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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 86 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 11 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.69% 0.90% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.23% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
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£488 £296 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.55% -25.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £53.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-39.57% -7.42%
Test Strategy
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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
1121 1134 1020
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 70.06% 72.55% 64.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 580 440
Average daily rate £400 £338 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -9.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 44 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £56.70 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.38 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-12.08% +3.44%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +9 7 £550 +71.20%
Derbyshire -6 3 £413 +50.00%
Leicestershire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 11 (42.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (30.77%) Oracle
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (23.08%) SAP
5 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
5 5 (19.23%) ERP
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
5 5 (19.23%) Retail
5 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
5 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
6 4 (15.38%) CRISC
6 4 (15.38%) QA
6 4 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
6 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
6 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 4 (15.38%) CISA
6 4 (15.38%) CISM
6 4 (15.38%) CISSP
6 4 (15.38%) Six Sigma
6 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
6 4 (15.38%) UNIX
6 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 3 (11.54%) SAS
7 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) SAS
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Visio
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP SD
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Test Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Test Leader
3 4 (15.38%) Information Risk Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Risk Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Information Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Business Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) SAP Test Manager
5 2 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.85%) Coordinator
6 1 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 4 (15.38%) UNIX
2 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (30.77%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) ERP
4 5 (19.23%) Risk Management
4 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
5 4 (15.38%) Lean Six Sigma
5 4 (15.38%) Waterfall
5 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 4 (15.38%) Six Sigma
6 3 (11.54%) E-Commerce
6 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
6 3 (11.54%) Test Management
6 3 (11.54%) Use Case
6 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.54%) Project Planning
7 2 (7.69%) Release Management
7 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) CRISC
1 4 (15.38%) CISA
1 4 (15.38%) CISM
1 4 (15.38%) CISSP
2 3 (11.54%) ISEB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (3.85%) QiCA
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) QA
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Oracle
2 6 (23.08%) SAP
3 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) IBM