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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 57 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.42% 0.57% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 0.73% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 10
Median daily rate £450 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £337 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £515 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.20 £33.25 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+26.91% -16.35%
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
680 686 662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.19% 78.67% 80.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 518 463
Median daily rate £378 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 38
Median hourly rate £39.50 £37.04 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.64% +51.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £18.96 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Finance
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (14.29%) Teradata
5 2 (14.29%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
5 2 (14.29%) QA
5 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Project Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 3 (21.43%) Test Leader
3 2 (14.29%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Manager
4 1 (7.14%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Manager
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Waterfall
2 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Performance Testing
2 7 (50.00%) TDD
2 7 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Data Management
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) SDLC
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
1 5 (35.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
1 2 (14.29%) Teradata
2 1 (7.14%) SAP