Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 69 84
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15 -16
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.70% 1.55% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.88% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 2
Essex median daily rate £488 £400 £531
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -24.71% +51.79%
10th Percentile £360 £255 £379
90th Percentile £606 £486 £668
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.27% - -

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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 767 744 887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 88.88% 82.39% 78.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 380 512
Essex median daily rate £450 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.14% -9.38% +5.26%
10th Percentile £265 £224 £210
90th Percentile £587 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £390
% change year-on-year +3.03% +5.77% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 143 80
Essex median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -46.48% +18.33%
10th Percentile £14.52 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.20 £40.00 £47.05
East of England median hourly rate £30.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year +35.56% -2.17% -16.36%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Essex

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Essex

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Essex over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Essex

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Essex

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £341 -
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (83.33%) Groovy
2 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (83.33%) SOA
2 5 (83.33%) Scrum
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) TDD
3 4 (66.67%) JSON
3 4 (66.67%) Middleware
3 4 (66.67%) WSDL
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Ansible
4 3 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (50.00%) JSON Schema
4 3 (50.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (50.00%) XSD
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (50.00%) SAP
4 3 (50.00%) Electronics
4 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (50.00%) Marketing
4 3 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
4 3 (50.00%) Subversion

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Development Applications
1 6 (100.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Subversion
4 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (50.00%) Marketing
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
1 5 (83.33%) Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Test Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (50.00%) SOA Analyst
4 2 (33.33%) Tester
5 1 (16.67%) Agile Tester
5 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
5 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
5 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
2 4 (66.67%) JSON
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) Web Services
2 4 (66.67%) WSDL
2 4 (66.67%) XML
3 3 (50.00%) JSON Schema
3 3 (50.00%) XSD
4 1 (16.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Scrum
1 5 (83.33%) SOA
1 5 (83.33%) TDD
1 5 (83.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Digital Marketing
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
4 1 (16.67%) Coaching
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Kanban
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Test Management
4 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Groovy
2 2 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) HP