The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Hertfordshire 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 63 58 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.77% 0.47% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.61% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Average daily rate £334 £600 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.37% +54.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £560 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £640 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
547 492 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 70.49% 77.85% 69.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 258 320
Average daily rate £413 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £267 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 59
Average hourly rate £32.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
East of England

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 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
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) Use Case
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Military
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) LTE
3 1 (16.67%) Billing
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) GGSN
3 1 (16.67%) SGSN
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) SSADM
3 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
3 1 (16.67%) UMTS
3 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LTE
1 1 (16.67%) GGSN
1 1 (16.67%) SGSN
1 1 (16.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (16.67%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (16.67%) Military
2 1 (16.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Coordinator
1 3 (50.00%) Coordinator
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) Use Case
1 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (16.67%) Test Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) SSADM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft