The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 28 30 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.80% 1.42% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.99% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£263 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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 Middlesex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
196 201 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 78.09% 71.28% 73.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 115 83
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £43.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% -24.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 23 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (50.00%) Toad
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Navigator
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) DTV
3 2 (50.00%) C++
3 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Military

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Navigator
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Toad
1 2 (50.00%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (50.00%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) DTV
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (50.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle