The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / Yorkshire
Rank 106 122 111
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.85% 0.70% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 0.87% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 12
Median daily rate £370 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.42% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £550 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £378
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -22.37% +60.38%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1754 2303 2218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 82.58% 81.09% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1124 1564 1436
Median daily rate £410 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 65 64
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.21% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.82 £10.20 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.34 £35.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +17 15 £370 -17.77% 8
South Yorkshire +1 2 £363 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Finance
3 10 (30.30%) QA
3 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
4 9 (27.27%) Selenium
4 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
5 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
6 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Java
6 6 (18.18%) TDD
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
7 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
8 4 (12.12%) Re-Platforming
8 4 (12.12%) User Stories
8 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
8 4 (12.12%) BDD
8 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
8 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
8 4 (12.12%) Internet
8 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
8 4 (12.12%) JUnit
8 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Resource Management
9 3 (9.09%) Marketing
9 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.09%) Games

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in 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 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) GitHub
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Selenium
2 8 (24.24%) Cucumber
3 4 (12.12%) JUnit
3 4 (12.12%) LoadRunner
3 4 (12.12%) WebDriver
4 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
4 3 (9.09%) JMeter
5 2 (6.06%) RSpec
6 1 (3.03%) FitNesse
6 1 (3.03%) Gatling
6 1 (3.03%) Hudson
6 1 (3.03%) Jasmine
6 1 (3.03%) JBehave
6 1 (3.03%) Mockito
6 1 (3.03%) MSTest
6 1 (3.03%) NUnit
6 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.03%) TestComplete
6 1 (3.03%) WatiN
6 1 (3.03%) WATIR
General
1 13 (39.39%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Games
2 3 (9.09%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Legal
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Test Manager
2 6 (18.18%) Tester
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Test Manager
3 5 (15.15%) Test Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Finance Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Automation Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Contracts Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Digital Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) QA Test Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Test Consultant
6 2 (6.06%) Test Leader
6 2 (6.06%) UAT Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
1 2 (6.06%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.03%) Apache CXF
2 1 (3.03%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) Spring
2 1 (3.03%) Spring Boot
2 1 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) Unix
2 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (57.58%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) Test Scripting
3 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Test Automation
5 6 (18.18%) Performance Testing
5 6 (18.18%) TDD
6 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (15.15%) Defect Tracking
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Test Management
6 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
7 4 (12.12%) Automated Testing
7 4 (12.12%) BDD
7 4 (12.12%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Re-Platforming
7 4 (12.12%) Resource Management
7 4 (12.12%) User Stories
8 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
8 3 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
2 3 (9.09%) Scala
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) Groovy
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) Perl
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ISEB
1 2 (6.06%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (30.30%) QA
2 2 (6.06%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York
Piksel
Rate: Highly Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago