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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 69 62 66
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +4
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.67% 0.89% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.16% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Median daily rate £300 £304 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.15% -14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £440 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+39.06% +1.41%
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
725 688 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 81.10% 76.96% 77.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 535 518
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 20
Median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +105.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.60 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £72.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +32.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) QA
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Test Management
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 4 (22.22%) JIRA
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
6 1 (5.56%) Banking
6 1 (5.56%) Retail
6 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
6 1 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 1 (5.56%) SAP

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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.56%) BGP
2 1 (5.56%) HSRP
2 1 (5.56%) MPLS
2 1 (5.56%) OSPF
2 1 (5.56%) PPP
2 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) TestComplete
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
2 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 2 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Manager
4 1 (5.56%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Strategy Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Telephony Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Test Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Strategy Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Manager
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Test Management
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) TDD
3 4 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (5.56%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
1 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) HP
1 1 (5.56%) SAP
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