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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 155 173 167
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 124 82 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 0.88% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.19% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 35
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£375 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £241 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £399 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
7715 6912 6396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 76.74% 74.40% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4732 3901 3519
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 270 259
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.42 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.52 £25.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+26.29% -15.57%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +11 40 £413 +26.92% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 24 £375 +50.00% 2
Berkshire -2 23 £375 +7.14% 2
West Sussex +4 22 £350 - 1
Surrey -7 5 £363 +3.57% 3
Middlesex +5 4 £375 +42.85%
Kent -1 4 £250 -13.79%
Oxfordshire -21 4 £300 -33.48% 1
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 £550 -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 60 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.64%) Test Management
3 53 (24.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 47 (21.96%) Test Scripting
5 46 (21.50%) QA
6 41 (19.16%) Test Automation
7 40 (18.69%) Java
8 36 (16.82%) Security Cleared
9 35 (16.36%) SQL
9 35 (16.36%) Finance
10 32 (14.95%) Oracle
10 32 (14.95%) ISEB
11 30 (14.02%) Migration
12 29 (13.55%) Selenium
12 29 (13.55%) Waterfall
13 28 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
14 27 (12.62%) SC Cleared
14 27 (12.62%) Software Testing
15 26 (12.15%) Telecoms
15 26 (12.15%) HP
16 25 (11.68%) System Integration Testing
17 24 (11.21%) Test Planning
17 24 (11.21%) ISTQB
18 23 (10.75%) Microsoft
18 23 (10.75%) Mentoring
18 23 (10.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 22 (10.28%) Integration Testing
19 22 (10.28%) .NET
19 22 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
20 21 (9.81%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (5.14%) WebLogic
2 9 (4.21%) Documentum
3 8 (3.74%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.40%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.47%) Lync
6 1 (0.47%) JBoss
6 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) JCAPS
6 1 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) MS Office
1 9 (4.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.40%) MS Project
3 2 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.40%) SAP PSCD
2 2 (0.93%) SAP BPC
2 2 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.93%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.47%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.74%) VoIP
2 6 (2.80%) LTE
2 6 (2.80%) SMS
2 6 (2.80%) Diameter Protocol
3 4 (1.87%) VoLTE
3 4 (1.87%) IPv6
3 4 (1.87%) 3G
4 3 (1.40%) 4G
4 3 (1.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.93%) MVNO
5 2 (0.93%) MPLS
5 2 (0.93%) HTTP
6 1 (0.47%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.47%) Internet
6 1 (0.47%) WAN
6 1 (0.47%) FTP
6 1 (0.47%) LDAP
6 1 (0.47%) ATM
6 1 (0.47%) LAN
6 1 (0.47%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.67%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (1.87%) PowerCenter
3 3 (1.40%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.40%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.93%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.47%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (13.55%) Selenium
2 19 (8.88%) WebDriver
3 17 (7.94%) HP UFT
4 13 (6.07%) JMeter
5 9 (4.21%) NUnit
6 7 (3.27%) Cucumber
6 7 (3.27%) SoapUI
7 6 (2.80%) CA Gen
7 6 (2.80%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (2.80%) LoadRunner
8 5 (2.34%) JIRA
9 3 (1.40%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.40%) Capybara
10 2 (0.93%) NSubstitute
10 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (0.93%) RequisitePro
10 2 (0.93%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.93%) CaliberRM
11 1 (0.47%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 35 (16.36%) Finance
2 26 (12.15%) Telecoms
3 12 (5.61%) Banking
4 5 (2.34%) Spanish Language
5 4 (1.87%) Marketing
5 4 (1.87%) Automotive
6 3 (1.40%) Billing
7 2 (0.93%) Retail
7 2 (0.93%) German Language
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (33.64%) Test Manager
2 47 (21.96%) Analyst
3 28 (13.08%) Test Leader
4 27 (12.62%) Test Analyst
5 19 (8.88%) Tester
6 18 (8.41%) Business Analyst
7 14 (6.54%) Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Test Engineer
8 11 (5.14%) Team Leader
9 10 (4.67%) Test Team Leader
10 7 (3.27%) Programme Manager
10 7 (3.27%) Programme Test Manager
11 5 (2.34%) IP Engineer
11 5 (2.34%) Automation Tester
11 5 (2.34%) Testing Manager
11 5 (2.34%) Consultant
11 5 (2.34%) ABAP Developer
11 5 (2.34%) Documentum Developer
12 4 (1.87%) Administrator
12 4 (1.87%) Business Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (10.28%) .NET
2 15 (7.01%) J2EE
3 13 (6.07%) XML
4 7 (3.27%) Middleware
5 6 (2.80%) Web Dynpro
6 5 (2.34%) SOAP
6 5 (2.34%) HTML
7 4 (1.87%) REST
7 4 (1.87%) Play Framework
8 3 (1.40%) WSDL
8 3 (1.40%) Java EE 5
8 3 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.40%) RESTful
8 3 (1.40%) Web Services
8 3 (1.40%) XSD
9 2 (0.93%) CSS
9 2 (0.93%) XML Messaging
10 1 (0.47%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.47%) SAP XI
10 1 (0.47%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.48%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.74%) NHS
3 5 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.40%) Smart Meter
4 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 2 (0.93%) Biometrics
5 2 (0.93%) Statistics
5 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.93%) User Experience
6 1 (0.47%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.47%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.47%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.47%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.47%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.47%) EPoS
6 1 (0.47%) EFT
6 1 (0.47%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.47%) APACS
6 1 (0.47%) STB
6 1 (0.47%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.94%) UNIX
2 9 (4.21%) Windows
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.93%) Linux
5 1 (0.47%) VMS
5 1 (0.47%) Solaris
5 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.47%) Android
5 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (28.04%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (26.64%) Test Management
3 53 (24.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 47 (21.96%) Test Scripting
5 41 (19.16%) Test Automation
6 30 (14.02%) Migration
7 29 (13.55%) Waterfall
8 27 (12.62%) Software Testing
9 25 (11.68%) System Integration Testing
10 24 (11.21%) Test Planning
11 23 (10.75%) Mentoring
12 22 (10.28%) Integration Testing
12 22 (10.28%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (9.81%) Performance Testing
13 21 (9.81%) Data Migration
14 20 (9.35%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (7.94%) Validation
16 16 (7.48%) TDD
16 16 (7.48%) BDD
17 15 (7.01%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.69%) Java
2 35 (16.36%) SQL
3 19 (8.88%) C#
4 14 (6.54%) Shell Script
5 12 (5.61%) PL/SQL
6 9 (4.21%) Perl
7 8 (3.74%) VB
8 7 (3.27%) VBScript
9 6 (2.80%) ABAP
10 4 (1.87%) C
10 4 (1.87%) C++
11 2 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.93%) PHP
12 1 (0.47%) Python
12 1 (0.47%) XQuery
12 1 (0.47%) Tcl
12 1 (0.47%) Ruby
12 1 (0.47%) XPath
12 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (16.82%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.95%) ISEB
3 27 (12.62%) SC Cleared
4 24 (11.21%) ISTQB
5 23 (10.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (5.61%) Degree
7 8 (3.74%) ISEB Practitioner
8 6 (2.80%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.34%) CCNP
9 5 (2.34%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.40%) CCA
11 1 (0.47%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (21.50%) QA
2 1 (0.47%) GxP
2 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.47%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 4 (1.87%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.40%) VMware ESX
3 2 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (13.08%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.93%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) nmon
3 1 (0.47%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.47%) Netcool
3 1 (0.47%) Nessus
3 1 (0.47%) Nmap
Vendors
1 32 (14.95%) Oracle
2 26 (12.15%) HP
3 23 (10.75%) Microsoft
4 11 (5.14%) webMethods
5 10 (4.67%) SAP
6 8 (3.74%) Cisco
6 8 (3.74%) BEA
7 7 (3.27%) Informatica
7 7 (3.27%) Adobe
7 7 (3.27%) PeopleSoft
7 7 (3.27%) Pega
8 6 (2.80%) ServiceNow
8 6 (2.80%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.34%) Juniper
10 4 (1.87%) VMware
11 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (0.93%) IBM
12 2 (0.93%) Capita
12 2 (0.93%) Siebel
12 2 (0.93%) McAfee
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