The first table below looks at the demand for the Test Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Preston region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Architect
Rank - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Test Architect 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston - - -
As % of the Job Titles category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £451 £469
% change year-on-year
-0.11% -3.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
102 47 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 96.23% 90.38% 88.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 31 73
Average daily rate £400 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £252 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 2
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -33.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Test Architect
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Test Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Architect in the job title across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Test Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

Test Architect Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Test Architect
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston region that cited Test Architect in their job title 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 with Test Architect in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Informatica
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
4 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management

Test Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston region that cited Test Architect in their job title 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 with Test Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Test Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Informatica