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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 79 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 16 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.99% 0.86% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.19% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 2
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£275 £275 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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
1227 1089 879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 76.02% 72.17% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 752 554 412
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 71 52
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.13 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -34.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £10.81 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £69.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
Nottinghamshire -6 9 £275 +9.78% 2
Derbyshire +2 3 £275 -
Leicestershire - 2 £450 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 13 (41.94%) ISEB
2 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 7 (22.58%) Test Management
4 6 (19.35%) SDLC
5 5 (16.13%) SAP
5 5 (16.13%) Degree
5 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
6 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
6 4 (12.90%) System Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
7 3 (9.68%) Migration
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle
7 3 (9.68%) UNIX
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
7 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
7 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
7 3 (9.68%) QA
7 3 (9.68%) SAP Implementation
8 2 (6.45%) SQL
8 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
8 2 (6.45%) Coaching
8 2 (6.45%) iSeries
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (6.45%) Time Management
8 2 (6.45%) CRM
8 2 (6.45%) IBM
8 2 (6.45%) TestDirector

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) DNS
1 1 (3.23%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Analyst
1 13 (41.94%) Test Analyst
2 9 (29.03%) Test Leader
3 7 (22.58%) Test Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Portfolio Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (3.23%) Data Manager
5 1 (3.23%) SAP Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration Manager
5 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) SAP Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) Web Services
1 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (12.90%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) iSeries
2 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) AS400
3 1 (3.23%) IVR
3 1 (3.23%) Data Extraction
3 1 (3.23%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.68%) UNIX
1 3 (9.68%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Test Management
2 6 (19.35%) SDLC
3 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Software Testing
4 4 (12.90%) System Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.68%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (6.45%) Coaching
6 2 (6.45%) Time Management
6 2 (6.45%) CRM
6 2 (6.45%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (6.45%) System Integration Testing
7 1 (3.23%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (3.23%) TDD
7 1 (3.23%) Change Management
7 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) ISEB
2 9 (29.03%) ISTQB
3 5 (16.13%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) SAP
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) F5