The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire 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 50 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.22% - 1.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% - 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
Average daily rate
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£380 - £425
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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
281 144 304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 61.35% 59.50% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 88 186
Average daily rate £390 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 11 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £21.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -37.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.70 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.70 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Gloucestershire region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (50.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
1 1 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss