The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 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 Glasgow 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 59 72 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.31% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.91% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate £349 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £338 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £338 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
505 662 549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 73.51% 73.15% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 363 313
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £10.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
Scotland

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 18 April 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 (62.50%) Finance
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
2 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (31.25%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (25.00%) Groovy
4 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Puppet
4 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (25.00%) RSpec
4 4 (25.00%) JBehave
4 4 (25.00%) ATDD
4 4 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (25.00%) Gradle
4 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (25.00%) Inmon Methodology
4 4 (25.00%) User Stories
4 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (25.00%) Star Schema
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Java

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (6.25%) Cognos TM1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (25.00%) Star Schema
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 4 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 4 (25.00%) Cucumber
1 4 (25.00%) RSpec
1 4 (25.00%) JBehave
1 4 (25.00%) Gradle
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
1 4 (25.00%) JUnit
1 4 (25.00%) Subversion
1 4 (25.00%) Maven
1 4 (25.00%) WATIR
1 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) Hudson
2 2 (12.50%) FitNesse
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
1 10 (62.50%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Tester
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Automation Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Test Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) UNIX
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (25.00%) ATDD
2 4 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (25.00%) Inmon Methodology
2 4 (25.00%) User Stories
2 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (25.00%) Scrum
2 4 (25.00%) Data Management
3 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Functional Testing
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (12.50%) Data Transformation
3 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Groovy
1 4 (25.00%) Java
1 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
1 4 (25.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 4 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) HP
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Cognos
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Claremont Consulting Limited
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