The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 167 176 144
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -32
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 84 62 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.71% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.00% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 32 49
Average daily rate
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£325 £435 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.28% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
-11.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -57.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-39.57% -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 South East region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6811 6214 7098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 73.00% 71.37% 71.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3794 3463 3377
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £367 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 246 318
Average hourly rate £22.00 £33.50 £23.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.32% +44.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.15 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
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 the South East

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Hampshire -4 29 £328 -3.32%
Buckinghamshire +16 17 £250 -30.55% 4
Berkshire +6 17 £325 -28.57% 2
Surrey -8 6 £350 -33.33% 5
Oxfordshire - 5 £315 -
Kent -2 3 £290 -42.00%
West Sussex +5 2 - - 1
East Sussex -12 1 £425 - 1
Sussex - - - -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 67 (38.07%) Test Scripting
2 41 (23.30%) .NET
3 39 (22.16%) HP
4 38 (21.59%) ISTQB
5 36 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (19.89%) SQL
7 34 (19.32%) QA
7 34 (19.32%) Test Automation
8 32 (18.18%) Test Management
9 31 (17.61%) Security Cleared
10 28 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
10 28 (15.91%) Finance
11 27 (15.34%) Oracle
11 27 (15.34%) UNIX
12 25 (14.20%) Microsoft
13 23 (13.07%) Software Testing
13 23 (13.07%) SC Cleared
14 21 (11.93%) ISEB
14 21 (11.93%) Windows
14 21 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
15 20 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 20 (11.36%) Web Services
16 19 (10.80%) MS Excel
16 19 (10.80%) Knowledge Management
16 19 (10.80%) Telecoms
16 19 (10.80%) Validation
17 18 (10.23%) SoapUI
17 18 (10.23%) MS Office
18 17 (9.66%) Java
18 17 (9.66%) SOAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.41%) IIS
2 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.84%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.14%) Confluence
5 1 (0.57%) Lync
5 1 (0.57%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.57%) CMS
5 1 (0.57%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (10.80%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS Project
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (6.82%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.57%) Agresso
3 1 (0.57%) assyst
3 1 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.52%) TCP/IP
2 13 (7.39%) HTTPS
3 9 (5.11%) DNS
4 8 (4.55%) HTTP
5 6 (3.41%) LTE
5 6 (3.41%) SSL
6 5 (2.84%) Internet
6 5 (2.84%) Wireshark
6 5 (2.84%) SIGTRAN
7 4 (2.27%) MPLS
8 3 (1.70%) 3G
8 3 (1.70%) Firewall
8 3 (1.70%) VoLTE
8 3 (1.70%) 4G
9 2 (1.14%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.14%) GGSN
9 2 (1.14%) SGSN
9 2 (1.14%) MGW
9 2 (1.14%) TACACS
9 2 (1.14%) INAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) Oracle Reports
1 7 (3.98%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (3.41%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.27%) SAP BW
3 4 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.70%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.70%) SQL Navigator
4 3 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.14%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.57%) MySQL
6 1 (0.57%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.57%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 18 (10.23%) SoapUI
2 15 (8.52%) QuickTest Pro
3 13 (7.39%) Cucumber
4 11 (6.25%) TestDirector
4 11 (6.25%) SpecFlow
5 9 (5.11%) LoadRunner
5 9 (5.11%) JIRA
6 8 (4.55%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.98%) Selenium
8 5 (2.84%) Maven
9 4 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (2.27%) JUnit
10 3 (1.70%) Toad
10 3 (1.70%) Ant
10 3 (1.70%) JMeter
10 3 (1.70%) Behat
11 2 (1.14%) Rational Rhapsody
11 2 (1.14%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.14%) Subversion
11 2 (1.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (15.91%) Finance
2 19 (10.80%) Telecoms
3 12 (6.82%) Billing
4 8 (4.55%) Marketing
5 6 (3.41%) Retail
6 5 (2.84%) Automotive
7 4 (2.27%) Electronics
8 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.70%) Banking
9 2 (1.14%) German Language
