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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 121 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 34 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.45% 1.08% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.48% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 24 7
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£450 £350 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £68.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.38% +70.00%
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
1976 2299 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 74.62% 73.15% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1120 1301 861
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £361
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 142 123
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £34.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +0.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £29.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+5.68% -7.03%

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
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 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 6 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 2 - -
Bedfordshire -15 1 £450 +20.00% 1
Essex - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 15 (41.67%) QA
3 14 (38.89%) Finance
4 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (33.33%) Project Management
4 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (30.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 11 (30.56%) Oracle
5 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
5 11 (30.56%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (30.56%) ERP
6 10 (27.78%) SAP
6 10 (27.78%) Analytics
7 9 (25.00%) Snowflake Schema
8 8 (22.22%) QlikView
8 8 (22.22%) ETL
8 8 (22.22%) Tableau
8 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (19.44%) Visualisation
9 7 (19.44%) Coaching
9 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (19.44%) Oracle Payables
9 7 (19.44%) Star Schema
9 7 (19.44%) Oracle Financials
10 6 (16.67%) .NET
10 6 (16.67%) Scrum
10 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Test Management
12 4 (11.11%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 11 (30.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle Financials
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (5.56%) Google Analytics
2 2 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (5.56%) WebTrends
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.78%) SAP ERP
3 1 (2.78%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) LAN
1 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.33%) VPN
1 3 (8.33%) IPsec
1 3 (8.33%) VLAN
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (30.56%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (25.00%) Snowflake Schema
3 8 (22.22%) QlikView
4 7 (19.44%) Star Schema
5 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.78%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 2 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.78%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (38.89%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (27.78%) Analyst
2 9 (25.00%) Team Leader
3 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Lead Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Development Manager
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Database Team Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.56%) SQL Database Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Web Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
6 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 2 (5.56%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (8.33%) J2EE
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 2 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (2.78%) Ajax
4 1 (2.78%) jQuery
4 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Visualisation
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.56%) PKI
2 2 (5.56%) Streaming Media
3 1 (2.78%) PMI
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) UNIX
1 3 (8.33%) Windows
1 3 (8.33%) Solaris
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
2 2 (5.56%) Android
2 2 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Project Management
1 12 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (30.56%) Requirements Analysis
2 11 (30.56%) ERP
3 10 (27.78%) Analytics
4 8 (22.22%) ETL
4 8 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (19.44%) Coaching
6 6 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.67%) Scrum
7 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Test Management
8 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.11%) DSDM
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL
9 3 (8.33%) Migration
9 3 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
9 3 (8.33%) TDD
9 3 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) SQL
2 4 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) C
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) C++
3 2 (5.56%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) ISEB
2 1 (2.78%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.78%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.78%) Nessus
2 1 (2.78%) Nmap
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Oracle
3 10 (27.78%) SAP
4 8 (22.22%) Tableau
5 3 (8.33%) Splunk
5 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 3 (8.33%) Siebel
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco
6 2 (5.56%) Adobe
6 2 (5.56%) HP
6 2 (5.56%) BMC
6 2 (5.56%) Google
6 2 (5.56%) Remedy
6 2 (5.56%) Perforce
7 1 (2.78%) Cerner
7 1 (2.78%) JD Edwards