The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 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 3 months to 27 June 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
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 45 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.65% 0.82% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.91% 0.96% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 7
Median daily rate £431 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +54.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 366 415 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 86.52% 85.39% 86.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 219 246
Median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £615 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Median hourly rate £17.85 £14.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.01% -68.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £10.88 £28.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £17.50 £52.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Nottinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Strategy in Nottinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Nottinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Nottinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Nottinghamshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Strategy in Nottinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Nottinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Nottinghamshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham -1 6 £363 -14.70% 3
Test Strategy
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Nottinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (53.33%) QA
2 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (46.67%) Java
3 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
4 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (26.67%) Scrum
5 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
6 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (20.00%) Web Services
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (13.33%) Oracle
7 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
7 2 (13.33%) Finance
7 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (13.33%) Unix
7 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) Time Management
7 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
7 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Big Data
7 2 (13.33%) User Stories
7 2 (13.33%) Microservices
7 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
7 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
8 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 1 (6.67%) Matrix Organization

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Nottinghamshire 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 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Automation Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Tester
4 3 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Architect
5 2 (13.33%) Business Solution Architect
5 2 (13.33%) QA Automation Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) QA Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
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%) Deployment Manager
6 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Release Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Unix
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (26.67%) Defect Management
3 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) CRM
4 3 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (13.33%) Microservices
5 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 2 (13.33%) Re-Platforming
5 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) User Stories
6 1 (6.67%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (53.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) HP