Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 113 115
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 33 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.12% 1.15% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.41% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 9
East Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -21.21%
10th Percentile £282 £307 £248
90th Percentile £471 £510 £441
England median daily rate £425 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
East Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.41% -46.00%
England median hourly rate £42.70 £43.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -0.71% +4.88% +29.93%

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 2,445 2,559 2,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 82.66% 81.55% 79.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,569 1,635 1,549
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £240 £213 £232
90th Percentile £560 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 73 90
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £16.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -10.09% -2.26%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.30 £10.43
90th Percentile £49.20 £38.75 £40.03
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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
Nottinghamshire +15 17 £375 +2.74% 7
Derbyshire +5 4 £450 +20.00% 1
Leicestershire -7 4 £475 +97.92% 3
Northamptonshire -7 3 £438 +2.94% 1
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (24.24%) Test Management
4 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) Selenium
5 7 (21.21%) TDD
5 7 (21.21%) Java
5 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
6 6 (18.18%) DevOps
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
6 6 (18.18%) Retail
7 5 (15.15%) Microservices
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
7 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
8 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum-ban
8 4 (12.12%) TestRail
8 4 (12.12%) git-flow
8 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (12.12%) TestPartner
8 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Validation
8 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.12%) SQL

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Selenium
2 6 (18.18%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (12.12%) Git (software)
4 4 (12.12%) git-flow
4 4 (12.12%) TestPartner
4 4 (12.12%) TestRail
4 4 (12.12%) Toad
5 3 (9.09%) JUnit
5 3 (9.09%) TestNG
5 3 (9.09%) WebDriver
6 2 (6.06%) FitNesse
6 2 (6.06%) JMeter
6 2 (6.06%) NUnit
6 2 (6.06%) Ranorex
6 2 (6.06%) SoapUI
7 1 (3.03%) PyCharm
General
1 6 (18.18%) Retail
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) General Ledger
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Test Leader
2 7 (21.21%) Test Manager
3 4 (12.12%) Technical Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (9.09%) Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Python Developer
4 3 (9.09%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.06%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Integration Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (3.03%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
2 16 (48.48%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (30.30%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 8 (24.24%) Service Delivery
4 8 (24.24%) Test Management
5 7 (21.21%) Manual Testing
5 7 (21.21%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) DevOps
6 6 (18.18%) Scrum
7 5 (15.15%) Defect Management
7 5 (15.15%) Microservices
8 4 (12.12%) Regression Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Scrum-ban
8 4 (12.12%) Software Engineering
8 4 (12.12%) Software Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Test Planning
8 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.12%) Validation
9 3 (9.09%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Java
2 4 (12.12%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) C#
3 3 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.06%) Capita
1 2 (6.06%) HP
2 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (3.03%) SAP
2 1 (3.03%) Talend