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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South West / Bristol
Rank 67 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.59% 0.22% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.27% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 9
Median daily rate £375 £297 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.26% -37.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £297 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £297 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year
- +0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
680 734 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 80.28% 82.56% 80.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 542 535
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £297 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 10
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.25 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017, 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 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) PPP
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) MPLS
4 2 (22.22%) OSPF
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
4 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (22.22%) HSRP
4 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (11.11%) Case Management
5 1 (11.11%) Test Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) BGP
1 2 (22.22%) HSRP
1 2 (22.22%) MPLS
1 2 (22.22%) OSPF
1 2 (22.22%) PPP
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
2 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Business Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Finance Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Migration Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Telephony Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Test Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Test Management
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Resilience Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (22.22%) Stress Testing
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Data Conversion
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Practice Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Volume Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Reuters
2 1 (11.11%) SAP