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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East of England
Rank 94 105 97
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 26 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.22% 0.87% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.12% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 19
Median daily rate £450 £465 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £295 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £883 £590 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £357
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £40.95 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
1696 1784 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 79.29% 77.46% 77.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 1068 1195
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 173 131
Median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £55.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 +13 17 £438 +15.13% 4
Essex 0 5 £475 -26.92%
Suffolk - 2 £325 -
Norfolk +5 1 - -
Bedfordshire +3 1 £568 +0.88% 2
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) Scrum
2 15 (33.33%) BDD
3 13 (28.89%) Finance
3 13 (28.89%) TDD
3 13 (28.89%) Cucumber
4 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
4 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Selenium
5 11 (24.44%) Automated Testing
5 11 (24.44%) Test Management
6 10 (22.22%) Java
6 10 (22.22%) JIRA
6 10 (22.22%) QA
7 9 (20.00%) Migration
7 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
8 8 (17.78%) Confluence
8 8 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Gherkin
8 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Windows
9 7 (15.56%) ATDD
9 7 (15.56%) High Availability
9 7 (15.56%) WebDriver
9 7 (15.56%) Kanban
9 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
10 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.33%) RESTful

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 8 (17.78%) Confluence
2 6 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) LabWindows
1 4 (8.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.89%) RS-422
2 1 (2.22%) BGP
2 1 (2.22%) Broadband
2 1 (2.22%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (2.22%) IPv4
2 1 (2.22%) IPv6
2 1 (2.22%) MPLS
2 1 (2.22%) Multicast
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) OSPF
2 1 (2.22%) SDH
2 1 (2.22%) SONET
2 1 (2.22%) VPLS
2 1 (2.22%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (4.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (4.44%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (4.44%) Pentaho
3 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Cucumber
2 12 (26.67%) Selenium
3 10 (22.22%) JIRA
4 7 (15.56%) WebDriver
5 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (13.33%) JUnit
5 6 (13.33%) Maven
5 6 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 5 (11.11%) JBehave
7 2 (4.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (4.44%) CA Gen
7 2 (4.44%) Mockito
7 2 (4.44%) Moq
7 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
8 1 (2.22%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Test Analyst
2 11 (24.44%) Test Manager
3 6 (13.33%) Tester
4 4 (8.89%) Developer
4 4 (8.89%) HR Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Portfolio Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Oracle Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
5 3 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) Gherkin
2 6 (13.33%) Hibernate
2 6 (13.33%) RESTful
2 6 (13.33%) Spring
3 2 (4.44%) J2EE
4 1 (2.22%) Angular 2
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) Kendo UI
4 1 (2.22%) NHibernate
4 1 (2.22%) SAP Basis
4 1 (2.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
1 2 (4.44%) Reinsurance
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Windows
2 4 (8.89%) AIX
2 4 (8.89%) Solaris
2 4 (8.89%) Unix
3 3 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (33.33%) BDD
2 15 (33.33%) Scrum
3 13 (28.89%) TDD
4 12 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 12 (26.67%) Test Automation
5 11 (24.44%) Automated Testing
5 11 (24.44%) Test Management
6 9 (20.00%) Migration
6 9 (20.00%) Test Scripting
7 8 (17.78%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (17.78%) Software Testing
7 8 (17.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.56%) ATDD
8 7 (15.56%) High Availability
8 7 (15.56%) Integration Testing
8 7 (15.56%) Kanban
9 6 (13.33%) Automation Testing
9 6 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (13.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (13.33%) C
3 5 (11.11%) C++
3 5 (11.11%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) C#
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ISEB
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (4.44%) SDET
3 1 (2.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Control-M
2 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 4 (8.89%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.89%) Dell
2 4 (8.89%) Serena
3 2 (4.44%) BEA
3 2 (4.44%) Informatica
3 2 (4.44%) Pega
3 2 (4.44%) webMethods
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Huawei
4 1 (2.22%) JDA
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) SAP
4 1 (2.22%) Telerik
4 1 (2.22%) Tellabs
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