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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 42 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.77% - 2.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% - 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 15
Average daily rate £500 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
259 235 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 66.41% 71.21% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 140 356
Average daily rate £425 £375 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 38
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
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 18 April 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.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 2 £500 - 2
Cirencester - - - - 3
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Billing
3 1 (25.00%) Document Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) QA
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Ventyx
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (25.00%) Genesys

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Ventyx
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) JBoss
1 1 (25.00%) Genesys