The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 122 118 109
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 23 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.77% 0.88% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.19% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
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£360 £393 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% -1.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £262 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £26.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Test Strategy
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 East of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2292 2183 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.71% 73.95% 71.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1387 1246 861
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 157 136
Average hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.85 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the East of England region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 1 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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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
Hertfordshire -7 9 £360 +38.46% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £335 -4.28% 1
Bedfordshire +7 2 £225 -44.73%
Norfolk 0 2 - -
Essex -11 2 £363 +1.75%
East Anglia +4 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (32.26%) Finance
3 9 (29.03%) QA
4 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (22.58%) ETL
5 6 (19.35%) Project Management
5 6 (19.35%) ERP
5 6 (19.35%) SAP
5 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 6 (19.35%) Banking
5 6 (19.35%) Analytics
6 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
6 5 (16.13%) Retail
6 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
6 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (12.90%) Snowflake Schema
7 4 (12.90%) Star Schema
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle
7 4 (12.90%) Tableau
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (12.90%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (12.90%) Coaching
7 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
7 4 (12.90%) Visualisation
7 4 (12.90%) Test Management
7 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
7 4 (12.90%) QlikView

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (6.45%) WebTrends
2 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (3.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (3.23%) Summit
3 1 (3.23%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.90%) Snowflake Schema
2 4 (12.90%) Star Schema
2 4 (12.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) SoapUI
2 3 (9.68%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.23%) JUnit
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 10 (32.26%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 5 (16.13%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (29.03%) Test Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Analyst
2 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Team Leader
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Lead Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Database Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Database Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Database Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Web Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Test Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Programme Manager
6 1 (3.23%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) Web Services
3 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Android
1 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (22.58%) ETL
2 7 (22.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (19.35%) ERP
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
3 6 (19.35%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.90%) Coaching
4 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (12.90%) Test Management
4 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 3 (9.68%) System Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
6 2 (6.45%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
3 2 (6.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ISEB
1 3 (9.68%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (29.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Tableau
4 3 (9.68%) Cognos
5 2 (6.45%) Siebel
5 2 (6.45%) Remedy
5 2 (6.45%) Adobe
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) BMC
5 2 (6.45%) Google
6 1 (3.23%) Cerner
6 1 (3.23%) Lagan