Period
to 18 December 2017

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 18 December 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - +62 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 16 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.76% - 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% - 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 4
Nottingham median daily rate £363 - £400
10th Percentile £279 - £307
90th Percentile £449 - £496
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £369 - £400
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 779 738 686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 85.89% 86.62% 83.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 404 453
Nottingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £281 £296 £240
90th Percentile £575 £550 £513
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 15
Nottingham median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -9.72% -17.71%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.03 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.50 £25.00 £42.63
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.40
% change year-on-year +15.38% -9.72% -17.71%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 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 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) SDLC
3 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 2 (12.50%) Big Data
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
6 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
6 1 (6.25%) Test Planning

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 2 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) LoadUI
1 1 (6.25%) Selenium
1 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
1 1 (6.25%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) General Ledger
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Deployment Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Manual Tester
4 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Release Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Software Team Leader
4 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Test Automation
2 6 (37.50%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (25.00%) Project Management
3 4 (25.00%) SDLC
4 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
5 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Kanban
5 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Matrix Management
5 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Web Testing
6 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (6.25%) PeopleSoft