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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 18 18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - 1.90% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.56% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £338 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £37.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
-10.81% -10.84%
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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
142 78 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 87.12% 74.29% 76.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 57 41
Average daily rate £450 £413 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £527 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-6.48% -14.28%

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
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Content Management
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Use Case
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Digital Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Content Management
1 1 (50.00%) Use Case
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA