The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 26 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
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 31 29
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 1.68% 2.70% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 3.30% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Median daily rate £369 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.23% +6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 98 212 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 82.35% 81.85% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 130 127
Median daily rate £420 £475 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% +18.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Median hourly rate £43.25 - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 26 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) QA
3 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Telerik
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 4 (44.44%) Release Management
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
3 4 (44.44%) Kendo UI
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Angular 2
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
5 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
5 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) Agile Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Break/Fix
5 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
5 2 (22.22%) Migration

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Angular Developer
1 4 (44.44%) C# Developer
1 4 (44.44%) C# Web Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) UI Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Web Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Web UI Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Angular 2
1 4 (44.44%) AngularJS
1 4 (44.44%) Kendo UI
1 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
1 4 (44.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Reference Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Test Automation
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
3 4 (44.44%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Release Management
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Break/Fix
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Risk Management
4 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Planning
4 2 (22.22%) V-Model
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Telerik
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Informatica