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 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 80 56 46
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.87% 1.60% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.86% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 3
Median daily rate £301 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.81% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £368 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £740 £351
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +17.24%
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 Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
712 591 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 88.56% 85.78% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 380 233
Median daily rate £375 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £258 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 22 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.57% -3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £10.50 £20.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £47.50 £33.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +53.84%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 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 -28 6 £301 -24.81% 2
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

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

1 17 (73.91%) Automated Testing
1 17 (73.91%) Risk Analysis
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 13 (56.52%) Knowledge Management
4 12 (52.17%) HP
5 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
6 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
6 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
7 8 (34.78%) Project Management
7 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) Degree
9 6 (26.09%) Process Improvement
9 6 (26.09%) Virtual Team
10 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
11 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
12 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
13 2 (8.70%) Migration
13 2 (8.70%) ISEB
13 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
13 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
13 2 (8.70%) Data Management
13 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
13 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
13 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
14 1 (4.35%) Anti-Money Laundering
14 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
14 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills

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 (4.35%) SAS
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Tester
2 6 (26.09%) Test Leader
3 5 (21.74%) Systems Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Test Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
6 1 (4.35%) AML Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.35%) Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Node.js Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAS Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) SAS Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (4.35%) UAT Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Node.js
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) Automated Testing
1 17 (73.91%) Risk Analysis
2 15 (65.22%) Test Automation
3 13 (56.52%) Knowledge Management
4 10 (43.48%) Test Scripting
5 9 (39.13%) Automation Testing
6 8 (34.78%) Project Management
7 6 (26.09%) Process Improvement
8 4 (17.39%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.70%) Data Management
10 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
10 2 (8.70%) Functional Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Migration
10 2 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Test Planning
10 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
11 1 (4.35%) SDLC
11 1 (4.35%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Java
1 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Degree
3 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (8.70%) ISEB
5 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (4.35%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) HP
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle
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