The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 Essex 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 50 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.01% 0.22% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-7.09% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
369 318 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 74.40% 68.68% 66.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 154 156
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 54 68
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Test Strategy
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 July 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
Basildon - - - - 1
Thurrock - - - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (44.44%) IBM
1 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Marketing
3 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 1 (11.11%) Legal
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) CMS
4 1 (11.11%) FatWire
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Ajax
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Adobe
4 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) HTML
4 1 (11.11%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) SQL
4 1 (11.11%) J2EE

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Functional Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) CMS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
1 1 (11.11%) XHTML
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) WebCenter
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) UNIX
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Solaris
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Waterfall
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Analytics
3 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) V-Model
4 1 (11.11%) Business Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) RUP
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (11.11%) B2C
4 1 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 1 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) FQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) FatWire
2 1 (11.11%) Facebook
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) Vignette