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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 68 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 7 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.77% 0.97% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.29% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
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£373 £325 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -13.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £309 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £441 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -7.50%
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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
682 541 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.03% 74.62% 64.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 539 382 290
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 22
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £36.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 22 December 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 6 (40.00%) Finance
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Test Management
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 4 (26.67%) QA
3 4 (26.67%) Selenium
4 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
5 2 (13.33%) SAP
5 2 (13.33%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
5 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
6 1 (6.67%) Java
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) .NET
6 1 (6.67%) JUnit
6 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
6 1 (6.67%) Web Services
6 1 (6.67%) XML
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
6 1 (6.67%) UMTS
6 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) 3GPP
1 1 (6.67%) UMTS
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) GGSN
1 1 (6.67%) SGSN
1 1 (6.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.67%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (13.33%) SoapUI
3 1 (6.67%) SpecFlow
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) TestNG
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) JUnit
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Billing
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Manager
3 2 (13.33%) SAP Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) SAP Testing Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Business Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Test Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Business Objects Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
1 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Android
1 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Test Management
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (6.67%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) ISEB
2 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Telerik
2 1 (6.67%) Business Objects
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