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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 120 87 98
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +11
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 13 56 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 1.87% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.59% 2.43% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 45 11
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£430 £353 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.98% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £252 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £433 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £39.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.35% -0.62%
Test Strategy
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
2219 2303 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 74.39% 76.87% 70.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1464 1513 903
Average daily rate £400 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 120 69
Average hourly rate £36.45 £33.84 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.71% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £14.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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
Wiltshire -3 6 £430 +63.80%
Bristol -5 5 £380 -11.88%
Gloucestershire -6 1 £500 -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 12 (31.58%) Test Management
2 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 10 (26.32%) Banking
4 8 (21.05%) QA
4 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (18.42%) Project Management
6 6 (15.79%) Migration
7 5 (13.16%) NHS
7 5 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (13.16%) ISEB
8 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
8 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
8 4 (10.53%) Splunk
8 4 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
8 4 (10.53%) ArcSight
8 4 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
8 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
8 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
8 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
8 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) Coaching
8 4 (10.53%) Linux
8 4 (10.53%) Business Objects
8 4 (10.53%) XML
8 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 4 (10.53%) McAfee
8 4 (10.53%) Service Management

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 3 (7.89%) SAS
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Star Schema
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (5.26%) Selenium
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) Banking
3 2 (5.26%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Retail
4 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 23 (60.53%) Test Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Test Leader
3 4 (10.53%) Deployment Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Integration Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Business Objects Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Business Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Programme Manager
4 3 (7.89%) Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (2.63%) SAP Test Manager
5 1 (2.63%) SAP Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Applications Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Security Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) SAS Programmer
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) NPfIT
2 1 (2.63%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Test Management
1 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
2 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Security Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
5 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
5 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.53%) Coaching
5 4 (10.53%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
5 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.89%) Automated Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) VB
2 3 (7.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) ISEB
2 3 (7.89%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
2 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Splunk
1 4 (10.53%) ArcSight
1 4 (10.53%) Business Objects
1 4 (10.53%) McAfee
2 3 (7.89%) HP
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) SAP
4 1 (2.63%) Sun
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