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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / Yorkshire
Rank 112 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.41% 0.71% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.87% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 8
Median daily rate £375 £430 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% +56.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%

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
1801 2297 2108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 82.58% 81.28% 81.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1167 1519 1418
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 64 50
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +3.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £12.10 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.31 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +1 5 £365 -14.61% 4
South Yorkshire 0 5 £488 -25.00%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) QA
2 6 (40.00%) Selenium
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 4 (26.67%) Re-Platforming
4 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
4 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (26.67%) Internet
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) Unix
5 3 (20.00%) Test Management
5 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) User Stories
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Git (software)

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) GitHub
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (40.00%) Selenium
2 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
4 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (13.33%) JIRA
4 2 (13.33%) JMeter
4 2 (13.33%) Subversion
5 1 (6.67%) FitNesse
5 1 (6.67%) Hudson
5 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (6.67%) JUnit
5 1 (6.67%) MSTest
5 1 (6.67%) NUnit
5 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Automation Tester
2 4 (26.67%) Finance Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (13.33%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) ERP Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Apache CXF
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) WinForms
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
2 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Re-Platforming
3 4 (26.67%) Resource Management
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
3 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
4 3 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) User Stories
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Service Design
5 2 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
1 2 (13.33%) VMware