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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 57 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.25% 0.81% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.24% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
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£475 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +8.75%
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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
576 403 358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 71.02% 65.53% 70.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 233 190
Average daily rate £380 £400 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £25.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +72.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.57 £10.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (20.00%) E-Discovery
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (60.00%) QA Manager
3 2 (40.00%) Quality Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
4 1 (20.00%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Time Management
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (20.00%) E-Discovery
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) HP