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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 49 49 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 19 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.38% 0.18% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 0.25% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 2
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 - £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 - £148
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
605 396 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 75.91% 72.53% 72.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 268 383
Average daily rate £375 £358 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.74% -1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £36.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.49% +47.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £13.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
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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
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 July 2014.

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 July 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 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
2 9 (32.14%) Test Management
3 6 (21.43%) Finance
4 4 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (10.71%) QA
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (10.71%) NHS
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) SAP
6 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) UML
6 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
6 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
6 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) VMware
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Degree
6 2 (7.14%) JIRA
6 2 (7.14%) Selenium
6 2 (7.14%) Use Case
6 2 (7.14%) TPMS
6 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (7.14%) TPMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) JIRA
1 2 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) TestNG
2 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.57%) JMeter
2 1 (3.57%) JUnit
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Business Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
3 4 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SAP Test Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) SAP Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.57%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (3.57%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Process Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Release Manager
5 1 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Business Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Android
1 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Test Scripting
2 9 (32.14%) Test Management
3 4 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 4 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.71%) Business Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) UML
5 2 (7.14%) Regression Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Use Case
5 2 (7.14%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.57%) BDD
6 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) SAP
1 2 (7.14%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) Telerik
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