The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex 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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 45 30 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.96% 2.36% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 3.02% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£393 £369 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.44% +11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £316 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £418 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.41% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £33.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 - £43.00
Test Strategy
South 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 West Sussex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
402 265 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 78.67% 78.17% 73.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 163 210
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £19.00 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 3 March 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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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
Burgess Hill - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Lancing - - - -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
3 3 (27.27%) MS Office
3 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 3 (27.27%) XSLT
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
3 3 (27.27%) LabVIEW
3 3 (27.27%) Subversion
3 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
3 3 (27.27%) Trac
4 2 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (18.18%) Trend Micro
4 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
4 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 2 (18.18%) VLAN

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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.

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) SAP HR
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Ethernet
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (9.09%) Snowflake Schema
1 1 (9.09%) Star Schema
1 1 (9.09%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) LabVIEW
1 3 (27.27%) Subversion
1 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
1 3 (27.27%) Trac
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Software Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Validation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Manager
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
2 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
1 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Validation
1 3 (27.27%) Automated Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
1 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
1 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Information Governance
2 2 (18.18%) Test Management
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) ETL
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
1 3 (27.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) SAP
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec
3 2 (18.18%) Trend Micro
4 1 (9.09%) Tableau
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle