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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 48 31 28
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 2 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.57% 2.55% 4.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 3.59% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£325 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £44.00 £77.50
% change year-on-year
-28.28% -43.22%
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
290 167 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.39% 71.06% 71.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 121 69
Average daily rate £375 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £261 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 1
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.30 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.34% -22.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bath - - - -
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 19 (95.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (75.00%) Test Planning
3 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (60.00%) UML
6 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
6 11 (55.00%) SAP
6 11 (55.00%) Project Management
7 10 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (50.00%) GIS
8 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
9 8 (40.00%) Asset Management
9 8 (40.00%) Web Services
9 8 (40.00%) Operations Management
9 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (40.00%) CMDB
9 8 (40.00%) SolarWinds
9 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
9 8 (40.00%) Capacity Management
10 6 (30.00%) Use Case
10 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
11 5 (25.00%) ITIL
11 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
11 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (20.00%) Test Management
12 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
12 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
12 4 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (95.00%) Analyst
2 15 (75.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Business Project Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Process Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) GIS
2 8 (40.00%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 15 (75.00%) Test Planning
3 12 (60.00%) UML
4 11 (55.00%) PRINCE2
4 11 (55.00%) Project Management
5 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
6 8 (40.00%) Operations Management
6 8 (40.00%) Asset Management
6 8 (40.00%) Portfolio Management
6 8 (40.00%) Capacity Management
7 6 (30.00%) Use Case
7 6 (30.00%) Data Modelling
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (20.00%) Test Management
9 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
9 4 (20.00%) Service Management
10 3 (15.00%) Integration Testing
11 2 (10.00%) User Stories
11 2 (10.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (20.00%) ISEB
4 4 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) SAP
3 8 (40.00%) SolarWinds