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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 49 58
Rank change year-on-year -13 +9  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.49% 1.40% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.73% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 1
Median daily rate £450 £450 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £363
% change year-on-year -3.03% +13.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £38.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% +1.97%  

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 365 347 404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 89.24% 80.70% 77.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 173 219
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 50 34
Median hourly rate £37.00 £19.00 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +94.73% -53.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £16.50 £32.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year +2.77% +18.03%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 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 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 3 months to 29 April 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
Southend-on-Sea - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (44.44%) SOA
3 8 (44.44%) SOAP
3 8 (44.44%) SoapUI
4 7 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
4 7 (38.89%) Web Services
4 7 (38.89%) Java
4 7 (38.89%) SAP
4 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
4 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) Electronics
4 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
4 7 (38.89%) Programme Management
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (38.89%) Marketing
5 6 (33.33%) QA
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) DevOps
5 6 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
6 5 (27.78%) JIRA
6 5 (27.78%) JMeter

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (38.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (11.11%) Pentaho
1 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 2 (11.11%) SAP Data Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (44.44%) SoapUI
2 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 5 (27.78%) JMeter
2 5 (27.78%) LoadRunner
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) CA Gen
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Electronics
2 7 (38.89%) Manufacturing
2 7 (38.89%) Marketing
2 7 (38.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Test Automation Specialist
1 6 (33.33%) Test Specialist
2 5 (27.78%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Tester
2 5 (27.78%) UI Specialist
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Tester
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ETL Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Pentaho Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) SOA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) SOAP
2 7 (38.89%) Web Services
3 5 (27.78%) XML
4 3 (16.67%) JSON
5 2 (11.11%) J2EE
5 2 (11.11%) JSON Schema
5 2 (11.11%) Middleware
5 2 (11.11%) WSDL
5 2 (11.11%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.11%) Reinsurance
2 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Unix
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (44.44%) SOA
4 7 (38.89%) Configuration Management
4 7 (38.89%) Digital Marketing
4 7 (38.89%) Performance Testing
4 7 (38.89%) Programme Management
4 7 (38.89%) Scrum
4 7 (38.89%) TDD
4 7 (38.89%) Test Automation
5 6 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (33.33%) DevOps
5 6 (33.33%) SDLC
6 5 (27.78%) Integration Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
8 3 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
9 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Groovy
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) SC Cleared
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) SAP
2 2 (11.11%) BEA
2 2 (11.11%) Informatica
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Pega
2 2 (11.11%) webMethods
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