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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 91 90 79
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.60% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.46% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
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£310 £275 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -47.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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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
1246 1096 854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 74.43% 74.00% 68.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 710 578 418
Average daily rate £375 £370 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 74 76
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.00 £37.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 3 £310 -
Northamptonshire - 3 - - 2
Leicestershire - 1 £450 -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 5 (22.73%) SAP
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 5 (22.73%) Test Management
4 4 (18.18%) System Testing
4 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) UNIX
5 3 (13.64%) Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
5 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) SAP Implementation
5 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
6 2 (9.09%) Time Management
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) CRM
6 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (9.09%) Banking
6 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (4.55%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
1 1 (4.55%) SSL
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) TestDirector
2 1 (4.55%) JMeter
2 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) WinRunner
2 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Analyst
1 10 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) SAP Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) IVR
3 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) UNIX
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Test Management
2 4 (18.18%) System Testing
2 4 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Test Scripting
3 3 (13.64%) SAP Implementation
3 3 (13.64%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) ISEB
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
3 5 (22.73%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) SAP
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (4.55%) Northgate
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) Sun
4 1 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (4.55%) F5