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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East Midlands
Rank 75 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 21 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.41% 0.81% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.04% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 3
Median daily rate £413 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £75.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £60.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-29.16% +100.00%

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
1188 1154 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 79.68% 77.50% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 706 604
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 36 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +26.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £43.75 £29.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -4 17 £425 -15.00%
Nottinghamshire -5 1 £365 +12.30% 1
Derbyshire - 1 £405 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
2 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (24.24%) Selenium
3 8 (24.24%) Unix
3 8 (24.24%) IBM
3 8 (24.24%) Tivoli
3 8 (24.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 8 (24.24%) Finance
4 7 (21.21%) Retail
4 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
4 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
5 6 (18.18%) Banking
5 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Java
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) JMeter
6 5 (15.15%) SQL
6 5 (15.15%) Test Management
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) QA
6 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
7 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
7 4 (12.12%) REST
7 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
7 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
7 4 (12.12%) Load Testing

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:

Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) JDE EnterpriseOne
1 1 (3.03%) SAP ERP
1 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
1 1 (3.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Boomi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 3 (9.09%) PowerCenter
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.06%) Power BI
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
2 5 (15.15%) JMeter
3 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
3 4 (12.12%) NUnit
3 4 (12.12%) SoapUI
4 3 (9.09%) Appium
4 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.09%) JIRA
4 3 (9.09%) Subversion
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
5 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Retail
3 6 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Test Leader
2 8 (24.24%) Test Manager
3 7 (21.21%) Analyst
3 7 (21.21%) Test Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (18.18%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (12.12%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) QA Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Ruby Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) ERP Manager
7 2 (6.06%) SSIS Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Test Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Head of Test
8 1 (3.03%) Head of UAT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) REST
2 3 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 3 (9.09%) RESTful
3 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 8 (24.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Test Scripting
2 12 (36.36%) Performance Testing
3 8 (24.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (21.21%) Automated Testing
4 7 (21.21%) Test Planning
5 6 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (15.15%) Functional Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 5 (15.15%) Test Management
7 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (12.12%) Defect Management
7 4 (12.12%) Load Testing
7 4 (12.12%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.12%) Volume Testing
8 3 (9.09%) BDD
8 3 (9.09%) ERP
8 3 (9.09%) ETL
8 3 (9.09%) Performance Engineering
8 3 (9.09%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 4 (12.12%) Groovy
4 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB
1 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) QA
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) Tivoli
1 8 (24.24%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 3 (9.09%) Ganglia
2 3 (9.09%) nmon
3 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (24.24%) IBM
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) AppDynamics
3 3 (9.09%) Informatica
3 3 (9.09%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (6.06%) Dell
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (6.06%) SAP
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Infor
5 1 (3.03%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
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