The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Tyne and Wear 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 53 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 1.30% 0.48% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate £240 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
416 143 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.47% 68.75% 68.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 50 93
Average daily rate £300 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £258 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 11
Average hourly rate £19.75 £18.90 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.49% +35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.03 £13.11 £10.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £18.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
North East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 7 £240 -
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Volume Testing
3 4 (57.14%) Scalability Testing
3 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (57.14%) Quantitative Analysis
3 4 (57.14%) JMeter
3 4 (57.14%) C#
3 4 (57.14%) HP
3 4 (57.14%) Analytics
4 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) J2EE
4 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) OpenView
5 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) BC Cleared
5 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 2 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
6 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Software Testing

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (42.86%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
3 2 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (28.57%) Facilita Forecast
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Performance Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Performance Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Load Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Stress Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Volume Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scalability Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Quantitative Analysis
2 4 (57.14%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 2 (28.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (42.86%) OpenView
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP