The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 25 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 1.71% 3.85% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 5.56% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£245 £438 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.03% +40.08%
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 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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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 Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
127 72 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Ipswich 72.57% 69.23% 65.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 46 65
Average daily rate £438 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £451 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £36.00 £14.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.94% +146.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £36.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £39.25 £15.10
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 Ipswich

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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 7 (100.00%) Network Management
2 6 (85.71%) Splunk
2 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 6 (85.71%) VLAN
2 6 (85.71%) SQL
2 6 (85.71%) Oracle
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) UNIX
2 6 (85.71%) Solaris
2 6 (85.71%) LAN
2 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 6 (85.71%) VPN
2 6 (85.71%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) IPsec
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) HP
3 5 (71.43%) PKI
3 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 3 (42.86%) Windows
6 2 (28.57%) Network Security
7 1 (14.29%) Nessus
7 1 (14.29%) Nmap

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Ipswich 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) VLAN
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) VPN
1 6 (85.71%) IPsec
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
1 6 (85.71%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Security Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) UNIX
1 6 (85.71%) Solaris
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Network Management
2 6 (85.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Splunk
1 6 (85.71%) Oracle
1 6 (85.71%) Cisco
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) HP
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