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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 52 54 56
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 4 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.65% 1.56% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.92% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £306 £400 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £400 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £400 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £395 £366
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £38.50 -
% change year-on-year
+55.84% -
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
483 626 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 77.90% 81.62% 77.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 384 233
Average daily rate £338 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 8
Average hourly rate £33.71 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.62% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.10 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
3 7 (43.75%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Finance
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (25.00%) API Design
6 4 (25.00%) JBehave
6 4 (25.00%) V-Model
6 4 (25.00%) MuleSoft
6 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) Retail
6 4 (25.00%) Retail Banking
6 4 (25.00%) Data Mart
6 4 (25.00%) QA
6 4 (25.00%) FitNesse
6 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Test Management
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (25.00%) SOA
7 3 (18.75%) HP
7 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (18.75%) SDLC
8 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 2 (12.50%) Cucumber

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Data Mart
1 4 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) FitNesse
1 4 (25.00%) JBehave
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 1 (6.25%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) WatiN
General
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (25.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
1 8 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 6 (37.50%) Test Manager
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Banking Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Business Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Automation Testing
4 4 (25.00%) API Design
4 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 4 (25.00%) Scrum
4 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Test Management
4 4 (25.00%) V-Model
5 3 (18.75%) SDLC
5 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
6 2 (12.50%) System Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) BC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) ISEB
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 3 (18.75%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Pega
3 1 (6.25%) SAP