The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 31 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 1.00% - 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% - 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £383 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
Test Strategy
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
158 157 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 79.00% 81.77% 76.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 62 50
Median daily rate £500 £475 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +31.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £320 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £106.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +26.21%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
1 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) COBIT
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) CISSP
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) CISM
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (20.00%) logstash

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Security Manager
3 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (20.00%) Head of IT
3 1 (20.00%) Head of IT Security
3 1 (20.00%) Head of Security
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Cyberthreat
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
1 3 (60.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) High Availability
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (20.00%) People Management
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) SIEM
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CISM
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) COBIT
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (20.00%) Kibana
1 1 (20.00%) logstash
1 1 (20.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) BMC
1 1 (20.00%) HP