The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 28 46 36
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.36% 0.38% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.00% 0.46% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £285 £320 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -14.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
Test Strategy
East Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Brighton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
100 219 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 68.03% 82.64% 79.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 127 71
Average daily rate £350 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +13.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 8
Average hourly rate £39.00 £21.58 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.72% +43.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.40 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £57.50 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Brighton region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

Test Strategy
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Teradata
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) GIS

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) DB2
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) GIS
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) ETL Analyst
2 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (33.33%) Business Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Data Transformation
1 2 (66.67%) Data Validation
1 2 (66.67%) Defect Management
1 2 (66.67%) ETL
1 2 (66.67%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Planning
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Teradata