The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 33 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.63% 0.53% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 0.63% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £350 £225 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.90% -40.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.35%
Test Strategy
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
255 320 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 83.06% 84.43% 79.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 228 209
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £284 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £613 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 9
Median hourly rate £50.78 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.95% +6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton - 5 £350 - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (44.44%) Marketing
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) C
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (11.11%) SAP ERP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 4 (44.44%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 3 (33.33%) IT Project Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) ERP Manager
3 1 (11.11%) HR Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
3 1 (11.11%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
1 4 (44.44%) Project Management
1 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) ERP
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) SAP