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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 52 63 55
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 12 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.79% 0.45% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 0.53% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 2
Median daily rate £336 - £349
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 - £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
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
543 752 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.04% 84.30% 79.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 406 307
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £501 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 29 2
Median hourly rate £13.73 £27.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.09% +14.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £12.10 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £68.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £30.41
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -1.35%

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
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 5 May 2016.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 11 (61.11%) Banking
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 7 (38.89%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
5 5 (27.78%) Migration
5 5 (27.78%) Retail
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) Retail Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
7 3 (16.67%) SQL
7 3 (16.67%) ETL
7 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
7 3 (16.67%) Stress Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 2 (11.11%) QA
8 2 (11.11%) BC Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) System Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (11.11%) JMeter
8 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) LoadRunner
2 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) HP UFT
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 11 (61.11%) Banking
2 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Retail
3 5 (27.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
1 8 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Performance Test Leader
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Migration Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.11%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
3 4 (22.22%) Non-Functional Testing
3 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (16.67%) ETL
4 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Stress Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) System Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Test Management
5 2 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Low Latency
6 1 (5.56%) SDLC
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) BC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) HP
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Pega
3 1 (5.56%) SAP