The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 5 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 56 57
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire - 1.39% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.93% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
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- £328 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -32.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
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East of England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
505 414 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 75.94% 71.88% 62.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 215 209
Average daily rate £375 £356 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 37
Average hourly rate £21.00 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.84% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -11.29%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 5 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridge - - - - 6
Huntingdon - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (40.00%) Product Management
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Python
2 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) Perforce
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Streaming Media
3 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) ERP
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Tester
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (40.00%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Product Management
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Volume Testing
2 1 (20.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) C++
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Perforce
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards
2 1 (20.00%) Siebel
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP