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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 52 54 59
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.55% 0.81% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.00% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £275 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
471 500 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 85.79% 80.65% 83.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 261 408
Median daily rate £355 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 14
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £16.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +95.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.39 £30.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.77 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +43.93%

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 February 2017, 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 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Spring
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

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:

Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (25.00%) Maven
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
1 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) EPoS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Automated Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Code Coverage
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Release Management
2 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (25.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft