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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 71 69 57
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.74% 0.37% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.53% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
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£325 £350 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +52.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £350 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £350 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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
616 566 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 75.96% 70.14% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 307 239
Average daily rate £375 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 51 36
Average hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.45% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.60 £21.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.70 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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 -7 2 £220 - 2
Peterborough - 2 £460 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (37.50%) QA
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 3 (37.50%) System Testing
2 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) WebTrends
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) Adobe
3 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Web Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (12.50%) NUnit
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium
4 1 (12.50%) WCF
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) WebTrends
2 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) NUnit
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) MSTest
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Web Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) WCF
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) System Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Web Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Web Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) V-Model
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
1 2 (25.00%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) JD Edwards
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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