The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 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 South West 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 95 87 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 44 21 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.56% 1.00% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.12% 1.42% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 21
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £333 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £360 £401
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £32.25
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +8.52%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2071 1475 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 73.31% 70.44% 69.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 939 1292
Average daily rate £375 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £497 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 62 116
Average hourly rate £33.84 £20.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.05% -33.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.30 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.98 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.98% +3.33%
Test Strategy
England

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 10 July 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 10 July 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 -5 17 £425 +11.84% 8
Somerset -5 17 £353 -
Wiltshire -9 2 £238 -51.89% 4
Devon - 1 £300 -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 43 (49.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 39 (44.83%) Security Cleared
3 36 (41.38%) SC Cleared
4 31 (35.63%) Test Scripting
5 24 (27.59%) Test Management
6 21 (24.14%) Project Management
6 21 (24.14%) UML
7 20 (22.99%) PRINCE2
8 19 (21.84%) SAP
8 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
9 18 (20.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 14 (16.09%) ISTQB
10 14 (16.09%) Software Testing
11 13 (14.94%) Use Case
11 13 (14.94%) GIS
12 12 (13.79%) Data Modelling
13 11 (12.64%) ISEB
13 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
14 10 (11.49%) Finance
14 10 (11.49%) ITIL
15 9 (10.34%) WAN
15 9 (10.34%) Service Delivery
15 9 (10.34%) Asset Management
15 9 (10.34%) Telecoms
15 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (10.34%) Scrum
15 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
16 8 (9.20%) SolarWinds
16 8 (9.20%) Capacity Management

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.30%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (2.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.15%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.34%) WAN
2 8 (9.20%) LAN
3 2 (2.30%) 3GPP
3 2 (2.30%) UMTS
3 2 (2.30%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.30%) GGSN
3 2 (2.30%) SGSN
3 2 (2.30%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.45%) MySQL
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (11.49%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (6.90%) Selenium
3 4 (4.60%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (3.45%) Visual Studio
4 3 (3.45%) FitNesse
4 3 (3.45%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (2.30%) JMeter
5 2 (2.30%) JIRA
6 1 (1.15%) TestNG
6 1 (1.15%) JUnit
6 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.15%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (11.49%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Banking
3 3 (3.45%) Billing
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (37.93%) Analyst
2 26 (29.89%) Business Analyst
3 23 (26.44%) Test Manager
4 11 (12.64%) Tester
5 10 (11.49%) Test Leader
6 6 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Team Leader
8 4 (4.60%) Test Team Leader
9 3 (3.45%) Systems Tester
9 3 (3.45%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.30%) Test Automation Specialist
10 2 (2.30%) SAP Manager
10 2 (2.30%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Automation Specialist
10 2 (2.30%) Test Engineer
10 2 (2.30%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.30%) Project Analyst
10 2 (2.30%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.20%) Web Services
2 3 (3.45%) .NET
2 3 (3.45%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.15%) HTML
3 1 (1.15%) CSS
3 1 (1.15%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.15%) SAP PI
3 1 (1.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) GIS
2 8 (9.20%) CMDB
3 3 (3.45%) NHS
4 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) iPhone
5 1 (1.15%) Open Source
5 1 (1.15%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.15%) UNIX
1 1 (1.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (49.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 31 (35.63%) Test Scripting
3 24 (27.59%) Test Management
4 21 (24.14%) UML
4 21 (24.14%) Project Management
5 20 (22.99%) PRINCE2
6 14 (16.09%) Software Testing
7 13 (14.94%) Use Case
8 12 (13.79%) Data Modelling
9 10 (11.49%) ITIL
10 9 (10.34%) Service Delivery
10 9 (10.34%) Scrum
10 9 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (10.34%) Asset Management
10 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
11 8 (9.20%) Portfolio Management
11 8 (9.20%) Capacity Management
11 8 (9.20%) Automated Testing
11 8 (9.20%) Operations Management
12 7 (8.05%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.75%) SQL
2 4 (4.60%) C
2 4 (4.60%) Java
3 3 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.30%) VBA
4 2 (2.30%) C#
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 39 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 36 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 18 (20.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 14 (16.09%) ISTQB
5 11 (12.64%) ISEB
6 4 (4.60%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.45%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) ACCA
9 1 (1.15%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) Basel II
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (21.84%) SAP
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.20%) Nortel
2 8 (9.20%) Avaya
2 8 (9.20%) Cisco
2 8 (9.20%) SolarWinds
3 7 (8.05%) Oracle
4 4 (4.60%) HP
5 2 (2.30%) Siebel
5 2 (2.30%) Agilent
5 2 (2.30%) JD Edwards
5 2 (2.30%) VMware
6 1 (1.15%) Telerik
6 1 (1.15%) Ventyx
6 1 (1.15%) JBoss
6 1 (1.15%) Genesys
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