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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 71 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.12% 1.04% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 1.35% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 2
Average daily rate £297 £475 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.47% +3.26%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £37.25 -
% change year-on-year
+61.07% -
Test Strategy
South West

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
691 668 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.29% 77.40% 77.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 507 430
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 9 28
Average hourly rate £37.50 £44.44 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.61% +77.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £13.30 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 9 February 2016, 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 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Data Management
4 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) VBA
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) ETL
4 2 (33.33%) SAS
4 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (33.33%) COBOL
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
5 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) V-Model
5 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (33.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) WinRunner
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
3 1 (16.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) SAS Business Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Business Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Data Management
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 2 (33.33%) ETL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) COBOL
2 2 (33.33%) VB
2 2 (33.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata