Period
to 19 January 2018

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 6 months to 19 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
Nottinghamshire > Nottingham
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 76 58
Rank change year-on-year +18 -18 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.95% 0.12% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 0.14% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 2
Nottingham median daily rate £375 £365 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +14.96% -38.05%
10th Percentile £284 £358 £306
90th Percentile £448 £373 £335
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £375 £365 £318
% change year-on-year +2.74% +14.96% -42.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottingham median hourly rate - - -
Nottinghamshire 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 Nottingham with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Nottingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 756 704 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 86.60% 87.67% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 402 426
Nottingham median daily rate £410 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.47% +3.67% -
10th Percentile £286 £276 £256
90th Percentile £575 £538 £519
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £410 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +3.47% +5.67% +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 17 15
Nottingham median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -10.71% -17.65%
10th Percentile £9.06 £9.03 £11.00
90th Percentile £24.05 £25.00 £34.63
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.11 £12.75 £14.40
% change year-on-year +2.84% -11.46% -15.29%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Nottingham

Test Strategy
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 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Nottingham

Test Strategy
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 19 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 Nottingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Manual Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (35.29%) Test Management
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
4 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (29.41%) Microservices
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 5 (29.41%) Retail
5 4 (23.53%) TestPartner
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (11.76%) Kanban
7 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
7 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
7 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Selenium
7 2 (11.76%) Scrum
7 2 (11.76%) HP
8 1 (5.88%) C#
8 1 (5.88%) Java
8 1 (5.88%) JUnit

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (23.53%) TestPartner
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium
4 1 (5.88%) JUnit
4 1 (5.88%) TestNG
4 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (29.41%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Test Consultant
2 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Automation Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Functional Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Manual Tester
3 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Software Team Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Manual Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 7 (41.18%) Service Delivery
3 6 (35.29%) DevOps
3 6 (35.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (35.29%) Test Management
4 5 (29.41%) Microservices
4 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Kanban
6 2 (11.76%) Matrix Management
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C#
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft