Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 18 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 > West Yorkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 142 131
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 31 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.80% 0.85% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.99% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 42
West Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +1.27% +31.67%
10th Percentile £311 £309 £313
90th Percentile £435 £588 £524
Yorkshire median daily rate £394 £400 £423
% change year-on-year -1.56% -5.44% +41.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2547 3136 3796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 84.93% 86.34% 85.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1759 2066 2620
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 108
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.08 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -3.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £9.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £37.53 £30.63 £40.75
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.93 £14.81 £14.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.12% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Leeds -8 15 £375 -18.92% 7
Bradford +21 5 £425 +17.24%
Halifax +15 2 £294 -0.51%
Wakefield - 1 £400 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 8 (33.33%) Java
4 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 7 (29.17%) Selenium
5 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (25.00%) WebDriver
5 6 (25.00%) BDD
5 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 5 (20.83%) HP
6 5 (20.83%) Finance
6 5 (20.83%) Scrum
7 4 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
7 4 (16.67%) QA
7 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
7 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (12.50%) C#
8 3 (12.50%) SAP
8 3 (12.50%) Python
8 3 (12.50%) SAP FI
8 3 (12.50%) Project Management
8 3 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (12.50%) SAP CO
8 3 (12.50%) Games

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) SAP CO
1 3 (12.50%) SAP FI
1 3 (12.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Selenium
2 6 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.17%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.17%) Jasmine
4 1 (4.17%) JBehave
4 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.17%) JIRA
4 1 (4.17%) JUnit
4 1 (4.17%) RSpec
4 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Games
3 2 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Test Leader
2 6 (25.00%) Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Automation Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 5 (20.83%) Selenium Tester
4 4 (16.67%) Java Automation Tester
5 3 (12.50%) Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Lead
6 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (4.17%) Agile Scrum Master
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (4.17%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Gherkin
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
2 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.33%) AIX
1 2 (8.33%) Linux
1 2 (8.33%) Solaris
1 2 (8.33%) Unix
2 1 (4.17%) Windows
2 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (54.17%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) TDD
4 6 (25.00%) BDD
4 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
6 4 (16.67%) Cross-Browser Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
7 3 (12.50%) DevOps
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Order to Cash
7 3 (12.50%) Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (12.50%) Record to Report
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
7 3 (12.50%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (12.50%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (8.33%) Ruby
5 1 (4.17%) C
5 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) WCAG
3 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) HP
2 3 (12.50%) SAP
3 2 (8.33%) IBM
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Sun
4 1 (4.17%) Telerik