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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 49 48 56
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.27% 1.41% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.90% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £413 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £338 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £43.35 £41.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
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
479 473 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.27% 73.91% 77.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 244 338
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £288 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 22
Median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £11.90 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £53.20 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +36.00%

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
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 10 December 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
Watford -2 1 - -
Hitchin - 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 £400 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) BDD
2 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
3 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 6 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
4 5 (35.71%) Selenium
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
4 5 (35.71%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (28.57%) C
5 4 (28.57%) C++
5 4 (28.57%) Serena
5 4 (28.57%) LabWindows
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Kanban
5 4 (28.57%) ATDD
5 4 (28.57%) High Availability
5 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 4 (28.57%) RS-422
6 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
6 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) RS-422
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 5 (35.71%) Selenium
3 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
4 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (21.43%) JIRA
4 3 (21.43%) JUnit
4 3 (21.43%) Maven
4 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 2 (14.29%) JBehave
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
1 4 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Strategy Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Test Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
2 3 (21.43%) Hibernate
2 3 (21.43%) RESTful
2 3 (21.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (57.14%) BDD
2 7 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Scrum
2 7 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 6 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 5 (35.71%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) ATDD
5 4 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
5 4 (28.57%) High Availability
5 4 (28.57%) Kanban
5 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Automation Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Management
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) System Integration Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) C
2 4 (28.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Serena
2 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
2 1 (7.14%) JDA