Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 83 64
Rank change year-on-year +19 -19 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 1.76% 0.41% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.48% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 6
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £363 £438 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +37.80% -42.27%
10th Percentile £279 £315 £263
90th Percentile £483 £560 £494
East Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -1.67% +15.38% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate £50.00 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year +17.65% - -

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 Nottinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Nottinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 821 832 763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire 85.08% 85.33% 81.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 438 489
Nottinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £276 £279 £228
90th Percentile £567 £553 £500
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 20 19
Nottinghamshire median hourly rate £13.23 £12.75 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -11.46% -17.71%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.95 £11.00
90th Percentile £28.50 £25.35 £49.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.71% -13.58% +2.86%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottinghamshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Nottinghamshire.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottingham +12 16 £356 -18.57% 2
Test Strategy
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
2 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
3 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (17.65%) Big Data
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Process Improvement
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) QA
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) LoadUI
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) General Ledger
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Tester
3 2 (11.76%) Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Business Solution Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
3 2 (11.76%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (41.18%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (41.18%) Test Automation
2 5 (29.41%) Defect Management
2 5 (29.41%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) SDLC
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
5 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP
2 1 (5.88%) PeopleSoft