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 4 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 61 46 41
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.17% 0.59% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 0.84% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
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£413 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £325 £329
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 £33.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-22.98% +8.75%
Test Strategy
South East

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
603 358 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 78.21% 69.92% 75.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 231 191
Average daily rate £412 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.69% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 18 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.00 £10.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (63.64%) QA
3 5 (45.45%) Test Management
3 5 (45.45%) System Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Migration
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (18.18%) Adobe
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) NHS
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) JIRA
5 2 (18.18%) Aprimo
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
5 2 (18.18%) Marketo
5 2 (18.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
5 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
6 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Open Source
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Publishing
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 1 (9.09%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe Campaign
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) QA Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
3 2 (18.18%) Testing Manager
4 1 (9.09%) QA Leader
4 1 (9.09%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (18.18%) Test Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) ISTQB
1 1 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (63.64%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Adobe
1 2 (18.18%) HP
1 2 (18.18%) Aprimo
1 2 (18.18%) Marketo
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
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