The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Northamptonshire 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 33 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.67% - 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% - 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 194 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 76.67% 72.39% 70.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 116 187
Average daily rate £425 £432 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.62% +1.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £321 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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Northampton - 6 £400 -
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) CISA
2 4 (57.14%) CISM
2 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) CISSP
2 4 (57.14%) Six Sigma
2 4 (57.14%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (57.14%) CRISC
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) RACF
3 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
5 1 (14.29%) OLE
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
1 4 (57.14%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Information Manager
1 4 (57.14%) Information Risk Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Junior
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Six Sigma
1 4 (57.14%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) ERP
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) CISSP
1 4 (57.14%) CISA
1 4 (57.14%) CISM
1 4 (57.14%) CRISC
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) QiCA
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle