The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 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 24 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
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 48 43
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.96% 0.40% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 0.48% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Median daily rate £365 £325 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -3.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £325 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £365
% change year-on-year -3.03% +13.01%  
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 Nottingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 302 414 339
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 84.59% 83.64% 80.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 211 193
Median daily rate £375 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 7
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.13 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.31% +16.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £16.20 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £30.35
% change year-on-year -4.00% +23.55%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Nottingham

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Nottingham over the 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Nottingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 24 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (66.67%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Java
4 3 (33.33%) CRM
4 3 (33.33%) Web Services
4 3 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (22.22%) Microservices
5 2 (22.22%) SDLC
5 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
6 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
6 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) SOAP
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) VBScript
6 1 (11.11%) VB

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottingham 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Microservices
3 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) HP