Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 33 38
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 2.86% 0.47% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.57% 0.58% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Halifax median daily rate £297 £295 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.68% -0.67% -1.00%
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £400 £425
% change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Halifax median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Halifax
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 84 173 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Halifax 80.00% 80.47% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 142 166
Halifax median daily rate £400 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +5.34% -13.70%
10th Percentile £285 £283 £259
90th Percentile £527 £450 £475
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Halifax median hourly rate £12.16 - £13.00
10th Percentile £9.10 - £9.90
90th Percentile £15.10 - £17.85
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +3.45%

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 23 November 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%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management

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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Project
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Migration Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP