The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 70 48 73
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.47% 0.42% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 0.58% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
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£364 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-11.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-39.57% -7.42%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
652 343 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 76.53% 71.31% 71.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 156 351
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £46.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.39% +55.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% +3.44%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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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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
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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%) Retail
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (37.50%) LTE
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) Billing
2 3 (37.50%) GGSN
2 3 (37.50%) SGSN
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
2 3 (37.50%) UMTS
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) ATG
4 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
4 1 (12.50%) Tableau
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Selenium

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) 3GPP
1 3 (37.50%) UMTS
1 3 (37.50%) GGSN
1 3 (37.50%) SGSN
1 3 (37.50%) LTE
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (12.50%) Snowflake Schema
1 1 (12.50%) Star Schema
1 1 (12.50%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Selenium
1 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
General
1 4 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (37.50%) Billing
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Integration Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) UAT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Visualisation
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Management
2 3 (37.50%) Network Architecture
2 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (25.00%) ETL
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Data Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) ERP
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia
1 1 (12.50%) ATG
1 1 (12.50%) Huawei
1 1 (12.50%) Agilent
1 1 (12.50%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
1 1 (12.50%) VeriFone
1 1 (12.50%) Tableau