Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Telford 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 17 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
Shropshire > Telford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 22 12
Rank change year-on-year -21 -10 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 56 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Telford 3.53% 7.84% 11.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.81% 8.59% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 5
Telford median daily rate - £375 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -23.08% +29.14%
Shropshire median daily rate - £375 £488
% change year-on-year - -23.08% +29.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Telford median hourly rate - - -
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Telford with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Telford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 315 652 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Telford 92.65% 91.32% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 270 87
Telford median daily rate £475 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.59% +25.37%
10th Percentile £363 £310 £293
90th Percentile £590 £564 £600
Shropshire median daily rate £470 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +11.24% +5.63% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 14
Telford median hourly rate £30.06 - £27.56
10th Percentile £22.59 - £12.34
90th Percentile £38.68 - £40.87
Shropshire median hourly rate £30.06 £43.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -30.90% +74.00% +5.54%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Telford

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Telford

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Telford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Telford

For the 6 months to 17 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 Telford region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (66.67%) SAS
1 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
5 1 (8.33%) webMethods
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Test Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Finance

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Telford 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 8 (66.67%) SAS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle OWB
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) SAS Subject Matter Expert
2 2 (16.67%) Subject Matter Expert
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Grid Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) webMethods Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
3 2 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) ITSM
4 1 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) webMethods