The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cambridge region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 42 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.78% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 1.35% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate £500 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 222 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 73.35% 57.96% 64.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 98 155
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 33
Average hourly rate £39.50 £38.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.59% -9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £13.50 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (45.45%) Linux
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) SCCM
3 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
3 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) J2EE
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) Sybase
3 3 (27.27%) IIS
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) UNIX
3 3 (27.27%) Solaris
3 3 (27.27%) UML
3 3 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
3 3 (27.27%) OO
3 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) J2SE
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 3 (27.27%) GxP
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) C++

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 3 (27.27%) IIS
1 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Internet
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) RDBMS
1 2 (18.18%) NoSQL
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) Mercurial
2 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
1 3 (27.27%) Java Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Python Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Data Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) J2EE
1 3 (27.27%) J2SE
2 2 (18.18%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (27.27%) UNIX
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) UML
1 3 (27.27%) OOA/OOD
1 3 (27.27%) OO
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 3 (27.27%) Validation
1 3 (27.27%) Risk Assessment
1 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) Network Management
2 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
2 2 (18.18%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (18.18%) Load Balancing
2 2 (18.18%) Use Case
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (27.27%) Python
2 3 (27.27%) C
2 3 (27.27%) C++
2 3 (27.27%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) GxP
2 2 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
1 3 (27.27%) Sybase
1 3 (27.27%) Sun
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Perforce
2 2 (18.18%) Atlassian
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