The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 56 31 25
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.58% 3.68% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.05% 5.02% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 0
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£340 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Test Strategy
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
487 279 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.06% 73.42% 73.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 196 65
Average daily rate £388 £360 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £460 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 5 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £33.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.26% +76.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 3 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 9 £330 -12.00% 2
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) Knowledge Management
2 12 (54.55%) Risk Analysis
3 11 (50.00%) Degree
4 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
5 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
6 7 (31.82%) HP
6 7 (31.82%) Project Management
7 6 (27.27%) Oracle
8 4 (18.18%) Finance
8 4 (18.18%) VME
8 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 4 (18.18%) ICL
9 3 (13.64%) Oracle ERP
9 3 (13.64%) SQL
9 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
9 3 (13.64%) ERP
10 2 (9.09%) UNIX
10 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
10 2 (9.09%) Validation
10 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
10 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
10 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 2 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
11 1 (4.55%) TSYS
11 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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.

Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) ATM
1 1 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
2 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) HP UFT
2 2 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) General Ledger
3 1 (4.55%) Retail Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Analyst
1 9 (40.91%) Test Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Test Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) ERP Manager
3 2 (9.09%) Automation Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Testing Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Automation Tester
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Environment Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) VME
2 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Test Automation
2 12 (54.55%) Knowledge Management
2 12 (54.55%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (45.45%) Automated Testing
4 9 (40.91%) Test Scripting
5 7 (31.82%) Project Management
6 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
7 3 (13.64%) ERP
8 2 (9.09%) Validation
8 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Test Management
9 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Process Improvement
9 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Automation Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
9 1 (4.55%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) HP
2 6 (27.27%) Oracle
3 4 (18.18%) ICL
4 1 (4.55%) TSYS
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