The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Architect in their job title 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 Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 Architect
Rank 48 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Test Architect 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.22% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - £388 £449
% change year-on-year
- -13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
411 186 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.74% 93.94% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 106 133
Average daily rate £400 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -52.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.27 £42.50 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Test Architect
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Test Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Architect in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Architect within the Bedfordshire 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 1 - -
Test Architect
East of England

Test Architect
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Architect in their job title 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 with Test Architect in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Sun Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) TKPROF
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Compuware
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Test Architect in their job title 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 with Test Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (50.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Compuware