The table below looks at the statistics 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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 43 38 34
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.54% 0.32% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.41% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £310 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
314 241 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 84.18% 77.00% 69.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 151 103
Average daily rate £400 £375 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £210 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 20
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 24 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) XML
1 3 (60.00%) WSDL
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Groovy
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Ant
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (20.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) SAP Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Coordinator
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) Web Services
1 3 (60.00%) WSDL
1 3 (60.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (60.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) ISEB
1 3 (60.00%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) HP