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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 47 48 34
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.34% 0.59% 2.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.71% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£347 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.76% -13.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £343 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £31.56 £44.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -28.28%
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
249 282 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 84.41% 83.68% 72.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 211 119
Average daily rate £365 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £290 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 11 2
Average hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -17.35%

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
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 31 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +8 1 £347 +15.66%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) SOA
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Load Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft