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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank - 47 54
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire - 0.66% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.83% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £525 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £358
% change year-on-year
-4.70% +18.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-22.72% +83.33%

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
300 362 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 80.21% 79.56% 71.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 210 201
Median daily rate £440 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 24 19
Median hourly rate £27.50 £39.27 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.97% +19.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +50.00%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
2 2 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) Teradata
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) COBOL
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) Unix

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 1 (25.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Subversion
1 1 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Banking Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Implementation Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Implementation Project Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Implementation Manager
1 2 (50.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Lead
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Implementation Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Migration
1 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (50.00%) Data Mapping
2 2 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Dimensional Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 1 (25.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) COBOL
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Basel II
1 1 (25.00%) ISO 9000
1 1 (25.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Teradata