Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 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 19 November 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
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 23 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 2.42% 4.30% 2.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.91% 5.12% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 4
Ipswich median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -5.04%
Suffolk median daily rate £406 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Ipswich median hourly rate - - -
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -

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 Ipswich with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Ipswich
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 206 254 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 83.06% 84.11% 82.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 146 144
Ipswich median daily rate £413 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.79% +0.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £261 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £425 £408
% change year-on-year -5.88% +4.29% +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Ipswich median hourly rate £26.00 £14.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.31% +9.43% -46.46%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.08 £11.28
90th Percentile £37.20 £30.83 £14.78
Suffolk median hourly rate £19.75 £18.39 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.42% +41.42% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Ipswich region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Release Management
3 3 (50.00%) Analytics
3 3 (50.00%) PMO
4 1 (16.67%) Sequence Diagram
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) User Experience
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) TestRail
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
4 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
4 1 (16.67%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) CMS
4 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) TestRail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Development Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) QA Coordinator
2 1 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Development Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Development Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Software Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Analytics
2 3 (50.00%) Release Management
2 3 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Data Mapping
3 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Management
3 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Project Governance
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Sequence Diagram
3 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft