The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 95 114 94
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 35 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.22% 0.78% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.04% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 11
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£350 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £248 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.06% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2003 2109 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 69.65% 74.76% 70.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1039 1104 614
Average daily rate £400 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.34% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 61 69
Average hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -37.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.90 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £160.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+5.45% -12.69%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -1 3 - - 1
Slough - 3 £350 - 2
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 28 (51.85%) Telecoms
2 23 (42.59%) Validation
3 20 (37.04%) Test Management
4 19 (35.19%) CheckPoint
4 19 (35.19%) Cisco
5 15 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (27.78%) Migration
6 11 (20.37%) MPLS
6 11 (20.37%) Firewall
6 11 (20.37%) F5
7 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (18.52%) CCNP
7 10 (18.52%) Juniper
7 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
7 10 (18.52%) QA
8 9 (16.67%) Integration Testing
8 9 (16.67%) Finance
8 9 (16.67%) Supplier Management
8 9 (16.67%) Linux
8 9 (16.67%) Oracle
8 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
8 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (14.81%) Project Management
9 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
9 8 (14.81%) Release Management
9 8 (14.81%) JNCIS
10 7 (12.96%) BGP
10 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2 Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.85%) Agresso
2 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) MPLS
1 11 (20.37%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco Nexus
2 7 (12.96%) BGP
3 3 (5.56%) Network Security
4 2 (3.70%) Megaco
4 2 (3.70%) MGCP
4 2 (3.70%) RTP
4 2 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (1.85%) IPv4
5 1 (1.85%) IPv6
5 1 (1.85%) 3G
5 1 (1.85%) SS7
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (1.85%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.85%) DataStage
2 1 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (12.96%) TestDirector
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.85%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (51.85%) Telecoms
2 9 (16.67%) Finance
3 6 (11.11%) Billing
4 5 (9.26%) Marketing
5 2 (3.70%) Retail
6 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Test Manager
2 10 (18.52%) Test Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) IP Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Environment Manager
4 6 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (9.26%) Programme Manager
5 5 (9.26%) Programme Test Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Project Manager
6 4 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.56%) Test Leader
7 3 (5.56%) Test Environment Manager
8 2 (3.70%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Network Design Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (3.70%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Business Analyst
8 2 (3.70%) Coordinator
9 1 (1.85%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Smart Meter
2 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.85%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.67%) Linux
1 9 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (9.26%) UNIX
3 1 (1.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Validation
2 20 (37.04%) Test Management
3 15 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (27.78%) Migration
4 10 (18.52%) PRINCE2
5 9 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 9 (16.67%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.81%) Release Management
6 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
6 8 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (14.81%) Project Management
7 7 (12.96%) CRM
7 7 (12.96%) Service Delivery
8 6 (11.11%) Change Management
8 6 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 6 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 6 (11.11%) V-Model
9 5 (9.26%) Web Testing
9 5 (9.26%) System Testing
9 5 (9.26%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.85%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (18.52%) CCNP
2 8 (14.81%) JNCIS
3 7 (12.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (12.96%) ISEB
3 7 (12.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.70%) Degree
6 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.85%) VCP4
6 1 (1.85%) CISA
6 1 (1.85%) CISM
6 1 (1.85%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) FortiGate
2 5 (9.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Cisco
1 19 (35.19%) CheckPoint
2 11 (20.37%) F5
3 10 (18.52%) Juniper
4 9 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (5.56%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) Verint
7 1 (1.85%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) IBM
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