The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 25 June 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
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton - 1.39% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.61% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 152 124 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 97.44% 86.11% 90.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 89 96
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £50.78 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.43% +26.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Luton