The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank - 49 36
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge - 0.25% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.30% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £325 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.44 £61.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year -27.74% +59.74%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 253 332 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 82.41% 82.79% 77.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 206 157
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 27 16
Median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.00% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
1 2 (66.67%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) BDD
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) CSS

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) NUnit
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 1 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (33.33%) JMeter
2 1 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (33.33%) RSpec
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 1 (33.33%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Software Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) Gherkin
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Automation Testing
1 1 (33.33%) BDD
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Manual Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) Groovy
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA