The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 100 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 30 18 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.22% 0.64% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.82% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 22
Median daily rate £450 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £223 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £440 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.40 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1946 2182 2268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 78.85% 77.46% 75.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 1243 1280
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 157 153
Median hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +18.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England 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 of England

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the East of England region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the East of England region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 30 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
Hertfordshire +11 10 £450 +18.42% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £375 +50.00% 2
Bedfordshire +5 5 £350 +55.90% 1
Essex +1 5 £400 +10.34% 1
Norfolk -3 2 £463 -
Suffolk - 2 £575 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) Waterfall
3 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
3 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Pega
4 10 (20.41%) Test Management
4 10 (20.41%) Java
4 10 (20.41%) OO
4 10 (20.41%) RUP
4 10 (20.41%) CRM
4 10 (20.41%) Defect Management
5 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
6 8 (16.33%) SAP
7 7 (14.29%) Project Management
8 6 (12.24%) HP
8 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
9 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Use Case
9 5 (10.20%) Scrum
9 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
10 4 (8.16%) Line Management
10 4 (8.16%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Finance
10 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.16%) Change Management
10 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (8.16%) MS Excel

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.04%) LabWindows
2 1 (2.04%) Maximo
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 4 (8.16%) JIRA
1 4 (8.16%) Selenium
2 3 (6.12%) Ant
3 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
4 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.04%) MSTest
4 1 (2.04%) NUnit
4 1 (2.04%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Marketing
3 2 (4.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 19 (38.78%) Test Manager
2 9 (18.37%) Developer
3 4 (8.16%) Project Manager
3 4 (8.16%) Test Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Test Leader
4 3 (6.12%) Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) IT Manager
4 3 (6.12%) IT Project Manager
4 3 (6.12%) SAP Manager
4 3 (6.12%) SAP Test Manager
4 3 (6.12%) Scrum Master
4 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Tester
4 3 (6.12%) UAT Manager
4 3 (6.12%) UAT Test Manager
5 2 (4.08%) ERP Manager
6 1 (2.04%) HR Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Process Mapping Manager
6 1 (2.04%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) .NET
1 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
1 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.04%) HTML
1 1 (2.04%) Silverlight
1 1 (2.04%) WCF
1 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
1 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
1 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) Waterfall
3 12 (24.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (20.41%) CRM
4 10 (20.41%) Defect Management
4 10 (20.41%) OO
4 10 (20.41%) RUP
4 10 (20.41%) Test Management
5 7 (14.29%) Project Management
6 6 (12.24%) Automation Testing
6 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.20%) Integration Testing
7 5 (10.20%) Scrum
7 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
7 5 (10.20%) Use Case
8 4 (8.16%) Change Management
8 4 (8.16%) Performance Testing
8 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
8 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.41%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) C
2 2 (4.08%) C#
3 1 (2.04%) C++
3 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.16%) Degree
3 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (6.12%) ISEB
4 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Pega
2 8 (16.33%) SAP
3 6 (12.24%) HP
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) BT
6 1 (2.04%) IBM
6 1 (2.04%) JD Edwards
6 1 (2.04%) NetSuite
6 1 (2.04%) Serena