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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 59 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.71% 0.76% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 0.98% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £438 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
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
573 508 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 81.28% 76.74% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 321 306
Median daily rate £425 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 11
Median hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +57.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £49.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 (37.50%) HP
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Programme Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Skype
2 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (25.00%) PKI
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Android
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) SpecFlow
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (37.50%) Tester
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Manager
3 2 (25.00%) Office 365 Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Finance Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Governance Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
4 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Migration Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Strategy Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) Programme Governance
2 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (12.50%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle