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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - - 40
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire - - 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - - 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £425
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
East Midlands

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
315 335 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 82.46% 79.57% 76.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 233 188
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £15.13 £18.52 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +23.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.46 £14.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £22.50 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +28.15%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 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
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 23 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Freescale
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) VHDL
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (25.00%) Degree

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Hardware Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (25.00%) VHDL
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ERP
1 2 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Schematic Capture
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Freescale
1 1 (25.00%) Intel
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle