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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 100 106 119
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.95% 0.78% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 1.10% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 6
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£363 £375 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £455 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £41.50
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -15.66%
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
1895 1630 1658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.69% 70.38% 67.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 897 922
Average daily rate £413 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 149 128
Average hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.61% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £41.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.07
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -11.49%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 £350 - 7
Suffolk -2 6 £338 -22.90% 1
Cambridgeshire -16 4 £350 +7.69% 5
Essex +11 3 £850 +83.78% 2
Bedfordshire -12 1 - - 1
East Anglia - - - -
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (44.19%) SQL
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 16 (37.21%) QA
3 13 (30.23%) Oracle
4 12 (27.91%) Project Management
4 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (25.58%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
6 10 (23.26%) ERP
6 10 (23.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
7 9 (20.93%) SAP
8 8 (18.60%) Internet
8 8 (18.60%) Snowflake Schema
8 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
8 8 (18.60%) Analytics
9 7 (16.28%) Tableau
9 7 (16.28%) QlikView
9 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (16.28%) ETL
9 7 (16.28%) HP
9 7 (16.28%) .NET
10 6 (13.95%) Windows
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (13.95%) Star Schema
10 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (13.95%) Scrum
10 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
1 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (13.95%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (4.65%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.60%) Internet
2 3 (6.98%) IPsec
2 3 (6.98%) VLAN
2 3 (6.98%) LAN
2 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (18.60%) Snowflake Schema
3 7 (16.28%) QlikView
4 6 (13.95%) Star Schema
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.33%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
2 2 (4.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (4.65%) Selenium
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.33%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
General
1 19 (44.19%) Finance
2 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 3 (6.98%) Retail
4 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Test Manager
4 8 (18.60%) Team Leader
5 3 (6.98%) Development Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Programme Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Architect
6 2 (4.65%) SAP Test Manager
6 2 (4.65%) SAP Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Development Team Leader
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Tester
6 2 (4.65%) Design Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Principal Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Test Architect
6 2 (4.65%) Programme Test Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) J2EE
3 2 (4.65%) HTML
3 2 (4.65%) J2SE
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) Ajax
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Visualisation
2 5 (11.63%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.65%) PMI
3 2 (4.65%) PKI
3 2 (4.65%) Streaming Media
3 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.95%) Windows
2 5 (11.63%) Solaris
2 5 (11.63%) UNIX
3 4 (9.30%) Linux
4 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Project Management
1 12 (27.91%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (25.58%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (23.26%) ERP
3 10 (23.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Integration Testing
5 8 (18.60%) Analytics
6 7 (16.28%) ETL
7 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (13.95%) Scrum
7 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (13.95%) Coaching
8 5 (11.63%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.63%) TDD
8 5 (11.63%) Migration
9 4 (9.30%) DSDM
9 4 (9.30%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (44.19%) SQL
2 5 (11.63%) Java
3 3 (6.98%) C++
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) Perl
4 2 (4.65%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) VC++
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) MATLAB
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) PMI Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (37.21%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle
2 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.93%) SAP
4 7 (16.28%) Tableau
4 7 (16.28%) HP
5 3 (6.98%) Splunk
5 3 (6.98%) VMware
5 3 (6.98%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) Sun
6 2 (4.65%) Perforce
6 2 (4.65%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.33%) VeriFone
7 1 (2.33%) Siebel
7 1 (2.33%) JD Edwards
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