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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 70 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.49% - 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% - 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £355
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £36.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-11.03% -37.11%
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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
751 423 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 73.77% 69.57% 68.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 307 365
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 10 38
Average hourly rate £39.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.38 £29.00 £26.90
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +7.80%

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 24 October 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 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 9 (37.50%) Test Management
3 5 (20.83%) Finance
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.50%) NHS
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (12.50%) QA
5 3 (12.50%) Selenium
6 2 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (8.33%) JIRA
6 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (8.33%) ISEB
6 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
6 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
7 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Coaching
7 1 (4.17%) JMeter
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (4.17%) 3GPP
1 1 (4.17%) UMTS
1 1 (4.17%) WAN
1 1 (4.17%) Internet
1 1 (4.17%) GGSN
1 1 (4.17%) SGSN
1 1 (4.17%) LTE
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 2 (8.33%) WebDriver
2 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.17%) SoapUI
3 1 (4.17%) SpecFlow
3 1 (4.17%) TestNG
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Test Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Tester
3 4 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (8.33%) Telecoms Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Testing Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (4.17%) SAP Testing Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (4.17%) Software Tester
5 1 (4.17%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) NHS
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Android
1 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 9 (37.50%) Test Management
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 2 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Coaching
7 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.17%) Migration
7 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (4.17%) Scrum
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
7 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) ISEB
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (4.17%) Telerik
2 1 (4.17%) SAP
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
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