Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 110 122
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -15
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 37 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.35% 1.16% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.37% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 17
East Midlands median daily rate £360 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -3.33% +36.36%
10th Percentile £290 £278 £269
90th Percentile £435 £475 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 2
East Midlands median hourly rate £42.00 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +17.65% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £47.50 £45.25
% change year-on-year -15.79% +4.97% +39.23%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,233 2,625 2,701
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 81.47% 84.90% 82.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,450 1,661 1,746
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £275 £250 £262
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 104 61
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.08% +5.36% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.03 £9.65 £8.76
90th Percentile £43.63 £51.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.66 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +9.60% +3.73%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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
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 6 months to 19 October 2018. 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
Northamptonshire +3 21 £346 -18.59% 1
Leicestershire +17 10 £368 - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 4 £338 -5.26% 2
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (51.35%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (37.84%) Scenario Testing
3 14 (37.84%) Programme Management
4 13 (35.14%) Finance
4 13 (35.14%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (32.43%) Acceptance Criteria
6 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
6 11 (29.73%) User Stories
6 11 (29.73%) Business Analysis
7 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
8 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
9 7 (18.92%) API Testing
9 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (13.51%) QA
10 5 (13.51%) Retail
11 4 (10.81%) Scrum
11 4 (10.81%) Windows
11 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
11 4 (10.81%) SDLC
11 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
12 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
12 3 (8.11%) SaaS
12 3 (8.11%) Workday
12 3 (8.11%) Linux
12 3 (8.11%) SAP
12 3 (8.11%) WFM
13 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
13 2 (5.41%) Test Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) BASE24
1 1 (2.70%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) SaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) DSL
1 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
1 2 (5.41%) Selenium
2 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JUnit
2 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.70%) TestNG
2 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (37.84%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) Project Manager
3 8 (21.62%) Agile Project Manager
4 7 (18.92%) Tester
5 6 (16.22%) Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) Agile Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Business Design Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Digital Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Quality Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) SAP Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Test Leader
7 3 (8.11%) Test Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Architect
8 2 (5.41%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) CSS
1 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (51.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) FMCG
3 1 (2.70%) AS400
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) IVR
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.81%) Windows
2 3 (8.11%) Linux
3 2 (5.41%) Unix
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (37.84%) Programme Management
2 14 (37.84%) Scenario Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (32.43%) Acceptance Criteria
4 12 (32.43%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (29.73%) Business Analysis
5 11 (29.73%) User Stories
5 11 (29.73%) Waterfall
6 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
8 7 (18.92%) API Testing
8 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.81%) Defect Management
9 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 4 (10.81%) SDLC
9 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
10 3 (8.11%) Functional Testing
10 3 (8.11%) WFM
11 2 (5.41%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.70%) Java
2 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Ansible
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) Puppet
1 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (8.11%) SAP
1 3 (8.11%) Workday
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Rackspace