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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East of England
Rank 94 101 106
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 26 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.23% 0.89% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 1.11% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £450 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £874 £640 £820
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.70 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
1724 1898 1954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 81.78% 80.49% 77.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1016 1158 1180
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 158 144
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +57.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £55.40 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%

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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +6 13 £645 +43.33% 4
Suffolk - 6 £325 - 1
Essex -6 5 £475 -26.92% 1
Bedfordshire +4 1 £568 +13.50% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £475 +2.15% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Scrum
3 15 (35.71%) Finance
3 15 (35.71%) TDD
4 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 14 (33.33%) BDD
5 13 (30.95%) Selenium
6 12 (28.57%) QA
6 12 (28.57%) Java
7 11 (26.19%) JIRA
8 10 (23.81%) Test Management
8 10 (23.81%) Gherkin
8 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
9 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
9 9 (21.43%) Confluence
9 9 (21.43%) ATDD
9 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Kanban
10 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
10 8 (19.05%) SQL
10 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
11 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
11 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
11 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
11 7 (16.67%) High Availability
11 7 (16.67%) Open Source
11 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
11 7 (16.67%) JBehave

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 9 (21.43%) Confluence
2 7 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) LabWindows
1 3 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) RS-422
2 1 (2.38%) BGP
2 1 (2.38%) Broadband
2 1 (2.38%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.38%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (2.38%) IPv4
2 1 (2.38%) IPv6
2 1 (2.38%) MPLS
2 1 (2.38%) Multicast
2 1 (2.38%) OSPF
2 1 (2.38%) SDH
2 1 (2.38%) SONET
2 1 (2.38%) VPLS
2 1 (2.38%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.76%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (4.76%) Pentaho
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.76%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 13 (30.95%) Selenium
3 11 (26.19%) JIRA
4 9 (21.43%) WebDriver
5 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 7 (16.67%) JBehave
5 7 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 7 (16.67%) JUnit
5 7 (16.67%) Maven
5 7 (16.67%) SoapUI
6 3 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (7.14%) Mockito
6 3 (7.14%) Moq
6 3 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 2 (4.76%) CA Gen
8 1 (2.38%) FitNesse
8 1 (2.38%) Robot Framework
General
1 15 (35.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Test Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) Test Manager
3 8 (19.05%) Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Angular Developer
5 4 (9.52%) C# Developer
5 4 (9.52%) C# Web Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Portfolio Manager
5 4 (9.52%) Portfolio Test Manager
5 4 (9.52%) UI Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 4 (9.52%) Web UI Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 3 (7.14%) HR Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.14%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.81%) Gherkin
2 7 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 7 (16.67%) RESTful
2 7 (16.67%) Spring
3 4 (9.52%) Angular 2
3 4 (9.52%) AngularJS
3 4 (9.52%) Kendo UI
3 4 (9.52%) NHibernate
3 4 (9.52%) WCF
4 2 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.76%) Reinsurance
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) AIX
3 3 (7.14%) Solaris
4 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (38.10%) Scrum
3 15 (35.71%) TDD
4 14 (33.33%) BDD
5 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
5 10 (23.81%) Test Management
6 9 (21.43%) ATDD
6 9 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Integration Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Kanban
7 8 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (19.05%) Regression Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Automation Testing
8 7 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (16.67%) High Availability
8 7 (16.67%) Open Source
8 7 (16.67%) Release Management
8 7 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) C#
3 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.14%) C
4 3 (7.14%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) Perl
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) ISEB
2 4 (9.52%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) SDET
3 1 (2.38%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Control-M
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) Atlassian
1 5 (11.90%) Oracle
2 4 (9.52%) Telerik
3 3 (7.14%) Dell
3 3 (7.14%) HP
3 3 (7.14%) Serena
4 2 (4.76%) BEA
4 2 (4.76%) Informatica
4 2 (4.76%) Pega
4 2 (4.76%) webMethods
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Huawei
5 1 (2.38%) Juniper
5 1 (2.38%) Tellabs