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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 36 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.51% 1.20% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £39.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.40%
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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
180 68 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 92.31% 81.93% 76.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 44 84
Average daily rate £450 £425 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £508 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £45.43 £40.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 1 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (33.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Project Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Digital Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Waterfall
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Testing
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA