The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 24 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 1.52% 1.57% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 1.88% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Median daily rate £380 £375 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £371 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £375 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
Test Strategy
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
173 160 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 87.82% 83.77% 78.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 92 117
Median daily rate £425 £396 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% -6.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £484 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Middlesex 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 Middlesex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Middlesex region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 Middlesex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (83.33%) Java
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) Ada
2 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) Tcl
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
4 1 (16.67%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) TestNG
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) RESTful
4 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) PaaS
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
1 1 (16.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JUnit
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) TestNG
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Embedded Software Development
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Ada
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) C#
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) Tcl
3 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) HP
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle