The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 22 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.67% 2.41% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.88% 3.28% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 0
Median daily rate £350 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
Test Strategy
South 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 Dorset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
164 183 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 75.23% 73.49% 81.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 98 124
Median daily rate £375 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 34 24
Median hourly rate £24.69 £37.50 £16.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.16% +125.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Dorset 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 Dorset

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Bournemouth +2 5 £350 -9.67%
Poole - 2 - -
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

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

1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Waterfall
3 8 (44.44%) Programme Management
4 7 (38.89%) Finance
4 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (33.33%) QA
6 5 (27.78%) CRM
6 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (22.22%) iPad
7 4 (22.22%) ERP
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
7 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (22.22%) JIRA
8 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Line Management
8 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
9 2 (11.11%) User Experience
9 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
9 2 (11.11%) Guidewire
9 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
9 2 (11.11%) HTML5
9 2 (11.11%) SOAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset 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 4 (22.22%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Programme Manager
2 7 (38.89%) Test Leader
3 5 (27.78%) CRM Manager
3 5 (27.78%) CRM Programme Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Delivery Manager
3 5 (27.78%) Programme Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Delivery Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Digital Programme Manager
4 2 (11.11%) ERP Manager
4 2 (11.11%) HR Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) ERP Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Lead
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Lead
5 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 2 (11.11%) HTML
1 2 (11.11%) HTML5
1 2 (11.11%) SOAP
1 2 (11.11%) Symfony
2 1 (5.56%) Drools
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) iPad
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (61.11%) Waterfall
3 8 (44.44%) Programme Management
4 5 (27.78%) CRM
4 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
4 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (22.22%) ERP
5 4 (22.22%) Matrix Management
5 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Line Management
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (11.11%) SOA
7 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PHP
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Guidewire
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) SAP