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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 38 52
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.27% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.33% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
291 303 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.06% 81.67% 89.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 201 326
Median daily rate £450 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 9
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.43 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +74.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.53 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.26% +26.36%

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (60.00%) IT Project Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA