The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 63 65
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.71% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.86% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £496 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £33.78
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.26%
Test Strategy
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
656 817 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 83.99% 83.28% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 496 319
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 30 27
Median hourly rate £62.50 £33.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.39% -5.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) Test Management
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Finance
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 3 (27.27%) High Availability
5 3 (27.27%) Banking
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) SAP
5 3 (27.27%) Web Services
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) QA
6 2 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 2 (18.18%) OpenUP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Finance Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Finance Manager
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) SWIFT
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Test Scripting
2 7 (63.64%) Test Management
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Matrix Organization
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 3 (27.27%) Defect Management
5 3 (27.27%) High Availability
5 3 (27.27%) Migration
5 3 (27.27%) Open Source
5 3 (27.27%) SOA
5 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
6 2 (18.18%) OpenUP
6 2 (18.18%) Regression Testing
6 2 (18.18%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
6 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Ariba