The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Sussex 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 35 29 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 0.99% 0.48% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.65% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £600 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
206 154 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 68.21% 73.33% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 88 111
Average daily rate £345 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 7 8
Average hourly rate £20.02 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.69% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £19.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.50 £23.33 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the East Sussex region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Hove +4 3 £600 +60.00%
Brighton - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 4 (50.00%) Validation
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) MS Project
3 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Local Government
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) ISEB
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 2 (25.00%) MS Project
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Test Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Test Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Validation
1 4 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Unit Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (12.50%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Customer Segmentation
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix