The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 30 April 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 85 89
Rank change year-on-year +23 +4  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 40 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.51% 0.94% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.07% 1.16% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 8
Median daily rate £423 £400 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +8.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £363
% change year-on-year -3.03% +13.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £35.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% +9.15%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1301 1297 1360
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 81.67% 81.01% 77.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 808 808
Median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 27 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.60 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Test Strategy in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +5 12 £424 +5.93% 2
Derbyshire - 12 £500 - 1
Nottinghamshire +10 5 £365 - 1
Lincolnshire - 5 - - 3
Leicestershire -5 3 - -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 21 (32.81%) Java
2 20 (31.25%) Oracle
3 19 (29.69%) Unix
4 18 (28.13%) Test Scripting
5 17 (26.56%) Performance Testing
6 16 (25.00%) Test Planning
6 16 (25.00%) Tivoli
7 14 (21.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 14 (21.88%) IBM
7 14 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (18.75%) Banking
9 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
9 11 (17.19%) Oracle Database
10 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
10 10 (15.63%) Volume Testing
11 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
11 9 (14.06%) QA
11 9 (14.06%) Finance
12 8 (12.50%) Windows
12 8 (12.50%) Linux
12 8 (12.50%) SAP
12 8 (12.50%) Scrum
12 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 7 (10.94%) Ganglia
13 7 (10.94%) nmon
13 7 (10.94%) Performance Engineering
13 7 (10.94%) AppDynamics
13 7 (10.94%) C#

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (7.81%) NServiceBus
2 4 (6.25%) ArcGIS
2 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 6 (9.38%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.56%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.38%) PowerCenter
3 5 (7.81%) SAP BW
3 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.25%) MySQL
4 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.13%) Kalido
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Selenium
2 5 (7.81%) JMeter
2 5 (7.81%) SoapUI
3 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
3 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.25%) JUnit
3 4 (6.25%) Mockito
3 4 (6.25%) NUnit
4 2 (3.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (1.56%) JIRA
5 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.56%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (18.75%) Banking
2 9 (14.06%) Finance
3 4 (6.25%) Avionics
3 4 (6.25%) Military
4 2 (3.13%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Billing
5 1 (1.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (29.69%) Analyst
1 19 (29.69%) Test Analyst
2 9 (14.06%) Test Manager
3 8 (12.50%) Tester
4 7 (10.94%) Performance Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Performance Test Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Test Leader
5 5 (7.81%) C# Software Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (6.25%) Java Developer
6 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Automation Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Banking Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Performance Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Software Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.94%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) DCOM
2 5 (7.81%) Java EE
2 5 (7.81%) WPF
3 4 (6.25%) COM
3 4 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 4 (6.25%) J2EE
3 4 (6.25%) JPA
3 4 (6.25%) REST
3 4 (6.25%) Spring
3 4 (6.25%) Web Services
4 2 (3.13%) SOAP
5 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.56%) Middleware
5 1 (1.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) User Experience
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (29.69%) Unix
2 8 (12.50%) Linux
2 8 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Test Scripting
2 17 (26.56%) Performance Testing
3 16 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 14 (21.88%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
7 10 (15.63%) Volume Testing
8 9 (14.06%) Software Testing
9 8 (12.50%) Scrum
9 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 7 (10.94%) Performance Engineering
11 6 (9.38%) Defect Management
11 6 (9.38%) ERP
11 6 (9.38%) ETL
12 5 (7.81%) Mentoring
12 5 (7.81%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (7.81%) OO
12 5 (7.81%) SDLC
12 5 (7.81%) SOLID
12 5 (7.81%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) Java
2 7 (10.94%) C#
3 6 (9.38%) VB
4 5 (7.81%) SQL
5 4 (6.25%) C
5 4 (6.25%) Groovy
6 2 (3.13%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.38%) Degree
4 4 (6.25%) ISEB
4 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.13%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) TickIT
3 2 (3.13%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 16 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 14 (21.88%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 7 (10.94%) Ganglia
3 7 (10.94%) nmon
4 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) Oracle
2 14 (21.88%) IBM
3 8 (12.50%) SAP
4 7 (10.94%) AppDynamics
5 6 (9.38%) Informatica
5 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (3.13%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Netezza
8 1 (1.56%) JD Edwards
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