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 25 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North West / Cheshire
Rank 44 75 63
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.60% 0.73% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.88% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
Median daily rate £470 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +21.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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 Cheshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
403 796 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 80.60% 83.35% 80.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 499 389
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 34
Median hourly rate £42.48 £22.54 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.44% -45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +28 2 £470 -32.85%
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (25.00%) X++
3 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (25.00%) C#
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) QA Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Dynamics AX Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) IBM