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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / South West
Rank 116 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -5
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 25 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.54% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.67% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 18
Median daily rate £400 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £264 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £530 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £396
% change year-on-year
- +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.87 £60.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-23.55% +55.84%

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
2240 2381 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 82.44% 80.99% 78.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1480 1621 1614
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £399
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 120 82
Median hourly rate £38.00 £42.50 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +16.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £17.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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
Wiltshire +7 10 £420 -6.66% 3
Devon +1 6 £455 -6.66%
Bristol +5 5 £375 +26.26% 2
Somerset -2 2 - -
Gloucestershire -2 1 £400 -20.00% 2
Dorset - 1 £363 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
2 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
5 7 (19.44%) Test Management
6 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
7 5 (13.89%) BDD
8 4 (11.11%) QA
8 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
8 4 (11.11%) Migration
8 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (11.11%) ISEB
9 3 (8.33%) Pegasus
9 3 (8.33%) LDAP
9 3 (8.33%) Java
9 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 3 (8.33%) Project Management
9 3 (8.33%) Scrum
9 3 (8.33%) Banking
9 3 (8.33%) Spring
9 3 (8.33%) Maven
9 3 (8.33%) Google
9 3 (8.33%) REST

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
1 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) GitHub
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) LDAP
2 2 (5.56%) BGP
2 2 (5.56%) HSRP
2 2 (5.56%) LAN
2 2 (5.56%) MPLS
2 2 (5.56%) OSPF
2 2 (5.56%) PPP
2 2 (5.56%) VoIP
2 2 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) GitLab
1 3 (8.33%) Maven
1 3 (8.33%) Spock
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.78%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Legal
4 1 (2.78%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Test Leader
2 10 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 9 (25.00%) Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Business Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (8.33%) Technical Leader
6 3 (8.33%) Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.56%) Business Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Business Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Project Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 2 (5.56%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) REST
1 3 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (2.78%) .NET
2 1 (2.78%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (2.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (2.78%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (30.56%) Test Scripting
2 8 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 7 (19.44%) Test Management
4 6 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (13.89%) BDD
5 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
6 4 (11.11%) Asset Management
6 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.33%) Functional Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Microservices
7 3 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 3 (8.33%) Project Management
7 3 (8.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) Groovy
1 3 (8.33%) Java
2 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) C
3 1 (2.78%) C++
3 1 (2.78%) Ruby
3 1 (2.78%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) ISEB
3 4 (11.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
2 2 (5.56%) Basel II
2 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.56%) ISO 9000
2 2 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (8.33%) Google
1 3 (8.33%) Guidewire
1 3 (8.33%) Pegasus
2 2 (5.56%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle
2 2 (5.56%) Teradata
3 1 (2.78%) Murex
3 1 (2.78%) Reuters
3 1 (2.78%) SAP
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