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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 96 122 114
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 31 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.25% 0.71% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 0.91% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 15
Median daily rate £438 £360 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.52% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £224 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £44.40 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
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
1962 2320 2266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.21% 78.25% 75.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1403 1306
Median daily rate £425 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 161 155
Median hourly rate £27.62 £33.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.30% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +22 13 £450 +25.00% 3
Suffolk - 6 £425 - 1
Essex +6 5 £400 +10.34%
Cambridgeshire +15 3 £475 +41.79%
Bedfordshire +6 2 £350 +55.90% 2
Norfolk +2 2 £463 -
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 20 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
4 12 (22.22%) Test Management
4 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 11 (20.37%) OO
6 10 (18.52%) RUP
6 10 (18.52%) CRM
6 10 (18.52%) Java
6 10 (18.52%) Pega
6 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
7 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 9 (16.67%) Finance
7 9 (16.67%) SAP
8 8 (14.81%) ISEB
8 8 (14.81%) Automation Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Security Testing
10 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
10 6 (11.11%) Degree
10 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 6 (11.11%) Project Management
10 6 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 5 (9.26%) Test Planning
11 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
11 5 (9.26%) QA
11 5 (9.26%) Selenium

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 (1.85%) IIS
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.85%) LabWindows
2 1 (1.85%) Maximo
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Selenium
2 4 (7.41%) JIRA
3 3 (5.56%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.70%) MSTest
4 2 (3.70%) NUnit
4 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.70%) Zephyr
5 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 9 (16.67%) Finance
1 9 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (3.70%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 10 (18.52%) Developer
3 6 (11.11%) Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 5 (9.26%) Tester
5 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 4 (7.41%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) IT Manager
6 3 (5.56%) IT Project Manager
6 3 (5.56%) SAP Manager
6 3 (5.56%) SAP Test Manager
6 3 (5.56%) UAT Manager
6 3 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
7 2 (3.70%) ERP Manager
7 2 (3.70%) Finance Manager
8 1 (1.85%) HR Analyst
8 1 (1.85%) Process Mapping Manager
8 1 (1.85%) Senior .NET Enterprise Developer
8 1 (1.85%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) .NET
1 3 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.56%) XML
2 2 (3.70%) WCF
3 1 (1.85%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.85%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.85%) JSON
3 1 (1.85%) REST
3 1 (1.85%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Unix
1 1 (1.85%) Windows
1 1 (1.85%) Windows 10
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server
1 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (24.07%) Waterfall
4 12 (22.22%) Test Management
5 11 (20.37%) OO
6 10 (18.52%) CRM
6 10 (18.52%) Defect Management
6 10 (18.52%) RUP
7 8 (14.81%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Non-Functional Testing
8 7 (12.96%) Performance Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 6 (11.11%) PRINCE2
9 6 (11.11%) Project Management
9 6 (11.11%) Security Testing
9 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
10 5 (9.26%) Integration Testing
10 5 (9.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.26%) Test Planning
11 4 (7.41%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) Java
2 4 (7.41%) C#
3 3 (5.56%) SQL
4 2 (3.70%) C
5 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) ISEB
3 6 (11.11%) Degree
3 6 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Pega
2 9 (16.67%) SAP
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle
4 2 (3.70%) HP
4 2 (3.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.85%) BT
5 1 (1.85%) IBM
5 1 (1.85%) NetSuite
5 1 (1.85%) Serena
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