The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 35 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.40% 1.05% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.30% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +14.39%
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
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
202 230 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 81.78% 80.70% 79.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 137 154
Median daily rate £375 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £16.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.85 £37.50 £38.02
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +29.38%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent 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 Kent

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) AS400 Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification