The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 63 52 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.06% 1.22% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.74% 2.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £380 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £53.00 £57.25
% change year-on-year
-40.46% -7.42%
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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 Glasgow region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
677 459 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 79.37% 70.18% 72.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 252 308
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
3 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
3 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (26.32%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Test Management
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
6 3 (15.79%) Retail
6 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
7 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Dell
7 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
8 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.26%) Selenium
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 3 (15.79%) Retail
3 3 (15.79%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Test Manager
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Business Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Functional Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) SWIFT
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (31.58%) Test Planning
3 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
3 4 (21.05%) Test Management
3 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
5 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
5 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
5 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
6 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (5.26%) Data Management
6 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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