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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 116 122 129
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +7
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 20 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 0.88% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.91% 1.14% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 10
Median daily rate £350 £368 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £476 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £32.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+40.62% +1.41%
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
2207 2534 2580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 78.77% 76.56% 76.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1487 1683 1711
Median daily rate £375 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 139 86
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.45% +20.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.64 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-3.38% +28.15%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +6 8 £350 -12.50%
Bristol +1 8 £325 +7.08% 1
Gloucestershire +3 2 £600 +62.16% 1
Devon -1 2 £288 -8.73%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Waterfall
3 14 (29.79%) QA
3 14 (29.79%) Finance
4 10 (21.28%) Test Management
4 10 (21.28%) JIRA
4 10 (21.28%) Programme Management
5 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
6 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 8 (17.02%) TDD
6 8 (17.02%) Defect Management
7 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
7 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
8 6 (12.77%) CRM
8 6 (12.77%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.64%) Migration
9 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (10.64%) Banking
9 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
10 4 (8.51%) Dynamics AX
10 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
10 4 (8.51%) Matrix Management
10 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications
10 4 (8.51%) ERP
10 4 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (8.51%) iPad

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (8.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Unified Communications
2 1 (2.13%) BGP
2 1 (2.13%) HSRP
2 1 (2.13%) MPLS
2 1 (2.13%) OSPF
2 1 (2.13%) PPP
2 1 (2.13%) SSH
2 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) NUnit
2 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.13%) JIRA Agile
3 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.13%) Maven
3 1 (2.13%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.13%) TestComplete
3 1 (2.13%) TestLink
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 5 (10.64%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Electronics
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Test Manager
2 11 (23.40%) Test Leader
3 10 (21.28%) Programme Manager
4 5 (10.64%) CRM Manager
4 5 (10.64%) CRM Programme Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Delivery Manager
4 5 (10.64%) Programme Delivery Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
6 2 (4.26%) Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.26%) C++ Developer
6 2 (4.26%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Implementation Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Implementation Project Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) SOAP
2 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
2 2 (4.26%) HTML
2 2 (4.26%) HTML5
2 2 (4.26%) Symfony
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) Drools
3 1 (2.13%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) iPad
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) Linux
1 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (48.94%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (34.04%) Waterfall
3 10 (21.28%) Programme Management
3 10 (21.28%) Test Management
4 9 (19.15%) Performance Testing
4 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (17.02%) Defect Management
5 8 (17.02%) Project Management
5 8 (17.02%) TDD
6 7 (14.89%) Test Planning
6 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
7 6 (12.77%) CRM
7 6 (12.77%) Functional Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Migration
8 5 (10.64%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.51%) ERP
9 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Matrix Management
9 4 (8.51%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.38%) C++
1 3 (6.38%) Java
1 3 (6.38%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) C#
2 2 (4.26%) PHP
2 2 (4.26%) Ruby
3 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.13%) COBOL
3 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) ISTQB
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) ISEB
4 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 8 (17.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.38%) HP
1 3 (6.38%) SAP
2 2 (4.26%) Guidewire
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
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