Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Derbyshire 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 23 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 Midlands > Derbyshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 49 48
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 0.53% 0.74% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.96% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Derbyshire median daily rate £350 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +36.36% -31.25%
10th Percentile £326 £363 £262
90th Percentile £430 £388 £408
East Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -1.67% +15.38% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Derbyshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 Derbyshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Derbyshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 473 417 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Derbyshire 83.13% 76.80% 76.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 253 235
Derbyshire median daily rate £388 £375 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +0.67% +7.97%
10th Percentile £229 £200 £213
90th Percentile £515 £575 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 10
Derbyshire median hourly rate £27.30 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% +4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.93 £8.33 £7.70
90th Percentile £51.18 £42.95 £18.68
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +2.86%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Derbyshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Derbyshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Derbyshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Derbyshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Derbyshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Derbyshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Derbyshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Derby -8 3 £350 -6.67%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

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

1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) PMP
2 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Derbyshire 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 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 1 (33.33%) PMI Certification
1 1 (33.33%) PMP
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) HP