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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 51 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.21% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.40 £33.50 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+32.53% -22.98%
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
347 360 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 73.83% 75.95% 69.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 222 138
Average daily rate £400 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 32
Average hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% +8.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.20 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Big Data
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) MySQL
4 1 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (20.00%) SOAP
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) ISEB
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) Electronics
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Electronic Patient Records
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) JIRA
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (20.00%) Electronics
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Data Model Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (20.00%) ERP Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Java Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) Programme Management
2 3 (60.00%) Defect Management
2 3 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (60.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Automated Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
4 1 (20.00%) BDD
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Data Transformation
4 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (20.00%) ERP
4 1 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) HP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
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