The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 36 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.34% - 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% - 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£413 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
275 228 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 73.92% 78.62% 70.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 120 163
Average daily rate £425 £458 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +7.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 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 £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) 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%) CISA
2 4 (57.14%) CISM
2 4 (57.14%) Lean Six Sigma
2 4 (57.14%) CRISC
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) SAS
3 3 (42.86%) RACF
3 3 (42.86%) Risk Management
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
3 3 (42.86%) Data Analysis
3 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) ERP
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 1 (14.29%) MS Access
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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