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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 20 27 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 4.00% 0.53% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.90% 0.67% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £325 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £378
% change year-on-year -2.43% +8.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.94 £61.75 £38.50
% change year-on-year -22.37% +60.38%  

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 143 150 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 81.71% 79.79% 75.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 97 97
Median daily rate £400 £425 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £26.30 £22.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £17.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich 0 6 £325 -31.57% 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 March 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%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 4 (44.44%) Telerik
3 4 (44.44%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 4 (44.44%) C#
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) WCF
3 4 (44.44%) Release Management
3 4 (44.44%) NHibernate
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%) Data Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Service Management
5 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Informatica
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Reference Data
5 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) BGP
1 1 (11.11%) Broadband
1 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (11.11%) IPv4
1 1 (11.11%) IPv6
1 1 (11.11%) MPLS
1 1 (11.11%) Multicast
1 1 (11.11%) OSPF
1 1 (11.11%) SDH
1 1 (11.11%) SONET
1 1 (11.11%) VPLS
1 1 (11.11%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
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%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Data Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
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
2 1 (11.11%) Reinsurance
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (44.44%) DevOps
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Release Management
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Data Governance
4 2 (22.22%) Performance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Telerik
2 2 (22.22%) Informatica
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Huawei
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper
3 1 (11.11%) Tellabs