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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 101 101 119
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 31 26 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.09% 1.07% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 1.55% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 7
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£350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £274 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £430 £423
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 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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
2143 1679 1881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.64% 68.95% 66.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 923 1034
Average daily rate £425 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 163 178
Average hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £45.00
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 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 18 December 2014.

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 18 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +10 11 £375 -
Suffolk +2 6 £338 -22.90% 3
Essex -4 6 £325 +19.26% 2
Cambridgeshire -16 5 £350 +7.69% 1
Bedfordshire -16 3 £403 +11.03% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 26 (49.06%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) Finance
3 19 (35.85%) Oracle
4 16 (30.19%) QA
5 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (20.75%) Project Management
7 11 (20.75%) UNIX
7 11 (20.75%) Solaris
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.75%) HP
7 11 (20.75%) HP Quality Center
8 10 (18.87%) Performance Testing
8 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
8 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (18.87%) Internet
8 10 (18.87%) Scrum
9 9 (16.98%) Migration
9 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (16.98%) ERP
9 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
9 9 (16.98%) Java
9 9 (16.98%) Requirements Analysis
9 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Integration Testing
10 8 (15.09%) Test Management
10 8 (15.09%) J2EE
10 8 (15.09%) Windows
10 8 (15.09%) SAP
10 8 (15.09%) ETL

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) CMS
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 10 (18.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Financials
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (3.77%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) Internet
2 6 (11.32%) VLAN
2 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.32%) VPN
2 6 (11.32%) IPsec
3 2 (3.77%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.87%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
3 7 (13.21%) Snowflake Schema
4 6 (11.32%) QlikView
5 5 (9.43%) Star Schema
6 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.89%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.66%) JIRA
3 2 (3.77%) Selenium
3 2 (3.77%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (3.77%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.89%) Subversion
4 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.89%) Ant
4 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (41.51%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Legal
4 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Test Analyst
3 12 (22.64%) Test Manager
4 6 (11.32%) Team Leader
5 4 (7.55%) Principal Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Design Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Development Manager
6 3 (5.66%) Architect
6 3 (5.66%) Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Test Architect
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Manager
7 2 (3.77%) SAP Test Manager
7 2 (3.77%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Network Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Tester
7 2 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) J2EE
2 7 (13.21%) .NET
3 4 (7.55%) J2SE
4 3 (5.66%) HTML
5 2 (3.77%) Ajax
5 2 (3.77%) Web Services
6 1 (1.89%) XHTML
6 1 (1.89%) XML
6 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.89%) CSS
6 1 (1.89%) JSP
6 1 (1.89%) jQuery
6 1 (1.89%) WebCenter
6 1 (1.89%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Client/Server
1 5 (9.43%) PKI
1 5 (9.43%) Visualisation
2 4 (7.55%) Open Source
2 4 (7.55%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.55%) Clustering
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Streaming Media
3 2 (3.77%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (20.75%) UNIX
1 11 (20.75%) Solaris
2 8 (15.09%) Windows
3 7 (13.21%) Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.89%) Android
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (20.75%) Project Management
4 10 (18.87%) Performance Testing
4 10 (18.87%) Scrum
5 9 (16.98%) Migration
5 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (16.98%) ERP
5 9 (16.98%) Requirements Analysis
5 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Integration Testing
6 8 (15.09%) Test Management
6 8 (15.09%) ETL
6 8 (15.09%) TDD
7 7 (13.21%) Network Management
7 7 (13.21%) Analytics
8 6 (11.32%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (9.43%) OO
9 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
9 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (49.06%) SQL
2 9 (16.98%) Java
3 4 (7.55%) Perl
4 3 (5.66%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) C
5 2 (3.77%) C#
5 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.77%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.89%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.89%) VC++
6 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) VB
6 1 (1.89%) FQL
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) ISEB
1 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.21%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) Degree
3 4 (7.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.77%) Sun Certification
4 2 (3.77%) PMI Certification
4 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (30.19%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.89%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 11 (20.75%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Oracle
2 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) HP
3 8 (15.09%) SAP
4 6 (11.32%) Tableau
4 6 (11.32%) Splunk
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco
4 6 (11.32%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) Atlassian
5 4 (7.55%) Sun
6 2 (3.77%) Perforce
7 1 (1.89%) ATG
7 1 (1.89%) FatWire
7 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Siebel
7 1 (1.89%) Vignette
7 1 (1.89%) Facebook
7 1 (1.89%) Twitter
Suffolk
Sanderson
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £420 - £460 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Colchester
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £375 - £420 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Ipswich
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 21 days ago