The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 36 30 41
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 2.12% 1.60% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 2.24% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Average daily rate
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£240 - £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
-8.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +84.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
Test Strategy
East of 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 Suffolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
190 134 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 80.51% 71.66% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 97 143
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Suffolk region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Suffolk region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 27 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Ipswich -2 5 £240 -
Haverhill - - - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 6 (66.67%) Network Management
2 5 (55.56%) Splunk
2 5 (55.56%) PKI
2 5 (55.56%) VLAN
2 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (55.56%) SQL
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (55.56%) UNIX
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) IPsec
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Network Security
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
1 5 (55.56%) IPsec
1 5 (55.56%) VLAN
2 3 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Security Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) UNIX
1 5 (55.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Network Management
2 5 (55.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) HP
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
1 5 (55.56%) Splunk