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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 166 136 159
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +23
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 87 111 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 1.19% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.66% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 50 45
Average daily rate
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£370 £338 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £44.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.98% +8.75%
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
7474 6705 6047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 75.13% 72.07% 70.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4217 3738 3163
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 262 261
Average hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.32 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-0.81% -3.90%

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 May 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 May 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
Berkshire +4 27 £350 -5.40% 3
Hampshire -12 27 £375 +11.94% 4
Oxfordshire -12 9 £413 +26.92% 2
Buckinghamshire -22 9 £369 +9.25% 1
Surrey +4 7 £390 +30.00% 4
West Sussex -22 4 - -
East Sussex -11 1 £325 -45.83%
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 49 (27.53%) User Acceptance Testing
1 49 (27.53%) Test Management
2 47 (26.40%) QA
3 42 (23.60%) Microsoft
4 39 (21.91%) Telecoms
5 34 (19.10%) Test Scripting
6 33 (18.54%) Test Automation
7 32 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
8 31 (17.42%) Finance
8 31 (17.42%) Validation
9 27 (15.17%) SQL
10 26 (14.61%) Migration
11 24 (13.48%) HP
11 24 (13.48%) Security Cleared
12 23 (12.92%) System Testing
13 22 (12.36%) Integration Testing
13 22 (12.36%) ISEB
14 20 (11.24%) Cisco
14 20 (11.24%) Oracle
14 20 (11.24%) SC Cleared
15 19 (10.67%) Java
15 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
15 19 (10.67%) CheckPoint
15 19 (10.67%) ISTQB
15 19 (10.67%) Software Testing
16 18 (10.11%) JIRA
16 18 (10.11%) MS Office
16 18 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
16 18 (10.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (8.43%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 14 (7.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.37%) Confluence
3 4 (2.25%) Documentum
4 3 (1.69%) Lync
5 2 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.11%) MS Office
3 4 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.25%) MS Project
4 2 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.12%) SAP HR
1 2 (1.12%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.56%) Agresso
2 1 (0.56%) Primavera
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.56%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.18%) Firewall
2 9 (5.06%) VoIP
2 9 (5.06%) MPLS
3 5 (2.81%) LTE
3 5 (2.81%) SMS
3 5 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (2.25%) 3G
4 4 (2.25%) BGP
4 4 (2.25%) Ethernet
4 4 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (1.69%) 4G
5 3 (1.69%) VoLTE
5 3 (1.69%) IPv6
5 3 (1.69%) Megaco
5 3 (1.69%) MGCP
5 3 (1.69%) RTP
6 2 (1.12%) Wireshark
6 2 (1.12%) VLAN
6 2 (1.12%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.56%) DB2
3 1 (0.56%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.56%) Snowflake Schema
3 1 (0.56%) Star Schema
3 1 (0.56%) DataStage
3 1 (0.56%) EDRMS
3 1 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (10.11%) JIRA
2 13 (7.30%) Cucumber
3 12 (6.74%) SoapUI
4 11 (6.18%) QuickTest Pro
5 10 (5.62%) Jenkins
6 7 (3.93%) Maven
6 7 (3.93%) Selenium
6 7 (3.93%) JMeter
7 6 (3.37%) JUnit
7 6 (3.37%) RSpec
7 6 (3.37%) SpecFlow
8 4 (2.25%) LabVIEW
8 4 (2.25%) Subversion
8 4 (2.25%) LoadRunner
8 4 (2.25%) TestDirector
8 4 (2.25%) Trac
9 3 (1.69%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.12%) InstallShield
10 2 (1.12%) RequisitePro
10 2 (1.12%) CaliberRM
General
1 39 (21.91%) Telecoms
2 31 (17.42%) Finance
3 5 (2.81%) Banking
4 4 (2.25%) Billing
4 4 (2.25%) Marketing
5 3 (1.69%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) German Language
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 62 (34.83%) Test Manager
2 37 (20.79%) Analyst
3 26 (14.61%) Test Analyst
4 24 (13.48%) Test Leader
5 22 (12.36%) Test Engineer
6 16 (8.99%) Tester
7 13 (7.30%) IP Engineer
8 8 (4.49%) Business Analyst
9 7 (3.93%) Programme Test Manager
9 7 (3.93%) Programme Manager
10 6 (3.37%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) Network Engineer
11 5 (2.81%) Release Manager
11 5 (2.81%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (2.81%) QA Manager
12 4 (2.25%) Administrator
12 4 (2.25%) Design Engineer
12 4 (2.25%) Senior Test Manager
12 4 (2.25%) Environment Manager
12 4 (2.25%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) .NET
2 4 (2.25%) SOAP
2 4 (2.25%) XSLT
3 2 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.12%) HTML
3 2 (1.12%) Web Services
3 2 (1.12%) XML
3 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.56%) JSP
4 1 (0.56%) J2EE
4 1 (0.56%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.25%) NHS
2 4 (2.25%) Smart Meter
3 3 (1.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.12%) User Experience
5 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.56%) Open Source
5 1 (0.56%) EPoS
5 1 (0.56%) EFT
5 1 (0.56%) EFTPOS
5 1 (0.56%) PMI
5 1 (0.56%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.56%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.87%) Windows
2 13 (7.30%) Linux
3 12 (6.74%) UNIX
4 6 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (2.81%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.12%) AIX
8 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.56%) VMS
8 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (27.53%) User Acceptance Testing
1 49 (27.53%) Test Management
2 34 (19.10%) Test Scripting
3 33 (18.54%) Test Automation
4 32 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (17.42%) Validation
6 26 (14.61%) Migration
7 23 (12.92%) System Testing
8 22 (12.36%) Integration Testing
9 19 (10.67%) Software Testing
10 15 (8.43%) Release Management
10 15 (8.43%) Automated Testing
10 15 (8.43%) Regression Testing
11 14 (7.87%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (7.30%) Configuration Management
12 13 (7.30%) Test Planning
12 13 (7.30%) Coaching
13 12 (6.74%) Waterfall
13 12 (6.74%) Mentoring
14 11 (6.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.17%) SQL
2 19 (10.67%) Java
3 13 (7.30%) Ruby
4 9 (5.06%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.49%) Python
6 4 (2.25%) Perl
7 3 (1.69%) C#
7 3 (1.69%) VB
8 2 (1.12%) PHP
8 2 (1.12%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.12%) VBScript
8 2 (1.12%) C
9 1 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.36%) ISEB
3 20 (11.24%) SC Cleared
4 19 (10.67%) ISTQB
5 18 (10.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (7.30%) CCNP
6 13 (7.30%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (6.18%) JNCIS
7 11 (6.18%) Degree
8 4 (2.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.12%) CCA
9 2 (1.12%) HNC
9 2 (1.12%) HND
9 2 (1.12%) GNVQ
9 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.12%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
10 1 (0.56%) OSCP
10 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.56%) CISSP
10 1 (0.56%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (26.40%) QA
2 1 (0.56%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (3.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.25%) VMware ESX
2 4 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 18 (10.11%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (3.93%) Puppet
3 6 (3.37%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.25%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.69%) Nessus
5 3 (1.69%) Nmap
6 2 (1.12%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.12%) SCCM
7 1 (0.56%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 42 (23.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.48%) HP
3 20 (11.24%) Cisco
3 20 (11.24%) Oracle
4 19 (10.67%) CheckPoint
5 13 (7.30%) Juniper
6 8 (4.49%) F5
7 6 (3.37%) Red Hat
7 6 (3.37%) SAP
8 4 (2.25%) VMware
8 4 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.69%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.69%) Trend Micro
9 3 (1.69%) Adobe
9 3 (1.69%) Symantec
10 2 (1.12%) ESRI
10 2 (1.12%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.12%) Aprimo
10 2 (1.12%) McAfee
10 2 (1.12%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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