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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 72 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £800 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
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
639 560 506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 82.35% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 360 313
Median daily rate £380 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.39% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £26.98
% change year-on-year
-1.63% +13.06%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Pega
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing

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 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Programme Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Pega
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £344 - £375 per day
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