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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 47 36 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.81% 1.37% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.85% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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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
319 271 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 64.71% 74.45% 63.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 121 128
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 74
Average hourly rate £27.50 £38.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.44 £24.60 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.25 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 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 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) UML
1 5 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Tomcat
1 5 (100.00%) J2SE
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) J2EE
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Sun
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Atlassian
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (80.00%) Mathematics

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (100.00%) WebLogic
1 5 (100.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Principal Engineer
1 4 (80.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Java Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) J2SE
1 5 (100.00%) J2EE
2 1 (20.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Clustering
1 5 (100.00%) Open Source
2 4 (80.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) UML
1 5 (100.00%) OOA/OOD
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) TDD
1 5 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (80.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (80.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Java
1 5 (100.00%) Perl
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Oracle
1 5 (100.00%) Sun
1 5 (100.00%) Atlassian
2 1 (20.00%) Sybase