The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 53 64
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire - 1.16% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.52% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 5
Median daily rate - £285 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
Test Strategy
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
459 528 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 80.81% 76.63% 77.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 324 356
Median daily rate £400 £390 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 50
Median hourly rate £34.75 £38.13 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.85% +3.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £65.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cambridgeshire region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) .NET
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Selenium
3 1 (25.00%) WCF
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) V-Model
3 1 (25.00%) MSTest
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) ERP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) LabVIEW
1 1 (25.00%) MSTest
1 1 (25.00%) NUnit
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Architect
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Architect
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Manager
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Enterprise Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) .NET
1 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) JSON
2 1 (25.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) WCF
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) OOD
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) V-Model
2 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) JD Edwards
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) SAP