The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 58 42 47
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.32% 0.49% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.70% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -18.60%
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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 Oxfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
503 284 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 79.34% 69.44% 73.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 147 195
Average daily rate £435 £370 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.56% -4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 22
Average hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £13.35 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £39.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (66.67%) Migration
1 6 (66.67%) QA
2 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (44.44%) Middleware
3 4 (44.44%) SAP BW
3 4 (44.44%) SAP XI
3 4 (44.44%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
3 4 (44.44%) SAP PI
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (22.22%) Adobe
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
5 2 (22.22%) JIRA
5 2 (22.22%) Aprimo
5 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (22.22%) Marketo
5 2 (22.22%) Marketing
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (11.11%) .NET
6 1 (11.11%) Oracle

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) SAP HR
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SAP BW
2 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Technical Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Technical Architect
1 4 (44.44%) SAP Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (33.33%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) QA Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Lead Tester
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Software Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Software Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Web Project Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Web Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Middleware
1 4 (44.44%) SAP XI
1 4 (44.44%) SAP PI
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 5 (55.56%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (44.44%) ETL
3 4 (44.44%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (44.44%) SAP Implementation
3 4 (44.44%) Data Migration
4 3 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) SAP
2 2 (22.22%) Adobe
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Aprimo
2 2 (22.22%) Marketo
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle