The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Glasgow region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 63 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.10% 1.04% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 1.48% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £380 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -10.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £380 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £38.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-12.83% +103.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
634 539 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.41% 69.91% 69.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 280 271
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 13
Average hourly rate £14.00 £9.25 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.35% -2.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Strategy
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (21.05%) Retail
4 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
4 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
4 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
4 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) ISEB
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (15.79%) Test Management
6 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
6 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
6 2 (10.53%) Dell
7 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.26%) Project Management
7 1 (5.26%) Change Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos Controller
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.26%) DNS
1 1 (5.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
General
1 10 (52.63%) Finance
2 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 4 (21.05%) Retail
3 4 (21.05%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Test Manager
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Business Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Tester
4 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Services Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Functional Tester
4 1 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) HTML
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.26%) UNIX
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
1 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000
1 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
1 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Load Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
3 3 (15.79%) Performance Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
3 3 (15.79%) Functional Testing
3 3 (15.79%) Test Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Transformation
4 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Project Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Project Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) SOA
5 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.26%) V-Model
5 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.26%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (15.79%) ISEB
2 3 (15.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) HP
2 2 (10.53%) Dell
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) Cognos