Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 64 58 76
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 -19
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.61% 1.84% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.72% 2.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 13 3
Nottingham median daily rate £338 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% -17.65% +54.55%
10th Percentile £319 £278 £313
90th Percentile £356 £453 £558
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £338 £356 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% -16.18% +54.55%
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 557 712 825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 85.17% 87.25% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 466 447
Nottingham median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £281
90th Percentile £538 £560 £605
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 27 14
Nottingham median hourly rate £12.23 £13.23 £12.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.56% +6.76% -8.24%
10th Percentile £9.31 £9.00 £8.17
90th Percentile £40.00 £28.50 £20.68
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £12.23 £13.23 £12.39
% change year-on-year -7.56% +6.76% -11.20%

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 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 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Nottingham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) PMP
3 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
3 1 (25.00%) Bug Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Transition Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Transition Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Benchmarking
3 1 (25.00%) Bug Management
3 1 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (25.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 1 (25.00%) Scenario Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (25.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA