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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 84 60 40
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.14% 1.31% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 1.50% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Median daily rate £275 £320 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +18.51%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%

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
666 599 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 90.37% 87.45% 73.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 399 190
Median daily rate £390 £420 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 12
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+145.90% -30.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.03 £9.14 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.88 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +45.45%

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
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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -15 1 £275 -13.38% 1
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 8 (66.67%) HP UFT
3 7 (58.33%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 5 (41.67%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
7 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (16.67%) Data Management
8 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (8.33%) Finance
8 1 (8.33%) Validation
8 1 (8.33%) Migration
8 1 (8.33%) Java
8 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
8 1 (8.33%) SQL
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle
8 1 (8.33%) SOAP
8 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (8.33%) ETL
8 1 (8.33%) SAS
8 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis

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 1 (8.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (66.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Systems Tester
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) AML Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Risk Analysis
2 8 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
3 7 (58.33%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Data Management
4 2 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle