Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 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
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 31 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 2.19% 3.62% 1.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 4.35% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Suffolk median daily rate £406 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% -5.04%
10th Percentile £401 £277 £396
90th Percentile £417 £473 £444
East of England median daily rate £449 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +12.13% +3.90% -1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Suffolk median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% +9.33%

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 258 391 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 80.88% 83.19% 79.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 239 250
Suffolk median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +1.23%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £263
90th Percentile £573 £550 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 8
Suffolk median hourly rate £19.75 £18.39 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.42% +41.42% -
10th Percentile £11.27 £13.65 £11.10
90th Percentile £36.63 £45.60 £16.13
East of England median hourly rate £31.03 £31.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.49% +23.53% +3.83%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

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

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 6 months to 21 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
Ipswich -5 6 £400 +6.67% 3
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (42.86%) Analytics
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 3 (42.86%) PMO
4 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) User Experience
5 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) TestRail
5 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (14.29%) Validation
5 1 (14.29%) CMS
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Sequence Diagram
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (14.29%) Project Governance

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
1 1 (14.29%) TestRail
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) Development Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Development Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) QA Coordinator
3 1 (14.29%) QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Development Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (42.86%) Analytics
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Mapping
4 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) Project Governance
4 1 (14.29%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) Sequence Diagram
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 3 (42.86%) PMO
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft