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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 42 36 35
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.88% 2.15% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 2.51% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £425 £275 £251
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% +9.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
Test Strategy
Nottinghamshire

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
386 358 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 85.21% 85.65% 77.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 221 89
Median daily rate £425 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £29.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.82% +123.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £26.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.40 £31.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Nottingham 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 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 30 June 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) German Language
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Retail

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham 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 (12.50%) Oracle Applications
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Integration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Applications Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Web Test Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
1 1 (12.50%) Unix
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) RAD
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) SAP