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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 68 53 47
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -6
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.56% 2.02% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 2.62% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 1
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£315 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +11.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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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
703 649 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 79.26% 77.26% 68.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 463 209
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 35 9
Average hourly rate £37.04 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.16% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.89 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

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 1 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 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Test Management
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
4 3 (20.00%) MS Project
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) VB
4 3 (20.00%) VBA
4 3 (20.00%) SAS
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) QA
5 2 (13.33%) Selenium
5 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (13.33%) Release Management
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Maximo
6 1 (6.67%) Regression Testing
6 1 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (6.67%) SAP HR

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HR
1 1 (6.67%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (13.33%) Selenium
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 6 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Test Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Business Objects Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Business Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) SAS Programmer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Change Management
1 4 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (26.67%) Test Management
2 3 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
3 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) BDD
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (6.67%) System Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
1 3 (20.00%) VB
1 3 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
2 3 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Sun
3 1 (6.67%) HP