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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 47 47 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.29% 0.88% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 1.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £400 £500 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.04 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-26.60% +55.84%

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
293 360 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 83.95% 78.95% 73.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 195 227
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 30 24
Median hourly rate £27.50 £42.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.91% +5.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.75 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £46.20 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +45.45%

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -4 1 £400 -20.00%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
1 2 (66.67%) ISO 9000
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (66.67%) Basel II
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (66.67%) Teradata
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
1 2 (66.67%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (66.67%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence Lead
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
1 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Dimensional Modelling
1 2 (66.67%) Kimball Methodology
1 2 (66.67%) Quality Management
1 2 (66.67%) SDLC
1 2 (66.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Test Management
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PL/SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) C++
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISEB
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) Basel II
1 2 (66.67%) ISO 9000
1 2 (66.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle
1 2 (66.67%) Teradata