The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 103 84 84
Rank change year-on-year
-19 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 1.16% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.75% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 13
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£315 £364 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.40% -0.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £294 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £525 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +84.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1788 1318 1534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 72.62% 66.26% 69.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 673 741
Average daily rate £370 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 55 71
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.24% +26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
Warwickshire -8 4 £318 +9.57% 1
Coventry -11 3 £300 - 1
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 16 (36.36%) ISEB
2 15 (34.09%) SAP
3 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
5 10 (22.73%) Windows
5 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
6 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
6 8 (18.18%) UNIX
6 8 (18.18%) Test Management
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle
7 7 (15.91%) ERP
7 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.91%) HP
7 7 (15.91%) JIRA
8 5 (11.36%) SAP BI
8 5 (11.36%) Java
8 5 (11.36%) SQL
8 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
8 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
8 5 (11.36%) Information Management
8 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
9 4 (9.09%) Open Source
9 4 (9.09%) Big Data
9 4 (9.09%) Big Data Analytics
9 4 (9.09%) Data Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (6.82%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Project
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) SAP CRM
2 2 (4.55%) SAP HR
3 1 (2.27%) SAP FI
3 1 (2.27%) SAP SRM
3 1 (2.27%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.27%) SAP PM
3 1 (2.27%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
1 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (11.36%) SAP BI
3 4 (9.09%) Big Data
3 4 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) JIRA
2 2 (4.55%) Selenium
2 2 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 2 (4.55%) JMeter
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Marketing
2 2 (4.55%) Automotive
2 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (40.91%) Analyst
2 12 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 11 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Business Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Tester
5 5 (11.36%) SAP Test Analyst
5 5 (11.36%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (9.09%) Big Data Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Data Architect
6 4 (9.09%) Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Security Tester
7 2 (4.55%) SAP Manager
7 2 (4.55%) Penetration Tester
7 2 (4.55%) SAP HR Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) SAP Test Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Lead Developer
8 1 (2.27%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.27%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) HTML
1 3 (6.82%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Open Source
2 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 10 (22.73%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.82%) AIX
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) Stakeholder Management
1 13 (29.55%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (22.73%) Test Scripting
3 8 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 8 (18.18%) Test Management
4 7 (15.91%) ERP
4 7 (15.91%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (11.36%) Business Analysis
5 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
5 5 (11.36%) Information Management
5 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (9.09%) Waterfall
6 4 (9.09%) Big Data Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Data Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Business Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Analytics
6 4 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Testing
6 4 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) Java
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) C
3 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) Python
3 1 (2.27%) VB
3 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) ISEB
2 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.55%) Degree
6 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.82%) Terminal Server
1 3 (6.82%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (6.82%) Nessus
2 3 (6.82%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) SAP
2 7 (15.91%) Oracle
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) HP
3 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.82%) webMethods
4 2 (4.55%) JD Edwards
5 1 (2.27%) Ariba
5 1 (2.27%) Cognos
5 1 (2.27%) Siebel
5 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.27%) Pega
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