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 24 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 118 106 124
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 23 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.80% 0.94% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.36% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 5
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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 £322 £220 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £371
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -0.70%
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
2194 1687 2030
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.61% 68.77% 67.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1419 905 1100
Average daily rate £413 £358 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 155 186
Average hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +30.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -1 9 £375 -
Essex -7 6 £325 +19.26% 1
Cambridgeshire -17 5 £350 +7.69% 8
Bedfordshire -12 3 £376 +3.79%
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 22 (40.74%) SQL
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 17 (31.48%) QA
2 17 (31.48%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (29.63%) Migration
4 15 (27.78%) Oracle
5 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
6 11 (20.37%) Data Migration
7 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
7 10 (18.52%) Performance Testing
7 10 (18.52%) Test Management
7 10 (18.52%) ISEB
7 10 (18.52%) Java
7 10 (18.52%) Internet
7 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.67%) Project Management
8 9 (16.67%) HP
8 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.81%) UNIX
9 8 (14.81%) Solaris
9 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
9 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (14.81%) ERP
9 8 (14.81%) ETL
10 7 (12.96%) Linux
10 7 (12.96%) SAP
10 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
10 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (12.96%) Mentoring

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (7.41%) WebLogic
1 4 (7.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.85%) CMS
2 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.85%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (5.56%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) Internet
2 3 (5.56%) IPsec
2 3 (5.56%) VLAN
2 3 (5.56%) LAN
2 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.56%) VPN
3 2 (3.70%) Network Security
4 1 (1.85%) LTE
4 1 (1.85%) 3GPP
4 1 (1.85%) UMTS
4 1 (1.85%) GGSN
4 1 (1.85%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.26%) Snowflake Schema
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.41%) QlikView
4 3 (5.56%) Star Schema
5 2 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.85%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.56%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (5.56%) Selenium
3 2 (3.70%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.85%) Ant
4 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.85%) WebDriver
4 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.85%) SpecFlow
General
1 22 (40.74%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Retail
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Billing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Analyst
2 15 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 14 (25.93%) Test Analyst
4 4 (7.41%) Design Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Principal Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Test Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 3 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (3.70%) Tester
6 2 (3.70%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Tester
6 2 (3.70%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) SAP Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
1 5 (9.26%) J2EE
2 4 (7.41%) J2SE
3 3 (5.56%) HTML
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
5 1 (1.85%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) XHTML
5 1 (1.85%) Ajax
5 1 (1.85%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.85%) HTML5
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.41%) Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) Mathematics
2 4 (7.41%) Open Source
3 3 (5.56%) Visualisation
3 3 (5.56%) PKI
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Streaming Media
4 2 (3.70%) PMI
4 2 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.81%) Solaris
1 8 (14.81%) UNIX
2 7 (12.96%) Linux
3 5 (9.26%) Windows
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.85%) Android
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (29.63%) Migration
3 13 (24.07%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (20.37%) Data Migration
5 10 (18.52%) Performance Testing
5 10 (18.52%) Test Management
5 10 (18.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (16.67%) Software Testing
6 9 (16.67%) Project Management
7 8 (14.81%) ERP
7 8 (14.81%) ETL
8 7 (12.96%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (12.96%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.11%) TDD
9 6 (11.11%) Scrum
9 6 (11.11%) OO
10 5 (9.26%) Waterfall
10 5 (9.26%) Analytics
10 5 (9.26%) Unit Testing
11 4 (7.41%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (40.74%) SQL
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 4 (7.41%) Perl
4 3 (5.56%) C#
4 3 (5.56%) C++
5 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.70%) C
6 1 (1.85%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.85%) FQL
6 1 (1.85%) VB
6 1 (1.85%) VC++
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) ISEB
2 7 (12.96%) ISTQB
3 6 (11.11%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.70%) Sun Certification
5 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (31.48%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (27.78%) Oracle
2 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.67%) HP
4 7 (12.96%) SAP
5 4 (7.41%) Sun
5 4 (7.41%) Atlassian
5 4 (7.41%) Tableau
6 3 (5.56%) Splunk
6 3 (5.56%) VMware
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco
7 2 (3.70%) Siebel
7 2 (3.70%) JD Edwards
7 2 (3.70%) Perforce
8 1 (1.85%) FatWire
8 1 (1.85%) ATG
8 1 (1.85%) VeriFone
8 1 (1.85%) Vignette
8 1 (1.85%) IBM
8 1 (1.85%) Adobe
8 1 (1.85%) Facebook