The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 47 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.47% - 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% - 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£500 - £356
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-18.91% +10.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
351 125 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 82.01% 73.10% 71.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 75 112
Average daily rate £475 £370 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.33% +114.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxford region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Test Strategy
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 6 (85.71%) Migration
1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) SAP
3 4 (57.14%) ETL
3 4 (57.14%) SAP BW
3 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (57.14%) Middleware
3 4 (57.14%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (57.14%) SAP XI
3 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
3 4 (57.14%) SAP PI
4 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
4 2 (28.57%) Adobe
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Marketo
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) JIRA
4 2 (28.57%) Aprimo
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) SQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SAP BW
2 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Technical Architect
1 4 (57.14%) Architect
1 4 (57.14%) SAP Technical Architect
1 4 (57.14%) SAP Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Middleware
1 4 (57.14%) SAP XI
1 4 (57.14%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) Migration
2 5 (71.43%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (57.14%) ETL
3 4 (57.14%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (57.14%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (57.14%) Data Migration
4 2 (28.57%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) Adobe
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Marketo
2 2 (28.57%) Aprimo