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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.81% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £438 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
Test Strategy
Gloucestershire

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
93 124 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 75.61% 84.35% 55.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 95 25
Median daily rate £406 £425 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 18
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £42.00 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.55 £42.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +1.69%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheltenham region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) MySQL
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (50.00%) Rational Functional Tester
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Design
2 1 (50.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (50.00%) System Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) C#
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA