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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 10 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 20.00% 2.86% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 21.88% 4.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 £44.40 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 Stevenage with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 32 25 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 91.43% 71.43% 52.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £44.40 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.27% +77.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £52.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Stevenage 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 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 23 June 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 7 (100.00%) C
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) RS-422
2 5 (71.43%) C++
2 5 (71.43%) Serena
2 5 (71.43%) LabWindows
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) RIA
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Avionics
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Cygwin
5 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
5 2 (28.57%) SpaceWire
5 2 (28.57%) ECSS
5 2 (28.57%) Degree
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (28.57%) Automotive
5 2 (28.57%) Validation
5 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft

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 5 (71.43%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) RS-422
2 2 (28.57%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Bugzilla
1 2 (28.57%) ClearCase
1 2 (28.57%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
1 2 (28.57%) Avionics
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Software Test Engineer
1 5 (71.43%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Validation Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) RIA
2 2 (28.57%) Algorithms
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 7 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (71.43%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
4 1 (14.29%) CMMI
4 1 (14.29%) UML
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C
2 5 (71.43%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Serena
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat