The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 98 87 108
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +21
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 51 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.61% 1.09% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.96% 1.45% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 4
Median daily rate £353 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.75% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £293 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £405 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
Test Strategy
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2602 1797 1840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 82.16% 75.54% 77.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1584 1103 975
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 78 134
Median hourly rate £17.00 £29.35 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.06% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.05 £13.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.65 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the West Midlands region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Shropshire -20 20 £400 -11.11% 1
Coventry -6 8 £375 +1.35% 3
Warwickshire -3 4 £349 +26.81%
Birmingham -15 2 £580 +49.61% 2
Solihull - 2 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £370 -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (42.73%) SQL
3 37 (33.64%) Data Modelling
3 37 (33.64%) Scrum
4 35 (31.82%) Java
4 35 (31.82%) Unix
5 34 (30.91%) Process Improvement
6 30 (27.27%) Waterfall
7 27 (24.55%) Informatica
8 25 (22.73%) Oracle
9 23 (20.91%) J2EE
9 23 (20.91%) Pega
10 21 (19.09%) RUP
11 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 19 (17.27%) SC Cleared
13 17 (15.45%) Pentaho
13 17 (15.45%) Hadoop
13 17 (15.45%) User Stories
13 17 (15.45%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (14.55%) OO
14 16 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 15 (13.64%) Test Scripting
15 15 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
16 14 (12.73%) Shell Script
16 14 (12.73%) CSS
16 14 (12.73%) JIRA
16 14 (12.73%) Confluence
16 14 (12.73%) Cloudera
17 13 (11.82%) Problem Management
17 13 (11.82%) Data Integration

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (12.73%) Confluence
2 10 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.91%) Apache
4 1 (0.91%) CMS
4 1 (0.91%) SAS
4 1 (0.91%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.73%) MS Office
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.91%) DSL
1 1 (0.91%) Internet
1 1 (0.91%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.45%) BusinessObjects
1 17 (15.45%) Hadoop
1 17 (15.45%) Pentaho
2 11 (10.00%) Big Data
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.82%) MS Access
5 2 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.91%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.91%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 14 (12.73%) JIRA
2 3 (2.73%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.73%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.82%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.82%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.91%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.91%) Gatling
4 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.91%) JMeter
4 1 (0.91%) JUnit
4 1 (0.91%) Maven
4 1 (0.91%) Mockito
4 1 (0.91%) Selenium
4 1 (0.91%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.91%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (1.82%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 60 (54.55%) Developer
2 20 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 13 (11.82%) Pentaho Developer
4 12 (10.91%) Analyst
5 10 (9.09%) Java Developer
6 8 (7.27%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (7.27%) Programme Manager
6 8 (7.27%) Programme Test Manager
6 8 (7.27%) Test Leader
6 8 (7.27%) Test Programme Manager
7 7 (6.36%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.45%) Monitoring Engineer
8 6 (5.45%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Programme Manager
9 5 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
10 4 (3.64%) Agile Java Developer
10 4 (3.64%) J2EE Developer
10 4 (3.64%) Junior
10 4 (3.64%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.91%) J2EE
2 14 (12.73%) CSS
3 10 (9.09%) jQuery
4 9 (8.18%) .NET
5 6 (5.45%) ELK Stack
6 4 (3.64%) HTML
6 4 (3.64%) XML
7 3 (2.73%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.73%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (2.73%) PhoneGap
7 3 (2.73%) Web Services
7 3 (2.73%) WinForms
8 2 (1.82%) Spring
8 2 (1.82%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.82%) Swagger
8 2 (1.82%) WireMock
9 1 (0.91%) Hystrix
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Data Integration
2 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.73%) Data Conversion
2 3 (2.73%) Data Structures
3 2 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (1.82%) Smart Meter
4 1 (0.91%) PKI
4 1 (0.91%) User Experience
4 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (31.82%) Unix
2 13 (11.82%) Windows
3 10 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (1.82%) Android
4 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.82%) Fedora
4 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (52.73%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (33.64%) Data Modelling
2 37 (33.64%) Scrum
3 34 (30.91%) Process Improvement
4 30 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 21 (19.09%) RUP
6 17 (15.45%) User Stories
7 16 (14.55%) OO
7 16 (14.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 13 (11.82%) Configuration Management
9 13 (11.82%) Problem Management
9 13 (11.82%) SDLC
10 12 (10.91%) Test Management
11 11 (10.00%) Functional Testing
12 10 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
12 10 (9.09%) System Testing
13 7 (6.36%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (6.36%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (42.73%) SQL
2 35 (31.82%) Java
3 14 (12.73%) Shell Script
4 13 (11.82%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.00%) C
6 7 (6.36%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.73%) C#
7 3 (2.73%) Perl
7 3 (2.73%) Scala
8 2 (1.82%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.91%) Groovy
9 1 (0.91%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.27%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.27%) ISEB
3 8 (7.27%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.91%) Degree
5 1 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (1.82%) COBIT
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.91%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.45%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (5.45%) OPNET
1 6 (5.45%) SCOM
2 5 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.55%) Kibana
2 5 (4.55%) logstash
3 2 (1.82%) Opsview
3 2 (1.82%) Puppet
3 2 (1.82%) SCCM
4 1 (0.91%) Grafana
4 1 (0.91%) Graphite
Vendors
1 27 (24.55%) Informatica
2 25 (22.73%) Oracle
3 23 (20.91%) Pega
4 14 (12.73%) Cloudera
5 11 (10.00%) webMethods
6 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.27%) WSO2
7 6 (5.45%) BMC
8 5 (4.55%) Digital Fuel
9 4 (3.64%) HP
10 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.73%) Xamarin
11 2 (1.82%) Atlassian
12 1 (0.91%) ATG
12 1 (0.91%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.91%) Citrix
12 1 (0.91%) Guidewire
12 1 (0.91%) PlateSpin
12 1 (0.91%) RedPrairie
12 1 (0.91%) SAP
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