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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 37 - 35
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.27% - 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.50% - 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Median daily rate £210 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £170.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
289 179 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 72.61% 73.66% 71.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 93 102
Median daily rate £395 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.17% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £525 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Median hourly rate £170.00 £11.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1378.26% -34.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.65% +1.66%

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 25 May 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
Chatham - 2 £215 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 20 (95.24%) ISEB
1 20 (95.24%) Test Scripting
2 18 (85.71%) ISTQB
3 17 (80.95%) Finance
4 16 (76.19%) Regression Testing
4 16 (76.19%) Integration Testing
4 16 (76.19%) System Integration Testing
5 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
7 10 (47.62%) System Testing
7 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (42.86%) SDLC
9 8 (38.10%) AS400
10 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
11 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
11 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
12 4 (19.05%) HP UFT
12 4 (19.05%) JIRA
12 4 (19.05%) TestComplete
13 2 (9.52%) SQL
14 1 (4.76%) JUnit
14 1 (4.76%) Java
14 1 (4.76%) Migration
14 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
14 1 (4.76%) Banking
14 1 (4.76%) QA
14 1 (4.76%) Selenium
14 1 (4.76%) Line Management

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 4 (19.05%) HP UFT
1 4 (19.05%) JIRA
1 4 (19.05%) TestComplete
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
General
1 17 (80.95%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
1 16 (76.19%) Test Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) AS400 Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Manual Test Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Tester
4 4 (19.05%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Financial Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) QA Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) AS400
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (95.24%) Test Scripting
2 16 (76.19%) Integration Testing
2 16 (76.19%) Regression Testing
2 16 (76.19%) System Integration Testing
3 14 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (52.38%) Software Testing
5 10 (47.62%) System Testing
6 9 (42.86%) SDLC
7 7 (33.33%) Manual Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Automated Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (4.76%) Line Management
9 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) ISEB
2 18 (85.71%) ISTQB
3 10 (47.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA