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 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 68 53 48
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 19 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.78% 2.38% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 3.05% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 0
Average daily rate
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£291 £413 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.45% -
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 Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
703 623 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 78.11% 77.97% 74.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 562 463 272
Average daily rate £388 £375 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 11
Average hourly rate £41.00 £21.50 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.69% -44.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.60 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £35.00 £45.00
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 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
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 31 July 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 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Data Management
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) ISEB
3 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 2 (16.67%) Test Management
4 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) QA
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium
5 1 (8.33%) Use Case
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP HR
1 1 (8.33%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) MVNO
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Test Leader
2 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Environment Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Data Management
1 3 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Waterfall
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
2 2 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Automated Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Business Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) UML
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) SAP
1 1 (8.33%) Sun
1 1 (8.33%) HP
1 1 (8.33%) Teradata