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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Kent
Rank 35 32 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.77% 2.19% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 2.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Median daily rate £203 £210 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £185.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
207 176 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 79.92% 77.19% 76.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 136 109
Median daily rate £375 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 12
Median hourly rate £9.61 £33.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.52% -15.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 18 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (66.67%) API Testing
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NHS

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) API Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Data Management
1 2 (66.67%) Data Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Test Scripting
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft