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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 64 57 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.56% 1.30% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.74% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £349 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-11.49% +8.75%
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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
729 518 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 82.19% 74.75% 74.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 279 378
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £266 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 1 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.20 £15.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
4 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 6 (37.50%) Test Management
5 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) ISEB
6 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle
7 3 (18.75%) JIRA
8 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
8 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (12.50%) Workflow
8 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (12.50%) Retail
8 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (12.50%) Nessus
8 2 (12.50%) Nmap
8 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
8 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
8 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
8 2 (12.50%) System Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 2 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Wireshark
1 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Retail
3 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Test Manager
2 7 (43.75%) Analyst
3 6 (37.50%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Financial Services Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) JSP
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 2 (12.50%) UNIX
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
1 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Management
2 5 (31.25%) Test Scripting
2 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 2 (12.50%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Migration
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (25.00%) ISEB
2 4 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Nessus
2 2 (12.50%) Nmap
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) SAP