The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 35 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.43% 1.11% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.52% 1.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£438 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 69 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 93.81% 76.67% 79.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 36 74
Average daily rate £438 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £22.50 £101.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.91% -77.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Luton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Luton region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Email Migration
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Content Management
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Use Case
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Internet

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Digital Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Migration
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Email Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Content Management
3 1 (16.67%) Use Case
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix