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 28 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Rank 51 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.26% 1.31% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.58% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £475 £650 £850
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.92% -23.52%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
348 379 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 87.88% 82.93% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 216 181
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £580 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 46 41
Median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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
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 28 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
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (37.50%) AIX
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Discoverer
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) Control-M
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (37.50%) Release Management
3 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Migration
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Degree
3 3 (37.50%) QA
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (25.00%) Pega
4 2 (25.00%) Reinsurance
4 2 (25.00%) Pentaho
4 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (25.00%) Pentaho
3 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) CA Gen
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) HR Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Oracle Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Developer
3 2 (25.00%) ETL Developer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Pentaho Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) AIX
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Release Management
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Validation
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) BEA
3 2 (25.00%) Informatica
3 2 (25.00%) Pega
3 2 (25.00%) webMethods