The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 65 51 46
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.95% 1.39% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 2.03% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 13
Average daily rate £438 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.13% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £248 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
717 444 661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.71% 68.73% 66.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 286 439
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 38
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.70 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
South West

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 17 April 2014, 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 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) Project Management
3 4 (23.53%) Migration
3 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (23.53%) Test Management
3 4 (23.53%) User Stories
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
4 3 (17.65%) LTE
4 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) JIRA
4 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Billing
5 2 (11.76%) JUnit
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
5 2 (11.76%) UMTS
5 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
5 2 (11.76%) Selenium
5 2 (11.76%) Use Case
5 2 (11.76%) Agilent
5 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) GGSN
5 2 (11.76%) SGSN
5 2 (11.76%) TPMS

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 (11.76%) TPMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LTE
2 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
2 2 (11.76%) UMTS
2 2 (11.76%) Wireshark
2 2 (11.76%) GGSN
2 2 (11.76%) SGSN
3 1 (5.88%) 2G
3 1 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
2 2 (11.76%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) JUnit
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium IDE
General
1 7 (41.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Billing
4 1 (5.88%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Business Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Designer
4 1 (5.88%) Process Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) SAP PI
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Project Management
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (23.53%) Test Management
2 4 (23.53%) User Stories
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Regression Testing
4 2 (11.76%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.76%) UML
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Use Case
4 2 (11.76%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) SAP
1 2 (11.76%) Agilent
2 1 (5.88%) Huawei
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