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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 164 171 147
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -24
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 76 64 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.76% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.07% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 28 47
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£325 £425 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £350 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £39.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +84.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6696 5991 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 72.96% 70.82% 69.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3666 3220 3261
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
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 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 253 250 319
Average hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.61 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.50 £46.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +7 28 £313 -23.54% 3
Berkshire -11 18 £350 -20.45% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 15 £325 -17.19% 3
Surrey -12 5 £350 -33.33% 3
Kent 0 4 - -
Oxfordshire -1 1 £451 +20.26%
West Sussex -10 1 - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 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 79 (41.15%) Test Scripting
2 49 (25.52%) ISTQB
3 46 (23.96%) HP
3 46 (23.96%) .NET
4 42 (21.88%) Security Cleared
5 40 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (19.27%) Test Automation
7 35 (18.23%) Software Testing
8 34 (17.71%) QA
8 34 (17.71%) SC Cleared
9 33 (17.19%) Windows
10 32 (16.67%) Oracle
10 32 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
11 30 (15.63%) Microsoft
11 30 (15.63%) ISEB
12 28 (14.58%) UNIX
13 27 (14.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 27 (14.06%) SQL
13 27 (14.06%) Knowledge Management
14 25 (13.02%) Finance
14 25 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
14 25 (13.02%) Test Management
15 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 24 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (11.98%) Validation
17 21 (10.94%) Web Services
17 21 (10.94%) Windows 2000
17 21 (10.94%) Windows XP
17 21 (10.94%) SoapUI
18 20 (10.42%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (3.65%) SharePoint
1 7 (3.65%) IIS
2 6 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 5 (2.60%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.04%) Lync
4 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.52%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.52%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (7.81%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (9.38%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (4.17%) Dynamics GP
3 3 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.52%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.52%) assyst
4 1 (0.52%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 18 (9.38%) HTTPS
3 11 (5.73%) SSL
4 10 (5.21%) Wireshark
5 9 (4.69%) DNS
6 8 (4.17%) HTTP
7 7 (3.65%) Internet
8 6 (3.13%) LTE
8 6 (3.13%) SIGTRAN
9 5 (2.60%) Firewall
9 5 (2.60%) MPLS
10 4 (2.08%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.56%) GGSN
11 3 (1.56%) SGSN
11 3 (1.56%) VoIP
11 3 (1.56%) 4G
11 3 (1.56%) MGW
12 2 (1.04%) VoLTE
12 2 (1.04%) Radio Access Network
12 2 (1.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.73%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.69%) SQL Server
4 8 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.04%) DB2
5 2 (1.04%) SQL Navigator
5 2 (1.04%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (10.94%) SoapUI
2 16 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
3 15 (7.81%) Cucumber
4 12 (6.25%) LoadRunner
4 12 (6.25%) Selenium
5 11 (5.73%) SpecFlow
6 9 (4.69%) JIRA
6 9 (4.69%) Jenkins
7 6 (3.13%) TestDirector
7 6 (3.13%) Oracle APEX
7 6 (3.13%) Maven
8 5 (2.60%) JUnit
9 3 (1.56%) Ant
9 3 (1.56%) Behat
10 2 (1.04%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.04%) TestComplete
10 2 (1.04%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (1.04%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 25 (13.02%) Finance
2 12 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.21%) Billing
4 7 (3.65%) Marketing
5 4 (2.08%) Electronics
6 3 (1.56%) Banking
6 3 (1.56%) Retail
6 3 (1.56%) Automotive
6 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.04%) German Language
7 2 (1.04%) Publishing
7 2 (1.04%) Military
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 56 (29.17%) Analyst
2 48 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 46 (23.96%) Test Analyst
4 28 (14.58%) Test Leader
5 23 (11.98%) Tester
6 13 (6.77%) Test Engineer
7 11 (5.73%) Consultant
8 10 (5.21%) Architect
9 8 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.17%) QA Tester
9 8 (4.17%) Test Consultant
10 6 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
10 6 (3.13%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.13%) Business Analyst
10 6 (3.13%) Senior Test Manager
10 6 (3.13%) Data Architect
10 6 (3.13%) Senior Manager
11 5 (2.60%) QA Analyst
12 4 (2.08%) Automation Analyst
12 4 (2.08%) Performance Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (23.96%) .NET
2 21 (10.94%) Web Services
3 19 (9.90%) ASP.NET
3 19 (9.90%) JSP
3 19 (9.90%) SOAP
3 19 (9.90%) HTML
4 8 (4.17%) XML
4 8 (4.17%) Middleware
5 3 (1.56%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.52%) JSF
6 1 (0.52%) XMPP
6 1 (0.52%) OLE
6 1 (0.52%) J2EE
6 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.21%) NHS
2 6 (3.13%) Data Integration
2 6 (3.13%) DTV
2 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (1.56%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.56%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.04%) Social Media
4 2 (1.04%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.04%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.04%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.04%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.52%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.52%) EPoS
5 1 (0.52%) EFT
5 1 (0.52%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.52%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 33 (17.19%) Windows
2 28 (14.58%) UNIX
3 25 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (10.94%) Windows 2000
5 21 (10.94%) Windows XP
6 19 (9.90%) Linux
7 7 (3.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.56%) Android
8 3 (1.56%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.52%) VMS
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (41.15%) Test Scripting
2 40 (20.83%) User Acceptance Testing
3 37 (19.27%) Test Automation
4 35 (18.23%) Software Testing
5 27 (14.06%) Knowledge Management
6 25 (13.02%) Test Management
7 23 (11.98%) Validation
8 17 (8.85%) Scrum
9 15 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (7.81%) Performance Testing
10 13 (6.77%) Workflow
10 13 (6.77%) Project Management
11 12 (6.25%) Quality Management
12 11 (5.73%) Document Management
12 11 (5.73%) E-Commerce
12 11 (5.73%) Integration Testing
13 10 (5.21%) Data Transformation
13 10 (5.21%) Load Testing
13 10 (5.21%) Automated Testing
14 9 (4.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.06%) SQL
2 24 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (8.33%) Java
4 11 (5.73%) Ruby
4 11 (5.73%) VBA
5 9 (4.69%) VBScript
6 6 (3.13%) VB
6 6 (3.13%) PHP
7 5 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.08%) RPG
9 2 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.04%) C++
9 2 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) Python
10 1 (0.52%) Perl
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 49 (25.52%) ISTQB
2 42 (21.88%) Security Cleared
3 34 (17.71%) SC Cleared
4 30 (15.63%) ISEB
5 27 (14.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (6.25%) Degree
7 11 (5.73%) MOS
8 10 (5.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 10 (5.21%) DV Cleared
9 8 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (2.08%) CCNA
12 1 (0.52%) CCVP
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 1 (0.52%) CCIE
12 1 (0.52%) CCNP
12 1 (0.52%) MCSE
12 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (17.71%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) GxP
3 2 (1.04%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.52%) COBIT
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (5.21%) Nmap
2 5 (2.60%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.52%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.21%) Nessus
3 7 (3.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.56%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.56%) Puppet
5 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 46 (23.96%) HP
2 32 (16.67%) Oracle
3 30 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 7 (3.65%) ESRI
5 6 (3.13%) Cisco
5 6 (3.13%) VMware
6 5 (2.60%) SAP
7 4 (2.08%) Citrix
7 4 (2.08%) BMC
7 4 (2.08%) IBM
8 3 (1.56%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.56%) Remedy
9 2 (1.04%) Appcelerator
9 2 (1.04%) Lotus
10 1 (0.52%) Unica
10 1 (0.52%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.52%) FrontRange
10 1 (0.52%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.52%) Dell
10 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
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