The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 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 West Sussex 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 43 33 44
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.56% 2.34% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 3.28% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 6
Average daily rate
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- £330 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £365 £401
% change year-on-year
-3.83% -8.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £37.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +16.27%
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
244 274 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 68.73% 71.17% 78.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 189 290
Average daily rate £325 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 9
Average hourly rate £23.99 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.46% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.10 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Test Strategy
South East

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 11 July 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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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
Horsham - 1 - - 3
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) Demand Management
2 4 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 3 (27.27%) QA
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Solvency II
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Trac
5 1 (9.09%) Subversion
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Volume Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Firewall
5 1 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
1 1 (9.09%) Subversion
1 1 (9.09%) Trac
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Test Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Manager
2 4 (36.36%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Test Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Programme Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Programme Manager
4 1 (9.09%) ScrumMaster
4 1 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Test Manager
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
1 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Demand Management
2 4 (36.36%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Volume Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Validation
5 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
1 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
2 2 (18.18%) Solvency II
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) SAP
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft