The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cumbria 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cumbria region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank - 9 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cumbria - 4.17% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 5.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cumbria
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
25 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cumbria 50.00% 79.17% 52.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 18
Average daily rate £375 £413 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £438 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £27.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cumbria

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cumbria

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Cumbria

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Cumbria

Test Strategy
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Cumbria

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cumbria 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 3 (100.00%) Rational Rose
1 3 (100.00%) IBM
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Robot
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cumbria by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cumbria 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Rose
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Robot
1 3 (100.00%) Rational Performance Tester
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Test Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Management
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) IBM