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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 43 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.90% 0.53% 6.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.80% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate
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£350 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 - £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.78 £35.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-3.49% +84.21%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
276 125 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 82.39% 66.84% 71.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 71 59
Average daily rate £350 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £241 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.84 £10.20 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £19.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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
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 1 August 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.

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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 24 (96.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (72.00%) SC Cleared
4 17 (68.00%) UML
5 16 (64.00%) PRINCE2
5 16 (64.00%) Project Management
6 15 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (48.00%) SAP
9 11 (44.00%) GIS
10 9 (36.00%) Service Delivery
10 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
10 9 (36.00%) Use Case
11 8 (32.00%) Operations Management
11 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 8 (32.00%) CMDB
11 8 (32.00%) SolarWinds
11 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (32.00%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
11 8 (32.00%) Web Services
11 8 (32.00%) Asset Management
12 5 (20.00%) ITIL
12 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
12 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (16.00%) Test Management
13 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
13 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
13 4 (16.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (32.00%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (8.00%) SpecFlow
2 2 (8.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (92.00%) Analyst
2 19 (76.00%) Business Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Business Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Business Project Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Business Process Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Process Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (44.00%) GIS
2 8 (32.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 17 (68.00%) UML
3 16 (64.00%) PRINCE2
3 16 (64.00%) Project Management
4 9 (36.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (36.00%) Data Modelling
4 9 (36.00%) Use Case
5 8 (32.00%) Operations Management
5 8 (32.00%) Portfolio Management
5 8 (32.00%) Capacity Management
5 8 (32.00%) Asset Management
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
7 4 (16.00%) Test Management
7 4 (16.00%) Test Scripting
7 4 (16.00%) Service Management
8 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.00%) User Stories
9 2 (8.00%) Change Control
9 2 (8.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (76.00%) Security Cleared
2 18 (72.00%) SC Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (16.00%) ISEB
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (48.00%) SAP
3 8 (32.00%) SolarWinds