The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 24 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.98% 0.50% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 0.76% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate £400 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
146 132 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 71.22% 65.67% 53.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 65 69
Average daily rate £375 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +52.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PS
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PM
1 1 (50.00%) MDX
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (50.00%) SAP MM
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PS
1 1 (50.00%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (50.00%) SAP PM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) HP