The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Strategy
West Yorkshire > Halifax
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +9 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 1.41% 1.44% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.63% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Halifax median daily rate £297 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.00% -  
West Yorkshire median daily rate £423 £413 £370
% change year-on-year +2.42% +11.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 57 123 126
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 80.28% 88.49% 82.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 312 298
Halifax median daily rate £375 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.58%  
10th Percentile £308 £311 £268
90th Percentile £520 £450 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £356
% change year-on-year -2.94% +19.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Halifax median hourly rate £8.83 - £13.00
10th Percentile £8.42 - £12.50
90th Percentile £9.23 - £13.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £10.59 £14.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -26.94% -58.57%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Halifax.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Halifax

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in Halifax.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Halifax

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Halifax region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax 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:

General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (33.33%) ETL
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA