The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East Midlands region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 75 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.04% 1.24% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 1.73% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 6
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£400 £276 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.19% +24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £255 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £325 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £53.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1005 1039 962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 69.45% 71.70% 67.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 538 471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 45
Average hourly rate £16.00 £35.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.92% -8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.16 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Strategy
England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 - 7 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 6 £400 -
Derbyshire -3 2 £375 +50.00% 2
Leicestershire - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (26.09%) SAP
4 5 (21.74%) Oracle
4 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
5 4 (17.39%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (17.39%) CRISC
5 4 (17.39%) CISA
5 4 (17.39%) CISM
5 4 (17.39%) ERP
5 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
5 4 (17.39%) UNIX
5 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
5 4 (17.39%) CISSP
5 4 (17.39%) Six Sigma
6 3 (13.04%) RACF
6 3 (13.04%) SAS
6 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
6 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
6 3 (13.04%) QA
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
6 3 (13.04%) Test Management
6 3 (13.04%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP SD
1 1 (4.35%) SAP FI
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Tester
2 4 (17.39%) Risk Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Information Manager
2 4 (17.39%) Information Risk Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Manager
4 2 (8.70%) SAP Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) OLE
1 1 (4.35%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Credit Risk
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (17.39%) UNIX
2 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (21.74%) Risk Management
2 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (21.74%) Test Scripting
3 4 (17.39%) Lean Six Sigma
3 4 (17.39%) ERP
3 4 (17.39%) Six Sigma
4 3 (13.04%) Data Analysis
4 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
4 3 (13.04%) Waterfall
4 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Test Management
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Project Planning
5 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
5 2 (8.70%) Dependency Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (8.70%) PRINCE
5 2 (8.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
1 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) CISSP
1 4 (17.39%) CISA
1 4 (17.39%) CISM
1 4 (17.39%) CRISC
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
3 1 (4.35%) QiCA
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) SAP
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) IBM