Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 18 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 103 99
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4 -33
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.45% 0.23% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 0.27% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 21
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £403 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +34.17% -23.08%
South East median daily rate £415 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £44.25 £42.63
% change year-on-year +7.34% +3.81% +8.60%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1030 1114 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 83.20% 87.24% 81.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 838 805 807
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £213 £230
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.43% +4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -11.11% +52.54%
10th Percentile £13.67 £14.35 £12.57
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.15 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £23.07 £26.50 £26.09
% change year-on-year -12.94% +1.57% +49.09%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Oxford - 13 £450 - 1
Kidlington - 4 £500 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 18 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Test Management
2 16 (88.89%) Salesforce.com
3 15 (83.33%) SaaS
4 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (72.22%) Waterfall
6 12 (66.67%) Confluence
6 12 (66.67%) Open Source
6 12 (66.67%) JIRA
6 12 (66.67%) Regression Testing
6 12 (66.67%) ITIL
7 11 (61.11%) Matrix Management
7 11 (61.11%) Matrix Organization
8 10 (55.56%) ISEB
8 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
9 2 (11.11%) Semantic Web
9 2 (11.11%) Big Data
9 2 (11.11%) Publishing
9 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (5.56%) SDLC
10 1 (5.56%) Scrum
10 1 (5.56%) Migration
10 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
10 1 (5.56%) SAP
10 1 (5.56%) Siebel
10 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
10 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (5.56%) FMCG
10 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
10 1 (5.56%) QA

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 12 (66.67%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 15 (83.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (83.33%) Test Manager
2 5 (27.78%) Transformation Manager
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Regression Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Leader
5 1 (5.56%) SaaS Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Salesforce Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Semantic Web
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Test Automation
2 16 (88.89%) Test Management
3 14 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (72.22%) Waterfall
5 12 (66.67%) ITIL
5 12 (66.67%) Open Source
5 12 (66.67%) Regression Testing
6 11 (61.11%) Matrix Management
6 11 (61.11%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Migration
8 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
8 1 (5.56%) Scrum
8 1 (5.56%) SDLC
8 1 (5.56%) Supply Chain Management
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) ISEB
1 10 (55.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Siebel