The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 39 41 39
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs citing Test Strategy 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.25% 0.26% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.32% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.89% -4.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +21.42%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
299 310 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 75.31% 79.49% 76.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 236 202
Average daily rate £400 £416 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £300 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £22.69 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.70% +44.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £20.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £37.50 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

Test Strategy
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Test Strategy across the Swindon region.

Test Strategy Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Strategy
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Test Strategy across the Swindon region.

Test Strategy Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

Test Strategy
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
1 4 (66.67%) McAfee
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
1 4 (66.67%) Splunk
1 4 (66.67%) Portfolio Management
1 4 (66.67%) ArcSight
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Coaching
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
1 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Law
3 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Network Security
4 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Network Security
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Deployment Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
1 4 (66.67%) Portfolio Management
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Improvement
1 4 (66.67%) Vulnerability Management
1 4 (66.67%) Mentoring
1 4 (66.67%) Coaching
1 4 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 4 (66.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Ethical Hacking
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (66.67%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) McAfee
1 4 (66.67%) Splunk
1 4 (66.67%) ArcSight
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix