Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 73 82
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.45% 1.71% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 2.21% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £525 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £503 £294 £343
90th Percentile £543 £893 £475
East of England median daily rate £450 £425 £398
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £42.20 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.93% -
East of England median hourly rate - £42.20 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +2.93% +9.33%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,270 1,084 1,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 82.15% 77.15% 74.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 634 612 523
Hertfordshire median daily rate £401 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.59% +3.66% +7.19%
10th Percentile £238 £214 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 52 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £19.00 £42.35 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.14% +96.98% -31.75%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.05 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.63 £46.38
East of England median hourly rate £33.33 £33.00 £29.75
% change year-on-year +1.00% +10.92% +19.00%

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 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 18 January 2018. 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 2 - - 2
Watford -12 1 £525 +23.53% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £538 - 2
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) Java
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Kanban
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) BDD
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) RESTful
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
2 2 (28.57%) ATDD
2 2 (28.57%) SDET
2 2 (28.57%) RS-422
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) JBehave
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) LabWindows
2 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 2 (28.57%) Maven

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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
1 2 (28.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) RS-422
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) NoSQL
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) JIRA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (28.57%) JBehave
2 2 (28.57%) JUnit
2 2 (28.57%) Maven
2 2 (28.57%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (14.29%) Bitbucket
3 1 (14.29%) Checkstyle
3 1 (14.29%) EasyMock
3 1 (14.29%) Gradle
3 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (14.29%) jMock
3 1 (14.29%) Mockito
3 1 (14.29%) Moq
3 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Java Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Java Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
1 2 (28.57%) Hibernate
1 2 (28.57%) RESTful
1 2 (28.57%) Spring
2 1 (14.29%) LAMP
2 1 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) BDD
1 3 (42.86%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (42.86%) Integration Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Kanban
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) TDD
1 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 2 (28.57%) ATDD
2 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 2 (28.57%) Open Source
2 2 (28.57%) SDET
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) C
2 2 (28.57%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Groovy
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (14.29%) Scala
3 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Atlassian
2 2 (28.57%) Serena
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Sonatype