 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.11 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.33% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Yorkshire region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -3 15 £450 +33.33% 7
South Yorkshire -4 1 £425 +54.54%
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (40.00%) Selenium
3 11 (36.67%) Finance
3 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (26.67%) QA
6 7 (23.33%) JIRA
6 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
6 7 (23.33%) TDD
6 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
7 6 (20.00%) C#
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 6 (20.00%) Coaching
8 5 (16.67%) Analytics
8 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
8 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.67%) Python
8 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (13.33%) Ruby
9 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
9 4 (13.33%) C
9 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
9 4 (13.33%) Change Management
9 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
9 4 (13.33%) Perl
9 4 (13.33%) .NET
9 4 (13.33%) WebDriver

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SNMP
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Selenium
2 7 (23.33%) HP UFT
2 7 (23.33%) JIRA
3 5 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 4 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (10.00%) JMeter
5 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (6.67%) Ranorex
6 2 (6.67%) Testopia
7 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
7 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 11 (36.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Test Manager
2 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 5 (16.67%) Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Agile Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 4 (13.33%) Selenium Tester
4 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Head of Development
5 2 (6.67%) Call Centre Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Contracts Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Head of IT
5 2 (6.67%) Head of Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Telephony Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) PKI
2 2 (6.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.00%) Linux
1 3 (10.00%) Mac OS X
1 3 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (23.33%) TDD
4 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 6 (20.00%) Coaching
6 5 (16.67%) Analytics
6 5 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
7 4 (13.33%) BDD
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (13.33%) Mentoring
7 4 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Scrum
8 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Analysis
8 3 (10.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) C#
1 6 (20.00%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) C
3 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
3 4 (13.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) HP
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (3.33%) Guidewire