The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 54 56 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.09% 0.19% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+20.30% -16.35%
Test Strategy
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
359 409 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 78.04% 76.59% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 229 257
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £244 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.35% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 31 37
Median hourly rate £25.00 £40.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.27% +32.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £46.80 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 Essex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Essex region over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 31 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
Basildon - 1 £300 - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Line Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 1 (9.09%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) JIRA
4 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (9.09%) Selenium
4 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) MS Office
4 1 (9.09%) C#
4 1 (9.09%) HTML

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Ant
2 1 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Selenium
2 1 (9.09%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum Master
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Environment Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Manager
4 1 (9.09%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 1 (9.09%) Gherkin
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Line Management
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) Scrum
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Use Case
3 2 (18.18%) Coaching
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
4 1 (9.09%) TDD
4 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle