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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 36 21 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 22 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.85% 5.29% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 7.07% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 0
Median daily rate £365 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £33.78
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -5.26%
Test Strategy
North West

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
262 311 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.62% 74.76% 66.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 156 83
Median daily rate £388 £468 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £700 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £135.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.88% +409.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £135.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £135.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -16 6 £365 -27.00% 2
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Rational Performance Tester
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Middleware
2 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 5 (71.43%) Server Monitoring
2 5 (71.43%) SDLC
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) Siebel
3 4 (57.14%) HTTP
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) C
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Release Management
5 1 (14.29%) QMS
5 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Quality Management

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 4 (57.14%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Middleware
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Continuous Improvement
1 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
1 5 (71.43%) SDLC
1 5 (71.43%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) QMS
3 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 1 (14.29%) Release Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 4 (57.14%) Siebel
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft