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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 166 174 136
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -38
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 80 71 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.80% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.11% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 49
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£325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £311 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £77.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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
6729 6375 6950
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.52% 71.86% 70.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3766 3478 3316
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 256 251 328
Average hourly rate £20.25 £26.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.58% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 +6 28 £325 -4.05% 7
Berkshire +9 22 £350 -20.45% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 13 £250 -36.30% 2
Kent 0 5 £290 -42.00% 1
Surrey -5 5 £350 -33.33% 5
West Sussex -6 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire +3 1 £451 +20.26% 1
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 75 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 45 (25.42%) .NET
3 41 (23.16%) HP
4 40 (22.60%) ISTQB
5 38 (21.47%) Security Cleared
6 35 (19.77%) Test Automation
7 33 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 31 (17.51%) Software Testing
9 30 (16.95%) Oracle
10 29 (16.38%) SC Cleared
11 28 (15.82%) SQL
11 28 (15.82%) Windows
11 28 (15.82%) Microsoft
11 28 (15.82%) QA
12 27 (15.25%) UNIX
12 27 (15.25%) HP Quality Center
13 26 (14.69%) ISEB
13 26 (14.69%) Finance
14 24 (13.56%) Regression Testing
14 24 (13.56%) Test Management
14 24 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 21 (11.86%) Web Services
16 20 (11.30%) JavaScript
16 20 (11.30%) Knowledge Management
17 19 (10.73%) Validation
17 19 (10.73%) SoapUI
18 18 (10.17%) SOAP
18 18 (10.17%) Windows 2000

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 7 (3.95%) SharePoint
1 7 (3.95%) IIS
2 6 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.13%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (1.13%) Confluence
4 2 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.56%) SAS
5 1 (0.56%) CMS
5 1 (0.56%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 16 (9.04%) MS Excel
2 15 (8.47%) MS Office
3 2 (1.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.47%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.52%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.56%) Agresso
4 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.56%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.60%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.47%) HTTPS
3 10 (5.65%) DNS
4 9 (5.08%) HTTP
5 7 (3.95%) SSL
5 7 (3.95%) Internet
6 6 (3.39%) Wireshark
6 6 (3.39%) LTE
7 5 (2.82%) SIGTRAN
8 4 (2.26%) MPLS
9 3 (1.69%) VoLTE
9 3 (1.69%) 4G
9 3 (1.69%) Firewall
10 2 (1.13%) GGSN
10 2 (1.13%) SGSN
10 2 (1.13%) INAP
10 2 (1.13%) DAB
10 2 (1.13%) 3G
10 2 (1.13%) TACACS
10 2 (1.13%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.52%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (4.52%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (3.39%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.69%) SQL Navigator
4 3 (1.69%) DB2
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.13%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.56%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 19 (10.73%) SoapUI
2 16 (9.04%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (7.91%) Cucumber
4 11 (6.21%) SpecFlow
5 10 (5.65%) Selenium
5 10 (5.65%) LoadRunner
6 8 (4.52%) JIRA
6 8 (4.52%) TestDirector
6 8 (4.52%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.39%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (2.82%) Maven
9 4 (2.26%) JUnit
10 3 (1.69%) Behat
10 3 (1.69%) Toad
10 3 (1.69%) Ant
11 2 (1.13%) Subversion
11 2 (1.13%) JMeter
11 2 (1.13%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.13%) TestComplete
11 2 (1.13%) RSpec
General
1 26 (14.69%) Finance
2 14 (7.91%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.08%) Billing
4 6 (3.39%) Marketing
5 4 (2.26%) Electronics
5 4 (2.26%) Automotive
6 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.13%) Military
7 2 (1.13%) Banking
7 2 (1.13%) Retail
7 2 (1.13%) Publishing
7 2 (1.13%) German Language
8 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 54 (30.51%) Analyst
2 44 (24.86%) Test Analyst
3 42 (23.73%) Test Manager
4 28 (15.82%) Test Leader
5 21 (11.86%) Tester
6 16 (9.04%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.08%) Consultant
8 8 (4.52%) QA Tester
8 8 (4.52%) Software Engineer
8 8 (4.52%) Business Analyst
9 6 (3.39%) Test Consultant
9 6 (3.39%) Programme Manager
9 6 (3.39%) Programme Test Manager
10 5 (2.82%) Automation Analyst
10 5 (2.82%) Architect
10 5 (2.82%) Performance Analyst
10 5 (2.82%) Performance Test Analyst
10 5 (2.82%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (2.26%) Data Architect
11 4 (2.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.42%) .NET
2 21 (11.86%) Web Services
3 18 (10.17%) SOAP
4 16 (9.04%) ASP.NET
4 16 (9.04%) JSP
4 16 (9.04%) HTML
5 8 (4.52%) XML
6 7 (3.95%) Middleware
7 3 (1.69%) Gherkin
8 1 (0.56%) OLE
8 1 (0.56%) XSLT
8 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.56%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.65%) NHS
2 7 (3.95%) DTV
3 5 (2.82%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.26%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
5 3 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.13%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.13%) Social Media
6 2 (1.13%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.56%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.56%) EPoS
7 1 (0.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (15.82%) Windows
2 27 (15.25%) UNIX
3 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (10.17%) Windows 2000
4 18 (10.17%) Windows XP
5 16 (9.04%) Linux
6 6 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.69%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.69%) Android
8 1 (0.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.37%) Test Scripting
2 35 (19.77%) Test Automation
3 33 (18.64%) User Acceptance Testing
4 31 (17.51%) Software Testing
5 24 (13.56%) Regression Testing
5 24 (13.56%) Test Management
6 20 (11.30%) Knowledge Management
7 19 (10.73%) Validation
8 17 (9.60%) Scrum
9 15 (8.47%) Performance Testing
10 14 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (7.34%) Project Management
12 12 (6.78%) Quality Management
12 12 (6.78%) Integration Testing
13 11 (6.21%) Load Testing
14 10 (5.65%) Document Management
14 10 (5.65%) Data Transformation
15 9 (5.08%) Migration
16 8 (4.52%) Automated Testing
16 8 (4.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.82%) SQL
2 20 (11.30%) JavaScript
3 15 (8.47%) Java
4 11 (6.21%) Ruby
5 10 (5.65%) VBA
6 9 (5.08%) VBScript
7 6 (3.39%) VB
7 6 (3.39%) RPG
7 6 (3.39%) PHP
8 4 (2.26%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.13%) C++
10 2 (1.13%) Python
10 2 (1.13%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.56%) SAS Macro
11 1 (0.56%) COBOL
11 1 (0.56%) C
11 1 (0.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 40 (22.60%) ISTQB
2 38 (21.47%) Security Cleared
3 29 (16.38%) SC Cleared
4 26 (14.69%) ISEB
5 24 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (6.21%) Degree
7 10 (5.65%) MOS
8 9 (5.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 8 (4.52%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (2.82%) DV Cleared
11 4 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.26%) CCNA
12 2 (1.13%) MCSE
12 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.13%) CCNP
13 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.56%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (15.82%) QA
2 3 (1.69%) GxP
3 1 (0.56%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
3 1 (0.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (3.39%) Nmap
2 4 (2.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 27 (15.25%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (3.39%) Nessus
4 4 (2.26%) Puppet
4 4 (2.26%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 41 (23.16%) HP
2 30 (16.95%) Oracle
3 28 (15.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.95%) ESRI
5 5 (2.82%) SAP
6 4 (2.26%) VMware
6 4 (2.26%) IBM
7 3 (1.69%) Citrix
7 3 (1.69%) BMC
7 3 (1.69%) Remedy
8 2 (1.13%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.13%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.13%) Lotus
8 2 (1.13%) Cisco
8 2 (1.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (1.13%) Appcelerator
9 1 (0.56%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.56%) Dell
9 1 (0.56%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.56%) PeopleSoft
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