The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 56 41
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.59% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.79% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.98% +8.75%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
397 505 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.62% 74.81% 70.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 291 138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £570 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 66
Average hourly rate £40.60 £35.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.36% +7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £16.50 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.85 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Essex region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Test Strategy
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) DSDM
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Team Leader
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Head of Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) jQuery
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Scrum
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Integration Testing
1 1 (33.33%) Test Management
1 1 (33.33%) DSDM
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#