The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 35 - 26
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.62% - 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% - 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
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£395 - £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £371
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.70%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
217 148 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 66.98% 64.63% 73.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 73 111
Average daily rate £375 £301 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.79% -8.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 32
Average hourly rate £15.25 £24.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.45% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £19.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Warwickshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Warwickshire region over the 3 months to 24 November 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leamington Spa - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
West Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Improvement
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Analysis
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
3 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 1 (9.09%) System Testing
4 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
4 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 1 (9.09%) Test Management
4 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
4 1 (9.09%) PMI
4 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) SOAP
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Process Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (9.09%) Automotive
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) CRM Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Environment Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Client/Server
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) PMI
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Improvement
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Tuning
1 5 (45.45%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
2 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
3 1 (9.09%) System Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
3 1 (9.09%) Test Management
3 1 (9.09%) Usability Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
3 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Process Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
3 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) ISEB
2 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
2 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) SAP
3 1 (9.09%) HP