The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 109 109 129
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 33 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.13% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.72% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £153 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +84.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +84.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2144 1665 2000
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 73.27% 69.72% 66.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1257 867 964
Average daily rate £394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 135 224
Average hourly rate £28.83 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £19.60 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
Test Strategy
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Suffolk -16 6 £250 -
Hertfordshire +7 5 £260 -35.00% 1
Essex +4 5 £400 -5.88% 1
Bedfordshire -13 3 £406 - 2
Cambridgeshire -12 2 £350 +52.17% 1
Norfolk - 2 - -
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 29 (42.65%) Migration
2 26 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (30.88%) Test Management
4 17 (25.00%) Finance
5 16 (23.53%) SQL
6 14 (20.59%) ISEB
6 14 (20.59%) Data Migration
7 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (17.65%) Oracle
8 11 (16.18%) Windows
9 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
9 10 (14.71%) QA
9 10 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
10 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (13.24%) Citrix
11 8 (11.76%) UNIX
11 8 (11.76%) Solaris
12 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
12 7 (10.29%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
13 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (8.82%) Automated Testing
13 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
13 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
13 6 (8.82%) Network Management
13 6 (8.82%) Email Migration
13 6 (8.82%) Retail

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
1 5 (7.35%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.35%) VPN
1 5 (7.35%) LAN
1 5 (7.35%) IPsec
1 5 (7.35%) VLAN
2 3 (4.41%) 3GPP
2 3 (4.41%) UMTS
2 3 (4.41%) Network Security
2 3 (4.41%) LTE
2 3 (4.41%) GGSN
2 3 (4.41%) SGSN
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) DNS
4 1 (1.47%) DHCP
4 1 (1.47%) 3G
4 1 (1.47%) NAS
4 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.47%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (1.47%) Star Schema
3 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Selenium
2 3 (4.41%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (4.41%) SpecFlow
3 2 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.47%) Ant
4 1 (1.47%) JUnit
4 1 (1.47%) NUnit
4 1 (1.47%) MSTest
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) RSpec
4 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.47%) FitNesse
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Back Office
4 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.41%) Billing
5 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (2.94%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Military
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (30.88%) Test Leader
2 15 (22.06%) Test Manager
3 14 (20.59%) Analyst
4 12 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Test Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Developer
7 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (2.94%) Functional Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Security Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Integration Manager
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) Web Services
3 3 (4.41%) J2EE
4 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.94%) J2SE
5 1 (1.47%) CGI
5 1 (1.47%) XHTML
5 1 (1.47%) HTML
5 1 (1.47%) CSS
5 1 (1.47%) JSP
5 1 (1.47%) XML
5 1 (1.47%) Middleware
5 1 (1.47%) WebCenter
5 1 (1.47%) HTML5
5 1 (1.47%) Ajax
5 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) PKI
2 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.94%) Wiki
3 2 (2.94%) Open Source
3 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Replication
4 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 9 (13.24%) Windows 7
3 8 (11.76%) UNIX
3 8 (11.76%) Solaris
4 3 (4.41%) Linux
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.47%) VMS
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.47%) Android
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) Migration
2 26 (38.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (30.88%) Test Management
4 14 (20.59%) Data Migration
5 12 (17.65%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (14.71%) Test Scripting
7 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
7 9 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.82%) Automated Testing
8 6 (8.82%) Waterfall
8 6 (8.82%) Network Management
8 6 (8.82%) Email Migration
8 6 (8.82%) OO
8 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
8 6 (8.82%) ETL
9 5 (7.35%) TDD
9 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (7.35%) Unit Testing
9 5 (7.35%) Use Case
10 4 (5.88%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 6 (8.82%) Java
3 5 (7.35%) C#
4 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.94%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) C
5 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.47%) FQL
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) ISEB
2 7 (10.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (8.82%) ISTQB
4 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) Oracle
2 9 (13.24%) Citrix
3 6 (8.82%) VMware
3 6 (8.82%) HP
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco
4 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.35%) Lotus
4 5 (7.35%) Splunk
5 4 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) Sun
7 1 (1.47%) Adobe
7 1 (1.47%) Siebel
7 1 (1.47%) Vignette
7 1 (1.47%) Sybase
7 1 (1.47%) Nokia
7 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.47%) Mercator
7 1 (1.47%) ATG