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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 58 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.34% 1.53% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 1.86% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 7
Median daily rate - £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
Test Strategy
Scotland

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
479 754 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 82.16% 82.49% 82.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 385 334
Median daily rate £350 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 13
Median hourly rate £38.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £14.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Glasgow region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
4 4 (33.33%) Banking
4 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Management
4 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 3 (25.00%) JIRA
5 3 (25.00%) Data Conversion
5 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (25.00%) Confluence
5 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (25.00%) Legal
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) ETL
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
6 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (16.67%) SOA
6 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 2 (16.67%) C
6 2 (16.67%) JMeter
6 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
6 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (16.67%) Low Latency

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Legal
4 1 (8.33%) Retail
4 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Test Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Banking Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Migration Manager
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Conversion
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Metrics
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (33.33%) Test Management
2 4 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) ETL
3 3 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Load Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Low Latency
4 2 (16.67%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Fund Accounting
5 1 (8.33%) Security Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Stress Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) HP