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 26 June 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 126 114
Rank change year-on-year +42 -12  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 35 19 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.74% 0.69% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 0.79% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 23
Median daily rate £425 £413 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +11.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £337 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £640 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 1699 2399 2475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 84.44% 86.51% 83.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1112 1668 1729
Median daily rate £413 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £570 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 34 55
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% -8.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.16 £10.52 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.27 £23.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

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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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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
South Yorkshire +21 17 £425 -
West Yorkshire +17 15 £425 +3.03% 4
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 3
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 29 (54.72%) Test Automation
2 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
4 16 (30.19%) Finance
5 13 (24.53%) Integration Testing
5 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (22.64%) Cucumber
7 11 (20.75%) BDD
7 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (20.75%) Java
7 11 (20.75%) QA
8 10 (18.87%) Selenium
9 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
9 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
9 9 (16.98%) DNS
9 9 (16.98%) Elastic Stack
9 9 (16.98%) Technical Analysis
9 9 (16.98%) Cyber Intelligence
9 9 (16.98%) OpenDNS
9 9 (16.98%) Maltego
10 8 (15.09%) Project Planning
10 8 (15.09%) TDD
11 7 (13.21%) Retail
11 7 (13.21%) Test Management
11 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
11 7 (13.21%) IBM
11 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (13.21%) Threat Intelligence
11 7 (13.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 9 (16.98%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.66%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) OpenDNS
2 1 (1.89%) GitHub
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) DNS
2 3 (5.66%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) Maltego
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (22.64%) Cucumber
2 10 (18.87%) Selenium
3 6 (11.32%) Jasmine
3 6 (11.32%) JBehave
4 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.66%) JIRA
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.77%) JUnit
7 1 (1.89%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.89%) Gatling
7 1 (1.89%) Hudson
7 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.89%) Mockito
7 1 (1.89%) MSTest
7 1 (1.89%) NUnit
7 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.89%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (30.19%) Finance
2 7 (13.21%) Retail
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
4 3 (5.66%) Marketing
5 2 (3.77%) Games
5 2 (3.77%) Legal
6 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Test Manager
2 12 (22.64%) Tester
3 11 (20.75%) Analyst
4 7 (13.21%) Automation Tester
5 5 (9.43%) Java Automation Tester
5 5 (9.43%) Programme Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Programme Test Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Test Programme Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Consultant
6 3 (5.66%) SAP Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Performance Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Quality Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Test Automation Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Test Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (11.32%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.89%) .NET
3 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.89%) Apache CXF
3 1 (1.89%) REST
3 1 (1.89%) SOAP
3 1 (1.89%) Spring
3 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
3 1 (1.89%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.66%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.77%) Over-the-Top Content
4 2 (3.77%) User Experience
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.89%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.55%) Unix
2 3 (5.66%) AIX
2 3 (5.66%) Linux
2 3 (5.66%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (54.72%) Test Automation
2 26 (49.06%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (32.08%) Test Scripting
4 13 (24.53%) Integration Testing
4 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.75%) BDD
6 9 (16.98%) Cyber Intelligence
6 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Performance Testing
6 9 (16.98%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (15.09%) Project Planning
7 8 (15.09%) TDD
8 7 (13.21%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 7 (13.21%) Functional Testing
8 7 (13.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (13.21%) Test Management
8 7 (13.21%) Threat Intelligence
8 7 (13.21%) Waterfall
9 6 (11.32%) DevOps
9 6 (11.32%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) Java
2 5 (9.43%) SQL
3 4 (7.55%) Python
4 3 (5.66%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.77%) C
6 1 (1.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ISEB
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) ISTQB
2 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) CISSP
3 1 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (1.89%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Kibana
2 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) IBM
2 3 (5.66%) HP
2 3 (5.66%) Intel
2 3 (5.66%) SAP
2 3 (5.66%) Sun
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
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