The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 32 17 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.65% 1.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£380 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -
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 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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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 Cheltenham region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
124 41 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 80.52% 68.33% 63.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 22 26
Average daily rate £450 £438 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 16
Average hourly rate £35.50 £30.01 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.31% -16.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £30.50 £39.08
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 Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cheltenham region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Test Strategy
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 2 (100.00%) Finance
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) XML

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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.

General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ISTQB