9 2 (1.14%) Military
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.57%) Games
10 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 54 (30.68%) Analyst
2 48 (27.27%) Test Manager
3 43 (24.43%) Test Analyst
4 22 (12.50%) Tester
5 19 (10.80%) Test Leader
6 17 (9.66%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) Software Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) QA Tester
8 8 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.41%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.41%) Consultant
9 6 (3.41%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (2.84%) Test Consultant
10 5 (2.84%) QA Analyst
10 5 (2.84%) Architect
11 4 (2.27%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.27%) Performance Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) SAP Technical Architect
11 4 (2.27%) Performance Test Analyst
11 4 (2.27%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (23.30%) .NET
2 20 (11.36%) Web Services
3 17 (9.66%) SOAP
4 13 (7.39%) HTML
4 13 (7.39%) ASP.NET
4 13 (7.39%) JSP
5 9 (5.11%) Middleware
6 6 (3.41%) XML
7 4 (2.27%) SAP XI
7 4 (2.27%) SAP PI
8 3 (1.70%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.14%) OLE
10 1 (0.57%) JSF
10 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.66%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.68%) Algorithms
2 10 (5.68%) User Experience
3 7 (3.98%) DTV
4 4 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.70%) NHS
5 3 (1.70%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.14%) EPoS
6 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.14%) Social Media
6 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.57%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.57%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.57%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.57%) EFT
7 1 (0.57%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (15.34%) UNIX
2 21 (11.93%) Windows
3 15 (8.52%) Linux
4 14 (7.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (7.39%) Windows XP
5 13 (7.39%) Windows 2000
6 4 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.57%) VMS
7 1 (0.57%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.07%) Test Scripting
2 36 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (19.32%) Test Automation
4 32 (18.18%) Test Management
5 23 (13.07%) Software Testing
6 21 (11.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 19 (10.80%) Knowledge Management
7 19 (10.80%) Validation
8 17 (9.66%) Scrum
9 15 (8.52%) Project Management
10 14 (7.95%) Quality Management
10 14 (7.95%) Integration Testing
11 13 (7.39%) Performance Testing
11 13 (7.39%) Document Management
11 13 (7.39%) Regression Testing
12 12 (6.82%) Migration
12 12 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (5.68%) Data Transformation
14 9 (5.11%) Automated Testing
14 9 (5.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.89%) SQL
2 17 (9.66%) Java
3 16 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 14 (7.95%) VBA
5 11 (6.25%) Ruby
6 7 (3.98%) RPG
7 6 (3.41%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.41%) VBScript
8 5 (2.84%) PHP
9 4 (2.27%) VB
10 3 (1.70%) Python
10 3 (1.70%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.70%) C++
11 2 (1.14%) C
11 2 (1.14%) C#
11 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.57%) COBOL
12 1 (0.57%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 38 (21.59%) ISTQB
2 31 (17.61%) Security Cleared
3 23 (13.07%) SC Cleared
4 21 (11.93%) ISEB
5 20 (11.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (7.39%) MOS
7 11 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 8 (4.55%) Degree
9 5 (2.84%) CCNA
9 5 (2.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 5 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.70%) MCSE
10 3 (1.70%) CCNP
11 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.57%) CCA
12 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (19.32%) QA
2 3 (1.70%) GxP
3 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.57%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (2.84%) Nmap
2 3 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 28 (15.91%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.84%) Nessus
4 4 (2.27%) Puppet
4 4 (2.27%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 39 (22.16%) HP
2 27 (15.34%) Oracle
3 25 (14.20%) Microsoft
4 8 (4.55%) SAP
5 7 (3.98%) ESRI
6 4 (2.27%) VMware
6 4 (2.27%) Cisco
7 3 (1.70%) IBM
7 3 (1.70%) BMC
7 3 (1.70%) Remedy
8 2 (1.14%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.14%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.14%) Citrix
8 2 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (1.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 1 (0.57%) VeriFone
9 1 (0.57%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.57%) Northgate
9 1 (0.57%) FrontRange
9 1 (0.57%) Wonderware
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