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 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
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 54 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.83% 0.93% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.15% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Median daily rate £425 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £275 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £480 £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 Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
494 436 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 82.33% 81.19% 82.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 348 352
Median daily rate £463 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 26
Median hourly rate £21.29 £39.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.41% +56.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £105.50 £27.50
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +7 3 £425 +13.33% 1
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Management
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) SaaS
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Confluence
2 4 (80.00%) Matrix Management
2 4 (80.00%) Matrix Organization
2 4 (80.00%) JIRA
2 4 (80.00%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
4 2 (40.00%) Big Data
4 2 (40.00%) Semantic Web
4 2 (40.00%) ISEB
4 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (20.00%) Informatics
5 1 (20.00%) B2B
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Publishing
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (80.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Semantic Web
2 1 (20.00%) Informatics
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 5 (100.00%) Test Management
1 5 (100.00%) Waterfall
2 4 (80.00%) Matrix Management
2 4 (80.00%) Matrix Organization
2 4 (80.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Open Source
5 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (20.00%) B2B
5 1 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Salesforce.com