The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 66 65 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.37% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.48% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
623 622 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 80.60% 76.51% 72.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 424 285
Median daily rate £375 £369 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 11
Median hourly rate £21.75 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.34% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £14.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £63.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 2 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Avaya
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) NICE Systems
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Change and Release Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Change Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Release Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Project Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Tester
1 1 (25.00%) Voice Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Release Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Avaya
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) NICE Systems
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Pega