The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 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 Middlesex 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 27 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.87% 1.29% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 1.90% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £43.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +84.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
184 158 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 80.00% 67.81% 74.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 95 87
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £575 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £23.50 £18.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £37.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -
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Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Test Strategy
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Military
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (50.00%) JUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Maven
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (25.00%) Military
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Test Consultant
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) UML
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Data Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM