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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 68 61 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.47% 0.96% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.61% 1.23% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
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£500 £438 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +15.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £425 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £450 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £68.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-43.38% +70.00%
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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
656 730 455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 76.28% 77.74% 69.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 497 292
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 25 13
Average hourly rate £37.39 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.21% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £17.00 £13.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.44 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) Test Management
4 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Change Management
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
5 3 (23.08%) MS Project
5 3 (23.08%) VB
5 3 (23.08%) VBA
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle
5 3 (23.08%) XML
5 3 (23.08%) SAS
5 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
5 3 (23.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 2 (15.38%) BDD
6 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (15.38%) QA
6 2 (15.38%) Selenium
6 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.69%) ETL
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
7 1 (7.69%) Sun
7 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (7.69%) SAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (23.08%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maximo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (7.69%) Star Schema
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 10 (76.92%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.69%) General Ledger
3 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Business Objects Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Business Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAS Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Environment Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Manager
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Test Management
2 4 (30.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) BDD
4 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (7.69%) DevOps
5 1 (7.69%) Test Planning
5 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
2 3 (23.08%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Business Objects
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) SAP
3 1 (7.69%) Sun