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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 94 97 77
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.81% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.07% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 7
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£388 £315 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% -23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £252 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £391 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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
1721 1769 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 74.37% 75.60% 67.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 925 590
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 142 61
Average hourly rate £28.50 £33.55 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.05% -11.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
Shropshire +1 9 - -
Coventry +7 3 £340 +13.33% 2
Birmingham - 3 £388 - 1
Worcestershire - 3 - -
Warwickshire -7 1 £275 -29.03%
Walsall - 1 - -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) Java
3 20 (35.09%) SQL
4 16 (28.07%) UNIX
5 15 (26.32%) Scrum
6 12 (21.05%) JIRA
6 12 (21.05%) Confluence
7 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
7 11 (19.30%) Oracle
7 11 (19.30%) Data Mining
8 10 (17.54%) J2EE
8 10 (17.54%) RUP
8 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Hadoop
8 10 (17.54%) Open Source
9 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
9 9 (15.79%) XML
10 8 (14.04%) OO
10 8 (14.04%) Informatica
10 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
10 8 (14.04%) Data Migration
10 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
10 8 (14.04%) Migration
11 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (12.28%) Finance
11 7 (12.28%) JSON
11 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
11 7 (12.28%) Pega
11 7 (12.28%) webMethods
11 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (21.05%) Confluence
2 6 (10.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (7.02%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Skype
2 3 (5.26%) Internet
3 2 (3.51%) HTTP
4 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.30%) Data Mining
2 10 (17.54%) Hadoop
3 6 (10.53%) HBase
4 5 (8.77%) Big Data
5 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.26%) MS Access
5 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (21.05%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) LoadRunner
2 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.51%) CA Gen
3 1 (1.75%) IntelliJ
3 1 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Automotive
2 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Developer
2 17 (29.82%) Test Manager
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (7.02%) AWS Developer
4 4 (7.02%) Architect
4 4 (7.02%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Consultant
4 4 (7.02%) Systems Architect
5 3 (5.26%) Java Developer
5 3 (5.26%) QA Manager
5 3 (5.26%) Designer
6 2 (3.51%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.51%) Quality Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Data Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Business Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Test Analyst
6 2 (3.51%) Tester
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Developer
7 1 (1.75%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.54%) J2EE
2 9 (15.79%) XML
3 7 (12.28%) JSON
4 6 (10.53%) HTML5
4 6 (10.53%) HTML
4 6 (10.53%) XSD
4 6 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (3.51%) SAX
6 1 (1.75%) SOAP
6 1 (1.75%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (28.07%) UNIX
2 1 (1.75%) AIX
2 1 (1.75%) Solaris
2 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Scrum
3 11 (19.30%) Waterfall
4 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Open Source
4 10 (17.54%) RUP
5 9 (15.79%) Data Modelling
6 8 (14.04%) Migration
6 8 (14.04%) OO
6 8 (14.04%) Test Scripting
6 8 (14.04%) Data Migration
7 7 (12.28%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (12.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (12.28%) Problem Management
8 6 (10.53%) Configuration Management
8 6 (10.53%) Web Design
9 5 (8.77%) SDLC
10 4 (7.02%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 4 (7.02%) CRM
10 4 (7.02%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 22 (38.60%) Java
2 20 (35.09%) SQL
3 8 (14.04%) Shell Script
4 6 (10.53%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.53%) Perl
4 6 (10.53%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.51%) C
6 1 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
1 3 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) Informatica
3 7 (12.28%) webMethods
3 7 (12.28%) Pega
4 6 (10.53%) Adobe
5 5 (8.77%) Business Objects
5 5 (8.77%) RedPrairie
6 4 (7.02%) BEA
6 4 (7.02%) JDA
7 3 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (5.26%) IBM
7 3 (5.26%) HP
8 1 (1.75%) SAP
8 1 (1.75%) Sun
8 1 (1.75%) WSO2
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