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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 30 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 0.54% - 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% - 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
165 147 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 89.67% 87.50% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 118 64
Average daily rate £438 £475 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £578 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 6
Average hourly rate £50.68 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.24% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence Business Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) ETL Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) HR Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
1 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Test Management
1 1 (50.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA