Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 17 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
Yorkshire > South Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 77 60
Rank change year-on-year +34 -17 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 27 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 3.28% 0.67% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.95% 0.83% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 21
South Yorkshire median daily rate £430 £413 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -17.50% +81.82%
10th Percentile £361 £333 £208
90th Percentile £705 £490 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £394 £400 £423
% change year-on-year -1.56% -5.44% +41.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -
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 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 684 959 805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 83.11% 80.12% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 651 579
South Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +19.94%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 48
South Yorkshire median hourly rate £23.08 £22.50 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +62.16% -10.15%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.36 £9.18
90th Percentile £46.70 £48.75 £25.00
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.11% +2.12% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in South Yorkshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
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 Strategy within the South Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +34 26 £430 +4.24%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 24 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 16 (59.26%) Manual Testing
4 15 (55.56%) Tomcat
4 15 (55.56%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (55.56%) Cyber Intelligence
5 14 (51.85%) OpenDNS
5 14 (51.85%) Maltego
5 14 (51.85%) Threat Intelligence
5 14 (51.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 14 (51.85%) Technical Analysis
5 14 (51.85%) DNS
6 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (44.44%) Project Planning
7 10 (37.04%) Finance
7 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (33.33%) Banking
9 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (29.63%) SIEM
10 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
11 6 (22.22%) BDD
11 6 (22.22%) Cyberthreat
12 5 (18.52%) Security Operations
12 5 (18.52%) Selenium
12 5 (18.52%) Java
13 4 (14.81%) IBM
13 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
13 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
13 4 (14.81%) TDD
13 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking

Test Strategy
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 15 (55.56%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 14 (51.85%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (51.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) Maltego
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Selenium
2 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
4 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.70%) YouTrack
4 1 (3.70%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Analyst
2 4 (14.81%) Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Cybersecurity Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Cyberthreat Analyst
3 3 (11.11%) Cyberthreat Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Security Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Java Automation Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 2 (7.41%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Security Specialist
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (22.22%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Test Automation
2 18 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 16 (59.26%) Manual Testing
4 15 (55.56%) Cyber Intelligence
5 14 (51.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
5 14 (51.85%) Technical Analysis
5 14 (51.85%) Threat Intelligence
6 12 (44.44%) Project Planning
6 12 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (29.63%) SIEM
8 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
10 5 (18.52%) Security Operations
11 4 (14.81%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 4 (14.81%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (14.81%) Investment Management
11 4 (14.81%) Programme Delivery
11 4 (14.81%) TDD
11 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) C#
2 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CISSP
2 1 (3.70%) ISEB
2 1 (3.70%) ISSAP
2 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Kibana
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 3 (11.11%) Intel