The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 15 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.44% 1.94% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.32% 2.29% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
Test Strategy
Hertfordshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
95 131 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 70.37% 84.52% 80.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 59 36
Median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £9.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford 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 Watford

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Test Strategy
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Watford region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (100.00%) SAP
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 6 (100.00%) SuccessFactors
1 6 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Watford 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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) SuccessFactors
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Automation Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 6 (100.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) SAP