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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 146 159 160
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 118 88 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 0.99% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.33% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 37 32
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£375 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £261 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £416 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £43.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +22.85%
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
7041 6630 6053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.04% 74.29% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4133 3654 3167
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 254 281
Average hourly rate £22.83 £26.98 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.36% -10.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -9.83%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +2 44 £350 +12.00% 5
Berkshire +21 25 £375 +7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire +11 22 £450 +26.76% 4
West Sussex -2 9 £400 - 2
Oxfordshire -16 8 £300 -25.00% 1
Surrey 0 7 £400 +23.07% 3
Middlesex +10 4 £373 -
East Sussex - 2 £375 - 2
Kent -5 1 £250 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 61 (28.37%) Test Management
2 52 (24.19%) QA
3 51 (23.72%) User Acceptance Testing
4 48 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (20.47%) Test Automation
6 42 (19.53%) Microsoft
7 40 (18.60%) Test Scripting
8 39 (18.14%) Migration
9 37 (17.21%) Finance
9 37 (17.21%) Security Cleared
10 35 (16.28%) Telecoms
11 31 (14.42%) System Integration Testing
11 31 (14.42%) ISEB
11 31 (14.42%) Oracle
12 30 (13.95%) SQL
13 29 (13.49%) SC Cleared
14 28 (13.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 28 (13.02%) Software Testing
15 27 (12.56%) ISTQB
15 27 (12.56%) Java
15 27 (12.56%) HP Quality Center
16 24 (11.16%) Waterfall
16 24 (11.16%) HP
17 23 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 22 (10.23%) Data Migration
19 21 (9.77%) System Testing
19 21 (9.77%) Integration Testing
19 21 (9.77%) Mentoring
19 21 (9.77%) Validation
20 20 (9.30%) HP UFT

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 11 (5.12%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.26%) Documentum
2 7 (3.26%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.79%) Confluence
4 4 (1.86%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (1.40%) Lync
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.47%) JCAPS
Applications
1 20 (9.30%) MS Office
2 16 (7.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.86%) MS Project
4 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.26%) SaaS
2 3 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.47%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.65%) VoIP
2 7 (3.26%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (2.33%) LTE
3 5 (2.33%) SMS
3 5 (2.33%) IPv6
4 4 (1.86%) Firewall
4 4 (1.86%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.86%) 3G
5 3 (1.40%) MPLS
5 3 (1.40%) Ethernet
5 3 (1.40%) Megaco
5 3 (1.40%) MGCP
5 3 (1.40%) RTP
5 3 (1.40%) 4G
5 3 (1.40%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.93%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.93%) MVNO
6 2 (0.93%) SS7
6 2 (0.93%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.93%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.86%) PowerCenter
2 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.47%) DB2
4 1 (0.47%) DataStage
4 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 20 (9.30%) HP UFT
2 19 (8.84%) Selenium
3 18 (8.37%) JMeter
4 16 (7.44%) WebDriver
5 13 (6.05%) JIRA
6 12 (5.58%) SoapUI
7 9 (4.19%) Jenkins
7 9 (4.19%) NUnit
8 8 (3.72%) Cucumber
9 6 (2.79%) Maven
9 6 (2.79%) RSpec
9 6 (2.79%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.79%) JUnit
10 4 (1.86%) CA Gen
11 3 (1.40%) Trac
11 3 (1.40%) Subversion
11 3 (1.40%) LabVIEW
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle APEX
12 2 (0.93%) CaliberRM
12 2 (0.93%) RequisitePro
General
1 37 (17.21%) Finance
2 35 (16.28%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.65%) Banking
4 5 (2.33%) Retail
4 5 (2.33%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.86%) Automotive
6 2 (0.93%) Billing
6 2 (0.93%) Marketing
6 2 (0.93%) German Language
7 1 (0.47%) Publishing
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (36.28%) Test Manager
2 38 (17.67%) Analyst
3 33 (15.35%) Test Leader
4 22 (10.23%) Test Analyst
5 15 (6.98%) Business Analyst
5 15 (6.98%) Tester
5 15 (6.98%) Test Engineer
6 11 (5.12%) Team Leader
6 11 (5.12%) Programme Manager
6 11 (5.12%) Programme Test Manager
7 10 (4.65%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (4.19%) IP Engineer
9 7 (3.26%) Developer
10 6 (2.79%) Testing Manager
11 5 (2.33%) Lead Tester
12 4 (1.86%) Business Systems Analyst
12 4 (1.86%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (1.86%) Consultant
12 4 (1.86%) Network Engineer
12 4 (1.86%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.98%) .NET
2 10 (4.65%) XML
3 9 (4.19%) J2EE
4 6 (2.79%) Middleware
5 5 (2.33%) SOAP
6 4 (1.86%) HTML
7 3 (1.40%) Web Services
7 3 (1.40%) Java EE 5
7 3 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.40%) REST
7 3 (1.40%) XSD
7 3 (1.40%) XSLT
7 3 (1.40%) WSDL
8 2 (0.93%) Web Dynpro
8 2 (0.93%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.47%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.47%) Spring
9 1 (0.47%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.47%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.19%) NHS
3 6 (2.79%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.93%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.93%) EPoS
5 2 (0.93%) EFT
5 2 (0.93%) EFTPOS
5 2 (0.93%) User Experience
5 2 (0.93%) Biometrics
5 2 (0.93%) Smartcard
5 2 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.93%) APACS
6 1 (0.47%) STB
6 1 (0.47%) IPTV
6 1 (0.47%) Statistics
6 1 (0.47%) PMI
6 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.47%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 16 (7.44%) UNIX
2 12 (5.58%) Windows
3 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.86%) Linux
5 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.47%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (28.37%) Test Management
2 51 (23.72%) User Acceptance Testing
3 48 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (20.47%) Test Automation
5 40 (18.60%) Test Scripting
6 39 (18.14%) Migration
7 31 (14.42%) System Integration Testing
8 28 (13.02%) Software Testing
9 24 (11.16%) Waterfall
10 23 (10.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 22 (10.23%) Data Migration
12 21 (9.77%) System Testing
12 21 (9.77%) Integration Testing
12 21 (9.77%) Mentoring
12 21 (9.77%) Validation
13 19 (8.84%) Performance Testing
13 19 (8.84%) Test Planning
14 18 (8.37%) Regression Testing
15 16 (7.44%) Configuration Management
15 16 (7.44%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 30 (13.95%) SQL
2 27 (12.56%) Java
3 15 (6.98%) C#
4 9 (4.19%) PL/SQL
5 8 (3.72%) Shell Script
6 7 (3.26%) Ruby
7 6 (2.79%) Perl
8 5 (2.33%) VBScript
8 5 (2.33%) VB
9 4 (1.86%) Python
10 3 (1.40%) C
11 2 (0.93%) PHP
11 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.93%) ABAP
12 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.47%) XQuery
12 1 (0.47%) Tcl
12 1 (0.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.47%) C++
Qualifications
1 37 (17.21%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.42%) ISEB
3 29 (13.49%) SC Cleared
4 28 (13.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (12.56%) ISTQB
6 14 (6.51%) Degree
7 9 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (4.19%) CCNP
8 8 (3.72%) JNCIS
9 6 (2.79%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (2.33%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.93%) CCA
12 2 (0.93%) HNC
12 2 (0.93%) HND
12 2 (0.93%) GNVQ
12 2 (0.93%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
13 1 (0.47%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (24.19%) QA
2 2 (0.93%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.47%) GxP
3 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.79%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.86%) VMware ESX
2 4 (1.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (12.56%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.79%) Puppet
2 6 (2.79%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.93%) Nessus
4 2 (0.93%) Nmap
5 1 (0.47%) SCCM
5 1 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.47%) Netcool
Vendors
1 42 (19.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (14.42%) Oracle
3 24 (11.16%) HP
4 13 (6.05%) Cisco
5 10 (4.65%) CheckPoint
6 9 (4.19%) Juniper
7 7 (3.26%) webMethods
8 6 (2.79%) Business Objects
8 6 (2.79%) PeopleSoft
9 5 (2.33%) SAP
9 5 (2.33%) BEA
9 5 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (2.33%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.86%) Informatica
10 4 (1.86%) VMware
10 4 (1.86%) Pega
11 3 (1.40%) McAfee
11 3 (1.40%) Adobe
12 2 (0.93%) Siebel
12 2 (0.93%) Capita
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