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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 59 67 57
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.93% 1.10% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.38% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 2
Average daily rate
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£420 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £33.78 £38.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -12.83%
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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
701 654 564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.13% 79.95% 72.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 295 299
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 9
Average hourly rate £39.00 £15.50 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+151.61% +67.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -14.51%

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 30 July 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Retail
5 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
5 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
5 2 (15.38%) JIRA
5 2 (15.38%) QA
5 2 (15.38%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (15.38%) ETL
5 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (15.38%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) ISEB
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) System Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
6 1 (7.69%) V-Model
6 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) VME
6 1 (7.69%) Relational Database

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (7.69%) RDBMS
1 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Selenium
2 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
2 1 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
3 2 (15.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Test Manager
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) System Testing
4 2 (15.38%) ETL
4 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.69%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 1 (7.69%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) COBOL
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
1 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) HP
2 1 (7.69%) Informatica
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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