The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 29 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 1.82% - 2.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% - 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £293 - £230
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 - £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 - £246
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+39.06% -0.08%
Test Strategy
East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
181 179 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 82.27% 75.21% 74.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 123 106
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Median hourly rate £42.50 £13.25 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+220.75% -63.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.39 £12.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £13.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Felixstowe - 2 - -
Ipswich - 2 £293 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Line Management
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
5 2 (16.67%) System Testing
5 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team Management
6 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
6 1 (8.33%) Change Control
6 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) People Management
6 1 (8.33%) SDLC
6 1 (8.33%) Defect Management
6 1 (8.33%) Legal

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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:

General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 3 (25.00%) Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Finance Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Network Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Line Management
2 3 (25.00%) Test Management
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Project Management
3 2 (16.67%) System Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) BT