The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 July 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 22 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 18 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.76% - -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.74% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 17 0 0
Average daily rate
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£508 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £354 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
Test Strategy
North 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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
267 116 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 70.63% 64.44% 71.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 58 86
Average daily rate £475 £413 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +17.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £51.67 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+244.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.99 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -4.95%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Merseyside region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 17 £513 - 2
St Helens - 1 £290 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 18 (90.00%) ISEB
1 18 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (85.00%) Waterfall
2 17 (85.00%) Scrum
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) QA
3 16 (80.00%) Supplier Management
4 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (60.00%) PRINCE2
6 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
7 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
7 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.00%) CRM
9 2 (10.00%) NHS
9 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
10 1 (5.00%) Finance
10 1 (5.00%) Intranet
10 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (5.00%) Siebel
10 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
10 1 (5.00%) HP
10 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
10 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
10 1 (5.00%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (40.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.00%) UAT Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) UAT Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (90.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (85.00%) Scrum
2 17 (85.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (85.00%) Waterfall
3 16 (80.00%) Supplier Management
4 13 (65.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (60.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (60.00%) PRINCE2
6 9 (45.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (15.00%) CRM
8 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (5.00%) Web Testing
8 1 (5.00%) Test Management
Qualifications
1 18 (90.00%) ISEB
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (85.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Siebel
1 1 (5.00%) HP