The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 140 142 166
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +24
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 110 88 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.05% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.49% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 44
Average daily rate £339 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.31% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £528 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £44.09 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6873 5915 6977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 70.83% 70.58% 65.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3812 3067 3324
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 258 361
Average hourly rate £27.00 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +24 40 £335 -16.25% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 21 £338 -15.62% 2
Berkshire -20 21 £400 - 7
West Sussex +7 10 £369 - 3
Surrey -18 5 £285 -45.19% 9
East Sussex -5 3 £600 +60.00%
Middlesex -1 2 £450 -15.09%
Kent +1 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -8 1 - - 2
M4 Corridor - 1 £363 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 78 (39.59%) Test Scripting
2 60 (30.46%) Security Cleared
3 59 (29.95%) SC Cleared
4 49 (24.87%) ISTQB
5 42 (21.32%) .NET
5 42 (21.32%) Windows
6 40 (20.30%) HP
6 40 (20.30%) Software Testing
7 39 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (18.78%) HP Quality Center
9 35 (17.77%) JavaScript
10 34 (17.26%) Oracle
11 33 (16.75%) Test Automation
12 30 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (15.23%) Knowledge Management
12 30 (15.23%) UNIX
12 30 (15.23%) Windows XP
12 30 (15.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 28 (14.21%) HTML
14 27 (13.71%) JSP
14 27 (13.71%) Windows 2000
15 26 (13.20%) ASP.NET
16 25 (12.69%) ISEB
16 25 (12.69%) Test Management
17 24 (12.18%) QA
17 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
18 23 (11.68%) Linux
18 23 (11.68%) Validation
19 22 (11.17%) Oracle EBS
19 22 (11.17%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 14 (7.11%) WebSphere
2 11 (5.58%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.08%) IIS
4 4 (2.03%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.52%) Lync
5 3 (1.52%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.51%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (8.63%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.06%) MS Project
3 6 (3.05%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 22 (11.17%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.06%) Dynamics GP
3 4 (2.03%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.51%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.14%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.63%) HTTPS
3 13 (6.60%) Unified Communications
4 11 (5.58%) Wireshark
4 11 (5.58%) SSL
5 9 (4.57%) VoIP
6 8 (4.06%) PBX
6 8 (4.06%) DNS
7 6 (3.05%) ISUP
7 6 (3.05%) INAP
7 6 (3.05%) HTTP
8 4 (2.03%) Internet
9 3 (1.52%) 3G
9 3 (1.52%) SSH
9 3 (1.52%) LTE
10 2 (1.02%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (1.02%) MGCP
10 2 (1.02%) Q.931
10 2 (1.02%) QSIG
10 2 (1.02%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.60%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.54%) MySQL
4 5 (2.54%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.52%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.52%) DB2
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle8/8i Database
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.51%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Navigator
7 1 (0.51%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (11.17%) SoapUI
2 15 (7.61%) Selenium
3 12 (6.09%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (6.09%) LoadRunner
4 10 (5.08%) JIRA
5 9 (4.57%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.55%) JUnit
7 6 (3.05%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.03%) Hudson
8 4 (2.03%) Maven
9 3 (1.52%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.52%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (1.52%) Subversion
9 3 (1.52%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.02%) Behat
10 2 (1.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
10 2 (1.02%) Ant
10 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (10.15%) Finance
2 12 (6.09%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.06%) Games
4 7 (3.55%) Billing
5 5 (2.54%) Marketing
6 4 (2.03%) Publishing
6 4 (2.03%) Banking
6 4 (2.03%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Military
7 2 (1.02%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Advertising
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (26.40%) Test Manager
2 43 (21.83%) Analyst
3 34 (17.26%) Test Analyst
4 21 (10.66%) Tester
5 20 (10.15%) Test Leader
6 17 (8.63%) Consultant
7 12 (6.09%) Test Engineer
7 12 (6.09%) Test Consultant
8 10 (5.08%) Architect
9 8 (4.06%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.55%) Programme Manager
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Analyst
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Test Analyst
11 6 (3.05%) Programme Test Manager
12 5 (2.54%) Senior Test Manager
12 5 (2.54%) Software Engineer
12 5 (2.54%) Business Analyst
12 5 (2.54%) Data Architect
12 5 (2.54%) Senior Manager
13 4 (2.03%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (21.32%) .NET
2 28 (14.21%) HTML
3 27 (13.71%) JSP
4 26 (13.20%) ASP.NET
5 22 (11.17%) Web Services
6 20 (10.15%) SOAP
7 16 (8.12%) Middleware
8 15 (7.61%) XML
9 2 (1.02%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.02%) Spring
9 2 (1.02%) Ajax
9 2 (1.02%) XMPP
9 2 (1.02%) Java EE
9 2 (1.02%) Gherkin
10 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 1 (0.51%) WCF
10 1 (0.51%) REST
10 1 (0.51%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.51%) JSF
10 1 (0.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.06%) NHS
1 8 (4.06%) Computer Science
2 5 (2.54%) Data Integration
3 4 (2.03%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.03%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.52%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.52%) Open Source
5 2 (1.02%) Social Media
5 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.02%) DTV
5 2 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.51%) Xbox
6 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.51%) EFT
6 1 (0.51%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.51%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.51%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (21.32%) Windows
2 30 (15.23%) UNIX
2 30 (15.23%) Windows XP
2 30 (15.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 30 (15.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (13.71%) Windows 2000
4 23 (11.68%) Linux
5 7 (3.55%) Windows 7
6 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.52%) Android
7 2 (1.02%) Windows NT
8 1 (0.51%) VMS
8 1 (0.51%) AIX
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (39.59%) Test Scripting
2 40 (20.30%) Software Testing
3 39 (19.80%) User Acceptance Testing
4 33 (16.75%) Test Automation
5 30 (15.23%) Knowledge Management
6 25 (12.69%) Test Management
7 23 (11.68%) Validation
8 18 (9.14%) Performance Testing
9 17 (8.63%) SOA
10 15 (7.61%) Scrum
10 15 (7.61%) System Testing
11 14 (7.11%) Load Testing
11 14 (7.11%) Agile Software Development
12 13 (6.60%) Project Management
12 13 (6.60%) PRINCE2
12 13 (6.60%) Workflow
13 12 (6.09%) ITIL
13 12 (6.09%) Demand Management
14 11 (5.58%) Migration
15 10 (5.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 35 (17.77%) JavaScript
2 18 (9.14%) SQL
3 12 (6.09%) C#
3 12 (6.09%) Python
4 10 (5.08%) C++
4 10 (5.08%) Java
5 7 (3.55%) C
6 4 (2.03%) VBScript
6 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.03%) PHP
7 3 (1.52%) Ruby
7 3 (1.52%) VB
7 3 (1.52%) VBA
8 2 (1.02%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.51%) Perl
Qualifications
1 60 (30.46%) Security Cleared
2 59 (29.95%) SC Cleared
3 49 (24.87%) ISTQB
4 25 (12.69%) ISEB
5 15 (7.61%) Degree
6 14 (7.11%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.52%) MOS
7 3 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.02%) CCIE
8 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.02%) PMP
8 2 (1.02%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.02%) CCVP
8 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.02%) APMP
9 1 (0.51%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (12.18%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) Solvency II
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.02%) COBIT
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (5.58%) Nmap
2 6 (3.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 37 (18.78%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (5.58%) Nessus
3 8 (4.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (3.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.51%) Puppet
5 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 40 (20.30%) HP
2 34 (17.26%) Oracle
3 24 (12.18%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.09%) Cisco
5 5 (2.54%) Citrix
5 5 (2.54%) BMC
5 5 (2.54%) VMware
6 4 (2.03%) Remedy
6 4 (2.03%) SAP
7 3 (1.52%) Siebel
8 2 (1.02%) IBM
8 2 (1.02%) ESRI
8 2 (1.02%) FrontRange
8 2 (1.02%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.02%) Appcelerator
8 2 (1.02%) Verint
8 2 (1.02%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.51%) Green Hat
9 1 (0.51%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.51%) Cerner
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