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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 58 52 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.20% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 0.76% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
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£325 £273 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.26% -29.67%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -7.50%
Test Strategy
East of 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 Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
381 394 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 76.35% 69.73% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 237 113
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £605
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 59 42
Average hourly rate £20.50 £31.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.92% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £14.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.10 £44.26 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 29 December 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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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
Colchester - 1 £398 - 1
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Management
2 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) HP
2 4 (36.36%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) MS Project
3 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 3 (27.27%) Internet
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) Ajax
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Web Services

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Ant
1 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
1 1 (9.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
1 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Java Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) CMS Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) Ajax
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
2 1 (9.09%) XHTML
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) jQuery
2 1 (9.09%) WebCenter
2 1 (9.09%) HTML5
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 1 (9.09%) CSS
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Android
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Software Testing
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 4 (36.36%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Integration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Test Management
2 4 (36.36%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Penetration Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) MVC
5 1 (9.09%) OO
5 1 (9.09%) RUP
5 1 (9.09%) DSDM
5 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) C++
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VB
1 1 (9.09%) VC++
1 1 (9.09%) MATLAB
1 1 (9.09%) FQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) FatWire
2 1 (9.09%) Facebook
2 1 (9.09%) Twitter
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Vignette
2 1 (9.09%) IBM
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
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