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 1 March 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
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 45 50 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.24% 1.07% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.84% 1.44% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 1
Median daily rate £438 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £39.70 - -
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
528 486 533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.81% 73.97% 76.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 250 296
Median daily rate £450 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
+2.25% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 27
Median hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £14.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £40.00
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 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 1 March 2017.

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 1 March 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
Rickmansworth - 6 £619 -
Hatfield - 2 £288 - 1
Stevenage - 1 - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 14 (60.87%) BDD
3 13 (56.52%) Selenium
4 12 (52.17%) Scrum
5 11 (47.83%) TDD
5 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
5 11 (47.83%) JIRA
5 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
6 10 (43.48%) Gherkin
6 10 (43.48%) Java
7 9 (39.13%) ATDD
7 9 (39.13%) Confluence
7 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
8 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
8 8 (34.78%) Kanban
9 7 (30.43%) JUnit
9 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
9 7 (30.43%) Spring
9 7 (30.43%) Maven
9 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
9 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (30.43%) Open Source
9 7 (30.43%) RESTful
9 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
9 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
9 7 (30.43%) High Availability
9 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
9 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
9 7 (30.43%) Jenkins

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 9 (39.13%) Confluence
2 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) RS-422
2 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Cucumber
2 13 (56.52%) Selenium
3 11 (47.83%) JIRA
4 9 (39.13%) WebDriver
5 7 (30.43%) Git (software)
5 7 (30.43%) JBehave
5 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
5 7 (30.43%) JUnit
5 7 (30.43%) Maven
5 7 (30.43%) SoapUI
6 3 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (13.04%) Mockito
6 3 (13.04%) Moq
6 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
7 2 (8.70%) MSI
8 1 (4.35%) FitNesse
8 1 (4.35%) Robot Framework
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Test Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Tester
3 4 (17.39%) Portfolio Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Portfolio Test Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.04%) Test Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Agile Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Java Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Portfolio Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) Gherkin
2 7 (30.43%) Hibernate
2 7 (30.43%) RESTful
2 7 (30.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Linux Command Line
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
1 2 (8.70%) Unix
1 2 (8.70%) Windows
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
1 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
1 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) BDD
3 12 (52.17%) Scrum
4 11 (47.83%) Software Testing
4 11 (47.83%) TDD
4 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
5 9 (39.13%) ATDD
6 8 (34.78%) Integration Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Kanban
7 7 (30.43%) Automation Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (30.43%) High Availability
7 7 (30.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 7 (30.43%) Open Source
8 6 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Regression Testing
9 5 (21.74%) System Integration Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) C
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 2 (8.70%) SDET
2 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (8.70%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (8.70%) BladeLogic
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) Atlassian
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Serena
3 2 (8.70%) BMC
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) Computacenter