The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 56 64 75
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.93% 0.54% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 0.73% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £700 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £44.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
561 549 681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 74.21% 73.69% 79.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 280 405
Median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £273 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £21.01 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+126.13% +31.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £70.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Stevenage - 2 - -
Watford -9 1 £425 -5.55%
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (45.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (30.00%) SuccessFactors
4 6 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (30.00%) SAP
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) LabWindows
6 4 (20.00%) Data Management
6 4 (20.00%) Serena
6 4 (20.00%) C
6 4 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) RS-422
7 3 (15.00%) Java
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) RUP
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
7 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) LabWindows
2 1 (5.00%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Test Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Test Strategy Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Architect
5 1 (5.00%) ERP Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Process Mapping Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Strategy Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Test Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (35.00%) Automation Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Integration Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (30.00%) Security Testing
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 4 (20.00%) Data Management
6 4 (20.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (15.00%) BDD
7 3 (15.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) OO
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
7 3 (15.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) C
1 4 (20.00%) C++
2 3 (15.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Serena
3 3 (15.00%) Pega
4 1 (5.00%) IBM
4 1 (5.00%) JDA
4 1 (5.00%) NetSuite