Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 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
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 20 25
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 4.26% 2.13% 1.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.56% 3.70% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Stevenage median daily rate - - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £500 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Stevenage median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -
10th Percentile £43.50 £44.00 £40.50
90th Percentile £46.50 £44.00 £41.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.69% +7.93% -

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 Stevenage with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Stevenage
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 108 54 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 76.60% 57.45% 75.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 21 46
Stevenage median daily rate £325 £320 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -28.89% +63.64%
10th Percentile £193 £213 £263
90th Percentile £403 £625 £575
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 19
Stevenage median hourly rate £40.00 £47.25 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.34% +119.51% +43.50%
10th Percentile £11.76 £12.86 £17.10
90th Percentile £47.25 £53.75 £41.95
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £29.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -39.50% +41.67% +30.43%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Stevenage

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Stevenage

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 Stevenage region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (100.00%) C
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Serena
2 4 (66.67%) LabWindows
2 4 (66.67%) RS-422
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Avionics
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Cygwin
4 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Degree
4 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (33.33%) RIA
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Automotive
4 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) ClearQuest

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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:

Business Applications
1 4 (66.67%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) RS-422
2 2 (33.33%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Bugzilla
1 2 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 2 (33.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (33.33%) Automotive
1 2 (33.33%) Avionics
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Software Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Test Engineer
1 4 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Software Validation Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Algorithms
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (33.33%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 6 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Integration Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Validation
4 1 (16.67%) CMMI
4 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C
2 4 (66.67%) C++
3 2 (33.33%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Degree
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Serena
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat