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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 22 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 21 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 7.07% 8.99% 3.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.02% 10.32% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £383 £494 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% +23.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £409 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £41.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+6.09% +26.15%
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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
262 155 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 88.22% 87.08% 81.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 48 49
Median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Median hourly rate - £25.06 £13.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +91.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £34.95 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.30% +39.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Telford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Telford region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Telford

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Telford

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

1 31 (70.45%) Process Improvement
2 24 (54.55%) SQL
2 24 (54.55%) Oracle
3 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (43.18%) Pega
5 18 (40.91%) PL/SQL
5 18 (40.91%) OO
6 17 (38.64%) Java
7 16 (36.36%) Waterfall
8 15 (34.09%) RUP
8 15 (34.09%) Data Modelling
9 14 (31.82%) Unix
9 14 (31.82%) Problem Management
10 13 (29.55%) J2EE
10 13 (29.55%) webMethods
11 12 (27.27%) XML
12 10 (22.73%) Configuration Management
13 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
13 9 (20.45%) Windows
13 9 (20.45%) COBOL
14 8 (18.18%) WebLogic
14 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
14 8 (18.18%) Scrum
15 7 (15.91%) ICL
15 7 (15.91%) Informatica
16 6 (13.64%) WinForms
16 6 (13.64%) MVC
16 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
16 6 (13.64%) HTML

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 (18.18%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.82%) Confluence
3 1 (2.27%) Documentum
3 1 (2.27%) JBoss
3 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) IDMS
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) CA Gen
2 3 (6.82%) JIRA
3 2 (4.55%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.55%) PVCS
3 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.27%) Ant
4 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) Maven
4 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (72.73%) Developer
2 8 (18.18%) COBOL Developer
3 6 (13.64%) .NET Developer
3 6 (13.64%) webMethods Developer
4 5 (11.36%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.82%) Analyst
5 3 (6.82%) Architect
5 3 (6.82%) COBOL Programmer
5 3 (6.82%) Mainframe Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Mainframe Programmer
5 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL Developer
5 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL Programmer
5 3 (6.82%) Programmer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Developer
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Programmer
6 2 (4.55%) Business Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Oracle Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) J2EE
2 12 (27.27%) XML
3 6 (13.64%) .NET
3 6 (13.64%) .NET Framework
3 6 (13.64%) Apache Cordova
3 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 6 (13.64%) CSS
3 6 (13.64%) HTML
3 6 (13.64%) PhoneGap
3 6 (13.64%) WinForms
4 2 (4.55%) EDIFACT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Unix
2 9 (20.45%) Windows
3 6 (13.64%) VME
4 2 (4.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Process Improvement
2 23 (52.27%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (40.91%) OO
4 16 (36.36%) Waterfall
5 15 (34.09%) Data Modelling
5 15 (34.09%) RUP
6 14 (31.82%) Problem Management
7 10 (22.73%) Configuration Management
8 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (18.18%) Scrum
9 6 (13.64%) Mobile Development
9 6 (13.64%) MVC
9 6 (13.64%) TDD
10 5 (11.36%) Coaching
10 5 (11.36%) Functional Testing
10 5 (11.36%) Mentoring
10 5 (11.36%) SDLC
10 5 (11.36%) User Stories
11 4 (9.09%) Planning and Forecasting
11 4 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) SQL
2 18 (40.91%) PL/SQL
3 17 (38.64%) Java
4 9 (20.45%) COBOL
4 9 (20.45%) Shell Script
5 6 (13.64%) C#
5 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
6 4 (9.09%) Perl
7 2 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) ISEB
2 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Oracle
2 19 (43.18%) Pega
3 13 (29.55%) webMethods
4 8 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.91%) ICL
5 7 (15.91%) Informatica
6 6 (13.64%) Xamarin
7 5 (11.36%) BEA
8 4 (9.09%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.27%) Micro Focus
9 1 (2.27%) SAP
9 1 (2.27%) WSO2