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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
East Midlands / Nottinghamshire
Rank 40 47 44
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 2.01% 1.24% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.31% 1.48% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £365 £325 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -5.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £325 £369
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £380
% change year-on-year -2.43% +7.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -25.71% +60.38%  

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 347 473 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Nottinghamshire 87.19% 84.01% 78.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 241 173
Median daily rate £368 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.44% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
Median hourly rate £19.99 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.93% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 +14 8 £365 +12.30%
Test Strategy
East Midlands

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 4 (44.44%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Web Services
3 3 (33.33%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) Microservices
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
4 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) ERP
5 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
5 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
5 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
5 1 (11.11%) VBScript
5 1 (11.11%) VB
5 1 (11.11%) .NET
5 1 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Automation Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) ERP Manager
4 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 1 (11.11%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 3 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
3 2 (22.22%) Microservices
3 2 (22.22%) Re-Platforming
3 2 (22.22%) SDLC
3 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) ERP
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Infor
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle