The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 58 58 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.17% 1.32% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.70% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 2
Median daily rate - £300 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
Test Strategy
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
447 588 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 77.07% 77.37% 69.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 382 226
Median daily rate £410 £420 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 18
Median hourly rate £14.00 £26.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +81.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) QA
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) NHS
4 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Functional Testing
1 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Release Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA