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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 24 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 41 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 11.33% 8.33% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.24% 9.45% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate £470 £475 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% +21.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
Test Strategy
Shropshire

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
335 127 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Telford 92.54% 88.19% 76.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 48 52
Average daily rate £460 £450 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +9.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £313 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £603 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Telford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Telford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Telford region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 67 (80.72%) Unix
2 65 (78.31%) SQL
3 55 (66.27%) Informatica
4 48 (57.83%) Oracle
5 46 (55.42%) Scrum
5 46 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (44.58%) BusinessObjects
7 34 (40.96%) Shell Script
8 32 (38.55%) Java
8 32 (38.55%) Pentaho
8 32 (38.55%) Hadoop
9 28 (33.73%) Waterfall
10 27 (32.53%) Confluence
10 27 (32.53%) JIRA
10 27 (32.53%) Pega
10 27 (32.53%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (31.33%) OO
11 26 (31.33%) J2EE
12 24 (28.92%) RUP
13 21 (25.30%) Data Modelling
13 21 (25.30%) Cloudera
14 20 (24.10%) Data Integration
15 19 (22.89%) Big Data
15 19 (22.89%) Process Improvement
15 19 (22.89%) WebLogic
16 18 (21.69%) PL/SQL
17 16 (19.28%) Perl
18 15 (18.07%) SDLC
19 13 (15.66%) CSS
20 12 (14.46%) Oracle Reports

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Telford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Telford region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (32.53%) Confluence
2 19 (22.89%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.02%) SAS
4 4 (4.82%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.20%) Apache
5 1 (1.20%) Documentum
5 1 (1.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (44.58%) BusinessObjects
2 32 (38.55%) Hadoop
2 32 (38.55%) Pentaho
3 19 (22.89%) Big Data
4 12 (14.46%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (32.53%) JIRA
2 9 (10.84%) ClearCase
3 6 (7.23%) PVCS
4 2 (2.41%) CA Gen
5 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.20%) Gatling
5 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.20%) Maven
5 1 (1.20%) Selenium
5 1 (1.20%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 71 (85.54%) Developer
2 22 (26.51%) Pentaho Developer
3 12 (14.46%) Hadoop Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Data Integration Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Integration Developer
4 9 (10.84%) Lead Developer
5 8 (9.64%) JavaScript Developer
6 7 (8.43%) Big Data Developer
7 6 (7.23%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.02%) Monitoring Engineer
9 4 (4.82%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 3 (3.61%) ETL Developer
10 3 (3.61%) Hadoop Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Software Integration Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (31.33%) J2EE
2 13 (15.66%) CSS
3 11 (13.25%) jQuery
4 4 (4.82%) ELK Stack
5 2 (2.41%) HTML
5 2 (2.41%) XML
6 1 (1.20%) .NET
6 1 (1.20%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.20%) Apache Cordova
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (1.20%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.20%) Spring
6 1 (1.20%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.10%) Data Integration
2 1 (1.20%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 67 (80.72%) Unix
2 7 (8.43%) Windows
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (55.42%) Agile Software Development
1 46 (55.42%) Scrum
2 28 (33.73%) Waterfall
3 27 (32.53%) Business Intelligence
4 26 (31.33%) OO
5 24 (28.92%) RUP
6 21 (25.30%) Data Modelling
7 19 (22.89%) Process Improvement
8 15 (18.07%) SDLC
9 12 (14.46%) Configuration Management
10 11 (13.25%) Dashboard Development
11 10 (12.05%) Problem Management
11 10 (12.05%) User Stories
12 9 (10.84%) Software Engineering
13 6 (7.23%) Analytics
13 6 (7.23%) ETL
13 6 (7.23%) ETL Development
14 5 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (6.02%) Service Management
15 4 (4.82%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (78.31%) SQL
2 34 (40.96%) Shell Script
3 32 (38.55%) Java
4 18 (21.69%) PL/SQL
5 16 (19.28%) Perl
6 12 (14.46%) JavaScript
7 11 (13.25%) C
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) Groovy
8 1 (1.20%) Scala
8 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) SC Cleared
1 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) ISEB
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Degree
5 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) BMC PATROL
1 5 (6.02%) OPNET
1 5 (6.02%) SCOM
2 4 (4.82%) Kibana
2 4 (4.82%) logstash
3 3 (3.61%) Opsview
4 1 (1.20%) Puppet
Vendors
1 55 (66.27%) Informatica
2 48 (57.83%) Oracle
3 27 (32.53%) Pega
4 21 (25.30%) Cloudera
5 12 (14.46%) webMethods
6 5 (6.02%) BMC
7 4 (4.82%) BEA
7 4 (4.82%) Digital Fuel
8 3 (3.61%) Microsoft
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.20%) WSO2
10 1 (1.20%) Xamarin
Telford, Shropshire
J & C Associates Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago