Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 168 147
Rank change year-on-year +42 -21 -23
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 62 40 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.40% 0.73% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.87% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 28 74
Yorkshire median daily rate £388 £400 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -7.25% +43.75%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £307
90th Percentile £488 £579 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £32.00
England median hourly rate £46.25 £44.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year +5.11% +12.10% +5.37%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3700 4584 5132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 83.48% 84.13% 83.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2456 2984 3518
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
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 131 179
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.87 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +2.52% -
10th Percentile £9.94 £11.06 £9.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.00 £34.41
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +18.42%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
South Yorkshire +34 26 £430 +1.18% 3
West Yorkshire +2 26 £375 -6.25% 3
North Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
East Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 44 (70.97%) Test Automation
2 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
3 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (30.65%) Manual Testing
5 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Selenium
6 15 (24.19%) Tomcat
6 15 (24.19%) Finance
6 15 (24.19%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (24.19%) Cyber Intelligence
7 14 (22.58%) OpenDNS
7 14 (22.58%) Maltego
7 14 (22.58%) Threat Intelligence
7 14 (22.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 14 (22.58%) BDD
7 14 (22.58%) Technical Analysis
7 14 (22.58%) Java
7 14 (22.58%) DNS
8 13 (20.97%) Integration Testing
8 13 (20.97%) TDD
9 12 (19.35%) Project Planning
9 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
10 10 (16.13%) QA
10 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
10 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
10 10 (16.13%) Banking
10 10 (16.13%) Test Management
10 10 (16.13%) Cross-Browser Testing
11 9 (14.52%) Cucumber

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 15 (24.19%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.84%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.61%) Confluence
3 1 (1.61%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) SAP CO
1 4 (6.45%) SAP FI
1 4 (6.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) OpenDNS
2 2 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) DNS
2 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) Maltego
2 2 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.61%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Selenium
2 12 (19.35%) WebDriver
3 9 (14.52%) Cucumber
4 4 (6.45%) JIRA
5 3 (4.84%) Calabash
5 3 (4.84%) Capybara
6 2 (3.23%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.61%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.61%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.61%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.61%) JBehave
7 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.61%) JUnit
7 1 (1.61%) RSpec
7 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (1.61%) YouTrack
General
1 15 (24.19%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Games
5 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Tester
2 12 (19.35%) Analyst
2 12 (19.35%) Automation Tester
2 12 (19.35%) Test Leader
3 11 (17.74%) Test Manager
4 9 (14.52%) Selenium Automation Tester
4 9 (14.52%) Selenium Tester
5 8 (12.90%) Java Automation Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Cybersecurity Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Cyberthreat Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Security Consultant
7 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Lead
8 2 (3.23%) QA Automation Tester
8 2 (3.23%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (6.45%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.61%) JSON
3 1 (1.61%) Node.js
3 1 (1.61%) REST
3 1 (1.61%) RESTful
3 1 (1.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.68%) Cyberthreat
3 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Video\Live Streaming
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.61%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.61%) AIX
1 1 (1.61%) Linux
1 1 (1.61%) Solaris
1 1 (1.61%) Unix
1 1 (1.61%) Windows
1 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (70.97%) Test Automation
2 28 (45.16%) Test Scripting
3 26 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (30.65%) Manual Testing
5 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Cyber Intelligence
7 14 (22.58%) BDD
7 14 (22.58%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 14 (22.58%) Technical Analysis
7 14 (22.58%) Threat Intelligence
8 13 (20.97%) Integration Testing
8 13 (20.97%) TDD
9 12 (19.35%) Project Planning
10 10 (16.13%) Cross-Browser Testing
10 10 (16.13%) Test Management
10 10 (16.13%) Unit Testing
11 9 (14.52%) DevOps
12 8 (12.90%) SIEM
13 7 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (11.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) Java
2 5 (8.06%) C#
2 5 (8.06%) Ruby
2 5 (8.06%) SQL
3 3 (4.84%) Scala
4 2 (3.23%) Python
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.84%) ISEB
3 2 (3.23%) Degree
3 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.13%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) WCAG
3 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.61%) Docker
1 1 (1.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (4.84%) Kibana
2 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) HP
2 5 (8.06%) IBM
3 4 (6.45%) SAP
4 3 (4.84%) Intel
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.61%) Sun
5 1 (1.61%) Telerik
5 1 (1.61%) Workday