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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 67 48 65
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.64% 2.07% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.93% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £39.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -7.50%
Test Strategy
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
614 409 521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 78.02% 70.52% 65.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 179 260
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 40 58
Average hourly rate £35.75 £35.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.70% +5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 December 2014. 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
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Cambridge -8 3 £350 +7.69% 2
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Java
2 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Internet
2 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Degree
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
4 4 (44.44%) UML
4 4 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (44.44%) OO
4 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
4 4 (44.44%) Perl
4 4 (44.44%) UNIX
4 4 (44.44%) Solaris
4 4 (44.44%) J2SE
4 4 (44.44%) Sun
4 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
4 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
4 4 (44.44%) Mathematics
4 4 (44.44%) Atlassian
4 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
4 4 (44.44%) J2EE
4 4 (44.44%) Scrum
4 4 (44.44%) Clustering
4 4 (44.44%) TDD
4 4 (44.44%) Git (software)

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (44.44%) WebLogic
1 4 (44.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (22.22%) JIRA
3 1 (11.11%) Selenium
3 1 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Design Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Principal Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) J2EE
1 4 (44.44%) J2SE
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
2 2 (22.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
1 4 (44.44%) Mathematics
1 4 (44.44%) Open Source
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (22.22%) Streaming Media
2 2 (22.22%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (44.44%) TDD
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
2 4 (44.44%) UML
2 4 (44.44%) OOA/OOD
2 4 (44.44%) OO
2 4 (44.44%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 4 (44.44%) Unit Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
2 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Product Management
4 1 (11.11%) Volume Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
2 6 (66.67%) Java
3 4 (44.44%) Perl
4 2 (22.22%) C
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) C++
5 1 (11.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 4 (44.44%) Sun
2 4 (44.44%) Atlassian
3 2 (22.22%) Perforce
4 1 (11.11%) JD Edwards
4 1 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (11.11%) Siebel
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft