The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 64 59 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.58% 1.20% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 1.53% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
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£380 £431 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.88% +13.48%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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 Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
659 654 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.10% 78.51% 65.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 451 208
Average daily rate £390 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.69% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 8
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £16.70 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 5 (35.71%) Test Management
4 4 (28.57%) Change Management
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) Business Objects
5 3 (21.43%) MS Project
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) VB
5 3 (21.43%) VBA
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) SAS
5 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (14.29%) ISEB
6 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.14%) ETL
7 1 (7.14%) Star Schema
7 1 (7.14%) Sun
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (7.14%) SAP
7 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (7.14%) Retail

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 (21.43%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.14%) Star Schema
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Selenium
1 2 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Business Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Business Objects Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Environment Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Test Management
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Test Scripting
3 3 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) VB
2 3 (21.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Business Objects
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Sun
3 1 (7.14%) SAP