The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Somerset 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 37 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 17 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 4.00% 1.95% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.93% 3.28% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 5
Average daily rate £378 £275 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.27% -34.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £378
% change year-on-year
- -7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £68.00 £40.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+70.00% +8.10%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
345 122 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 81.18% 59.51% 59.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 59 53
Average daily rate £350 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 4
Average hourly rate £33.00 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.57% -30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bath - - - - 2
Yeovil - - - -
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 26 (92.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
3 17 (60.71%) SC Cleared
4 16 (57.14%) UML
5 15 (53.57%) PRINCE2
5 15 (53.57%) Project Management
6 14 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 14 (50.00%) Data Modelling
6 14 (50.00%) Use Case
7 11 (39.29%) SAP
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
9 8 (28.57%) GIS
10 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
11 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
12 5 (17.86%) Test Management
12 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
12 5 (17.86%) ISEB
13 4 (14.29%) Web Services
13 4 (14.29%) ITIL
13 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
13 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
13 4 (14.29%) Operations Management
13 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (14.29%) CMDB
13 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
13 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
13 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
14 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
14 3 (10.71%) Selenium

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) WebDriver
1 3 (10.71%) Selenium
1 3 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (85.71%) Analyst
2 21 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Test Automation Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Senior Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Test Specialist
4 1 (3.57%) Tester
4 1 (3.57%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
4 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) GIS
2 4 (14.29%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (57.14%) UML
3 15 (53.57%) PRINCE2
3 15 (53.57%) Project Management
4 14 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 14 (50.00%) Use Case
5 7 (25.00%) Test Scripting
6 6 (21.43%) Software Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Test Management
7 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) Asset Management
8 4 (14.29%) Operations Management
8 4 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (14.29%) Capacity Management
9 3 (10.71%) Service Management
10 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
10 2 (7.14%) Automated Testing
10 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
10 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 17 (60.71%) SC Cleared
3 14 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (17.86%) ISEB
5 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
6 2 (7.14%) BC Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) SAP
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
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