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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 84 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.43% 0.82% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.22% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
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£425 £334 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.34% -1.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £75.00 £16.11 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+365.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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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
1107 1066 945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 67.21% 67.04% 64.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 594 466
Average daily rate £375 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £110 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 53 75
Average hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.29% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.68 £9.00 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.53 £36.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
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 18 December 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 +6 3 - - 1
Derbyshire +13 2 £425 +19.29% 1
Northamptonshire -15 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Retail
3 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 4 (21.05%) SAP
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) ISEB
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (15.79%) Use Case
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (10.53%) Finance
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (5.26%) Agresso
2 1 (5.26%) SAP SD
2 1 (5.26%) SAP FI
2 1 (5.26%) SAP Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
2 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) JMeter
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (26.32%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Advertising
3 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Test Leader
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Business Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) QA Leader
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Manager
4 2 (10.53%) SAP Test Manager
4 2 (10.53%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Coordinator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
1 1 (5.26%) FMCG
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Test Planning
4 4 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
5 3 (15.79%) ERP
5 3 (15.79%) Use Case
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
5 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) System Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Data Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) UML
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (10.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
1 4 (21.05%) SAP
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) IBM
2 1 (5.26%) Northgate
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