Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Strategy
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 55 56
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.29% 0.47% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.57% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £500 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -13.64% +36.65%
10th Percentile £458 £463 £275
90th Percentile £563 £488 £605
East of England median daily rate £437 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.43% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% +9.33%

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 580 527 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 84.18% 82.73% 85.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 336 377
Bedfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.34% -5.07%
10th Percentile £267 £210 £240
90th Percentile £597 £588 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 49
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £22.50 £14.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.71% -60.00% +105.88%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.02 £9.85
90th Percentile £50.48 £43.11 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £23.63
% change year-on-year -1.56% +35.45% -1.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford 0 1 £450 -5.26%
Luton - 1 £550 -
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Siebel
1 1 (50.00%) Chordiant
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
1 1 (50.00%) KANA
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Pega
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) CRM Manager
1 1 (50.00%) CRM Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) Issue Tracking
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) SDLC
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Chordiant
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) KANA
1 1 (50.00%) Pega
1 1 (50.00%) SAP
1 1 (50.00%) Siebel