The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 21 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 3.36% - 3.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.97% - 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Median daily rate £375 - £240
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
Test Strategy
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
126 114 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 84.56% 82.01% 82.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 82 85
Median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+159.25% -64.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Ipswich 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 Ipswich

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) ISEB
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
4 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (33.33%) Test Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) BT
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Legal
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (16.67%) Change Control
5 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
5 1 (16.67%) People Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Finance Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Line Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) People Management
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) BT