Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 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
West Midlands > Warwickshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 54 51
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 0.80% 1.05% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 1.38% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Warwickshire median daily rate £388 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +4.64% +10.24%
10th Percentile £381 £321 £275
90th Percentile £394 £515 £417
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £375 £411
% change year-on-year -13.33% -8.81% +17.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Warwickshire median hourly rate £30.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.50 - -

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 526 653 519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire 84.57% 75.93% 76.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 423 275
Warwickshire median daily rate £400 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +13.97% -6.21%
10th Percentile £231 £235 £223
90th Percentile £560 £575 £533
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 36 47
Warwickshire median hourly rate £30.50 £24.00 £26.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.08% -10.35% +48.72%
10th Percentile £17.70 £14.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £34.50 £41.28 £33.81
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +38.89% -10.00% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Warwickshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Strategy in Warwickshire

Test Strategy
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Strategy in Warwickshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Warwickshire

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 Warwickshire 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
Warwick +12 2 £388 +16.10%
Test Strategy
West Midlands

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 Warwickshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (80.00%) Automotive
2 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SAP CRM
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Test Management
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) Retail

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Warwickshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP CRM
General
1 4 (80.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 2 (40.00%) Test Programme Manager
2 2 (40.00%) UAT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Programme Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile UI Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile UI/UX Designer
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile UX Designer
3 1 (20.00%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (20.00%) UI Designer
3 1 (20.00%) UI/UX Designer
3 1 (20.00%) UX Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Scenario Testing
2 2 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
2 2 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) Case Management
3 1 (20.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (20.00%) Industrial Design
3 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (20.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) SAP