The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 52 48 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.62% 0.68% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.90% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.95 £33.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+22.23% -22.09%
Test Strategy
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
365 335 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 75.73% 76.48% 62.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 224 147
Median daily rate £413 £408 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 37
Median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.20 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester +2 1 £425 +3.65%
Cheltenham - 1 £438 -
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (66.67%) Java
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 2 (33.33%) Electronics
3 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
3 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
3 2 (33.33%) SAP
3 2 (33.33%) SOAP
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) QA
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (33.33%) Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Maven
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) Zephyr
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Electronics
2 2 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 1 (16.67%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Java Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Test Management
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (50.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Data Transformation
3 2 (33.33%) Defect Management
3 2 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Planning
3 2 (33.33%) Workflow
4 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Service Design
4 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) Perl
4 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle