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 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 137 164 165
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 130 82 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.36% 0.89% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.20% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 38 32
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£375 £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £239 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -7.09%
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
7409 6824 6054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 77.38% 74.30% 71.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4437 3744 3216
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 252 278
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.75 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.98 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+11.21% -12.98%

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 28 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 28 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 +6 44 £375 +20.00% 5
Berkshire +15 26 £375 +5.26% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 25 £450 +56.52%
West Sussex +4 16 £375 -
Oxfordshire -17 9 £300 -29.49% 1
Surrey +6 7 £400 -5.88% 5
Middlesex +7 5 £375 -
Kent -3 2 £250 -
East Sussex - 2 £375 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £550 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 56 (26.92%) Test Management
2 54 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (24.04%) QA
4 49 (23.56%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (20.67%) Test Automation
6 40 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 38 (18.27%) Security Cleared
8 37 (17.79%) Java
9 36 (17.31%) Migration
10 34 (16.35%) Microsoft
11 33 (15.87%) Finance
12 32 (15.38%) Oracle
13 31 (14.90%) SQL
14 30 (14.42%) ISEB
14 30 (14.42%) SC Cleared
15 27 (12.98%) HP Quality Center
15 27 (12.98%) HP
15 27 (12.98%) Software Testing
15 27 (12.98%) ISTQB
16 26 (12.50%) Telecoms
16 26 (12.50%) Waterfall
16 26 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
17 24 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 24 (11.54%) Selenium
18 23 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
18 23 (11.06%) Test Planning
19 21 (10.10%) Mentoring
20 20 (9.62%) Performance Testing
20 20 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
21 19 (9.13%) HP UFT

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 10 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (3.85%) Documentum
4 6 (2.88%) Confluence
5 4 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.44%) Lync
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.48%) JCAPS
Applications
1 16 (7.69%) MS Office
2 14 (6.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.92%) MS Project
4 2 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy AR System
2 1 (0.48%) SAP PSCD
2 1 (0.48%) Primavera
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.85%) SaaS
2 3 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.48%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.81%) VoIP
2 7 (3.37%) Diameter Protocol
3 5 (2.40%) LTE
3 5 (2.40%) IPv6
3 5 (2.40%) SMS
4 4 (1.92%) 3G
5 3 (1.44%) MGCP
5 3 (1.44%) RTP
5 3 (1.44%) Megaco
5 3 (1.44%) Firewall
5 3 (1.44%) 4G
5 3 (1.44%) VoLTE
6 2 (0.96%) Unified Communications
6 2 (0.96%) MVNO
6 2 (0.96%) Wireshark
6 2 (0.96%) SS7
6 2 (0.96%) MPLS
6 2 (0.96%) ATM
7 1 (0.48%) LAN
7 1 (0.48%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.92%) PowerCenter
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.96%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.48%) DB2
5 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.48%) DataStage
5 1 (0.48%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 24 (11.54%) Selenium
2 19 (9.13%) JMeter
2 19 (9.13%) HP UFT
3 17 (8.17%) WebDriver
4 13 (6.25%) Cucumber
5 12 (5.77%) SoapUI
6 10 (4.81%) JIRA
7 9 (4.33%) NUnit
8 7 (3.37%) Maven
8 7 (3.37%) JUnit
9 6 (2.88%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.88%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.88%) CA Gen
9 6 (2.88%) RSpec
10 3 (1.44%) Capybara
10 3 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
11 2 (0.96%) CaliberRM
11 2 (0.96%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (0.96%) NSubstitute
General
1 33 (15.87%) Finance
2 26 (12.50%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.81%) Banking
4 5 (2.40%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.92%) Automotive
6 3 (1.44%) Retail
7 2 (0.96%) Billing
7 2 (0.96%) Marketing
7 2 (0.96%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (33.17%) Test Manager
2 41 (19.71%) Analyst
3 34 (16.35%) Test Leader
4 24 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 18 (8.65%) Tester
6 16 (7.69%) Business Analyst
7 11 (5.29%) Team Leader
8 10 (4.81%) Test Team Leader
8 10 (4.81%) Test Engineer
8 10 (4.81%) Developer
8 10 (4.81%) Programme Manager
8 10 (4.81%) Programme Test Manager
9 6 (2.88%) Testing Manager
10 5 (2.40%) IP Engineer
10 5 (2.40%) Lead Tester
11 4 (1.92%) Designer
11 4 (1.92%) Documentum Administrator
11 4 (1.92%) Payroll Manager
11 4 (1.92%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (1.92%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.13%) .NET
2 12 (5.77%) J2EE
3 10 (4.81%) XML
4 6 (2.88%) Middleware
5 5 (2.40%) SOAP
6 4 (1.92%) Web Dynpro
6 4 (1.92%) Play Framework
6 4 (1.92%) HTML
7 3 (1.44%) Java EE 5
7 3 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (1.44%) REST
7 3 (1.44%) Web Services
7 3 (1.44%) XSD
7 3 (1.44%) WSDL
8 2 (0.96%) XML Messaging
9 1 (0.48%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.48%) SAP XI
9 1 (0.48%) Spring
9 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.48%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.37%) NHS
3 6 (2.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (0.96%) Biometrics
4 2 (0.96%) Smartcard
4 2 (0.96%) APACS
4 2 (0.96%) Computer Science
4 2 (0.96%) Smart Meter
4 2 (0.96%) EPoS
4 2 (0.96%) EFT
4 2 (0.96%) EFTPOS
4 2 (0.96%) User Experience
5 1 (0.48%) PMI
5 1 (0.48%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.48%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.48%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.48%) STB
5 1 (0.48%) IPTV
5 1 (0.48%) Statistics
5 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (8.65%) UNIX
2 9 (4.33%) Windows
3 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (1.44%) Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.48%) VMS
5 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.48%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (26.92%) Test Management
2 54 (25.96%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (23.56%) User Acceptance Testing
4 43 (20.67%) Test Automation
5 40 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 36 (17.31%) Migration
7 27 (12.98%) Software Testing
8 26 (12.50%) Waterfall
8 26 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
9 23 (11.06%) Test Planning
9 23 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (10.10%) Mentoring
11 20 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (9.62%) Performance Testing
12 19 (9.13%) Data Migration
13 18 (8.65%) Integration Testing
14 17 (8.17%) System Testing
14 17 (8.17%) Configuration Management
15 16 (7.69%) TDD
16 15 (7.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (17.79%) Java
2 31 (14.90%) SQL
3 19 (9.13%) C#
4 12 (5.77%) PL/SQL
5 10 (4.81%) Shell Script
6 8 (3.85%) Perl
7 7 (3.37%) Ruby
8 5 (2.40%) VBScript
8 5 (2.40%) VB
9 4 (1.92%) ABAP
9 4 (1.92%) C
10 2 (0.96%) PHP
10 2 (0.96%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Python
11 1 (0.48%) XQuery
11 1 (0.48%) Tcl
11 1 (0.48%) XPath
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (18.27%) Security Cleared
2 30 (14.42%) SC Cleared
2 30 (14.42%) ISEB
3 27 (12.98%) ISTQB
4 24 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (6.25%) Degree
6 6 (2.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 5 (2.40%) JNCIS
7 5 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 5 (2.40%) CCNP
7 5 (2.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.96%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
8 2 (0.96%) GNVQ
8 2 (0.96%) CCA
8 2 (0.96%) HNC
8 2 (0.96%) HND
9 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (24.04%) QA
2 2 (0.96%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.48%) GxP
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (1.44%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (12.98%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (2.88%) Puppet
2 6 (2.88%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.96%) Nessus
3 2 (0.96%) Nmap
4 1 (0.48%) Netcool
4 1 (0.48%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 34 (16.35%) Microsoft
2 32 (15.38%) Oracle
3 27 (12.98%) HP
4 10 (4.81%) webMethods
5 9 (4.33%) Cisco
6 7 (3.37%) PeopleSoft
6 7 (3.37%) BEA
7 6 (2.88%) Informatica
7 6 (2.88%) CheckPoint
7 6 (2.88%) Pega
7 6 (2.88%) ServiceNow
8 5 (2.40%) Juniper
8 5 (2.40%) SAP
8 5 (2.40%) Adobe
9 4 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.44%) VMware
11 2 (0.96%) Capita
11 2 (0.96%) Siebel
11 2 (0.96%) McAfee
11 2 (0.96%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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