Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 20 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
England > East of England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 119 151
Rank change year-on-year -36 +32 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 48 68 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.94% 1.42% 0.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.74% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 42 36
East of England median daily rate £449 £413 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.73% +7.14% -1.91%
10th Percentile £323 £255 £263
90th Percentile £546 £488 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.93% +9.33%
10th Percentile £43.50 £44.03 £40.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.68 £41.50
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £39.25
% change year-on-year +1.69% +12.74% +5.37%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4224 3904 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 82.66% 81.44% 78.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2435 2265 2738
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £250 £224 £234
90th Percentile £575 £540 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 309 391
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.45 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.34% +23.33% +5.99%
10th Percentile £11.52 £13.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £45.45
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.42 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.72% +8.53% +18.42%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in the East of England

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in the East of England

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in the East of England

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in the East of England

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 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
Hertfordshire -8 15 £500 +14.29% 3
Norfolk +6 8 £449 -
Essex -28 8 £413 +3.13% 1
Suffolk +6 7 £406 +8.33% 4
Cambridgeshire -21 6 £413 +28.91% 8
Bedfordshire -8 2 £500 +5.26%
East Anglia - 2 £525 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 East of England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (25.00%) QA
3 10 (20.83%) Selenium
3 10 (20.83%) TDD
3 10 (20.83%) Scrum
3 10 (20.83%) C
3 10 (20.83%) Java
4 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 9 (18.75%) BDD
5 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 8 (16.67%) C++
5 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.58%) Finance
6 7 (14.58%) HP
6 7 (14.58%) ISEB
6 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (12.50%) Kanban
7 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
7 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 6 (12.50%) SoapUI
7 6 (12.50%) SDLC
8 5 (10.42%) Serena
8 5 (10.42%) LabWindows
8 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
8 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (10.42%) RS-422

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 2 (4.17%) Confluence
1 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (10.42%) LabWindows
2 2 (4.17%) Findur
3 1 (2.08%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) RS-422
2 2 (4.17%) SpaceWire
3 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) DTS
3 1 (2.08%) GIS
3 1 (2.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) Cucumber
3 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.50%) SoapUI
4 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.33%) JIRA
5 4 (8.33%) JUnit
5 4 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.25%) Zephyr
7 2 (4.17%) Artifactory
7 2 (4.17%) Bugzilla
7 2 (4.17%) ClearCase
7 2 (4.17%) ClearQuest
7 2 (4.17%) JBehave
7 2 (4.17%) LoadRunner
7 2 (4.17%) Maven
7 2 (4.17%) NUnit
7 2 (4.17%) RSpec
8 1 (2.08%) Checkstyle
8 1 (2.08%) Moq
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Automotive
2 2 (4.17%) Avionics
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Retail Banking
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Military
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Test Manager
2 9 (18.75%) Tester
3 8 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.33%) Project Manager
7 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.25%) QA Tester
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Test Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Agile Tester
8 2 (4.17%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Lead Tester
8 2 (4.17%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Java Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Validation Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Gherkin
1 4 (8.33%) SOAP
2 3 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (4.17%) CSS
3 2 (4.17%) Hibernate
3 2 (4.17%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) Spring
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.08%) HTML
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) LAMP
4 1 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.25%) RIA
3 2 (4.17%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.08%) IVR
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Linux
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Unix
2 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
3 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (20.83%) Scrum
2 10 (20.83%) TDD
3 9 (18.75%) BDD
3 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
4 8 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 8 (16.67%) Software Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Integration Testing
5 7 (14.58%) Software Engineering
6 6 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.50%) Kanban
6 6 (12.50%) SDLC
7 5 (10.42%) Test Management
7 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.33%) Analytics
8 4 (8.33%) Migration
8 4 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
8 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (8.33%) Waterfall
9 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) C
1 10 (20.83%) Java
2 8 (16.67%) C++
3 4 (8.33%) Python
4 3 (6.25%) C#
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) Groovy
5 2 (4.17%) R
5 2 (4.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) ANSI C
6 1 (2.08%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
6 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VBA
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
2 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (6.25%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (6.25%) PMO
3 2 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.17%) ECSS
4 1 (2.08%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Cygwin
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (14.58%) HP
2 5 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Serena
3 3 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Becrypt
5 1 (2.08%) Blue Prism
5 1 (2.08%) Chordiant
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco
5 1 (2.08%) KANA
5 1 (2.08%) LogRhythm
5 1 (2.08%) Lumension
5 1 (2.08%) OpenLink
5 1 (2.08%) Pega
5 1 (2.08%) SAP
5 1 (2.08%) Siebel
5 1 (2.08%) Teradata
5 1 (2.08%) VMware