Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 72 57
Rank change year-on-year +21 -15 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.97% 0.61% 1.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 0.72% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 11
Nottingham median daily rate £363 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +20.97% +23.75%
10th Percentile £281 £295 £263
90th Percentile £495 £543 £488
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £364 £375 £310
% change year-on-year -3.00% +20.97% +23.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottingham median hourly rate - - -
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 648 832 703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 85.15% 84.90% 83.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 425 422
Nottingham median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £257 £253 £225
90th Percentile £538 £625 £537
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £380 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 10
Nottingham median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -26.83% +46.43%
10th Percentile £9.40 £11.95 £10.48
90th Percentile £27.30 £18.53 £41.00
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +23.33% -42.31% +82.46%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (53.33%) QA
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 6 (40.00%) Java
4 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
5 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 3 (20.00%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
7 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Time Management
7 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) SOAP
7 2 (13.33%) Project Management
8 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
8 1 (6.67%) Service Management
8 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 1 (6.67%) Change Management
8 1 (6.67%) Identity Management

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 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Big Data
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium
3 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (6.67%) Billing
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
5 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Business Solution Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 4 (26.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 3 (20.00%) CRM
5 3 (20.00%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Project Management
6 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
6 2 (13.33%) Time Management
6 2 (13.33%) User Stories
7 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
7 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
7 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) HP