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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 56 69 51
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 15 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 1.63% 1.16% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.45% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
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£400 £300 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -10.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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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
745 690 460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 81.07% 79.95% 71.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 310 263
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Average hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +268.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Banking
3 7 (38.89%) QA
3 7 (38.89%) Test Management
4 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) Retail
5 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) Project Management
6 3 (16.67%) SQL
6 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (16.67%) Change Management
6 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
7 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Legal
7 2 (11.11%) .NET
7 2 (11.11%) Windows
7 2 (11.11%) RUP
7 2 (11.11%) MS Office
7 2 (11.11%) ETL
7 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 1 (5.56%) RDBMS

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
1 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Selenium
1 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.56%) WatiN
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Banking
3 4 (22.22%) Retail
3 4 (22.22%) Retail Banking
4 2 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (77.78%) Test Manager
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (5.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Test Management
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) SDLC
3 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Change Management
4 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) RUP
5 2 (11.11%) ETL
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
5 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft