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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 115 104 127
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 31 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.98% 0.75% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.06% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 14
Average daily rate
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£371 £363 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% -9.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £153 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £463 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
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 £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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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
2381 1695 2079
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 75.44% 70.71% 67.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1420 893 1063
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 114 216
Average hourly rate £28.50 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.32 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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
Essex -1 6 £400 -5.88% 1
Suffolk -10 6 £250 -
Cambridgeshire -13 5 £350 +52.17% 3
Hertfordshire -15 4 £325 -
Bedfordshire -17 3 £481 -3.75% 2
Norfolk -9 1 - - 2
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England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 28 (41.18%) Migration
2 24 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (33.82%) Finance
4 19 (27.94%) Test Management
5 18 (26.47%) SQL
6 14 (20.59%) Oracle
6 14 (20.59%) Data Migration
7 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (17.65%) ISEB
9 11 (16.18%) UNIX
9 11 (16.18%) Solaris
10 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
10 10 (14.71%) QA
10 10 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (11.76%) Java
11 8 (11.76%) Windows
11 8 (11.76%) OO
11 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
11 8 (11.76%) TDD
12 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
12 7 (10.29%) Retail
12 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Unit Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
12 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
13 6 (8.82%) J2EE
13 6 (8.82%) Linux
13 6 (8.82%) ETL
13 6 (8.82%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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%) Tomcat
1 5 (7.35%) WebLogic
2 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) CMS
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
2 5 (7.35%) IPsec
2 5 (7.35%) VLAN
2 5 (7.35%) LAN
2 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.35%) VPN
3 3 (4.41%) 3GPP
3 3 (4.41%) UMTS
3 3 (4.41%) GGSN
3 3 (4.41%) SGSN
3 3 (4.41%) Network Security
3 3 (4.41%) LTE
4 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
4 1 (1.47%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) Snowflake Schema
2 1 (1.47%) Star Schema
2 1 (1.47%) QlikView
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (4.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.94%) Rational Functional Tester
4 2 (2.94%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.47%) Ant
5 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.47%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (33.82%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Back Office
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Billing
5 2 (2.94%) Marketing
5 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Test Leader
2 15 (22.06%) Test Manager
3 14 (20.59%) Analyst
4 12 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Principal Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Test Coordinator
6 3 (4.41%) Coordinator
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Integration Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Network Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Tester
7 2 (2.94%) Security Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) J2EE
2 5 (7.35%) .NET
2 5 (7.35%) Web Services
2 5 (7.35%) J2SE
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.47%) CSS
4 1 (1.47%) JSP
4 1 (1.47%) XML
4 1 (1.47%) XHTML
4 1 (1.47%) HTML
4 1 (1.47%) CGI
4 1 (1.47%) Ajax
4 1 (1.47%) WebCenter
4 1 (1.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Clustering
1 5 (7.35%) PKI
1 5 (7.35%) Open Source
2 4 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.94%) Wiki
4 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.47%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Solaris
1 11 (16.18%) UNIX
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.82%) Linux
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.47%) Android
5 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) Migration
2 24 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (27.94%) Test Management
4 14 (20.59%) Data Migration
5 13 (19.12%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (19.12%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (14.71%) Software Testing
7 8 (11.76%) TDD
7 8 (11.76%) OO
7 8 (11.76%) E-Commerce
8 7 (10.29%) Unit Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Waterfall
8 7 (10.29%) Test Scripting
8 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
9 6 (8.82%) Network Management
9 6 (8.82%) ETL
9 6 (8.82%) Scrum
10 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 5 (7.35%) Automated Testing
10 5 (7.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) Java
3 5 (7.35%) Perl
4 4 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.47%) FQL
6 1 (1.47%) C
6 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.47%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) ISEB
2 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) ISEB Practitioner
3 5 (7.35%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.35%) Degree
4 3 (4.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.47%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.59%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) HP
3 5 (7.35%) Citrix
3 5 (7.35%) VMware
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco
3 5 (7.35%) Splunk
3 5 (7.35%) Atlassian
3 5 (7.35%) Sun
4 4 (5.88%) IBM
4 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.94%) SAP
5 2 (2.94%) Lotus
6 1 (1.47%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.47%) Mercator
6 1 (1.47%) ATG
6 1 (1.47%) FatWire
6 1 (1.47%) Huawei
6 1 (1.47%) Agilent
6 1 (1.47%) Nokia
6 1 (1.47%) Siebel