Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 18 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
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 88 69
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.41% 0.85% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.04% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 7
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.31%
10th Percentile £300 £321 £307
90th Percentile £500 £555 £470
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £411
% change year-on-year -13.33% -8.81% +17.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 - -

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 Birmingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1264 1252 1031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 80.87% 81.72% 75.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 932 805 640
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.02%
10th Percentile £231 £243 £225
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 35
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -1.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.84 £10.17
90th Percentile £46.40 £30.33 £43.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £17.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +40.85% -11.25% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Birmingham

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Collaborative Working
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) CRM
5 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (18.18%) Business Transformation
5 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
6 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (13.64%) REST
6 3 (13.64%) Presales
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle ASCP
6 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.64%) SAP
6 3 (13.64%) Windows
6 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 3 (13.64%) ERP
6 3 (13.64%) LAN
7 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (9.09%) EPoS
7 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.09%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (13.64%) Oracle ASCP
3 1 (4.55%) NetSuite
3 1 (4.55%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) LAN
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Back Office
3 1 (4.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Test Manager
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Supply Chain Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 2 (9.09%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Applications Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Data Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.55%) ERP Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (13.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.09%) EPoS
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (27.27%) Scenario Testing
3 5 (22.73%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
4 4 (18.18%) Business Transformation
4 4 (18.18%) CRM
4 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
5 3 (13.64%) ERP
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
5 3 (13.64%) Presales
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (13.64%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Analytics
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (9.09%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) ISEB
1 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.55%) CCNA
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.55%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Oracle
2 3 (13.64%) SAP
3 2 (9.09%) Serena
4 1 (4.55%) CODA
4 1 (4.55%) Cognos
4 1 (4.55%) IFS
4 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.55%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Workday