The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 34 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.94% 0.37% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 0.42% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Median daily rate £425 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £375 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
258 238 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 81.13% 87.18% 82.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 200 203
Median daily rate £475 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +1.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £150 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 10
Median hourly rate £23.19 £67.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.64% +365.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.43 £17.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £115.00 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford 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 Oxford

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Strategy
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
2 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Big Data
2 2 (66.67%) Semantic Web
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Informatics
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Salesforce Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Semantic Web
2 1 (33.33%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Management
1 3 (100.00%) Matrix Organization
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 2 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 1 (33.33%) B2B
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Salesforce.com