The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 123 90 108
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +18
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 24 30 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 1.27% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.82% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 12
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£350 £388 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +12.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £296 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £450 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-18.91% -7.50%
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England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2368 1645 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.48% 69.73% 68.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1618 1077 1079
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 111 116
Average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -23.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the South West region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Test Strategy
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
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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
Bristol -14 7 £373 +14.61% 1
Wiltshire -15 3 £310 +7.82%
Gloucestershire -16 1 £380 -3.79%
Devon - - - -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 16 (40.00%) Test Management
2 16 (40.00%) Finance
3 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (22.50%) ISEB
6 8 (20.00%) QA
6 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (17.50%) SAP
8 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
9 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
9 5 (12.50%) Selenium
9 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 5 (12.50%) Project Management
10 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.00%) Scrum
10 4 (10.00%) ERP
10 4 (10.00%) SQL
10 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.00%) BDD
10 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
10 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
11 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (7.50%) V-Model
11 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
11 3 (7.50%) System Testing
11 3 (7.50%) Banking
11 3 (7.50%) Web Services

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Agresso
1 1 (2.50%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.50%) UMTS
1 1 (2.50%) Internet
1 1 (2.50%) GGSN
1 1 (2.50%) SGSN
1 1 (2.50%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.00%) TestDirector
3 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.50%) JMeter
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) JUnit
4 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) TestNG
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Billing
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 14 (35.00%) Analyst
3 13 (32.50%) Test Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) SAP Manager
4 5 (12.50%) SAP Test Manager
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Tester
6 3 (7.50%) Programme Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.00%) Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) QA Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Test Programme Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Testing Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (2.50%) NHS Programme Manager
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
8 1 (2.50%) Agile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) NHS
1 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) PMI
2 1 (2.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) NPfIT
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.50%) UNIX
1 1 (2.50%) Windows
1 1 (2.50%) Android
1 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (47.50%) Test Scripting
2 16 (40.00%) Test Management
3 15 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 5 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) ERP
7 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (10.00%) Scrum
7 4 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (10.00%) BDD
7 4 (10.00%) Test Planning
8 3 (7.50%) V-Model
8 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.50%) System Testing
8 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
9 2 (5.00%) Migration
9 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) C#
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) ISEB
2 6 (15.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) SAP
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) Telerik
3 1 (2.50%) Business Objects
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Rate: £400 - £440 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
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Rate: competitive
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