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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 117 98 101
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 23 26 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 1.06% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.48% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 16
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£450 £383 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +11.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £291 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £464 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £35.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year
+6.42% -18.60%
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
2310 1760 1762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 72.39% 71.78% 70.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1127 1105
Average daily rate £413 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 98 95
Average hourly rate £36.40 £27.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.81% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 -4 9 £475 +19.49% 12
Dorset -4 7 £450 - 1
Wiltshire -7 4 £364 +23.82%
Gloucestershire -17 1 £380 -24.00% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 17 (44.74%) Test Management
3 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
4 13 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (21.05%) Banking
6 8 (21.05%) QA
7 7 (18.42%) SAP
7 7 (18.42%) ISEB
8 6 (15.79%) SQL
9 5 (13.16%) XML
9 5 (13.16%) Project Management
9 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
9 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
10 4 (10.53%) Selenium
10 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
10 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (10.53%) ERP
10 4 (10.53%) Business Objects
11 3 (7.89%) MS Project
11 3 (7.89%) VB
11 3 (7.89%) VBA
11 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
11 3 (7.89%) Web Services
11 3 (7.89%) Oracle
11 3 (7.89%) HP
11 3 (7.89%) SAS

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Agresso
1 1 (2.63%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.63%) UMTS
1 1 (2.63%) LTE
1 1 (2.63%) GGSN
1 1 (2.63%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
1 3 (7.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (5.26%) Big Data
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Selenium
2 3 (7.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.26%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.63%) JIRA
4 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
General
1 18 (47.37%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Advertising
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.63%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Test Manager
2 10 (26.32%) Analyst
3 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
4 5 (13.16%) SAP Manager
4 5 (13.16%) SAP Test Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Business Developer
6 3 (7.89%) Business Objects Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Tester
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Programmer
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Security Manager
8 1 (2.63%) SAS Programmer
8 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Manager
8 1 (2.63%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) XML
2 3 (7.89%) Web Services
3 1 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (2.63%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (5.26%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) PMI
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.63%) NPfIT
2 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) Test Management
2 14 (36.84%) Test Scripting
3 13 (34.21%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Test Planning
5 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.53%) ERP
6 3 (7.89%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) BDD
6 3 (7.89%) System Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Manual Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Business Transformation
7 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 3 (7.89%) VB
2 3 (7.89%) VBA
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 5 (13.16%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (2.63%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (18.42%) SAP
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.53%) Business Objects
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle
4 3 (7.89%) HP
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £570 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago