The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East Midlands
Rank 64 85 78
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 30 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.07% 1.00% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.27% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 5
Median daily rate £415 £400 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £310 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +0.94%
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 East Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1158 1263 1194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.08% 78.99% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 765 667
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 43
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.75 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £43.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 March 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
Northamptonshire +2 14 £425 -5.55%
Derbyshire - 9 £500 -
Nottinghamshire +1 4 £365 +12.30% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 18 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 16 (34.78%) Java
3 15 (32.61%) Performance Testing
4 14 (30.43%) Unix
4 14 (30.43%) Test Planning
5 13 (28.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 13 (28.26%) IBM
5 13 (28.26%) Tivoli
5 13 (28.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 12 (26.09%) Oracle
7 11 (23.91%) Banking
8 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.57%) Volume Testing
8 9 (19.57%) Finance
9 8 (17.39%) SAP
10 7 (15.22%) ERP
10 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
10 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
11 6 (13.04%) nmon
11 6 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
11 6 (13.04%) AppDynamics
11 6 (13.04%) QA
11 6 (13.04%) SAP ERP
11 6 (13.04%) Selenium
11 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (13.04%) Ganglia
11 6 (13.04%) Test Management
11 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (10.87%) SAP Security

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (13.04%) SAP ERP
2 1 (2.17%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.17%) SAP GRC
2 1 (2.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle Database
2 5 (10.87%) SAP BW
3 3 (6.52%) PowerCenter
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.35%) MySQL
4 2 (4.35%) Power BI
4 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) JMeter
2 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.70%) NUnit
4 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
5 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
5 2 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (4.35%) JUnit
5 2 (4.35%) Mockito
6 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.17%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (23.91%) Banking
2 9 (19.57%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Publishing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Analyst
1 12 (26.09%) Test Analyst
2 9 (19.57%) Test Manager
3 7 (15.22%) Performance Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Performance Test Analyst
3 7 (15.22%) Test Leader
3 7 (15.22%) Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Automation Test Lead
5 3 (6.52%) Banking Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Integration Consultant
5 3 (6.52%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) Developer
6 2 (4.35%) ERP Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) REST
2 3 (6.52%) Java EE
3 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.35%) J2EE
3 2 (4.35%) JPA
3 2 (4.35%) Spring
3 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (2.17%) .NET
4 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.17%) FMCG
1 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Unix
2 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) Test Scripting
2 15 (32.61%) Performance Testing
3 14 (30.43%) Test Planning
4 13 (28.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (19.57%) Volume Testing
6 7 (15.22%) ERP
6 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.04%) Performance Engineering
7 6 (13.04%) Test Management
7 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) Defect Management
8 5 (10.87%) SAP Security
9 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.70%) Functional Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Load Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) Java
2 4 (8.70%) Groovy
3 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) SQL
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (28.26%) Tivoli
1 13 (28.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 6 (13.04%) Ganglia
2 6 (13.04%) nmon
3 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (28.26%) IBM
2 12 (26.09%) Oracle
3 8 (17.39%) SAP
4 6 (13.04%) AppDynamics
5 3 (6.52%) Informatica
5 3 (6.52%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.35%) Dell
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.35%) VMware
7 1 (2.17%) HP
7 1 (2.17%) Infor
7 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards