The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 48 45
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 0.30% 2.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.38% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £347 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.56%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £39.25
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -18.47%
Test Strategy
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
171 266 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 70.08% 79.64% 86.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 141 220
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 12
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £30.00 £33.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £55.00 £36.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +9.09%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Somerset region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Programme Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Manager
2 1 (25.00%) QA Test Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Test Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA