The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 23 June 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 / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 67
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire - 1.02% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.27% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Median daily rate - £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 472 471 617
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 80.27% 79.97% 79.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 272 366
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 30 53
Median hourly rate £19.00 £37.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.64% +57.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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:

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA