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 26 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 44 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 16 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.67% 3.18% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 4.20% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 0
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£349 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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
452 357 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 75.46% 75.64% 71.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 243 53
Average daily rate £380 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 2 8
Average hourly rate £15.25 £34.75 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.11% +86.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £33.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 16 £349 -6.92% 1
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
4 9 (50.00%) Degree
5 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
5 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
6 6 (33.33%) Project Management
6 6 (33.33%) HP
7 4 (22.22%) Oracle
7 4 (22.22%) ICL
7 4 (22.22%) VME
8 3 (16.67%) SQL
8 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
9 2 (11.11%) UNIX
9 2 (11.11%) General Ledger
9 2 (11.11%) Finance
9 2 (11.11%) Validation
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
10 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 1 (5.56%) TSYS
10 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
10 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
10 1 (5.56%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 2 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) ATM
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
2 2 (11.11%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (11.11%) General Ledger
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Testing Manager
4 1 (5.56%) ERP Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Functional Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) VME
2 2 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (61.11%) Risk Analysis
3 10 (55.56%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 8 (44.44%) Automated Testing
5 6 (33.33%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) Validation
6 2 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.56%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Black-Box Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Test Management
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) ICL
3 1 (5.56%) TSYS