The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 47 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 1.41% 0.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.65% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
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 Nottinghamshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
402 307 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 81.05% 74.33% 73.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 131 116
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham -11 4 £325 -
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 7 (58.33%) SDLC
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (41.67%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Resource Management
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) SAP
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 3 (25.00%) Kronos
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 3 (25.00%) RAD
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) ISEB
6 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) TestPartner

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) TestPartner
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Lead Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Business Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Penetration Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Tester
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) SDLC
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (41.67%) Regression Testing
3 5 (41.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Resource Management
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 3 (25.00%) RAD
6 2 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
6 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (8.33%) CRM
7 1 (8.33%) Line Management
7 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
7 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (8.33%) Test Management
7 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ISEB
1 2 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) SAP
3 3 (25.00%) Kronos