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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 31 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 1.30% 3.13% 2.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 4.41% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£388 £263 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -34.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £53.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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
146 204 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Derbyshire 63.20% 70.83% 62.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 109 48
Average daily rate £375 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £75 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 14
Average hourly rate £9.21 £53.00 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.63% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £35.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £57.02 £65.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
Derby -6 2 £400 +45.45%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Derbyshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Mainframe

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Derbyshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) HP