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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 65 55 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 10 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.15% 1.06% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.50% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 9
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 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £380 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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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
680 468 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 78.16% 70.91% 70.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 264 287
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 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £9.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 29 August 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 August 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%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
4 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
5 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
5 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Retail
5 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (21.05%) HP
6 3 (15.79%) ISEB
6 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
6 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
6 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
7 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
7 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
7 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
7 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Dell
8 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
8 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.26%) Project Management
8 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (5.26%) HTML

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 6 (31.58%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Tester
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
4 1 (5.26%) Business Data Analyst
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 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
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
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
2 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
3 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Performance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
5 1 (5.26%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle