The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 33 48 33
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 1.88% 0.85% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 1.12% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£513 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.69% -
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 Nottingham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
236 358 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 73.75% 75.69% 69.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 152 72
Average daily rate £413 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £425 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £22.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +53.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.13 £17.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £25.00
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 Nottingham

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Nottingham region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) QA
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) SAP Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
4 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) SLA
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Retail
1 1 (10.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (10.00%) SAP FI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (30.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) QA Leader
3 2 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Business Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Manager
3 2 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (30.00%) Test Management
3 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (20.00%) Use Case
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) CMMI
4 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (10.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) UML
4 1 (10.00%) Dependency Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB
1 2 (20.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP