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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 84 90 78
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.63% 0.95% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.22% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 5
Median daily rate £425 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
1288 1311 1110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.21% 78.22% 74.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 808 788 574
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 75
Median hourly rate £16.05 £17.30 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.25% -4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.92 £10.61 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 -
Leicestershire -2 1 £475 +5.55%
Nottinghamshire -7 1 £425 +54.54% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 13 (50.00%) Test Management
2 11 (42.31%) ERP
3 9 (34.62%) Oracle
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
5 7 (26.92%) SDLC
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Oracle ERP
7 5 (19.23%) SAP
7 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
7 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (15.38%) HP
8 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
8 4 (15.38%) QA
8 4 (15.38%) Retail
8 4 (15.38%) Data Management
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) Scrum
9 3 (11.54%) Kronos
9 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) Integration Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Release Management
9 3 (11.54%) Software Testing
9 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (11.54%) Service Management
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) MS Excel

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 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
1 3 (11.54%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (11.54%) MS Project
1 3 (11.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
3 1 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Selenium
1 1 (3.85%) Subversion
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.85%) VersionOne
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 9 (34.62%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Business Integration Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Integration Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) SDLC Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Hardware Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) ERP Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Integration Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Manager
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (7.69%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Test Management
2 11 (42.31%) ERP
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 7 (26.92%) SDLC
5 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
6 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Defect Management
7 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
8 4 (15.38%) Data Management
8 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
8 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
9 3 (11.54%) ITIL
9 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
9 3 (11.54%) Project Management
9 3 (11.54%) Service Management
9 3 (11.54%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) C
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) ISEB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) SAP
3 4 (15.38%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Kronos
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) Freescale
5 2 (7.69%) Intel
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