The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North West / Merseyside
Rank - - 29
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
197 258 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 76.06% 83.23% 71.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 146 96
Median daily rate £450 £400 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £212 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £503 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £71.50 £16.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Records Management
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Siebel
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Middleware

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (33.33%) Rational Performance Tester
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Records Management
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
1 1 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) IBM
1 1 (33.33%) Siebel