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 3 months to 28 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.

Test Strategy
Shropshire / Telford
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 11 20
Rank change year-on-year -19 +9  
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 67 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Telford 0.67% 18.16% 8.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 20.49% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 15 5
Median daily rate - £470 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £405 £378
% change year-on-year -1.23% +7.28%  
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 Telford with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Telford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 129 327 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Telford 86.00% 88.62% 90.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 95 59
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £527 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Telford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Telford 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 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 28 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 Telford region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (68.75%) SQL
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 9 (56.25%) Java
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (50.00%) Unix
3 8 (50.00%) webMethods
4 7 (43.75%) Pega
5 6 (37.50%) Process Improvement
5 6 (37.50%) OO
5 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
5 6 (37.50%) J2EE
5 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
6 5 (31.25%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
6 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
6 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
6 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
6 5 (31.25%) Coaching
7 4 (25.00%) SDLC
7 4 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
7 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 3 (18.75%) BEA
8 3 (18.75%) Informatica
8 3 (18.75%) RUP
8 3 (18.75%) Windows
8 3 (18.75%) Finance
8 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
8 3 (18.75%) CA Gen
9 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting

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 6 (37.50%) WebLogic
2 2 (12.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) CA Gen
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
2 2 (12.50%) PVCS
2 2 (12.50%) RSpec
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (12.50%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) webMethods Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Business Systems Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) J2EE
2 5 (31.25%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) EDIFACT
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) OO
2 6 (37.50%) Process Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) Coaching
3 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
3 5 (31.25%) Problem Management
3 5 (31.25%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
4 4 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) RUP
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (18.75%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) Scrum
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 9 (56.25%) Java
3 6 (37.50%) PL/SQL
4 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB
1 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
1 2 (12.50%) WCAG
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) webMethods
3 7 (43.75%) Pega
4 4 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (18.75%) BEA
5 3 (18.75%) Informatica
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft