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 30 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 100 90 89
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.48% 0.49% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.63% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Median daily rate £375 £275 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -43.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £274 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
Test Strategy
England

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
1334 1278 1178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 80.75% 78.89% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 878 791 627
Median daily rate £425 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 50 56
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.52 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.88 £11.21 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £38.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 2016.

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 30 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
Derbyshire +2 3 £375 +36.36%
Leicestershire - 3 £240 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (28.57%) Retail
1 6 (28.57%) QA
1 6 (28.57%) Test Management
2 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
2 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
4 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (14.29%) Appium
4 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
4 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) RESTful
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) Data Management
4 3 (14.29%) Subversion
4 3 (14.29%) Selenium

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 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Appium
1 3 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 3 (14.29%) JIRA
1 3 (14.29%) Selenium
1 3 (14.29%) Subversion
2 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
3 1 (4.76%) JUnit
3 1 (4.76%) Mockito
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Test Manager
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Test Leader
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Business Integration Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) QA Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Ruby Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC Business Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Head of Test
5 2 (9.52%) Head of UAT
5 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) UAT Manager
5 2 (9.52%) UAT Test Manager
6 1 (4.76%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Web Applications Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Gherkin
1 3 (14.29%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.76%) JavaFX
2 1 (4.76%) JPA
2 1 (4.76%) Spring
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Test Management
2 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
2 5 (23.81%) ERP
3 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Integration Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (19.05%) Test Planning
3 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (14.29%) BDD
4 3 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 3 (14.29%) Data Management
4 3 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 3 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Release Management
4 3 (14.29%) Scrum
4 3 (14.29%) SDLC
4 3 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Ruby
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) Pascal
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
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