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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 104 134 124
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 29 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.16% 0.52% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.67% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 10
Median daily rate £375 £325 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £408 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
1987 2400 2496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.35% 77.77% 79.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1164 1450 1491
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 168 151
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £46.00 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +26.36%

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 August 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 August 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
Essex +12 10 £290 -27.50% 2
Hertfordshire +9 9 £700 +108.95% 1
Suffolk - 6 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +20 4 £350 +16.66% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 21 (35.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) Test Management
4 14 (23.73%) Finance
5 11 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (16.95%) Regression Testing
6 10 (16.95%) ISEB
6 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
6 10 (16.95%) Performance Testing
7 9 (15.25%) QA
7 9 (15.25%) Migration
7 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.25%) SAP
7 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
7 9 (15.25%) Automation Testing
7 9 (15.25%) Defect Management
8 8 (13.56%) Degree
8 8 (13.56%) Integration Testing
9 7 (11.86%) ISTQB
10 6 (10.17%) Security Testing
10 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
10 6 (10.17%) Project Management
10 6 (10.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (10.17%) SuccessFactors
10 6 (10.17%) System Testing
11 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
11 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
11 5 (8.47%) BDD
11 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
11 5 (8.47%) C

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 (1.69%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) LabWindows
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.69%) Maximo
3 1 (1.69%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) RS-422
2 1 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 10g
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (5.08%) Oracle Discoverer
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.08%) JIRA
4 2 (3.39%) MSTest
4 2 (3.39%) NUnit
5 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (35.59%) Test Manager
2 12 (20.34%) Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Test Leader
5 5 (8.47%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Developer
6 4 (6.78%) HR Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
7 3 (5.08%) IT Project Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Project Manager
7 3 (5.08%) SAP Manager
7 3 (5.08%) SAP Test Manager
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) UAT Manager
7 3 (5.08%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) XML
2 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.39%) WCF
4 1 (1.69%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.69%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.69%) HTML
4 1 (1.69%) JSON
4 1 (1.69%) REST
4 1 (1.69%) SAP Basis
4 1 (1.69%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.69%) SOAP
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Windows
2 3 (5.08%) AIX
2 3 (5.08%) Solaris
3 1 (1.69%) Linux
3 1 (1.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (35.59%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (28.81%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (25.42%) Test Management
4 11 (18.64%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Performance Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Regression Testing
5 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
6 9 (15.25%) Automation Testing
6 9 (15.25%) Defect Management
6 9 (15.25%) Migration
6 9 (15.25%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (15.25%) Waterfall
7 8 (13.56%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
8 6 (10.17%) Project Management
8 6 (10.17%) Security Testing
8 6 (10.17%) System Testing
9 5 (8.47%) Test Automation
9 5 (8.47%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) C
1 5 (8.47%) C#
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) C++
2 4 (6.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) ISEB
2 8 (13.56%) Degree
3 7 (11.86%) ISTQB
4 5 (8.47%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (3.39%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.25%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (5.08%) Control-M
1 3 (5.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (15.25%) SAP
2 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.78%) Oracle
3 3 (5.08%) Dell
3 3 (5.08%) HP
3 3 (5.08%) Pega
3 3 (5.08%) Serena
4 2 (3.39%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.69%) BT
5 1 (1.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.69%) JDA
5 1 (1.69%) NetSuite
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