The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills 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 Strategy over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 38 48 28
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.79% 0.78% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.96% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £438 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
309 418 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 81.75% 81.80% 63.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 278 75
Average daily rate £425 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 5
Average hourly rate £51.30 £26.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.30% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Lagan
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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.

General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) QA Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
1 1 (25.00%) CRM Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Insight
2 1 (25.00%) CRM
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Web Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Lagan