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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East of England
Rank 98 98 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 30 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.41% 1.14% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 1.41% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 9
Median daily rate £425 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £883 £560 £860
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £378
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -25.71% +60.38%  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1761 1982 2058
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 82.68% 80.67% 78.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1079 1175 1193
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 162
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.30 £50.68 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Hertfordshire +10 16 £645 +43.33% 1
Suffolk +4 7 £325 -31.57% 1
Essex -5 5 £450 -30.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 1 £475 +41.79% 2
Bedfordshire -6 1 £450 -10.00% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Scrum
3 24 (36.92%) TDD
4 21 (32.31%) Selenium
4 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
5 20 (30.77%) QA
5 20 (30.77%) Finance
5 20 (30.77%) Java
6 17 (26.15%) JIRA
7 16 (24.62%) Integration Testing
7 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
7 16 (24.62%) BDD
7 16 (24.62%) SoapUI
8 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
9 12 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (18.46%) DevOps
10 11 (16.92%) Gherkin
10 11 (16.92%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (16.92%) WebDriver
10 11 (16.92%) Git (software)
10 11 (16.92%) Test Management
11 10 (15.38%) Performance Testing
11 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
11 10 (15.38%) Automation Testing
11 10 (15.38%) SQL
12 9 (13.85%) Regression Testing
12 9 (13.85%) ATDD
12 9 (13.85%) Confluence

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 9 (13.85%) Confluence
2 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (12.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (7.69%) LabWindows
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.69%) RS-422
2 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.08%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.54%) BGP
3 1 (1.54%) Broadband
3 1 (1.54%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.54%) Gigabit Ethernet
3 1 (1.54%) IPv4
3 1 (1.54%) IPv6
3 1 (1.54%) MPLS
3 1 (1.54%) Multicast
3 1 (1.54%) OSPF
3 1 (1.54%) SDH
3 1 (1.54%) SONET
3 1 (1.54%) VPLS
3 1 (1.54%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (3.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 2 (3.08%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (3.08%) Pentaho
4 2 (3.08%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (1.54%) DataStage
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) Selenium
2 17 (26.15%) JIRA
3 16 (24.62%) Cucumber
3 16 (24.62%) SoapUI
4 11 (16.92%) Git (software)
4 11 (16.92%) WebDriver
5 10 (15.38%) Jenkins
6 8 (12.31%) JUnit
7 7 (10.77%) JBehave
7 7 (10.77%) Maven
8 6 (9.23%) JMeter
9 5 (7.69%) LoadRunner
9 5 (7.69%) TeamCity
10 3 (4.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (4.62%) Mockito
10 3 (4.62%) Moq
11 2 (3.08%) CA Gen
11 2 (3.08%) MSI
11 2 (3.08%) NUnit
11 2 (3.08%) Subversion
General
1 20 (30.77%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Electronics
2 8 (12.31%) Manufacturing
2 8 (12.31%) Marketing
2 8 (12.31%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Tester
3 13 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 12 (18.46%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.77%) Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Test Automation Specialist
5 7 (10.77%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.77%) Test Specialist
6 5 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 5 (7.69%) Performance Tester
7 4 (6.15%) Angular Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) C# Developer
7 4 (6.15%) C# Web Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Portfolio Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Portfolio Test Manager
7 4 (6.15%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) UI Developer
7 4 (6.15%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.92%) Gherkin
2 8 (12.31%) SOAP
2 8 (12.31%) Web Services
3 7 (10.77%) Hibernate
3 7 (10.77%) RESTful
3 7 (10.77%) Spring
4 4 (6.15%) Angular 2
4 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
4 4 (6.15%) Kendo UI
4 4 (6.15%) NHibernate
4 4 (6.15%) WCF
4 4 (6.15%) XML
5 2 (3.08%) J2EE
5 2 (3.08%) JSON
5 2 (3.08%) JSON Schema
5 2 (3.08%) Middleware
5 2 (3.08%) REST
5 2 (3.08%) XSD
6 1 (1.54%) CSS
6 1 (1.54%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Reinsurance
2 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.08%) NHS
2 2 (3.08%) Reference Data
3 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.54%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 4 (6.15%) Linux
2 4 (6.15%) Unix
3 2 (3.08%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
3 2 (3.08%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.54%) AIX
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (56.92%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) Scrum
3 24 (36.92%) TDD
4 21 (32.31%) Test Automation
5 16 (24.62%) BDD
5 16 (24.62%) Integration Testing
6 15 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (23.08%) Software Testing
7 12 (18.46%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
7 12 (18.46%) DevOps
8 11 (16.92%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (16.92%) Test Management
9 10 (15.38%) Automation Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Performance Testing
10 9 (13.85%) ATDD
10 9 (13.85%) Regression Testing
10 9 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (12.31%) Programme Management
11 8 (12.31%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) Java
2 10 (15.38%) SQL
3 8 (12.31%) C
4 6 (9.23%) C#
4 6 (9.23%) C++
5 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.62%) Groovy
7 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) Perl
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.08%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (13.85%) ISTQB
2 8 (12.31%) ISEB
3 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.54%) Degree
5 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.08%) SDET
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (3.08%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.08%) BladeLogic
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) Ansible
3 1 (1.54%) Control-M
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) SAP
2 5 (7.69%) Atlassian
2 5 (7.69%) Serena
3 4 (6.15%) HP
3 4 (6.15%) Informatica
3 4 (6.15%) Telerik
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle
5 2 (3.08%) BEA
5 2 (3.08%) BMC
5 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.08%) Pega
5 2 (3.08%) webMethods
6 1 (1.54%) Cisco
6 1 (1.54%) Computacenter
6 1 (1.54%) Dell
6 1 (1.54%) Huawei
6 1 (1.54%) Juniper
6 1 (1.54%) Tellabs
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