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 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 119 104 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.30% 1.18% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 1.60% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 7
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£850 £346 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+145.48% -37.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £269 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £890 £447 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
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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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
1957 2122 1588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.52% 73.63% 68.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 1211 884
Average daily rate £413 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 128 108
Average hourly rate £32.10 £30.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.24% -6.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 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 30 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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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 5 - -
Essex +8 2 £875 +150.00%
Bedfordshire -15 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
East Anglia - - - - 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) QA
3 16 (41.03%) Finance
4 14 (35.90%) Project Management
5 13 (33.33%) Oracle
5 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 12 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (30.77%) ERP
6 12 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (28.21%) SAP
8 10 (25.64%) Snowflake Schema
8 10 (25.64%) Analytics
9 9 (23.08%) Tableau
9 9 (23.08%) QlikView
9 9 (23.08%) ETL
10 8 (20.51%) Star Schema
10 8 (20.51%) Oracle Financials
10 8 (20.51%) Visualisation
10 8 (20.51%) Coaching
10 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (20.51%) Oracle Payables
11 7 (17.95%) HP
11 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
11 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
12 6 (15.38%) Windows
12 6 (15.38%) .NET
12 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Financials
1 8 (20.51%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (2.56%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) IPsec
2 3 (7.69%) VLAN
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (25.64%) Snowflake Schema
3 9 (23.08%) QlikView
4 8 (20.51%) Star Schema
5 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.56%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Banking
3 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Analyst
2 10 (25.64%) Team Leader
3 9 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 8 (20.51%) Test Manager
5 4 (10.26%) Developer
6 3 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Development Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Systems Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Programme Manager
7 2 (5.13%) Development Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Database Developer
7 2 (5.13%) SQL Database Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Database Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) SAP Manager
7 2 (5.13%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) J2EE
3 2 (5.13%) HTML
4 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) Ajax
4 1 (2.56%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Visualisation
2 5 (12.82%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.13%) PMI
3 2 (5.13%) PKI
3 2 (5.13%) Streaming Media
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Solaris
2 3 (7.69%) UNIX
2 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) Project Management
2 12 (30.77%) ERP
2 12 (30.77%) Requirements Analysis
2 12 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (25.64%) Analytics
5 9 (23.08%) ETL
6 8 (20.51%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (20.51%) Coaching
7 7 (17.95%) Software Testing
7 7 (17.95%) Integration Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Test Automation
8 5 (12.82%) Regression Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.26%) DSDM
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) Performance Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Network Management
10 3 (7.69%) Test Management
10 3 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) Java
3 2 (5.13%) C
3 2 (5.13%) C#
3 2 (5.13%) C++
3 2 (5.13%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.13%) PMI Certification
3 2 (5.13%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (46.15%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) Nmap
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 13 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (28.21%) SAP
3 9 (23.08%) Tableau
4 7 (17.95%) HP
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) Splunk
5 3 (7.69%) VMware
6 2 (5.13%) Perforce
6 2 (5.13%) Siebel
7 1 (2.56%) BMC
7 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.56%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) VeriFone
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