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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 60 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.93% 1.20% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.57% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£420 £338 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -7.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £338 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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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
691 575 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 80.63% 76.36% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 285 319
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £445 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £18.00 £9.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% +94.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 3 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 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Management
3 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Retail
4 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
4 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) JIRA
5 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (12.50%) QA
5 2 (12.50%) System Testing
5 2 (12.50%) ISEB
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) COBOL
6 1 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (6.25%) JavaScript

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
1 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Selenium
2 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
2 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Test Manager
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) UNIX
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000
1 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (6.25%) VME
1 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (25.00%) Test Management
2 4 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) System Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) TDD
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (6.25%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) COBOL
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISTQB
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) CCNP
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (6.25%) Nessus
2 1 (6.25%) Nmap
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Informatica