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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 60 70 72
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.79% 0.24% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.30% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £288 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £392 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £48.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-7.29% +47.69%
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
614 667 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.11% 81.14% 76.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 506 546
Median daily rate £398 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.73% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 27
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.91% -13.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £16.50 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £75.00 £54.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +40.00%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) JIRA
3 4 (26.67%) QA
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Management
4 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Resilience Testing
5 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (13.33%) HSRP
5 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
5 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
5 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (13.33%) TDD
5 2 (13.33%) PPP
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) MPLS
5 2 (13.33%) OSPF
5 2 (13.33%) BGP
6 1 (6.67%) SAP HR

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP HR
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (13.33%) BGP
2 2 (13.33%) HSRP
2 2 (13.33%) MPLS
2 2 (13.33%) OSPF
2 2 (13.33%) PPP
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) TestComplete
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Law
3 1 (6.67%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Migration Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Telephony Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Finance Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Lead Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Data Conversion
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Test Management
3 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Defect Management
4 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Resilience Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Stress Testing
4 2 (13.33%) TDD
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) Case Management
5 1 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Reuters
2 1 (6.67%) SAP