Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 24 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 West > Somerset
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 - 57
Rank change year-on-year - +57 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 0 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.40% - 3.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% - 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 15
Somerset median daily rate £440 - £350
10th Percentile £435 - £316
90th Percentile £445 - £483
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £349
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.60% -0.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Somerset median hourly rate - - £26.50
South West median hourly rate £37.50 - £32.00

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 384 337 587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 76.65% 73.10% 84.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 188 342
Somerset median daily rate £375 £352 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.69% -2.70% +7.84%
10th Percentile £159 £194 £263
90th Percentile £510 £488 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 52 66
Somerset median hourly rate £40.25 £38.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -9.52% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.10 £16.13
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.00 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -19.23% +41.82%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Somerset

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Somerset

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Somerset

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 24 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
Bath - 1 - -
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) hybris
2 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Gradle
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Ant
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) JMeter
2 1 (50.00%) ATG
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Selenium

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Ant
1 1 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (50.00%) Gradle
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) JMeter
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Selenium
1 1 (50.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) QA Leader
1 1 (50.00%) Test Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) UAT Lead
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) API Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) User Stories
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) ATG
1 1 (50.00%) hybris