Period
to 25 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 25 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 57 93
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 22 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.70% 2.00% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.61% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £450 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.42% -7.93%
10th Percentile £320 £334 £339
90th Percentile £510 £750 £438
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1032 1072 1264
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 79.81% 76.52% 77.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 580 642
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £411 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +6.82% +1.32%
10th Percentile £213 £245 £226
90th Percentile £588 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 101
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.38 £27.50 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.54% +31.36% -0.31%
10th Percentile £11.57 £9.23 £8.75
90th Percentile £52.31 £53.75 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -16.36%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 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
Stevenage +5 8 - -
Watford -15 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Rickmansworth - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead +2 1 - -
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 12 (54.55%) C
2 11 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 10 (45.45%) C++
4 9 (40.91%) Serena
4 9 (40.91%) LabWindows
4 9 (40.91%) RS-422
5 7 (31.82%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
7 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (18.18%) ETL
8 3 (13.64%) Linux
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (13.64%) SQL
8 3 (13.64%) TDD
8 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
8 3 (13.64%) Finance
8 3 (13.64%) Degree
8 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
8 3 (13.64%) RIA
8 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (13.64%) BDD
9 2 (9.09%) Cygwin
9 2 (9.09%) R
9 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
9 2 (9.09%) ATDD

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (40.91%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) RS-422
2 2 (9.09%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) DataStage
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Bugzilla
1 2 (9.09%) ClearCase
1 2 (9.09%) ClearQuest
1 2 (9.09%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.09%) JBehave
1 2 (9.09%) Selenium
1 2 (9.09%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.55%) FitNesse
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) JUnit
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.55%) Maven
2 1 (4.55%) Mockito
2 1 (4.55%) Moq
2 1 (4.55%) Robot Framework
2 1 (4.55%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Automotive
2 2 (9.09%) Avionics
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Test Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Software Engineer
2 9 (40.91%) Software Test Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) ETL Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
5 2 (9.09%) ETL Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Validation Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Automation Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Retail Business Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.55%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) RIA
2 2 (9.09%) Algorithms
2 2 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Unix
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) OpenVMS
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 11 (50.00%) Integration Testing
1 11 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
3 4 (18.18%) ETL
4 3 (13.64%) BDD
4 3 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (13.64%) Software Testing
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) ATDD
5 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) Open Source
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Test Management
5 2 (9.09%) Validation
6 1 (4.55%) CMMI
6 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) C
2 10 (45.45%) C++
3 7 (31.82%) Java
4 3 (13.64%) SQL
5 2 (9.09%) R
6 1 (4.55%) ANSI C
6 1 (4.55%) C#
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
6 1 (4.55%) Python
6 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
6 1 (4.55%) VBA
6 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Serena
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.09%) HP
3 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.55%) Adobe
4 1 (4.55%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.55%) Blue Prism
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle
4 1 (4.55%) Teradata