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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - - 37
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton - - 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £481
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
- +9.48%
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
Bedfordshire

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
146 123 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 83.91% 82.00% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 84 157
Median daily rate £450 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 3
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +26.21%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Luton 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 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 10 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 Luton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 1 (20.00%) JIRA
General
1 3 (60.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) IT Manager
1 3 (60.00%) IT Project Manager
1 3 (60.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
1 3 (60.00%) Project Management
1 3 (60.00%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA