Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 125 106
Rank change year-on-year +5 -19 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 16 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.71% 0.95% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.09% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 48
Leeds median daily rate £375 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.92% +8.82% +54.55%
10th Percentile £356 £328 £317
90th Percentile £438 £588 £528
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 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £32.00
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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1950 2301 2824
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 86.02% 87.72% 87.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1553 1983
Leeds median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £275 £283 £266
90th Percentile £550 £563 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 35 66
Leeds median hourly rate £20.50 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.85% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.20 £8.94
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.20 £39.75
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 Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Leeds

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Leeds

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Leeds over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Leeds

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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
3 6 (37.50%) Selenium
3 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
4 5 (31.25%) Java
5 4 (25.00%) SQL
5 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (25.00%) QA
6 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (12.50%) Games
7 2 (12.50%) SAP CO
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
7 2 (12.50%) .NET
7 2 (12.50%) ETL

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 2 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
1 6 (37.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
3 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
4 1 (6.25%) JBehave
4 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.25%) JIRA
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) RSpec
4 1 (6.25%) SpecFlow
4 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Test Leader
2 5 (31.25%) Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Selenium Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Tester
3 4 (25.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Lead
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) QA Tester
5 1 (6.25%) Test Automation Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Smart Meter
1 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) AIX
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Solaris
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (31.25%) BDD
5 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (25.00%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 3 (18.75%) DevOps
6 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Regression Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 3 (18.75%) Test Planning
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
7 2 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
7 2 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (12.50%) User Stories
7 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 1 (6.25%) Python
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Sun
2 1 (6.25%) Workday