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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 46 60 50
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.71% 0.32% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.14% 0.41% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Median daily rate £313 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £363 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -18.47%
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
374 483 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 80.09% 78.03% 77.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 296 207
Median daily rate £320 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 48 47
Median hourly rate £32.34 £32.65 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.96% +8.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Chelmsford - 3 £450 -
Basildon - 1 £300 - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
3 4 (28.57%) Release Management
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) QA
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 2 (14.29%) Control-M
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning

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 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
1 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) HR Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Insurance Business Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle HRMS Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Payroll Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Oracle Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) AngularJS
1 1 (7.14%) Gherkin
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) AIX
1 2 (14.29%) Solaris
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (35.71%) Test Management
3 4 (28.57%) Release Management
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Integration Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Validation
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Cutover Planning
6 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.14%) SDLC
6 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Control-M
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Dell
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft