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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 33 56 36
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 2.02% 0.73% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 0.97% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
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£550 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.23% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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
284 413 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 71.54% 75.23% 67.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 177 101
Average daily rate £413 £330 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £425 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +88.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 +19 6 £513 +57.69% 2
Mansfield - - - -
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 4 (30.77%) QA
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Use Case
3 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) MS Office
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
4 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) WebSphere

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP SD
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Retail
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Business Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Manager
3 2 (15.38%) SAP Test Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ERP Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (7.69%) ERP Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Waterfall
3 3 (23.08%) Use Case
3 3 (23.08%) Project Planning
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
4 2 (15.38%) ERP
4 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
4 2 (15.38%) Software Deployment
4 2 (15.38%) Dependency Management
4 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Test Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) UML
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) SAP
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) HP