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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 47 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +1
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 0.92% 1.38% 4.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.94% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 12
Average daily rate
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£368 - £413
90% offered a daily rate of more than £357 - £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £48.25
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -8.80%
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
336 155 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 77.24% 71.10% 69.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 78 114
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £750 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 12
Average hourly rate £18.53 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -20.93%
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 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
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 22 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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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Newcastle upon Tyne -22 4 £368 - 1
Test Strategy
North East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 11 (57.89%) LoadRunner
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
3 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
4 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
4 6 (31.58%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Facilita Forecast
5 5 (26.32%) BC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
6 4 (21.05%) Quantitative Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Stress Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Volume Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Scalability Testing
6 4 (21.05%) C#
6 4 (21.05%) JMeter
6 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) SQL
7 3 (15.79%) J2EE

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (15.79%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) LoadRunner
2 6 (31.58%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (21.05%) JMeter
General
1 3 (15.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Performance Engineer
1 8 (42.11%) Performance Test Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Test Manager
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Defect Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Windows
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
2 10 (52.63%) Performance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Problem Management
4 6 (31.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (31.58%) Regression Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Software Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Quantitative Analysis
6 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Stress Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Volume Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Scalability Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Analytics
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
7 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Management
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Supplier Management
7 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.26%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VBA
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (52.63%) Security Cleared
2 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (26.32%) BC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (15.79%) OpenView
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP