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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 18 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.75% 0.56% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
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
96 138 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.64% 76.67% 68.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 76 46
Median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £650 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.75 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.01% +39.80%

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 29 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) SIEM
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (33.33%) People Management
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (33.33%) CISM
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Head of IT
1 1 (33.33%) Head of IT Security
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Security
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Cyberthreat
1 1 (33.33%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Information Security
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) People Management
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) SIEM
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CISM
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) HP