Period
to 18 November 2017

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 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 75 92
Rank change year-on-year -16 +17 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.35% 0.79% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.97% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 17
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £413 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.91% +6.67% -18.64%
10th Percentile £325 £279 £258
90th Percentile £438 £488 £455
East of England median daily rate £449 £413 £395
% change year-on-year +8.73% +4.43% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.93% +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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1175 928 1266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 83.39% 81.76% 79.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 587 447 755
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +0.65% +6.21%
10th Percentile £233 £216 £263
90th Percentile £542 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 87 85
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £38.75 £37.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +120.59% -38.18%
10th Percentile £12.18 £13.65 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £50.75
East of England median hourly rate £31.02 £31.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.46% +25.90% +3.65%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Peterborough -11 4 £388 +10.71%
Test Strategy
East of England

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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (40.00%) RSpec
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) REST
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) User Stories
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Findur
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) TDD

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Findur
2 1 (20.00%) Endur
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) RSpec
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (40.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Gherkin
1 2 (40.00%) REST
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Acceptance Criteria
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) BDD
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Manual Testing
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (40.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) C++
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) OpenLink