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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 35 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 6 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.81% 0.42% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 0.65% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
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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
262 153 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 78.92% 64.29% 76.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 98 116
Average daily rate £423 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.26% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £200 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £14.00 £10.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+221.42% +34.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (44.44%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) NHS
5 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) Marketing
5 1 (11.11%) JIRA
5 1 (11.11%) Aprimo
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Marketo
5 1 (11.11%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 4 (44.44%) Test Leader
3 2 (22.22%) Testing Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Migration
1 5 (55.56%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Test Planning
2 4 (44.44%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Performance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) System Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 1 (11.11%) Security Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Open Source
5 1 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Adobe
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Aprimo
2 1 (11.11%) Marketo