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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 88 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 45 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.59% 0.77% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 1.01% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 14
Median daily rate £339 £438 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.51% +10.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £394 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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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
2314 1975 1758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 81.65% 76.34% 75.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1332 1219 925
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 £260 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £497
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 92 111
Median hourly rate £18.50 £28.85 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.86% -17.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% +1.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -17 28 £451 -2.59%
Warwickshire - 3 £500 - 1
Worcestershire -9 2 - -
Solihull - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Birmingham -5 1 - - 2
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 81 (62.31%) SQL
2 76 (58.46%) Unix
3 69 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (46.92%) Scrum
5 60 (46.15%) Oracle
6 55 (42.31%) Informatica
7 39 (30.00%) Java
8 37 (28.46%) Waterfall
9 35 (26.92%) BusinessObjects
10 33 (25.38%) Shell Script
10 33 (25.38%) Pega
10 33 (25.38%) Pentaho
11 32 (24.62%) Hadoop
12 31 (23.85%) Process Improvement
13 30 (23.08%) Data Modelling
14 29 (22.31%) RUP
15 28 (21.54%) Business Intelligence
15 28 (21.54%) Confluence
15 28 (21.54%) JIRA
16 27 (20.77%) J2EE
17 25 (19.23%) WebLogic
17 25 (19.23%) OO
18 22 (16.92%) PL/SQL
18 22 (16.92%) webMethods
19 21 (16.15%) Cloudera
19 21 (16.15%) Data Integration
20 19 (14.62%) Big Data
21 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
21 17 (13.08%) Security Cleared
21 17 (13.08%) Configuration Management

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 28 (21.54%) Confluence
2 25 (19.23%) WebLogic
3 11 (8.46%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (3.85%) SAS
5 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.77%) Apache
6 1 (0.77%) Documentum
6 1 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.08%) Internet
2 1 (0.77%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (26.92%) BusinessObjects
2 33 (25.38%) Pentaho
3 32 (24.62%) Hadoop
4 19 (14.62%) Big Data
5 12 (9.23%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (3.08%) MS Access
8 4 (3.08%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.77%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 28 (21.54%) JIRA
2 8 (6.15%) ClearCase
3 6 (4.62%) PVCS
4 3 (2.31%) CA Gen
5 1 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.77%) Gatling
5 1 (0.77%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.77%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.77%) JMeter
5 1 (0.77%) JUnit
5 1 (0.77%) Maven
5 1 (0.77%) Mockito
5 1 (0.77%) Selenium
5 1 (0.77%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.77%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (2.31%) Banking
2 2 (1.54%) Aerospace
2 2 (1.54%) Finance
3 1 (0.77%) Automotive
3 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (63.08%) Developer
2 23 (17.69%) Pentaho Developer
3 12 (9.23%) Analyst
3 12 (9.23%) Hadoop Developer
3 12 (9.23%) Monitoring Engineer
3 12 (9.23%) Test Manager
4 10 (7.69%) Data Integration Developer
4 10 (7.69%) Integration Developer
5 8 (6.15%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (6.15%) Lead Developer
6 7 (5.38%) Big Data Developer
6 7 (5.38%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.38%) Test Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Senior Developer
8 5 (3.85%) Business Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Junior
9 4 (3.08%) Programme Manager
9 4 (3.08%) Senior Test Manager
9 4 (3.08%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.77%) J2EE
2 13 (10.00%) CSS
3 11 (8.46%) ELK Stack
3 11 (8.46%) jQuery
4 2 (1.54%) HTML
4 2 (1.54%) Spring
4 2 (1.54%) XML
5 1 (0.77%) .NET
5 1 (0.77%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (0.77%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.77%) Middleware
5 1 (0.77%) PhoneGap
5 1 (0.77%) RESTful
5 1 (0.77%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.77%) Swagger
5 1 (0.77%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Data Integration
2 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.54%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (1.54%) Smart Meter
3 1 (0.77%) Statistics
3 1 (0.77%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (58.46%) Unix
2 14 (10.77%) Linux
2 14 (10.77%) Windows
3 2 (1.54%) Fedora
3 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (53.08%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (46.92%) Scrum
3 37 (28.46%) Waterfall
4 31 (23.85%) Process Improvement
5 30 (23.08%) Data Modelling
6 29 (22.31%) RUP
7 28 (21.54%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (19.23%) OO
9 17 (13.08%) Configuration Management
10 16 (12.31%) User Stories
11 15 (11.54%) SDLC
12 14 (10.77%) Problem Management
12 14 (10.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 12 (9.23%) Service Management
14 11 (8.46%) Dashboard Development
15 10 (7.69%) Software Engineering
15 10 (7.69%) Test Scripting
16 8 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
16 8 (6.15%) Data Analysis
17 7 (5.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (62.31%) SQL
2 39 (30.00%) Java
3 33 (25.38%) Shell Script
4 22 (16.92%) PL/SQL
5 15 (11.54%) Perl
6 12 (9.23%) C
6 12 (9.23%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.31%) Scala
8 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.77%) C#
9 1 (0.77%) Groovy
9 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (13.08%) SC Cleared
1 17 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.92%) ISTQB
3 8 (6.15%) ISEB
4 7 (5.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.85%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (3.08%) Degree
7 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) SLA
3 2 (1.54%) COBIT
3 2 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 12 (9.23%) BMC PATROL
1 12 (9.23%) OPNET
1 12 (9.23%) SCOM
2 11 (8.46%) Kibana
2 11 (8.46%) logstash
3 3 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.31%) Opsview
4 2 (1.54%) Puppet
Vendors
1 60 (46.15%) Oracle
2 55 (42.31%) Informatica
3 33 (25.38%) Pega
4 22 (16.92%) webMethods
5 21 (16.15%) Cloudera
6 12 (9.23%) BMC
7 11 (8.46%) Digital Fuel
8 5 (3.85%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.08%) BEA
9 4 (3.08%) SAP
9 4 (3.08%) WSO2
10 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.54%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.54%) Avaya
11 2 (1.54%) EMC
11 2 (1.54%) NICE Systems
12 1 (0.77%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.77%) HP
12 1 (0.77%) RedPrairie
12 1 (0.77%) Xamarin
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