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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 67 55 53
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.76% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.09% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
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£376 £398 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.34% +8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £332 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £464 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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
501 458 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 65.32% 69.92% 67.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 314 251
Average daily rate £375 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 12
Average hourly rate £22.50 £175.00 £18.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-87.14% +822.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £175.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) JBehave
3 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) JMeter

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JMeter
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) JBehave
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Project Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Cognos