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 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 183 154 155
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 84 76 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.89% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.26% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 39
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£350 £352 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.42% -12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
Test Strategy
England

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
7228 6045 5842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.94% 70.98% 69.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4094 3238 2910
Average daily rate £378 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 236 356
Average hourly rate £21.58 £22.41 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -10.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.75 £44.78 £43.28
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 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Berkshire +6 27 £350 +40.00% 1
Hampshire -33 18 £335 -0.74% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 15 £400 - 1
Surrey -3 13 £310 -21.26% 3
Oxfordshire -26 4 £440 +25.71%
West Sussex -8 3 £375 -
East Sussex -7 1 - - 1
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 43 (25.75%) Test Scripting
2 40 (23.95%) SQL
3 39 (23.35%) Test Management
4 38 (22.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (18.56%) Finance
6 31 (18.56%) Validation
6 31 (18.56%) Test Automation
7 29 (17.37%) QA
8 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
8 26 (15.57%) HP
8 26 (15.57%) .NET
9 25 (14.97%) Oracle
10 23 (13.77%) Telecoms
10 23 (13.77%) Migration
10 23 (13.77%) HP Quality Center
11 21 (12.57%) Integration Testing
11 21 (12.57%) ISEB
12 20 (11.98%) ISTQB
13 19 (11.38%) Java
13 19 (11.38%) UNIX
14 18 (10.78%) Linux
14 18 (10.78%) Scrum
14 18 (10.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (10.18%) Security Cleared
15 17 (10.18%) Software Testing
15 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
16 16 (9.58%) SC Cleared
16 16 (9.58%) Cucumber
16 16 (9.58%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 10 (5.99%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.40%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.40%) Confluence
3 2 (1.20%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.60%) Lync
4 1 (0.60%) CMS
4 1 (0.60%) SAS
4 1 (0.60%) JBoss
4 1 (0.60%) IIS
4 1 (0.60%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 17 (10.18%) MS Excel
2 10 (5.99%) MS Office
3 5 (2.99%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.80%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.20%) Agresso
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.60%) assyst
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.60%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.98%) Firewall
2 11 (6.59%) MPLS
3 7 (4.19%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (4.19%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (4.19%) BGP
4 5 (2.99%) TCP/IP
5 4 (2.40%) HTTPS
5 4 (2.40%) LTE
6 3 (1.80%) Wireshark
6 3 (1.80%) SSL
6 3 (1.80%) 3G
7 2 (1.20%) SIGTRAN
7 2 (1.20%) GGSN
7 2 (1.20%) SGSN
7 2 (1.20%) Network Security
7 2 (1.20%) MGW
7 2 (1.20%) 4G
7 2 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.60%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (2.40%) SAP BW
2 4 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.80%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Navigator
4 2 (1.20%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.60%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.60%) QlikView
5 1 (0.60%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.60%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.60%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (9.58%) Cucumber
1 16 (9.58%) SoapUI
2 13 (7.78%) TestDirector
3 12 (7.19%) SpecFlow
4 10 (5.99%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (5.99%) JIRA
5 7 (4.19%) Selenium
6 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.99%) JMeter
8 4 (2.40%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.40%) JUnit
8 4 (2.40%) FitNesse
8 4 (2.40%) Maven
8 4 (2.40%) Zephyr
9 3 (1.80%) RSpec
9 3 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.20%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.20%) Toad
10 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.60%) Trac
General
1 31 (18.56%) Finance
2 23 (13.77%) Telecoms
3 11 (6.59%) Billing
4 8 (4.79%) Marketing
5 6 (3.59%) Banking
5 6 (3.59%) Retail
6 3 (1.80%) Automotive
7 2 (1.20%) Games
7 2 (1.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Military
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (34.13%) Test Manager
2 48 (28.74%) Analyst
3 37 (22.16%) Test Analyst
4 20 (11.98%) Tester
