The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 8 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 92 44 59
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +15
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 11 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.97% 3.73% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 4.51% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 6
Median daily rate £318 £450 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.27% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £316 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £535 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
Test Strategy
North East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
960 599 510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 84.81% 82.85% 81.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 396 351
Median daily rate £400 £410 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £16.43 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.78 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 10 £318 -31.18%
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 8 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 27 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 24 (48.98%) Test Automation
2 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
2 24 (48.98%) Risk Analysis
3 22 (44.90%) Automated Testing
4 20 (40.82%) Knowledge Management
5 19 (38.78%) HP
6 16 (32.65%) Test Scripting
7 13 (26.53%) Project Management
8 12 (24.49%) Degree
9 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
10 10 (20.41%) Process Improvement
10 10 (20.41%) Virtual Team
10 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
11 9 (18.37%) Migration
11 9 (18.37%) MySQL
11 9 (18.37%) Sybase
11 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
11 9 (18.37%) Test Management
11 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
12 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
13 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
13 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (14.29%) QA
14 6 (12.24%) SQL
15 5 (10.20%) AIX
16 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
16 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
16 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
16 4 (8.16%) Data Analytics

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.08%) MS Office
1 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) HP UFT
2 4 (8.16%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.12%) JMeter
3 3 (6.12%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.12%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Test Manager
2 15 (30.61%) Tester
3 7 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Test Analyst
4 6 (12.24%) Test Leader
5 5 (10.20%) Functional Tester
5 5 (10.20%) Systems Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Migration Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Analytics Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Coordinator
7 2 (4.08%) Data Analytics Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Database Manager
7 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) UAT Coordinator
8 1 (2.04%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Java Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Node.js Developer
8 1 (2.04%) Performance Tester
8 1 (2.04%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 1 (2.04%) Node.js
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Virtual Team
2 3 (6.12%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) AIX
2 3 (6.12%) Linux
2 3 (6.12%) Unix
2 3 (6.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.98%) Risk Analysis
1 24 (48.98%) Test Automation
2 22 (44.90%) Automated Testing
3 20 (40.82%) Knowledge Management
4 16 (32.65%) Test Scripting
5 13 (26.53%) Project Management
6 11 (22.45%) Functional Testing
7 10 (20.41%) Process Improvement
7 10 (20.41%) Software Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Automation Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Migration
8 9 (18.37%) Test Management
9 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
10 7 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (8.16%) Analytics
11 4 (8.16%) Data Analytics
11 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.12%) Change Control
12 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Java
2 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (55.10%) Security Cleared
2 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
3 12 (24.49%) Degree
4 7 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.12%) ISEB
6 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.04%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) HP
2 9 (18.37%) Sybase
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle