Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire with a requirement for Test Planning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Planning over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 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 Planning
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 85 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 - +62
Contract jobs citing Test Planning 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 0.84% 0.18% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
South Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% - -
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £375 £464
% change year-on-year -10.00% -19.18% +19.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

Test Planning 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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 694 929 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.21% 81.56% 80.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 630 639
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £263 £257 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £567
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 45
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £35.63 £22.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.36% +60.71% -10.97%
10th Percentile £18.14 £13.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.45 £49.00 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.73% -0.90% -

Test Planning
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

Job postings citing Test Planning as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Planning in South Yorkshire

Test Planning
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Planning in South Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Planning in South Yorkshire

Test Planning
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Planning within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +18 6 £338 -12.90% 1
Test Planning
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Planning 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Planning.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) SMTP
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Terminal Server
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Ivanti
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Management
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Information Assurance
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
1 4 (57.14%) XenApp
1 4 (57.14%) XenServer
1 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
1 4 (57.14%) Portfolio Management
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) NetScaler

Test Planning
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) GitHub
1 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DHCP
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) NetScaler
1 4 (57.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) FitNesse
2 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
2 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (14.29%) Protractor
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) SpecFlow
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
2 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
1 4 (57.14%) Windows 8
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 4 (57.14%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (57.14%) Information Assurance
1 4 (57.14%) Information Security
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Management
1 4 (57.14%) Portfolio Management
1 4 (57.14%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) BDD
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) Test Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) ATDD
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (14.29%) TDD
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (57.14%) Terminal Server
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (57.14%) XenApp
1 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
1 4 (57.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) EdgeSight
2 2 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) Ivanti
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow