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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 43 31 50
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +19
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.94% 1.84% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 2.40% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £513 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +57.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
357 250 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 83.61% 76.69% 77.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 113 160
Average daily rate £375 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £575 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
1 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 3 (23.08%) QA
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
3 2 (15.38%) TestPartner
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 1 (7.69%) SAP
4 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.69%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Test Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) UNIX
1 2 (15.38%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Software Testing
1 5 (38.46%) SDLC
2 3 (23.08%) Test Planning
2 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
2 3 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) CRM
3 2 (15.38%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Coaching
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) System Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Time Management
4 1 (7.69%) BDD
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP