Period
to 22 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 53 70
Rank change year-on-year -12 +17 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 0.78% 1.97% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 2.29% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 4
Nottingham median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +20.97%
10th Percentile £236 £281 £295
90th Percentile £441 £495 £543
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £375 £364 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% -3.00% +20.97%
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 677 654 849
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 87.92% 85.83% 86.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 395 438
Nottingham median daily rate £410 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £286 £257 £257
90th Percentile £563 £538 £625
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 14
Nottingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.54 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.50% +3.58% -26.83%
10th Percentile £9.51 £9.59 £11.95
90th Percentile £45.75 £26.88 £18.53
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.85 £15.00
% change year-on-year -15.97% +19.00% -42.31%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
3 2 (33.33%) TestPartner
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing

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 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) TestPartner
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) TestDirector
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EPoS
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Microservices
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Bug Management
4 1 (16.67%) Critical Thinking
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
4 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C#
1 2 (33.33%) C++
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA