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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 0.47% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £438 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
509 511 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 79.78% 79.72% 74.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 333 273
Median daily rate £425 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% +0.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 17
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.33% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.62 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +45.45%

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 21 February 2017, 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 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 1 (11.11%) JMeter
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
3 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow

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 (11.11%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) LoadUI
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
1 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
1 1 (11.11%) SpecFlow
1 1 (11.11%) Talend Open Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Data Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Governance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Data Validation
3 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Governance
3 1 (11.11%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
3 1 (11.11%) Scrum
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) System Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB Practitioner
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle
1 1 (11.11%) Pega
1 1 (11.11%) Talend