5 14 (8.38%) Test Engineer
6 12 (7.19%) Test Leader
7 9 (5.39%) Programme Test Manager
7 9 (5.39%) Programme Manager
8 7 (4.19%) Environment Manager
8 7 (4.19%) Architect
8 7 (4.19%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.59%) Project Manager
9 6 (3.59%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) QA Tester
10 5 (2.99%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (2.99%) Technical Architect
11 4 (2.40%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (15.57%) .NET
2 10 (5.99%) SOAP
3 8 (4.79%) Web Services
4 5 (2.99%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.99%) HTML
5 4 (2.40%) Middleware
5 4 (2.40%) JSP
5 4 (2.40%) SAP XI
5 4 (2.40%) SAP PI
6 3 (1.80%) XML
6 3 (1.80%) OLE
7 2 (1.20%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.60%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.19%) Smart Meter
3 6 (3.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.59%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.80%) User Experience
4 3 (1.80%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.20%) EPoS
5 2 (1.20%) DTV
5 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.60%) PKI
6 1 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.60%) APACS
6 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.60%) EFT
6 1 (0.60%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.60%) NHS
6 1 (0.60%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 19 (11.38%) UNIX
2 18 (10.78%) Linux
3 13 (7.78%) Windows
4 9 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.59%) Windows XP
6 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.40%) Windows 2000
7 4 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.20%) AIX
8 2 (1.20%) Windows NT
8 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.75%) Test Scripting
2 39 (23.35%) Test Management
3 38 (22.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (22.16%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (18.56%) Validation
5 31 (18.56%) Test Automation
6 23 (13.77%) Migration
7 21 (12.57%) Integration Testing
8 18 (10.78%) Scrum
9 17 (10.18%) Software Testing
10 15 (8.98%) Project Management
10 15 (8.98%) Regression Testing
11 14 (8.38%) PRINCE2
12 13 (7.78%) System Testing
13 12 (7.19%) Performance Testing
13 12 (7.19%) Test Planning
14 11 (6.59%) Software Engineering
15 10 (5.99%) Automated Testing
16 9 (5.39%) Risk Management
16 9 (5.39%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.95%) SQL
2 19 (11.38%) Java
3 12 (7.19%) Ruby
4 11 (6.59%) Shell Script
5 7 (4.19%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.59%) C
6 6 (3.59%) VBA
6 6 (3.59%) Python
7 5 (2.99%) RPG
8 4 (2.40%) VBScript
8 4 (2.40%) VB
9 3 (1.80%) C#
10 2 (1.20%) C++
10 2 (1.20%) Perl
10 2 (1.20%) PHP
10 2 (1.20%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.60%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.60%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.57%) ISEB
2 20 (11.98%) ISTQB
3 18 (10.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (10.18%) Security Cleared
5 16 (9.58%) SC Cleared
6 9 (5.39%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (4.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (4.19%) CCNP
8 5 (2.99%) Degree
8 5 (2.99%) MOS
8 5 (2.99%) CCNA
9 4 (2.40%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (2.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 3 (1.80%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.80%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.80%) MCSE
10 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.20%) CISSP
11 2 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 1 (0.60%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (17.37%) QA
2 3 (1.80%) GxP
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (2.99%) Nmap
2 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.20%) VMware ESX
2 2 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 23 (13.77%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (4.19%) FortiGate
3 5 (2.99%) Nessus
4 4 (2.40%) Puppet
5 3 (1.80%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.20%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.60%) SCCM
7 1 (0.60%) WebInspect
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
1 26 (15.57%) HP
2 25 (14.97%) Oracle
3 15 (8.98%) Cisco
3 15 (8.98%) CheckPoint
4 10 (5.99%) F5
5 9 (5.39%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.19%) SAP
6 7 (4.19%) ESRI
7 4 (2.40%) Juniper
7 4 (2.40%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.80%) VMware
8 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (1.20%) Adobe
9 2 (1.20%) Citrix
9 2 (1.20%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.20%) Symantec
9 2 (1.20%) Aprimo
9 2 (1.20%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.20%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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