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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 128 117 110
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 19 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.61% 1.05% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 1.40% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 6
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£330 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £230 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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
2385 2279 1708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 76.54% 75.09% 71.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1329 890
Average daily rate £395 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 159 138
Average hourly rate £30.75 £30.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.95 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 July 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 July 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
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £300 -14.28% 1
Hertfordshire -8 7 £348 - 2
Bedfordshire +10 3 £225 -44.73% 1
Essex -7 2 £363 -9.37% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.81%) QA
3 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
3 6 (19.35%) Finance
3 6 (19.35%) Retail
3 6 (19.35%) SQL
3 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (19.35%) ETL
4 5 (16.13%) ERP
4 5 (16.13%) ISEB
4 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
5 4 (12.90%) JIRA
5 4 (12.90%) Test Management
5 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
5 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 4 (12.90%) Analytics
5 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.90%) Java
5 4 (12.90%) SAP
5 4 (12.90%) SOAP
5 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
5 4 (12.90%) Cognos
5 4 (12.90%) Banking
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 3 (9.68%) HP
6 3 (9.68%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) CRM
6 3 (9.68%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (6.45%) WebTrends
1 2 (6.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (6.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (3.23%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (3.23%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.23%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.45%) Snowflake Schema
2 2 (6.45%) Star Schema
2 2 (6.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) SoapUI
2 4 (12.90%) JIRA
3 2 (6.45%) Selenium
3 2 (6.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.23%) MSTest
4 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
4 1 (3.23%) JUnit
4 1 (3.23%) NUnit
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
1 6 (19.35%) Retail
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Analyst
1 8 (25.81%) Test Manager
2 6 (19.35%) Test Leader
3 4 (12.90%) Test Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Developer
4 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Business Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Lead Developer
5 2 (6.45%) QA Manager
5 2 (6.45%) Web Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) CRM Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Integration Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Integration Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) SOAP
2 3 (9.68%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) WCF
3 1 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Android
1 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (19.35%) ETL
2 6 (19.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (16.13%) ERP
4 4 (12.90%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Test Management
4 4 (12.90%) Test Scripting
4 4 (12.90%) Test Automation
4 4 (12.90%) Analytics
4 4 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) System Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
5 3 (9.68%) CRM
5 3 (9.68%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.45%) Mobile Commerce
6 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 3 (9.68%) Groovy
4 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) ISEB
1 5 (16.13%) ISTQB
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
2 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (12.90%) SAP
1 4 (12.90%) Cognos
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.68%) HP
3 2 (6.45%) BMC
3 2 (6.45%) Adobe
3 2 (6.45%) Siebel
3 2 (6.45%) Remedy
3 2 (6.45%) Google
3 2 (6.45%) Tableau
3 2 (6.45%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) Lagan
4 1 (3.23%) Cerner
4 1 (3.23%) JD Edwards