The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Telford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Shropshire / Telford
Rank 16 9 18
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 5.77% 15.87% 9.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.87% 18.33% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 9
Median daily rate £450 £470 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% +17.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £357
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Telford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
131 180 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 83.97% 86.54% 81.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 50 51
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £675 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £39.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +52.94%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Telford 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 Telford

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Telford

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Telford

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Telford

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Telford region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 24 (64.86%) SQL
1 24 (64.86%) Oracle
1 24 (64.86%) Process Improvement
2 18 (48.65%) PL/SQL
3 17 (45.95%) Java
4 16 (43.24%) OO
4 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (37.84%) Pega
5 14 (37.84%) Unix
6 13 (35.14%) J2EE
6 13 (35.14%) webMethods
7 12 (32.43%) Problem Management
8 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
9 10 (27.03%) XML
9 10 (27.03%) RUP
10 9 (24.32%) COBOL
10 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
11 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
11 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
11 8 (21.62%) Data Modelling
12 7 (18.92%) ICL
12 7 (18.92%) Windows
12 7 (18.92%) Informatica
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
13 6 (16.22%) Scrum
13 6 (16.22%) VME
14 5 (13.51%) IDMS
14 5 (13.51%) CA Gen
14 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
14 5 (13.51%) Coaching

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Telford 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 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.11%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Documentum
3 1 (2.70%) JBoss
3 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) IDMS
2 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) CA Gen
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
3 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
3 2 (5.41%) PVCS
3 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) Ant
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Developer
2 8 (21.62%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (16.22%) webMethods Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.81%) .NET Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) COBOL Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Mainframe Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) Programmer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Programmer
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Business Systems Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Systems Analyst
8 1 (2.70%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (35.14%) J2EE
2 10 (27.03%) XML
3 4 (10.81%) .NET
3 4 (10.81%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.81%) Apache Cordova
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (10.81%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (10.81%) CSS
3 4 (10.81%) HTML
3 4 (10.81%) PhoneGap
3 4 (10.81%) WinForms
4 2 (5.41%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Data Structures
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Unix
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 6 (16.22%) VME
4 2 (5.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Process Improvement
2 16 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) OO
3 12 (32.43%) Problem Management
4 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
5 10 (27.03%) RUP
6 8 (21.62%) Configuration Management
6 8 (21.62%) Data Modelling
7 6 (16.22%) Scrum
8 5 (13.51%) Coaching
8 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
8 5 (13.51%) SDLC
9 4 (10.81%) Mobile Development
9 4 (10.81%) MVC
9 4 (10.81%) Planning and Forecasting
9 4 (10.81%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (10.81%) TDD
10 3 (8.11%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) SQL
2 18 (48.65%) PL/SQL
3 17 (45.95%) Java
4 9 (24.32%) COBOL
4 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
5 4 (10.81%) C#
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.81%) Perl
6 2 (5.41%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISEB
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Oracle
2 14 (37.84%) Pega
3 13 (35.14%) webMethods
4 7 (18.92%) ICL
4 7 (18.92%) Informatica
5 6 (16.22%) Microsoft
6 5 (13.51%) BEA
7 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
7 4 (10.81%) Xamarin
8 1 (2.70%) Micro Focus
8 1 (2.70%) SAP
8 1 (2.70%) WSO2