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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 21 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham - 0.88% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.22% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £380 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
89 82 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 67.94% 72.57% 60.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 47 29
Average daily rate £424 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.93% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £510 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £14.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +178.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -15.00%

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