The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Derbyshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 30 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.92% 0.47% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.68% 0.71% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£275 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Derbyshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
149 141 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 71.63% 65.89% 70.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 74 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £279 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 14
Average hourly rate £12.50 £10.00 £53.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -81.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £8.94 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £14.50 £56.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Derbyshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Derbyshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Derbyshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chesterfield 0 4 £275 -26.66%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
1 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) FMCG
2 3 (42.86%) Logistics
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 2 (28.57%) QA
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Project Management
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Derbyshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Leader
2 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Integration Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Mentoring
1 4 (57.14%) System Integration Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Logistics
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) SDLC
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) HP
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