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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 39 35
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Warwickshire - 1.05% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.37% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £400 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +45.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +26.66% +13.63%  

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 Warwickshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Warwickshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 251 366 233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Warwickshire 86.55% 76.57% 72.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 223 127
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £296 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 21
Median hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £31.75 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Warwickshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Warwickshire 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3 (75.00%) QA
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Guidewire
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (25.00%) Computacenter
3 1 (25.00%) Degree

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) QA Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Migration Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365 Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Quality Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Guidewire
2 1 (25.00%) Computacenter